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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, September 17, 2018

In a Vase on Monday - Vegging Out


No, not this kind of vegging out! (Photo from the internet)


Although after the annual beginning of the three jobs, this sure looks appealing!  

Last week was my birthday and to celebrate, Kim, one of my creative coworkers (the one who had her brother design and make the cross stitch that is the header of my blog) came up with a creative way to help celebrate the day.  Since I no longer eat sweets, and pretty much anything else necessary to make cake, I'm not the easiest person for whom to bake.  This was simply to wonderful not to share.




Lovely and edible: who could ask for anything more?



Unfortunately, it didn't last long as the cucumber slice and radish roses were eaten fairly quickly while the other blooms, including the head of cabbage used as a base, became part of a delicious pot of soup.   Perhaps not the longest-lasting but definitely the most tasty and thoughtful Monday vase I've shared.  
In a Vase on Monday is hosted by Cathy at Rambling in the Garden.  Click here to see what others have brought inside to enjoy this week. 



28 comments:

  1. What a great gift and such a thoughtful coworker. Sounds like the kind of person who adds to the satisfaction of one's job. Belated birthday wishes.

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    1. She really is very thoughtful. I'm lucky to work with such an amazing team. Thanks for the birthday wishes - One year closer to the dirt nap.

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  2. Happy belated birthday, Peter!
    With good wished to you!
    I like your eaten vase, is useful and tasty.

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    1. Thanks, Nadezda. It did seem a shame to pull it apart to eat it but it would have been worse to have wasted it.

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  3. Fun, and cool, and not fattening food! Love it

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  4. That's a beautiful creation for your birthday, and so thoughtful.

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    1. I can't believe all the time that went into creating it but was thrilled to receive it!

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  5. Oh that is wonderful Peter, and so creative - and shows just how much your coworkers think of you. Thanks for sharing it with us too

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  6. Happy Birthday Peter. Very cool way to substitute for cake.

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  7. A perfect gift for a no-cake eater/gardener. A belated Happy Birthday.

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    1. A lot of thought went into that creation! Thanks for the birthday wish!

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  8. Very clever! Happy Birthday Peter.

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  9. Beautifully creative, a feast for they eye as well. It must have taken plenty of patience.

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  10. That's a wonderful creation! I'd have hated to see it gobbled up. I hope you had a splendid birthday.

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    1. I enjoyed looking at it for a couple of days before eating it but didn't want it to go to waste.

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  11. What a clever person! Although putting some of them in soup does seem a bit cruel. Happy birthday!

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    1. She is, indeed, very clever. Soup is a cruel end but I couldn't bear to see it go into the compost heap. Thanks! Just another step in the trudge toward death:)

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  12. You have an amazing and clever coworker to make a cake so worthy of you. :) Happy Belated birthday! Hope it was enjoyable.

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    1. She is definitely clever and amazing as are all the folks on my team! Thanks, it was a nice birthday.

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  13. It looks very tasty, and so creative! Not having sweets must be very difficult. My spouse can't have sweets or desserts, either, so I have to bake for other people (and try not to eat it all myself). ;-)

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  14. Love it! Happy Birthday,my mother used to make radish roses, what a lovely gift.

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  15. Such a thoughful gift, and so pretty! I envy such creativity. Belated happy birthday wishes!

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