In a Vase on Monday: Christmas Greetings

Wishing all my blogging friends every happiness at this festive time of year and for 2018, with thanks for your friendship and support throughout 2017.

Table decoration includes a fragrant soya wax candle made with essential oils of cinnamon, pine and cedar, surrounded by a sleeve of Cornus alba ‘Sibirica’ twigs, held together by thin copper wire, and surrounded by pine cones and rose hips on a cheap gold tray from discount supermarket Lidl.

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53 Responses to In a Vase on Monday: Christmas Greetings

  1. Warmingly beautiful Cathy. Merry Christmas.

  2. Chloris says:

    How pretty. The cornus twigs are a great idea for a candle holder.
    My Christmas contribution is here:
    A very happy Christmas to you and the Golfer, Cathy.

    • Cathy says:

      Thanks Chloris – I did read comments and looked at other’s vases on Christmas Day but have left commenting till today. I hope Christmas Day was everything you and the Pianist wanted.

  3. Christina says:

    Lovely ideas in this Cathy. A very happy Christmas to you and the golfer. My offering is here:

    • Cathy says:

      Thanks Christina – I had a computer free day on Christmas Day so am catching up now but did still read comments and had a quick look at everyone’s vases off and on during the day. Hope you both had a lovely day

  4. karen says:

    A joyous sight. A Happy Christmas to you and yours Cathy. Thanks for all the love and support during 2017. Iโ€™ve enjoyed keeping reading your posts and keeping in touch. So lovely to see so many keeping up the IAVOM tradition – on Christmas Day. Much love – karen

    • Cathy says:

      You are welcome Karen – I too was quietly pleased at how many were still supporting IAVOM on Christnas Day, and thanks for joining us along the way too.

      • karen says:

        It was lovely to see so many joining in. Proves we are all part of one big supportive community now- all brought together by a love of gardening and floristry – and all thanks to you. Well done xx

  5. Alison C says:

    Merry Christmas – a unique and very warming table decoration and it must smell wonderful. Have a great day.

  6. Lisa at Greenbow says:

    I can almost smell the candle. A warm soothing arrangement. Merry Christmas.

  7. Joanna says:

    It is beautiful! MERRY CHRISTMAS to you and yours! My greeting is here, although not officially IAVOM, since I posted it a couple days early.

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  9. Bec says:

    Happy Christmas to you Cathy, the Golfer and all the family. I love a candle so I loved this photo can almost smell it. I’ve got a more conventional vase today – but don’t faint I’m on the right day for a change.
    I’d like to wish all the IAVOM bloggers a very Merry Christmas from a cold but sunny Salford.
    here’s to a brilliant 2018,
    Love Bec xx

    • Cathy says:

      Whoohoo – well done Bec! Glad you liked the candle and table decoration and hope you and your Chap have plenty of new and happy memories to take forward into the new year

  10. Heyjude says:

    That candle smells very nice and Christmassy!

    • Cathy says:

      Yes, and these ones I make in a glass with soya wax will burn for hours and will probably see us through next Christmas as well!

  11. Happy Christmas, your arrangement looks much more traditional than mine! I love the twigs. Have never seen pinecones like those, they seem very exotic to me.

  12. rusty duck says:

    Happy Christmas Cathy. A brilliant vase, as ever!

  13. pbmgarden says:

    Cheerful table accent Cathy. I like the way you’ve used the twigs. Happiest of Christmases to you and yours. Thank you for bringing us together each Monday!

  14. Happy Christmas.
    I love your table decoration.

  15. Cathy Merry Christmas for you and your whole family. That be endearing, full of love, peace and joy with my best wishes. May the New Year 2018 be prosperous and all your wishes be fulfilled. The Christmas arrangement is magnificent: I especially like the twigs of Cornus united around the candle and all the cones with rose hips. Beautiful. Christmas greetings from Margarita.

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  17. Merry Christmas, Kathy, to you and yours!

  18. Kris P says:

    Best wishes for a merry Christmas, Cathy! Thank you for another year of hosting IAVOM. I cut flowers for a Christmas Eve gathering so I published my vase pics a day early:

    • Cathy says:

      Thank you Kris, and best wishes to you and your family too. It is good to have a dual purpose vase or arrangement on Monday, and I am off to look at your Christmas Eve blooms now.

  19. tonytomeo says:

    Cheap? Perhaps ‘inexpensive’ would sound nicer.
    Merry Christmas!

  20. Gillian says:

    Wishing you a very Merry Christmas Cathy and a Happy New Year!

  21. Brian Skeys says:

    Best wishes to you and the golfer, Cathy for 2018.

  22. smallsunnygarden says:

    A lovely effect for the candle, and perfect for the holiday, with the light glowing through those stems – and one can’t go wrong with rose hips and pinecones! ๐Ÿ™‚ I hope you and the Golfer had a lovely Christmas! Sorry for the belated post, but here is my vase:

  23. rickii says:

    Happy Everything!

  24. Wishing you and the golfer a happy healthy 2018 Cahy

  25. Hope you had a good Christmas and sending best wishes for 2018!

  26. Cathy says:

    My goodness, Cathy, that is one of the most beautiful and imaginative table pieces I have ever seen! How clever to use the Cornus stems like that. I guess you looked at them in the garden and saw they glowed … Have a very wonderful and peaceful 2018.

    • Cathy says:

      Thanks Cathy – as the cornus dries the pieces will slip out of the wires when the candle is moved so a sleeve would need to be made from scratch again. Didn’t take too long once I got a rhythmic action going twisting the wire!

  27. Peter says:

    Hope your Christmas was as warm and beautiful as this creation, Cathy!

    • Cathy says:

      Thanks Peter, yes, warm and cosy inside here, and a couple of nice mild days over the weekend to get some gardening jobs done. Hope yours was too

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