When I saw this ‘desktop’ Easter Island figure on the website from which I was ordering some troughs, and at only a couple of pounds, it was inevitable that it would be snapped up as a potential prop for Monday vases. And here it is, with a kitsch eBay vase, for my Easter Monday offering.
On the ‘island’ are a range of spring flowers, highlighting the variety and abundance of seasonal blooms whilst focussing on the sugary pastel colours on offer. Thus we have blossom from crab apple ‘Evereste’, Pulmonaria ‘Opal’, white Narcissus ‘Petrel’, Brunnera ‘Jack Frost’, Viola ‘Cool Wave Frost’, Clematis alpina ‘Constance’, bluebell Hyacinthoides non-scripta, Lamprocapnos spectabilis, Tulipa ‘Little Beauty’ and the humble wild flower red campion Silene dioica.
The vase has a removable lid with holes to insert the stems, but I supplemented this with a stainless steel frog to hold the stems firm. I have used it once before on IAVOM and although not an everyday vase it works well and does the job with today’s spring flowers, which I know will bring me a lot of pleasure over the next few days. I wonder what will be bringing you pleasure in your Monday vases… do share them with us by leaving links to and from this post in the usual way.