There was no dithering today; I knew exactly which vase it was going to be and what was going to appear in it: this ‘flat’ car boot bargain and some of the first tulips that have opened. In fact it was a bargain vase all round as the unnamed white tulips came from an Aldi pack of 10 costing £1.49. I particularly like this vase for tulips because of the way the stems will flop over the sides as they get taller. Not surprisingly, the buds opened very soon after being brought inside, exposing their buttercup yellow and black innards.
The prop today is an old penny, dated 1899, a Queen Victoria ‘Widow Head’, and a very worn one at that. If anyone is curious about the value, it is negligible – not only because it is worn but because so many were issued. The ‘penny plain’ of the title refers to vintage postcard advertising, where cards cost a ‘penny plain, tuppence coloured’
I am sure there will be tulips in other vases today and with spring flowers appearing in most bloggers’ gardens (apologies to those US bloggers where they are not and to southern hemisphere bloggers where it is currently autumn) there seems to be an increasing choice for IAVOM contributors. What will it be today? Please share your vase with the rest of us by leaving links to and from this post as usual.