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Although this could very well be a picture of me finding a new treasure at a favorite nursery, it's actually an illustration by David Catrow for a children's book called Plantzilla.

Monday, January 23, 2017

In A Vase On Monday

On Sunday, after the last service at Church, the altar flowers are given away.  This week, in celebration of our recent wedding, the flowers were given to us.  What a lovely surprise and perfect timing for In A Vase on Monday, hosted each week by the talented Carol at Rambling in the Garden.

Because some of the flowers are orange,  this blue glass vase came to mind.

The fragrance of eucalyptus greens is as warm as the flower colors.




This  golden bird vase, purchased at Molbaks at their 90% off sale for less than two dollars reminds me of the Oliver Herford poem, I heard a bird sing:

I heard a bird sing
In the dark of December.
A magical thing
And sweet to remember.

"We are nearer to spring
Than we were in September."
I heard a bird sing
In the dark of December.



Of course, it's no longer December and spring draws nearer every day.  There are lots of white flowers representing the cold of winter and some bright orange rays of hope that spring and summer will come once again.
Be sure to go to Cathy's blog to see her arrangement and find links to those of other participating bloggers!

25 comments:

  1. Lovely arrangement ,but what a thoughtful gesture from your church. One would like to think all congregations were so thoughtful and inclusive.

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    1. It's a fairly special group of people which is probably why I've kept what was to be a temporary job there for twenty years now.

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  2. What a beautiful bouquet and such a lovely thing for the church to do!

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  3. I love this poem. I'll send it to my mom; she loves listening to birds' songs.

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  4. You do have the most marvelous collection of vases, not that it should be surprising given your work with glass. The church's floral gift and the vase complement each other beautifully, and the golden bird adds that extra special something to the vignette. The poem puts the whole thing over the top - wonderful!

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    1. Thanks Kris, it was a very nice thing for the church to do. That vase came from a Fred Meyer 60% off sale many years ago and I think this is the first time it's held flowers.

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  5. What a great idea to share the flowers with parishioners. I love your blue-swirl vase, it adds the perfect contrast to the blooms. And congrats on your recent wedding!

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    1. The church where I work has always done that. The flowers always find their way home with someone or are given to shut-ins. It's kind of a fun tradition. Thanks.

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  6. Yes, such a thoughtful gift, and of course you would have the perfect vase to display them in. Such interesting thoughts expressed in the poem - really makes you think... Thanks as always for sharing

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    1. Thanks for hosting! You are an inspiration to us all!

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  7. First of all: congratulations! Best wishes for a long and happy marriage. Second, what a sweet and inspiring poem--perfect for this grey winter. The vase and flowers are beautiful.

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    1. Thanks Hoov! The last 28 years of "living in sin" should have prepared us for married life. Glad you like the poem.

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  8. Isn't it wonderful that we can have beautiful fresh flowers in the dark of winter.

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    1. Indeed! Remember when there were huge local greenhouses, Like Beall Roses on Vashon Island, that grew cut flowers?

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  9. My goodneess, these are beautiful! And yes, we are nearer to spring!

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  10. Beautiful combinations, perfect pairing :) and congrats once again!

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  11. Congratulations on the wedding! That's wonderful - I'm so happy for you both!

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  12. Congratulations! And how lovely to be given these flowers to mark the occasion.

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  13. That vase would make ANYTHING look spectacular.

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Thanks so much for taking the time to comment! I love to hear your thoughts.