An Autumn Weekend
by petal & pins
Cathy from Rambling In The Garden started ‘In a vase on Monday’ as a weekly ritual of bringing something from the garden inside no matter what the season and invites readers to do the same.
I have been enjoying seeing hers and Julie from Peonies & Posies gorgeous floral creations – both being northern hemisphere gardeners I’m delighting in their Spring finds just as I head into Autumn and Winter.
A week or two ago theirs and many other blogs I look at were filled with the exuberance and colour of the beginning of Spring and the excitement of days outside that will bring. At the same time we suddenly had a drop in temperature and rainy grey days so there was no mistaking Autumn had well and truly begun.
On Saturday we took advantage of a fine weather day for a drive to Oatlands, taking Agnes for a walk around the lake and looking at some of the antique stores where I bought a length of vintage ribbon.
Sunday friends came for afternoon tea. Going into the garden to gather some flowers for a vase I thought I would be scrounging to find much to pick but I was pleased with the arrangement – adding some autumnal hued sprigs of Dogwood and some dried Honesty seemed to pull it all together.
Perhaps the vintage ribbon inspired my gathering, certainly the colours are complementary – so I thought I’d share a picture of them for ‘In a vase on Monday’.
Beautiful! As always xx
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Thanks Marg x
Oh Sandra – that is delightful! Those of us who started posting our vase in November thought we would have difficulties finding appropriate things to fill them over winter but this turned out not to be the case and just made the challenge more enjoyable, encouraging us to look at our gardens in a different way. You have managed match up the colours in your ribbon perfectly and you must be thrilled (but quietly so!) with the result. Thanks you so much for joining in – it will indeed be good to have the contrast of southern hemisphere posts. Your link was in a comment on last Monday’s vase so would you like to add it to today’s as well, just to make sure other people find it? See you next week…?
Thanks Cathy, I’ll post it again on ‘your today’s post ( which of course is my Tuesday in a bit over an hour!)
You were up late writing this then! I wonder what the best way of doing this is in future? Posting yours as normal but not including the link till after mine is up on ‘our’ Monday? What do you think?
That is such a sofisticated combination and just right for afternoon tea.
Thank You Christina
So romantic, beautiful! It’s lovely to see your pink roses – I especially like the small one…reminds me of Guirlande rose 🙂
Thanks Annette! The small pink ones are Cecile Brunner – this post shows what I usually do with them.
Thank you Sandra for mentioning my blog in your post and I am very happy that you have been enjoying our winter and early spring vases. Now, as we go into summer, hopefully we will be able to enjoy your winter finds. I know so little about Tasmania and its plant life – it will be really interesting to follow your seasons. Your vase is beautiful today (or yesterday?) – it fits well with with our spring offerings!
Hi Julie, I must confess my garden doesn’t contain many native plants. I did however tuck some gum nuts into the base of this arrangement that I collected on a walk. I’ll try to find some native flowers to arrange one Monday.
Sandra, the ribbon as inspiration or as the final touch–either way you’ve created a lovely arrangement. I love the subtle variety of colors.
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