Monday, April 17, 2017

In a Vase on Monday, Kitchen Brights

Just a pair of small arrangements this week, for Cathy's "In a Vase" meme...

They're on a shelf in the kitchen.

Under the orange candy wall pocket (there is a candy shaped just like that, but I can't think of it's name) with the Tillandsia.

And next to the Orla Kiely canister.

This is the last of my Leucadendron 'Jester', it didn't like our winter, even though I tried to baby it. That's a χ Fatshedera lizei ‘Annemieke’ leaf tucked in behind it. Wish I would have spotted the Fir needle curled in there and removed it, before taking the picture. Oh well, keeping it real.

The Muscari were gathered from my hellstrip (a volunteer I pick every year, and it reliably returns the next) and next to our driveway, technically the neighbor's property but I doubt they even know it's there.

You've seen the Tillandsia hauling wheelbarrow man before...

Weather Diary, April 16: Hi 63, Low 41/ Precip .02"

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24 comments:

  1. Simple and colorful! I love it. I wish I could do simple. Unfortunately, my kitchen decor is as cluttered and dirty as my mind.

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    1. But you have a way with words!

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  2. Your photos brought a big smile here! Love the orange circle with the little green sprouting out! Happy Spring : )

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  3. Another perfect vignette, Loree. I love the wheelbarrow man. Sorry to hear 'Jester' didn't make it through the winter challenge - that Leucadendron can be a bit persnickety even here.

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    1. I knew it was likely a one season wonder when I bought it, and it cave me lots of joy. No regrets!

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  4. I had the same experience with Jester after falling hard for it during the SF fling. Remind me again why we don't live in sunny California. Grape hyacinths are such sweet little things & their inky blue color is a nice grounding of all of the bright spring colors. They're perfect in your orange vase!

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    1. Because our livelihood (aka the things that pay the bills) are right here in the PNW?

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  5. Simple but still such a success! Have I mentioned before that I have the plastic 50s/60s version of the wheelbarrow man? Must check out my 'miniature garden' bits and bobs again for potentila props, as I have only used them once before

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    1. Yes, I remember your sharing some of your others from that collection. Hope to see them again soon!

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  6. I don't feel so bad now for the passing-on of L. 'Pisa', which I think rotted in my soggy soil this winter. Necco Wafers ?

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    1. Those Leucadendrons certainly are a difficult bunch! (and the candy is Sprees, John got it!)

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  7. I don't remember the wheelbarrow man but I love him. Interesting how different things look in the shots where the scale of the wall and shelf etc shows. The grape hyacinths really show off in that vase but they don't seem like your usual flower or color. Or is that just my imagination?

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    1. Not at all my usual, but I do love them. Plus...they were free! The wheelbarrow man was part of an anniversary card diorama that Andrew put together one year.

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  8. john in cranstonApril 17, 2017

    The candy? Sprees?

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    1. YES!!! Thank you do much! I've seriously been trying to think of that name for years...

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  9. i just had to start a new pinterest folder because of this arrangement. it is likely that most of the photos will be from your blog.

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    1. Ah, you say the kindest things!

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    2. john in cranstonApril 19, 2017

      Very welcome. I have special knowledge for these kinds of things...
      :-)

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  10. Tiny but perfect display. I love little vases tucked here and there. I think I'm the only one who notices them but they give me joy.

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    1. And that's the best part right? Me too.

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  11. Small is definitely beautiful here, and the splashes of orange work perfectly with the blues and greens. That orange wall pocket is a great deal like an orange Strepsil crossed with a Werther's Original...

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  12. I'm very partial to the small vases featuring a single flower type. You take on any style and make it your own.

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  13. I can imagine it brings you a lot of joy in a corner of the kitchen. Made me smile a lot looking at the photographs! The muscari is just perfect in that orange vase.

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