…there’s nothing in it!
Actually, there IS something in it – water and a tiny stray piece of stem – but not the blooms I had picked for the stylish studio glass vase, designed by Michael Bang for Danish firm Holmegaard in the 70s or 80s. It is such a tactile piece and in such a glorious deep green but, as can often be the case, stylish does not always mean practical, and the five holes distributed around the body of the vase do not support any stems placed in them, unless they are thick solid stems that can be wedged in place.
The stems I had picked, however, were neither thick nor solid, and evaded any attempt at wedging with a slice of arum stem, so with time and light rapidly fading I grabbed whatever vase I could that would hold these short stems of fantasy Chrysanthemum ‘Kiyomi No Meisui’. Unlike the pink ‘Sahouse Joy’ that featured in a vase a couple of weeks ago, these blooms have not fully opened and on past experience are unlikely to do so now, but it would be a shame not to see more of them at close quarters, so here they are, in a pale green IKEA vase:
It has been a hectic weekend, following a hectic week, but perhaps I can get on top of things again in the coming few days. If you would like to join in with a vase today, picked and plonked, or picked and artfully arranged, please do so and leave the usual links to and from this post.