by petal & pins
This beautiful porcelain vase was a gift from a friend and it’s sensuous form is deceptively simple.
There is the finest line of handpainted gold around the top of the neck and when not showing off a flower is far more objet d’art than just simply an empty vase.
The peony with its hint of pink and ruffled petals is dreamy and romantic just like the Solstiss lace for haute couture Gaultier Paris from fall-winter 2005 -2006 featured in the book Solstiss: The seduction of lace by Ann Kraatz.
I don’t often bring these peonies inside because they are highly attractive to ants for some reason and indeed this morning I had to give this one a good shake to avoid bringing any inside.
But they won’t be flowering for long with the warm weather we’re getting and seemed the perfect pairing with this vase to share for Cathy’s In a Vase on Monday.
A single beautiful bloom says it all. ❤
Beautiful. 🙂 I love bringing peonies indoors (despite the ants!) as it inevitably rains on them or there is a heatwave that spoils them. Enjoy yours while they last!
Thanks Cathy, the ants leave the tree peonies alone and the other colours – go figure!
How intriguing – is the vase slightly asymetrical in shape, or is it an illusion because of the amazing print? What a brilliant bloom that is, and how brilliantly your prop works with it 😀 Good to have you back with us
Thank you Cathy, yes the vase is asymmetrical and on one side is a slight vertical dimple running down the narrow part of the neck. My friend bought it in Cambodia or Vietnam – it has a very organic form I think from some angles it’s very female body in form and other times I look at it and it reminds me of garlic bulbs!
Lovely, you’ve reminded us that only one perfect bloom is enough for a very pleasing vase.
Thank you and it reminded me that if busy you don’t need to gather a whole bunch
That’s a beautiful vase and the peony is stunning – mine are over so quickly in soggy Manchester. love bec xx