Monday, 7 March 2016

In a Vase on Monday - The joy of Spring

One of the joys of Spring in my eyes are daffodils.  Today's small arrangement is made up of small daffodils from the garden.



I think these are Tete a Tete, probably bought years ago in flower at this time of year, and then put in the garden in the hope that they would come up again.

When I went close up to the two or three little clumps, I found one stem with three flowers, one stem with two, and the rest with just single blooms.  A few leaves and my latest little blue vase...



I love daffodils and my bookmark has been floating about since I finished my current book yesterday..and it begged to be put next to the real thing.  This is a J and J Cash woven silk bookmark with lovely daffodils all along.  I love the woven pictures by J & J Cash, and often buy pretty Bookmarks to give as presents.  I have just this one, although I do now have a few woven silk pictures, and from time to time write about them on this blog.  This daffodil book mark is one of my little 'precious' things which bring a smile whenever I look at it.  Its one of those little precious things that if misplaced just has to be found....



When I was thinking of what to write along with the daffodils today, I thought to quote from one of Wordsworth's Poems, from the famous one...they my eye fell on a book of poetry: Selected Poems by William Blake,  that I must have acquired and then put on the shelf and forgotten about...just like the pots of tete a tete that I planted in the garden...and the book fell open with this from Earth's Answer to Songs of Experience:

Does Spring hide its joy
When buds and blossoms grow?

If you would like to enjoy more buds and blossoms, why not go to Cathy's page, where you can read about her vase this week, and link into many other pretty arrangements.

13 comments:

  1. Daffodils look at home in a blue vase. Such a fine bookmark too.

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  2. Yellow and blue is a classic combination and in fact I have a bunch of daffodils from the allotment in my blue jug on the kitchen table right now. Your woven silk bookmark is beautiful too.

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  3. The leaves and cobalt blue vase are a pretty complement to the beautiful daffodils, Noelle. I love your bookmark too - isn't it funny that such small things can acquire such importance in our lives? I have quite a few of my own precious little things too.

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    1. Its the small things that count very often...just like small gestures of kindness and kind words. Many thanks Kris.

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  4. Can't beat the simplicity of Tete a Tete in a blue vase - and the gorgeous Cash's bookmark is a brilliant prop. Thanks for sharing

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    1. My props and the poetry just chose themselves this week...easy peasy! Unlike yours which I think must take days to formulate.

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  5. Lovely little daffodils Noelle and your bookmark is gorgeous - I can see why it is so important to you. Thank you for the poetry - spring is such a perfect time to inspire beautiful words.

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    1. That bit of poetry just chose itself!

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  6. A nicely appropriate quote for such a cheerful vase. (I love the clear blue of the vase.)

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  7. Your daffodils are so lovely, Noelle, they are like sunshine brought into the house. The little round blue vase really shines in the light, I love blue and yellow. I was looking for such a vase to put my daffs in too, but had to settle for my pottery one. I will have to look for one in the stores.

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    1. I found it at the Lions store on Saturday, when I took my whole set of China. It just cost me 50p but they assured me they would get a good price for the set...many people are buying them up and sending them to the US as there is a great demand there for that sort of thing.

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  8. The flowers look very pretty on the window sill next to your chinese warrior.

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  9. Daffodils in a blue vase are always a winner. And I love the quote you found Noelle. :)

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