Out on a dog-walk last week I paused to snap this photo of fallen Liriodendron tulipifera flowers for Instagram. Once back home I regretted not picking them up for a vase...
A few days later I returned to see what I could forage. Here are my riches...
Not enough really, for an arrangement. Then I remembered years back I'd picked up a few seed pods. What are the chances I still have them?
Time to look in the cabinet de curiosite...
Okay not really, but it's got a small collection of things I find interesting.
Like dried Banksia/Protea flowers...
And long since bleached out Eryngium blooms, in a small vase I picked up at a Cactus and Succulent Society sale last summer.
Being a proper barrister bookcase (which I inherited from my Grandma) there are glass doors, but I've opened them to reduce the glare in these photos.
The top shelf showcases some of Andrew's work. They're on books because when the glass doors are closed the wooden frame hides the bottom inch and a half or so.
After my paper flower spree ended I gave away most of them, only keeping a few. This one is resting on several seed pods collected from my in-laws Mesquite tree in New Mexico.
You'd probably never know it by looking but I recently went through and culled a lot of things. Seriously!
Monkey puzzle branch and another paper flower...
A long dead cactus is remembered via it's spikes...
I try to remember to resurrect this fern ever so often.
Aha! Here's what I was looking for, I'm so glad I kept them.
Now that's a proper arrangement, befitting an "In a Vase on Monday" post.
It's on the stainless work table in a corner of the kitchen.
Under more of Andrew's artwork.
"weed devil blooming"
Aren't those flowers just magical?
This "stripped" seedpod is a new addition, but will stick around with the others, once the wilted flowers are tossed.
I'm thrilled their papery goodness has held up so well.
The orange gift vase was the perfect container for this arrangement.
As always visit Rambling in the Garden where Cathy hosts a weekly round-up of gardeny vases, created by other bloggers.
I'll be sitting here enjoying a cup of coffee and admiring those fantastical blooms...
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