Any attempt to accurately remaster the paintings would have been thwarted by my lack of ownership of an appropriate brown jug, but I was more than happy to use this lovely spotted yellow one instead and add a ‘little brown jug’ with some tagetes as a token prop instead. Choosing the version of the painting with a turquoise background and orange foreground meant I could take advantage of the light pouring into an upstairs room with the requisite turquoise walls (each wall is in fact a different shade of turquoise, from dark to light, this probably being the lightest) and spread a piece of my useful orange felt on a table for the jugs to stand on. Simple and effective – and quick!
It was a joy to be able to cut as many stems as I wanted from the multi-branched ‘Ruby Eclipse’ sunflowers in the cutting beds. There are also some growing in one of the bold borders too and I was pleased to see that some of these blooms do have the distinctive darker ring. On the plants that were cut are several double or fused blooms, like the double head the front of the vase and the large squashed-looking head at the back.
It is a real joy to give house room to this vase of sunflowers – there is no doubt that this will bring me pleasure during the week. What will you cut from your garden to put in vase on Monday to bring you joy? Please share it with us by adding links from your post to this one and vice versa.