Each Monday Cathy invites us to find something from our gardens to pop in a Vase.
Her vase this week has inspired this post as she used some old glass inkwells.
The bottles in my photograph were found in a bank by my house circa 1974. I had masses more but have gradually downsized the collection with each successive house move.
The ‘vase’ contains hellebores that grow in my roadside border under an espalier pear tree; a variegated arum leaf and some twigs from a pretty little hebe given to me by a neighbour
The bottles sit on a shelf in my bedroom that was in dire need of dusting and sorting out – a perfect candidate for the 17 for 2017 List in which my target is:
“13 – drawers, cupboards, shelves or boxes sorted out.”
The bedroom was created in the roof space
I wanted the sides to be left open to give a greater feeling of space
I had such a battle with the builders to keep this space open. I really like the way it gives the room size, and provides a place to keep the things I love having around me. Like a mini art gallery space. The photos below are looking one way then the other – you can see it had become a bit jumbled.
When the shelf was cleared there were pale marks where items had been
What to do?
Turn to Permaculture : “THE PROBLEM IS THE SOLUTION”
The problem is the effect of light, the solution: make use of this with some leaf shapes cut out of paper.
Each time I clear the shelf I will move the leaf shapes and gradually I will have a pattern of various shades of wood – eventually it will look like the dappled light through a maple tree – well that’s the plan anyway.
Also joining in with Cee’s Flower of the Day