by petal & pins
I’m joining in for Cathy’s weekly challenge of ‘In a Vase on Monday’ today.
Since this morning was an unseasonal wintery temperature and raining, I have cheated a little by using the vase arrangements I did last Wednesday.
The time had come to trim some of the low hanging banksia rose as you needed to duck to get down the garden path it so beautifully arches over. Mr Petal & Pins trimmed sparingly and I gathered some of it for vases.
I added some peace roses to one arrangement and some elderberry bush and three flowers and leaves from a lily that perhaps someone can identify for me.
Last year I created several dresses with the banksia rose, one of which now features in my Red Carpet Collection of cards.
I was also delighted earlier this year to be commissioned to create one of my Garden Fairy’s dresses as a life size one in a wallpaper panel and it was this dress the client and I chose.
It was a lovely project to take on and I was very excited to see it in place – hopefully it will lead to more commissions – enquiries most welcome!
What a beautiful set of vases….stunning and they go together perfectly….and the wallpaper panel is just gorgeous.
Thank you Donna!
Completely delightful! What a sweet little yellow rose, The lilies look like arum lilies, other names: cuckoo pint, lords and ladies. If they are like the ones that grow in my garden they absolutely stink! and have poisonous red berries after the extraordinary flower.
I do so love your fairy dresses and look forward to seeing more.
Thank you! I think you have identified it I don’t get many flowers and I have seen the berries.
Deliciously wonderful arrangements! And so glad to see your commission in place – it’s lovely!
Thank you Eliza. It is in a Women’s Medical Imaging practise and some of my Garden Fairy shoes are lined up on another wall!
A perfect place for many people to admire it. I hope it brings you more!
The wallpaper panel is exquisite.
Thank you Claudette
Lovely arrangements Sandra. I’ve always thought it would be nice to have a banksia rose. Congratulations on your wonderful commission.
Lovely vases and flowers as well as the Fairy Dress. The green Elder flowers are a beautiful colour. I was just wondering about planting a Banksia Rose yesterday.
Thanks Cath, banksia roses are beautiful but make sure you have something sturdy to support them as they are very vigorous growers!
The banksia rose looks stunning in a vase, with or without any other embellishments – but your commision! Wow! You must be so chuffed to have your creative talent recognised in this way and in a public place too. Well done Sandra!
Thank you Cathy yes I was very chuffed!