In a Vase on Monday: Doubles

If I had not already got both title and props sorted before I even picked these iconic double snowdrops, Galanthus nivalis ‘Flore Pleno’, I could have woven a post around the theme of my ship coming home, as it clearly has on this teeny jug from Tweedmouth Pottery, yet another car boot purchase. Isn’t it delightful? I am so pleased to have had the chance to use it.

The props are three ‘doubles’ from a standard box of dominoes, more in keeping with the elegant little vase than those from the ‘On the Farm’ set that I frequently play with on Grannie Thursdays: double tractor, double cow, double chicken, etc.

Things are beginning to look up in the garden in terms of bloom potential, but even without flowers there is plenty of winter interest to pop in a vase. It won’t be the case for everybody, I know, but if you can find something to share with us this Monday then please leave the usual links to and from this post.

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36 Responses to In a Vase on Monday: Doubles

  1. Rosie Amber says:

    Such a pretty vase.

    • Cathy says:

      Thanks Rosie – it was a bit of a cop-out really, as I was really busy on the Sunday (which Is when I prepare my vase), but I agree the end result is really sweet

  2. I adore that little jug and a perfect spot for those amazing snowdrops. I would love to see something blooming now. Sharing my vases from spring and summer….and some indoor blooms right now as feet of snow cover my garden. https://gardenseyeview.com/2022/02/07/seasonal-traveller/

  3. The little jug is delightful as are the Snowdrops – you must be so happy to see them..is it time to sow zinnias yet? Here is my vase, Happy Monday https://theshrubqueen.com/2022/02/07/in-a-vase-on-monday-art-that-doesnt-hold-water/

    • Cathy says:

      Yes, these doubles are always earlier than the singles for some reason – but the latter are showing colour too now, in time for our visitors on Sunday. I shall start my zinnias towards the end of the month

  4. Kris P says:

    The snowdrops are just perfect in that little jug, Cathy. What a great find! It seems that spring is racing to get some time in before summer descends here but then I’m gloomy about the weather at the moment. I do have flowers, though. Here’s my post: https://krispgarden.blogspot.com/2022/02/in-vase-on-monday-pink-and-blue-again.html

    • Cathy says:

      Thanks Kris – and I am off to see what your weather is doing now…they say the British are obsessed about weather but you mention yours frquently too!

  5. I can just imagine how delicious that vase of snowdrops smells now that is in the warmth of your house Cathy 😀 A most subtly coloured and attractive newcomer to your vase family. Here is a little offering from me this week : https://greentapestry.blogspot.com/2022/02/iavom-creeping-towards-spring.html

    • Cathy says:

      Yes, when they were first picked it was really noticeable, although less so now, and at least they have slightly longer stems so are more practical to pick and put in a vase. I am pleased to see that the singles are beginning to show colour now too, so will hopefully be open at the weekend

  6. Yes, it is delightful, and a perfect vase for your snowdrops! (Great props, too.)Thanks for sharing some of your first blooms of the new year. 🙂

  7. pbmgarden says:

    The snowdrops are a cheerful sight, and I’m quite enamoured of your vase. Thanks for hosting Cathy. https://pbmgarden.blog/2022/02/07/in-a-vase-on-monday-amphora-with-flower/

    • Cathy says:

      Yes, it was good to feel I could afford to pick some – they are just ‘ordinary’ ones, but these doubles are especially pretty

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  9. jenmac13 says:

    Hello all, It’s been a long time since I put a vase together to share, but I’m back with some beautifully simple hellebores. It’s slim pickings at this time of year! https://doingtheplan.com/2022/02/07/hellebore-in-a-vase-on-monday-2/

  10. tonytomeo says:

    ‘Flore Pleno’ sounds cool. It is the name of one of the Rhododendron fastuosum that I am so fond of.

  11. Noelle says:

    A very pleasing post again Cathy, with the doubles and the new small vase. Are house is topsy turvy with the kitchen pulled apart. I may well post a posy mid week, but not in time for Monday.

    • Cathy says:

      Thanks Noelle – is a new kitchen in the offing? We have just rearranged our kitchen and back sitting room back to normal after our upheavals for the opening. Lots of stuff still to put away though…

  12. Going Batty in Wales says:

    Gorgeous snowdrops and a very pretty vase!

  13. An enchanting combination. The cute vase is a flattering foil for your snowdrops. Love the dominos prop (I guessed you’d gone with dice when I read the title 😉 )

  14. Cathy your double Snowdrops are divine and they look fantastic in that fabulous lovely jar. Inside the house they must smell wonderful. It is a magnificent vase. I’m sorry I haven’t written for so long but I don’t feel well. I sincerely hope that you and the golfer are in good health and spirits. Take good care of both of you. I wish you a good weekend in advance. Very affectionate greetings from Margarita.

    • Cathy says:

      Thanks Margarita – these double snowdrops are fairly common but do look delightful, don’t they? Sorry you have been unwell recently; the Golfer has not been well either, but I am fine, thank you

      • Cathy I hope the golfer is better now and fully recovered. I am very glad that you are well. I’m still bad with my depression that has become chronic: but we have to continue living life as it is. Your snowdrops still look delicious to me. Take care of yourself and the golfer. Happy week. Very affectionate greetings from Margarita.

  15. Cathy says:

    Really love that little vase Cathy. And the snowdroos of course too! 😃

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