Vase on Monday: Primrose Day

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Big Sister is 6 on Primrose Day, tomorrow. So in her honour I have decorated a cardboard letter and filled little vases with primroses, pulmonaria and forget-me-nots.

First I painted the A in deep pink acrylic paint..

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when the paint was dry I painted the top and sides with Decoupage Medium, and laid the patterned layer of a napkin over the A. It works just as well with PVA glue, although PVA might need a little thinning with water.

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I painted over the top of the paper with the Medium.

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and added some butterflies from another napkin.

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Oh the softness of the primrose……….. mmmmmmm …….. they taste good too.

Primrose Day is the anniversary of the death of British statesman and prime minister Benjamin Disraeli, 1st Earl of Beaconsfield, on 19 April 1881. The primrose was his favourite flower and Queen Victoria would often send him bunches of them from Windsor and Osborne House. She sent a wreath of primroses to his funeral.

Joining in with Today’s Flowers, Macro Monday, Cee’s Flower of the Day, and In a Vase on Monday

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38 responses to “Vase on Monday: Primrose Day

  1. Beautiful. DIY hates me but I might try something like this. Then again, it always looks easy when someone else does it. 🙂

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  3. What a fun way to make a tribute! And I love the primroses!

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  4. This is so lovely! A beautiful way to decorate, creative and very elegant. I remember the yellow primroses in my parents’ garden. My mother loved primroses. She would be pleased and delighted I think to know that she had something in common with Benjamin Disraeli. Very interesting to read that. Thank you for sharing with Today’s Flowers and I wish you a very happy day.

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  5. I love your decoupage A so pretty. I did not know the Disraeli story, really interesting. And all pretty too. Happy birthday indeed

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  6. Interesting craft work Sandra. Also fascinated to hear about Vicky and Ben!! she certainly had a thing about quite a few other men .

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  7. Murtagh's Meadow

    Lovely:)

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  8. What a fun way to recognize your granddaughter’s birthday! That’s a clever way to use a pretty napkin too.

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  9. So pretty and what a good idea the napkins were.

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  10. Beautiful Daffy. You really are so clever with your creations. I didn’t know about the primrose and Disraeli connection either! 🙂

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  11. You are so very clever and artistic…love the A, and oh the primroses. And thanks for the explanation of Primrose Day for this Yankee girl! I will pick a few in honor of him tomorrow!

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    • Thank you Donna. I don’t think many Brits know about Primrose Day, I certainly didn’t until my granddaughter was born on 19th April and I looked it up to see if it had any special significance.

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  12. Very pretty arrangement and of course, I love the A. Interesting about Disraeli, Primrose Day, I love them as well. Amy

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  13. Such an effective idea, Sandra, and the little vases of spring flowers are so pretty tooo. Haven’t tasted primroses yet though…

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  14. Lovely, all that work! I have just been given some primroses for the garden so hope to have primroses, pulmonaria and forget-me-nots in my garden too eventually!

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  15. What a special project, and all the lovely flowers, too, I especially love the 5-pointed stars in the center of the primroses, Sandra.

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  16. What a lovely project. Primroses are such dainty flowers. Love your homage to your granddaughter.

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  17. Wow, such a creative arrangement – pretty in pink 🙂

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