In a Vase on Monday: Wishing You a Very Berry Festive Season

Holly and ivy berries from our garden, symphocarpus from my local sports centre car park, a vintage cream pot and a ‘wise man’ from a set of Christmas cake toppers, photographed on star studded runner which adorns our kitchen table throughout most of December: a festive vase to celebrate the season. May I wish you all peace and joy and a happy, healthy and productive 2019.

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42 Responses to In a Vase on Monday: Wishing You a Very Berry Festive Season

  1. A perfectly festive vase cathy. Peace, joy and great gardening in the year ahead!

  2. karen says:

    Wonderfully festive. Wishing you a wonderful, peaceful and happy Christmas and new year. I’ve loved following and joining in IAVOM. Here’s today’s hasty not-a-vase. Xx https://bramblegarden.com/2018/12/24/in-a-vase-on-monday-flowers-for-christmas/

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  4. Cathy says:

    A great festive arrangement Cathy. Love those berries and the cream jug made me think of summer berries with cream… Happy Christmas to you and your family Cathy! https://wordsandherbs.com/2018/12/24/in-a-vase-on-monday-christmas-eve/

    • Cathy says:

      Thanks Cathy – and I see what you mean about the berries and cream. In hindsight I can see that they make a good pairing but that was more by luck than judgement!

  5. Heyjude says:

    And you Cathy. Look forward to gardening with you next year 🙂

  6. I was planning on posting berries in a vase today. I hope I get that done. Lovely.

  7. Lovely. Happy Christmas Cathy!

  8. A nice array of berries and perfect for Christmas Eve. We have similar white berries here, called Snow Berries. I had forgotten about berries on Ivy, perfect touch and the white jug sets everything off.
    Here is my holiday vase:http://theshrubqueen.com/2018/12/24/in-a-vase-on-monday-yuletide-greetings/
    Happy Christmas and Holidays to you and yours, Cathy.

    • Cathy says:

      Thanks Amelia – I only discovered ivy berries in recent years and have become very fond of them. We certainly have a lot of them in our garden! Very best wishes to you and yours too

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  10. Christina says:

    A very Happy Christmas to you Cathy. Thank you for all your inspiration throughout the years. Here’s my Christmas offering: https://myhesperidesgarden.wordpress.com/2018/12/24/in-a-vase-on-monday-happy-christmas-2018/

  11. Peter Herpst says:

    Peace, joy, and love to you Cathy, today and always. A perfect vase for the season and the runner is a great backdrop! My offering is here: http://outlawgarden.blogspot.com/2018/12/in-vase-on-monday-it-started-simply.html

  12. Kris P says:

    The merriest of Christmases to you too, Cathy! Thanks for fitting IAVOM into your busy holiday schedule as well. Here’s my post: https://krispgarden.blogspot.com/2018/12/in-vase-on-monday-merry-christmas.html

  13. Chloris says:

    And a berry Happy Christmas to you to Cathy. Looking forward to 2020 and a lot of fun Witch Hazel and snowdrop watching with you.
    https://thebloominggarden.wordpress.com/2018/12/24/in-a-vase-on-mon…eve-flower-count/

  14. Alison C says:

    Wishing you everything you would wish yourself. I failed to plan ahead and time ran away with me so no vase from me today. It’s inspiring to see your festive look. Thanks for everything and onwards to a new year!. x

  15. Noelle says:

    A lovely arrangement and with a great balance of red green and white. A very happy Christmas and thanks for all you do to keep us going.

    • Cathy says:

      Thanks Noelle – it was of course very simple to put together but trying to decide on the receptacle took a little longer. Best wishes to you and your family for the season and on into the new year

  16. Fabulous festive baubles Cathy! A most Happy Christmas! xxx

  17. Lisa at Greenbow says:

    Merry Christmas!

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  19. Such festive cheerful berries, Cathy! Wishing you and the Golfer a most merry Christmas and a happy new year. https://edinburghgardendiary.com/2018/12/24/christmas-roses/

  20. Cathy a magnificent jarron of berries and the Wizarding King of the East that accompanies her is precious. Cathy wishes you and the golfer a happy and merry Christmas and a Happy New Year 2019 full of gardening, love and health. Greetings from Margarita.

  21. tonytomeo says:

    I din’t know anyone else grew symphocarpus anymore. It grows wild here, but is not much to brag about. I think it was prettier in landscapes where it got cut back and developed berries on renovated growth rather than on overgrown thicket growth like it gets in the wild. I have not seen it in a refined landscape in years, and would not have expected it in another region. Is it a specie that is native there?

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