A pink and purple vase today. Very hastily picked and plonked but I like the effect, which strangely always look better to my real life eye than it does in the photo. For example I look at my vase from a distance and think, yes that looks fine, but then I photograph it and it looks wonky and unbalanced. Does anyone else have the same problem I wonder. Oh well, on with the description of the contents. I have cut a stem of Physocarpus ‘Diablo’, a flower head from Hydrangea ‘Heinrich Seidel’, some Jasminum officinale, a piece of flowering mint, one flower from Dahlia Onesta, a stem from a hardy Fuchsia, one flower from Cosmos atrosanguineus, one flower from Verbena bonariensis, one poppy seed head, one flower from Echinops and two sprays from Rosa ‘Dorothy Perkins’.
I have been reorganising (and dusting) my mantelpiece and next to my pint-sized green Denby jug there is a now a late 18th century Flight & Barr tea bowl and saucer from the Worcester porcelain factory which I bought in Worcester in 2001 during a half term holiday. I love the hand-fluting and the delicate hand painted ‘puce’ pattern and that if you hold it up to candlelight the porcelain is translucent. It is a lovely object to behold and to hold and I often wonder who might have sipped tea from it. Or did they pour the tea into the deep bowl of the saucer and drink like a cat?
I’m joining in with Cathy’s brilliant and addictive meme, In a vase on Monday, where we pick flowers and foliage from our gardens and allotments in order to enjoy a vase of home-grown flowers during the week. I’ll be going over to Cathy’s blog Rambling in the Garden to see what she and other bloggers from around the world have found for today’s vase.