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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 22, 2018

In a Vase on Monday - Keeping Warm

In a Vase on Monday is hosted by Cathy at Rambling in the Garden.  Click on the link to see what she and other participating bloggers have gathered from their gardens or foraged nearby to plop in a vase and bring inside to brighten their week. 

On Sunday, there were a few breaks in the rain although the wind continued to make the bamboo writhe and the windows rattle.  As I see images of gardens covered in ice and snow in other parts of the world, I feel fortunate to live in a climate that permits there to be something in bloom in my garden in every month of the year.  As garden time is  limited, more hours are spent indoors sipping warm beverages in flickering candlelight and having a bit of the outdoors inside is even more welcome.

Today's vase is one of the crystalline-glazed ceramic collection.  It's contents are three: Viburnum × bodnantense ‘Dawn,’ Jasminum nudiflorum, and our native Sword Fern (Polystichum munitum.)


Joining the vase are a capiz-shell tea light holder which glows beautifully when lit and a teapot ornament that forgot to get packed away with the other decorations.
I hope you're all keeping warm and enjoying winter's beauty. 

16 comments:

  1. Absolutely stunning from vase, flowers and props....I especially love the vase! Stay warm....

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  2. A lovely little arrangement. We are so fortunate to have little bits of blooms we can snip and bring indoors in January!

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  3. You are lucky to have all of those lovely scents around you, inside and out. A brief inspection of my garden yesterday and not a single bloom to be found, just lots of Hellebore and Mahonia buds.

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  4. That does look warm and inviting with a subtle glow to the whole tableau, Peter

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  5. That vase is absolutely gorgeous. I wouldn't be able to put it away even when empty. I hope you get some warm and sunny days soon. We've got the sunny part going on, although it's not warm (by our standards even if it might be by yours).

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  6. Beautiful flowers and that vase is just perfect for them! :)

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  7. A gorgeous vase and props to match, wish I could smell it!

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  8. Feels like a burst of Spring!

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  9. The vase is ornament enough. I am looking forward to seeing some blooms in my garden. Seeing yours really makes me anxious.

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  10. Yes, you are fortunate to have plants in bloom year-round, and that vase is incredibly beautiful!

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  11. Impressive and beautiful flowers. I adore the vase as well.

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  12. Is that a Dan Ishler vase? I have one and I never put it away; love looking at the crystalline flowers.
    SilverLake Sue

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    1. The vase was made by Jon Price of Mission Viejo, California and was found at Artworks Gallery & Glass Studio in Eagle River, Alaska. He has an Etsy site.

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