In a Vase on Monday: Funky? Elegant?

Can funky be elegant and vice versa?

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You decide.

Elegant: Japanese anemones and a variegated grass (name?)

Funky: plastic vase which seems to pick up on the darker pink tone in the anemones perfectly.

And don’t you just love the shadows it makes.

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Joining Cathy at Rambling in the Garden.

and Cee’s Flower of the Day

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And what a treat – if you Google ‘In a Vase on Monday’ and go to Images – gasp with joy! you see the MOST wonderful collection of vases, a real visual endorphin hit. That’ll brighten up your Monday!

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36 responses to “In a Vase on Monday: Funky? Elegant?

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  2. Elegant! Complimenti!

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  4. Oh definitely funky – and, ahem, the image Edwina refers to resonates just a little with me (although I have a purple streak today and not pink…) 😉 You have captured the light shining through the anemones brilliantly – that last photo is great! And thanks for the googling IOVOM suggestion – wow! little did I know when I started the meme where it would lead, and I am sure there are plenty of others posting vases on a Monday that don’t add a link and we are not always aware of.

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    • Yay! Funky!
      Google images was a fabulous revelation when I first saw it, the page is SO beautiful isn’t it – well done you – you must feel rightly proud!!!
      Ah! another nice link – until recently I had a magenta streak in my hair, and before that magenta all across the bottom at the back.
      I’m glad you picked up on the light – the morning sun shining through the delicate pink petals was irresistible.

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  5. Fabulous pinks! I think the vase and the anemones compliment one another perfectly

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  6. Definitely elegant, but funky? The funky plastic doesn’t come across in the photo – I thought it was expensive crystal! 😉 The perfect colour for the anemones though. Thanks for the tip about google images…. oh yes, what joy!

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    • Thank you Cathy. I realise now that I need to add photos of the vase without water in it to better describe it – it is made of soft flexible plastic and lies flat when empty – I have a couple more somewhere – I’ll see what I can do for next Monday. So glad you enjoyed Google images! xx

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  7. Now, if you hadn’t told us, we wouldn’t have known the vase was plastic, not that it matters anyway. I think simple is always elegant. The shadows are marvelous! I love Japanese anemones but, in light of our drought, there seems little chance I’m going to see any in my own garden this year.

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    • Gosh a drought! We have had a very soggy August here – which means happy anemones. I will have to take some shots of the vase to display its plastic-ness for next Monday. Thank you for your comment.

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  8. Both funky and elegant, like your vase!

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    • Great! I’m so glad you like it. Who knew funky and elegant could co-exist in a vase – now could I pull that off with what I wear? Hmmm! I’ll have to think about that one, I’m not as tall and slender as that vase!

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  9. I agree that this is both funky and elegant. Elegant with the slender pink vase and the beautiful anemones and funky with the grass. It looks a bit like a classily dressed woman with a wild hairdo! 🙂

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  10. Very elegant. The flowers and vase appear to be a tall thin model with an elegant gown on.

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    • I love your description, I hadn’t seen that til you pointed it out, it must be the ‘waist’ created by the neck of the vase – i might think of vases as personality types from now on – that would be a new approach to flower arranging. Fun! Thank you Lisa.

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  11. absolutely this funky vase can be elegant….my anemones are just blooming….I had never thought to use the many budded stalks instead of separate blooms….love this vase!

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  12. The pink flowers and pink vase are gorgeous together. Wonderful photos.

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  13. The Japanese anemones are a nice choice for your vase. I saw some recently at a public garden and was wishing my garden had some.

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  14. The Japanese Anemones with all their buds going every which way seem almost wild and exuberant to me, though the flowers themselves are elegant, but I can’t really tell the vase is plastic, and the light does make lovely shadows. The striped grass looks somewhat like Phalaris, I like the variegation.

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    • I love the way we all see slightly different things and now I see the ‘wild and exuberant’ that I didn’t see before – thank you. I looked up Phalaris and yes I think you are right – thank you again! I know it s supposed to be invasive but I love it in the borders adding light and movement.

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  15. Funky and elegant. A great combination. The delicate softness of the flowers and the untamed look of the arrangement make me think of youth- curiously going in all directions and so free!!

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  16. You have quite a collection of vases! The anemones are a very pretty pink.

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    • You are right about the vases Rainbow (I don’t know your name, so I hope calling you Rainbow is ok with you!) – and they have all been in hibernation for ages – this meme has been a joy on many levels and bringing vases out from remote cupboards and dusty corners is one of them. They are a bit like exhibits in a museum of different parts of my life! Fun memories.

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  17. Love the vase; I’ve just been give a plastic ‘crystal’ jug for my birthday, it sort of sounds horrendous but is actually lovely. You have achieved funky and elegant all at once – great!

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