Tea and two sugars: Viburnum bodnantense ‘Dawn’ and Lonicera standishii ‘Budapest’, both sweetly smelling and perfectly at home in this little teacup. I am grateful to both Julie and Dorris for demonstrating that buds of the former will open up in the warmth of the house although sadly the only flowering stems I have are very short. Their small stature, however, suggested an equally small vase for which the teacup was ideal, especially as the lonicera was similarly challenged. The teapot and milk jug were of course necessary additions to the occasion and a little square of fabric was cut with pinking shears to complete the place setting. The black felt used as a background for the photograph somehow gives the impression that the arrangement is floating on a magic carpet but hey! does that matter?
I am delighted with the effect of this tiny Monday vase and despite its size I am also enjoying the perfume. What will be delighting you in your Monday vases, I wonder? Do see what you can find in your garden or foraged locally to bring you pleasure during the week and share it with us by leaving the links in the usual way.