In a Vase on Monday: Teeny Tiny

I may not have put much effort into creating today’s vase but at least it exactly what the title suggests – teeny tiny. Five primrose blooms were plucked from the same floriferous clump and popped into this little Bretby Pottery jug, along with a silvery marked leaf from the Cyclamen hederifolium that was growing nearby. I have plenty of teeny tiny artefacts to choose from as a prop, and today it is a teeny tiny knitted teddy. The jug and teddy were photographed on a scrap of large checked gingham.

Simple or elaborate, any size of vase would be welcome to bring pleasure into our homes this week. What will it be for you this week? These primroses are amazing, flowering off and one for months on end, shrugging off drought or extended periods of rain and spreading with gay abandon, and even seeing a solitary flower is a joy. What will bring you joy this week? Please share it with us if you like by leaving the usual links to and from this post.

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45 Responses to In a Vase on Monday: Teeny Tiny

  1. Small is beautiful Cathy as in the case of both vase and that sweet teddy. I think that you pick up on the details of the flowers better than you do when they are in mixed company. I have a little double primrose in flower but I think that my yellow ones are still hiding until it warms up a bit. My vase is all leafy this week :

  2. You have reminded me to go out a pick a little bunch. Thank you Cathy. I am sorry that I have not been participating in IAVOM – I am working from home, so can’t justify anything more than a little peek at yours when it is time for a coffee, but I really do enjoy seeing yours!

  3. Chloris says:

    Dear little harbingers of spring which we really need on a cold frosty morning.

  4. Pretty Primulas, a simple display suits the flowers.We tried for years to grow them as winter annuals. Tried is the operative word. I am amazed by the tiny knitted bear, there a very skilled knitter somewhere. Here is my vase this Monday.

    • Cathy says:

      They certainly shrug of inclement weather here and in dry conditions they seem to shrivel up above the surface but keep their roots intact. I suspect even the smallest ‘sock’ needles would have been too big to knoit this teddy – perhaps the knitter used a pair of sewing needles?

  5. Adorable! Just got about eight inches of snow. No flowers in sight for the vase. 😉

  6. Anima Monday says:

    Well it speaks to me! Love primulas … and teddy bears. haha

  7. Peter Herpst says:

    Teeny tiny terrific! What a sweet little bear and arrangement. Thanks, as always, for hosting IaVoM! My vase is here:

    • Cathy says:

      Thank you Peter; I like all things teen tiny but don’t know if that stems from me being rather vertically challenged myself!

  8. bcparkison says:

    Teeny tiny is all they is needed. Very pretty

  9. pbmgarden says:

    A sweet arrangement Cathy. The primroses are lovely. Happy to rejoin you after an unplanned absence. May not be quite a regular for a while but today I have a small scale offering as well.

  10. tonytomeo says:

    Hey, it works for nasturtiums.

  11. Kris P says:

    I’d have been better off going tiny myself this week. You remind me that I should add potted primrose to my shade house- they don’t hold up for long in the garden here but I do love them. Here’s my post:

  12. Amanda says:

    So pretty! I love primroses, real reminders of woodland walks when I was a child, when we would pick great big posies of them! In my last garden I had a very robust primrose plant which grew between paving slabs on the terrace. It flowered almost all year round, defying the seasons and even joined us for Christmas one year! My vase this week is a raggle collection of bright little things I found in the garden this morning. Amanda

  13. AlisonC says:

    I copied you and made a tiny vase. To be honest there wasn’t much choice. The little teddy is very cute and the jug reminds me of a set of things my great aunt had. We used to play with them when we went to visit.

  14. I absolutely adore native primroses. So pretty

  15. Cathy is a vase that I love. I really like the Primulas and the silver leaf of Cycllamen hederifolium. The small and sweet wool bear with its green bow resting on the small jug that makes the vase is adorable. The jug is beautiful and looks magnificent with the flowers. It is a small divine arrangement. Greetings from Margarita.

    • Cathy says:

      Thanks Margarita – it shows how easy it is to pick something, however small, for a vase. It will give just as much pleasure as a larger vase

  16. Noelle says:

    Small and perfectly formed…..

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  18. Julie says:

    What a beautiful hint of spring Cathy. I love the way that flowers start out so small and delicate in spring – just right for a tiny vessel and end up with enormous blooms like dahlias that need something much more robust and supporting altogether! Primroses are one of my spring favourites and I must remember to bring some in to enjoy soon. Do I remember you preserving primroses with egg white & sugar one year (or was it violets)?

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    • Cathy says:

      Yes, I put them in the centre of a Simnel cake – although I don’t think I actually preserved them. I think I just hid the vase

  19. karen says:

    So pretty. I have a small collection of teddy bears. I buy them when I see them, particularly the miniature ones. Each has its own character. Here’s my flowers .

    • Cathy says:

      I have a couple of teeny jointed ones which I would have bought for my girls at some stage but they both got left behind when they moved on so they are mine now!

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  21. Christina says:

    Sorry I’m late this week; you’ll read why in my post. Your sweet little flowers show that a large quantity of flowers aren’t necessary to give us pleasure. Here’s my link:

  22. these primulas are so pretty – mine are thinking about flowering. I’m so late this week as it’s been full on here and I’m full of a cold – here’s mine 🙂 hellebore 🙂 love Bec xx

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