Monday, 16 November 2015

In A Vase On Monday - Red Flames

Afternoon Everyone,

Monday again, the day that Cathy from Rambling In The Garden challenges us to join in with her by making up a vase with something lovely from our garden. I wasn't able to join her last week - Storm Abigail was doing her worst and wreaking havoc in the garden - and things are only a little better today. However, I braved the wind to discover what has been spared. Much to my surprise there are still a lot of rosebuds, no full blooms though.
Just two simple ingredients made it into my little white Caithness glass vase. The bud is from the lovely rose, Simply the Best ... the red bud will open to a wonderful orange/peach bloom.  I teamed it with the pretty crimson red berries of Hypericum Magical Red Flame - picked from a pot that is placed close to the kitchen door ... something to gladden the heart when it is much too cold to linger too long in the garden. 

Having just got over the trail of destruction left by Abigail, I'm told Storm Barney is on his way. I fear my poor garden is in for another blasting! 

Hope the weather is being kinder to you wherever you are.


  1. Oh that's pretty, Elizabeth - the hypericum berries pick up the colour of the rose beautifully. Hope some of your buds open for you on due course although I suppose it is increasingly less likely as the weeks go on...

  2. The rose is beautiful, Elizabeth, and you've accessorized it with just the right materials.

  3. Elizabeth your berries and bud are beautiful mixed in the glass almost.

  4. The beautiful red rose bud and red berries are so festive with the red tablecloth and lovely white Caithness vase. I looked the vases up on ebay and shipping from the UK is pretty steep, so I guess I will just have to enjoy looking at photos of the vases, Elizabeth, I love the swirled glass.

  5. As always Elizabeth, your Monday vase looks so beautiful :o)
    Jackie xx

  6. It may be simple but it is lovely Elizabeth. Enjoy the roses while you can; buds are almost always more beautiful that this roses at this time of year.

  7. So beautiful and how nice to see this colour at this time of the year still in full bloom! xx

  8. Wonderful suprised you have any flowers after the awful winds and rain its a beautiful vase of flowers love and hugs Carole x


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