Now there’s a title to keep you guessing!
I had seen this garden escapee, Vinca major or greater periwinkle, growing in a local verge on recent walks, and planned to incorporate it in my next Monday vase. Once picked, with no idea of a title I sought a colleague to join it, deciding on a criss-crossing twig of witch hazel Hamamaelis ‘Zuccariniana’ before moving on to a choice of vase. For me, the challenge of including a prop is always there, and once the above vase was selected everything fell into place: contents, props, title.
The vase is a typical example of Torquay ware (intriguingly, the first photo you see on this link could easily have been for IAVOM!), with a cockerel on one side and a motto on the other: ‘Ower mony cooks spoil the broth’, mock-Scottish dialect for ‘Too many cooks spoil the broth’. Just in case you have no chicken bones handy to start off your soup, I have included some stock cubes as a back up…
Perhaps the motto could have read ‘Don’t overlook nearby verges’ for vase contenders – so do try and find something from your garden or foraged locally that you could pop into any form of receptacle for a Monday vase (thinking out of the box is always encouraged) and share it with us by leaving the usual links. In the meantime, enjoy your soup!