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Wednesday, 2 May 2012

My Once A Year Vase

The Forget-Me-Nots are blooming and they are my favourite flower!  You can take that with a grain of salt as I'll tell you Lily Of The Valley are, when they bloom, and go into raptures over my Peonies in June.  Today, I am in love with Forget-Me-Nots.

I did like them well enough to embroider 600 of them on my wedding dress in 1970.  As a talisman, I must warn you, they only work for 26 years.  After that, it seems, the spell is broken and he's free to go.

Luckily, I kept custody of my once a year vase!  It's an unassuming little thing and not really my style. ~


It languishes at the back of a shelf until the Forget-Me-Nots bloom and I rush outside to snip a handful.  Then, nothing will suit me for a container but this vase. ~


You'll notice I never trouble myself to arrange my florals.  The flowers land where they will and I tell myself it looks more natural that way.  It's so much nicer than saying I'm lazy.

The vase's days of glory will be short lived and spent outside when I am away from home.  My little cat Maeve cannot stop herself from pulling the flowers out of the vase and it's best for all concerned that there not be any unsupervised visitation!

Have a day of enjoying something special!