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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, December 10, 2018

In a Vase on Monday - Sort Of...

Cathy at Rambling in the Garden challenges us to bring something from the garden or scavenged nearby to brighten our week.  Click here to see more Monday vases.

I scavenged this container from an after Christmas sale last year and had great plans to fill it with greens, cones,  and berries from the garden for today.


However, a coworker gave me this poinsettia so it got plonked in instead.  A bit of a cheat  but it made for a much quicker vase.

 In keeping with the theme of last year's sale items, these glass trees came out of their wrapping.  They actually go with some other glass trees that are packed away in the Christmas decorations somewhere.  The quartz crystal ball got thrown in because I see more imaginative offerings returning in the near future.
Happy new week and thanks, as always, to our host, Cathy!

22 comments:

  1. Oh, that's a fabulous vase to have scavenged from a sale, with all those fir cones and footed features. I like what you did with it, but I too can see a more imaginative use in its future.

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    1. It came from Branches last year when holiday stuff was 70% off.

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  2. What an interesting vase. You do have quite a collection.

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    1. One of my goals is to never use the same vase twice although I have repeated a couple of times.

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  3. Nothing wrong with quick and easy when the result is so festive and Christmasy. Plus, you'll have next week to try the "greens, cones, and berries" idea.

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    1. You're right. One of the joys of IaVoM is that there's always next week!

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  4. You certainly have a good eye for picking up wonderful vases...and that poinsettia goes very well in it.

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  5. The overall effect is as brilliant as always, Peter, especially with your bottomless collection of props. Thanks for sharing

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    1. You're the inspiration for searching out interesting props as yours are always so cool.

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  6. Your sale purchase is terrific. Is is metal or ceramic? And I would never refuse a gift plant, esp. at this season when one is already busy trying to keep up, let alone make floral displays.

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    1. It's plastic oops, I mean resin.. There's a woman at work whose name is Christmas (her birthday is December 25) who loves filling her truck with poinsettias for friends. Such a sweet gesture!

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  7. At this of of year, quick and easy isn't a cheat, it's a necessity! With all the props you have, it also isn't surprising that it takes awhile for some of them to surface.

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    1. It's time to start giving away some of the props as, even in our big old house, space is limited.

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  8. Oh ya, love that container...is it metal?

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  9. A lovely grouping, Peter. That pot is awesome!

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  10. Peter, that is quite a nice vase you scavenged. I think it will look great with whatever you choose to plonk in it! The trees are lovely too!

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  11. What a neat vase. It will be fabulous filled with pine and cone. It certainly enhances the poinsetta. Cool trees and mysterious ball.

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  12. That is a gorgeous vase, and perfect to a plunked poinsettia.

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  13. What a lovely, Christmasy vase, and I thought it was metal, maybe white metal, but read that it is a resin material. The poinsettia looks great in it, but what caught my eye was the beautiful wood background!!!! Is it oak and is it your stairwell. I love wood!!

    Your vignette is pretty with those glass trees and crystal ball.

    Happy Christmas holidays ~ FlowerLady

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