The muscari had been spotted a few days ago when a pot stacked on top of another was lifted to reveal several spikes of blue emerging from the lower pot, probably boosted by this added protection and insulation. In no doubt of the availability of additional suitably small-scale blooms to accompany the muscari, it did not take long to pick a tiny posy when the time came to prepare today’s vase which stands at just 4″ or 10cm tall from base to tip of leaf
Joining the muscari were a few stems of primrose which have been flowering on and off for weeks (although it took a little while to find nibble-free blooms), purple callicarpa berries and stems of a comfrey which I think is ‘Hidcote Blue’ – and the trimmed remainder of the Stipa tenuissima that was in another vase some weeks ago. Miniature props are easy to come by in this house, and the vase took the form of a little blue jug from a 1920s or 30s child’s tea set, manufactured from a mottled resin based on urea and formaldehyde that took over from the more limited colourways of earlier Bakelite. Requiring only the addition of some tiny cheesy biscuits (that on this scale resembled little cakes), the table was soon set for tea:
I am really pleased with the overall effect of this simple teeny-tiny vase – a classic example of the joy to be had in creating a vase on Monday. I know lots of other bloggers look forward to this weekly event for the very same reason – what will they be putting in their vases today, I wonder? They will be leaving links to and from this post so both you and I can nip over to their blogs to share in their pleasure too – will you join us and create your own vase today, using material from your own garden or foraged nearby?