In a Vase on Monday

cerinthe and daffs


These lovely narcissi smell of spring. My daughter’s new home was once a Market Garden and the house sits amidst a field of these gorgeously uplifting bright blooms.

She is currently looking at how she might sell some of the flowers and/or the bulbs, so any hints and tips you might have would be gratefully received.

I have put them with cerinthe from my own garden, which seeded itself last year and survived the winter.

They sit in a metal jug which was made in Yugoslavia and bought for me by my Mum from a market stall. The crocheted pansy doily was made by my step-grandmother who I adored – she taught me many handicrafts including Hardanger embroidery. You can see the culmination of a wonderful Sew-Along over on Kathy’s blog – so pretty.

I am joining in with Rambling in the Garden’s ‘In a Vase on Monday’ meme.

Also joining Cee’s Flower of the Day.


I just had to add this from my garden just now

look up

Amelanchier against a blue sky – Sprinnnnggggggg!


38 responses to “In a Vase on Monday

  1. Make mine a coffee…the daffs are blooming lovely! That doily crocheted by your step grandmother just shows an inkling of why you are so good yourself at this craft.

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    • πŸ™‚ coffee it is Noelle!
      Yes, I spent a lot of time with my maternal grandparents and they were keen gardeners and Dabbity (that is what I called her) and I cooked and made lots of things together. Such precious memories.


  2. Lovely to imagine that field of daffodils. Your arrangement is very pretty and I love the family connections.

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  3. The flowers and the bright vase combine to make an especially cheerful display, Sandra. The sweet crocheted doily is a perfect final touch.

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  4. Aah, lovely! That blue sky, those daffodils and that beautiful doily… great post!

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  5. Murtagh's Meadow

    Beautiful spring arrangment

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  6. It must be wonderful to live surrounded by fields of daffodils! (And to have too many flowers to know what to do with!) Lovely bouquet.

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  7. Beautiful flowers, vase and dollie. Great picture!

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  8. Love that blue-blue sky, and your red jug with narcissies. Like the idea of inviting peeps to come and cut their own bouquets. What’s it like after the flowers have gone and just the stalks are left? (Hate to bring that pic to mind, but being practical… sigh. 😣) Am hoping that veg idea prevails! πŸ…πŸ₯¬πŸŒΆπŸ₯•πŸ₯¦πŸ“

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  9. Gorgeous all of it! That field of daffodils must be an amazing sight to see! You’ve made a lovely vase this week, and thanks for the shout out!

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  10. They looks so fresh against the green foliage, Sandra – I used to have a bowl in this colourway, many years ago, but I don’t know where it went. Is your daughter a ‘gardener’? Does she have plans?


  11. Bright and beautiful, like spring itself, this vase lifts my spirit! Happy Monday!

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  12. Cheerful and absolutely perfect for your blog. Good luck to your daughter.

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  13. All the colours work so well together – it looks beautiful – my efforts at flower arranging are limited to plonking a hand tied bouquet in a vase without untying it. Could you just move the vase a touch to the right so it’s in the centre of the gorgeous crochet piece please (am I OCD?) . I’ll trust you if you tell me you have πŸ˜‰

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  14. A great evocation of Spring. Must go out for a walk today!

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  15. You have exquisite style, composition and photography skills. Good job here!

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  16. As always I enjoy very much seeing how you style your flowers. Everything, individually and together is just lovely. Has your daughter considered just letting the field bloom every year and inviting people to come pick their own bouquets? I used to take my girls to a farm that offered ‘pick a bunch’ every spring and it was just beautiful to spend some time surrounded by the flowers and to carefully choose which stems to cut.

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