In a Vase on Monday: Remembering my Big Sister

Janet Campbell Brayson,  10th February 1951 to 6th May 2023

I can’t actually recall my big sister Janet ever wearing pink, although she may well have been in the photo (she is on the further donkey), as we were no doubt dressed in different colours of the same frock, handmade as always by our mother. However, it seemed important for today’s vase to be soft, gentle and non-demanding, as befits the numbness that our family is feeling after Saturday’s sad news. In the pink Caithness Glass vase are: Bellis perennis ‘Tasso Strawberries & Cream’, Persicaria ‘Superba’, a random lily-flowered tulip from a pink mix and a couple of dark heuchera leaves with a faint pink mottling.

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22 Responses to In a Vase on Monday: Remembering my Big Sister

  1. Anna says:

    I’m so sorry to read your sad news Cathy. You have chosen some beautiful flowers in memory of your sister Janet. I will be keeping you and your family in my thoughts 🤗😘

  2. pbmgarden says:

    Oh! Cathy, my heart is heavy at your loss. There is a sweet sisterly tenderness in your gentle flowers today. Peace for you and your family.

  3. Cathy says:

    So very sorry to hear you have lost your sister Cathy. My heartfelt condolences to you and your family. My thoughts are with you. The pretty pinks in your vase are lovely. 💕
    My vase today:

  4. The photo of you and your sister is so perfect, as is your vase of delicate and perfect flowers. My deepfelt condolences to you and your family.

  5. Very sorry for your loss Cathy. A sister is a truly wonderful treasure. I hope she will always be with you.

  6. Heyjude says:

    Sad news indeed. My thoughts are with you Cathy. Such a lovely photo and pretty vase of flowers. 💕

  7. Oh Cathy, such sad news.
    A beautiful vase.
    Sending love. ❤

  8. Donna Donabella says:

    Oh Cathy I am so so sorry for you and your family’s deep loss. There are no words. I am keeping you all in my thoughts and sending out much love. A perfect vase and tribute to your sister.

  9. Pretty pink flowers today, Cathy. I am sorry to read of your sister’s passing, the loss of a sibling is difficult. I hope you take some time to grieve. Amelia

    In a Vase on Monday – Mystic Flame and Fire

  10. bcparkison says:

    We just never know do we? Please know your sadness is shared by all of us and prayers are certainly here for you. I’ve been in these shoes and understand.

  11. marthastrain says:

    Cathy, I

  12. Noelle says:

    What a sad loss for you and all your sister’s family and friends. My sincere condolences.

  13. Su says:

    I’m so sorry. Your sister will surely be missed, and the flowers are a lovely tribute.

  14. Tracy says:

    What a beautiful bouquet for your sister. I’m so sorry for your loss.

  15. Cathy, I’m sorry for your profound loss. Your soft pinks are a lovely tribute to your sister. Thank you for sharing your photos as well. I’m holding you in my thoughts and sending love and light your way. xo

  16. Kris P says:

    I’m so sorry to hear your news, Cathy. I hope you have many more memories like the one captured in your sweet photo and that these will eventually swamp the grief you’re currently feeling. My condolences to you and your family on your loss.

  17. Rosie Amber says:

    Lovely, sorry to hear of your family loss though.

  18. Eliza Waters says:

    My sincere condolences, Cathy. How sad to lose a dear sister, a lifelong companion. May fond memories sustain you. 🙏🏼 💕

  19. Oh, so sorry for your loss. What a lovely tribute with memories and some beautiful flowers. ❤

  20. smallsunnygarden says:

    Oh Cathy, I’m so sorry to read your news. Your vase is indeed a lovely, gentle tribute. I hope you and your family find comfort and peace soon. Sending love…

  21. tonytomeo says:

    Goodness, I am so sorry. No one would have minded if you took this week off. Perhaps everyone’s flowers are nice today.

  22. Going Batty in Wales says:

    So sorry to hear that your sister has died. Your vase is lovely as always.

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