In a Frida Vase on Monday

Frida Kahlo

My son-in-law was helping with a house clearance this week and he rescued this vase for me, isn’t that lovely of him!!! And my daughter said – “a Vase for Monday!”

I immediately thought the vase had a Kahloesque look about it. You might already know I am a big fan of Frida!

Kahlo candles

An opportunity to get those candles out again.

Does anyone know what the mauve flowers are – they seed themselves freely around the garden?

I am thoroughy enjoying the heady scented mix of honeysuckle and philadelphus.

And philadelphus is my entry for Cee’s Flower of the Day.

philadelphus

honeysuckle

There is a Frida Kahlo exhibition on at the V and A at the moment – I hope to go and see it, but it is hard to think of getting on a train and travelling to London whilst we are enjoying such glorious sunny weather.

Do you have anything to pop in a vase this Monday – if so do join in with Cathy over at Rambling in the Garden – such a fun gathering of gardeners.

I must just share another beauty of a sunset we had last nightsunset

Venus

venus

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28 responses to “In a Frida Vase on Monday

  1. Love the movement in the main arrangement….the two Philadelphus and Honeysuckle works beautifully together.

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  2. Lovely skies at the moment. Saw this yarn tonight and reminded me of your post as there is one colourway called Frida Kahlo.
    https://www.laughinghens.com/knitting-wool/louisa-harding-pittura

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  3. Well done, both with the new vase and your sunset pics! Your son-in-law is thoughtful guy.

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  4. Murtagh's Meadow

    Beautiful vase and arrangment and an amazing sunset!

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  5. Wonderful post. πŸ˜€

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  6. Your vase was a very lucky find and is perfect with the Frida candles. Could the lavender flowers be one of the Campanulas? I can almost smell the honeysuckle and philadelphus!

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    • Yes!!! You’ve got it – I thought the flowers were not Bell shaped enough for campanula but Google images gave me this one: https://www.anniesannuals.com/plants/view/?id=4652
      Thank you for solving the mystery for me.
      It is so frustrating that I don’t seem to be able to leave a comment on your blog – your flowers are wonderfully exotic to me – I’ve never seen them before. I particularly like the floating ones and that you cropped out the dust – I do that too and use retouching to clean up the house in photos!

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  7. Love Frida Kahlo – and your pale yellows are so fresh!

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  8. Sunsets, flowers, my Monday is off to a good start!

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  9. Fantastic vase! Yay for Frida! I love her, too, and a friend gave me a postcard of her. It is hanging on my Fridge. Also, what a sunset!

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  10. A beautiful sunset to offset that stunning vase….what a fabulous display!

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  11. Lovely vase and lovely arrangement. Beautiful skies too – those colours! I have blue flowers like yours rambling around the front, don’t know what they are though.

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  12. Mock orange is just wonderful. Ours has just finished, the garden is just romping ahead at the moment.

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  13. Visual loveliness.

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