Category Archives: In a Vase on Monday

In a Vase on Monday: On the Early Spring Catwalk…

… can be seen this delightful frilly white concoction, edged with green; a flamboyant lilac satin creation with an egg yolk yellow trim; a demure primrose yellow negligee in soft flannelette; wild and wacky blue silk, shot with white and … Continue reading

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Ina Vase on Monday: Inky Blue

Not having read any ramblings for a week, my Mum wondered if I had disappeared off the face of the earth but no, it may have been quiet on this blog but I was still enjoying my daily ramblings and … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Simple Pleasures

It is such a shame that the simple pleasure of a few snowdrops in a vase is invariably marred by the difficulty of getting an acceptable photograph of them, even with my otherwise half-decent compact camera! Having the real deal … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Great Golden Sun

Welcome to the last Monday vase of January! Increasingly we have been seeing a hint of spring creeping into our vases, and as I prepared last week’s tiny offering the first flower on this narcissus was opening – would they … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Tea and Two Sugars

Tea and two sugars: Viburnum bodnantense ‘Dawn’ and Lonicera standishii ‘Budapest’, both sweetly smelling and perfectly at home in this little teacup. I am grateful to both Julie and Dorris for demonstrating that buds of the former will open up … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: A Shot in the Dark

‘A young woman is shot in cold blood, her lifeless body dumped outside the stadium at the height of the US Open…’ Not my choice of reading material, but Harlan Coben is one of the Golfer’s favoured authors and lacking … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Blue-Ming

The little dish is not actually ‘Ming’ of course but some cheap Chinese import from a car boot sale – but the hyacinths are blue and blooming and the focus of today’s vase. The blue bloomers were given as  Christmas … Continue reading

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