This is what is in a vase on Monday chez Dorris. But it’s Tuesday I hear you cry, well yes, I am aware of that, but when you read on you will see why I have chosen to publish this late.
I read of a charming idea to share a picture of what is in a vase on a Monday on blogs by Chloris, Cathy and Annette. Chloris started on this theme last week and I thought it was a lovely idea and took up her suggestion to take part. So here is my effort for this week.
Then when I looked into sharing the link I realised that the flowers should be something from my garden or that I have grown. Well Reader I have a confession to make, I admit that I did not grow these Paperwhites rather I purchased them from the market and put them in this old medicine bottle which my lovely sister gave me, with some painted twigs that I had kept from an earlier arrangement.
This bottle has a lid which still contains weird, medicinal powder, I find this a little bit creepy but I do like the clear crisp black lettering on the white background. I looked up the strange words, Rhei Radic Pulv. and understand that it is a rhubarb based medicine used to purge the system. I have read that it is bitter in flavour, and acts on the spleen, stomach, large intestine, heart and liver channels. Well I do not propose to try this out, but thanks Carrie, it makes an interesting vase.
Next Monday I will make sure I do a proper effort of ‘in a vase’. To see real examples take a look at:
Oh Dorris (and sorry about single R previously) – please don’t beat yourself up about your bought flowers as it’s lovely to have you joining in for the first time. It doesn’t even need to be flowers though, or a vase – thinking out of the box makes it even more of a challenge. How about rhubarb leaves in your Rhei Radic Pulv. bottle another time?! Look forward to seeing you again 🙂
Hi Cathy, I’m happy to be involved in such a great idea. It is so easy to leave lovely flowers and leaves in the garden or hedgerow, and yet at this time of year we hardly are outside enough to enjoy their beauty. This will make me actively seek out the pretties to bring indoors to be admired at close quarters. Rhubarb leaves in the bottle is a great plan. Cheers. D
Glad you are rising to the challenge!
I love you arrangement, it looks very dramatic and rather sinister in what looks a bit like a poison bottle. Ok, it’s rhubarb, but that’s an emetic isn’t it? Anyway your arrangement is lovely and very original.
The meme is not mine, I just join in now and again. It was started by Cathy at Rambling in the garden. Great that you are joining in too.
Thanks for the compliment Chloris. It is a great bottle and yes I would imagine it does make you sick if you take the powder mixed with water. I will give that a miss.
I will however join in with the meme, i really like the idea. D
carrie H said:
Ah…thanks Sis…forgot about that vase. Well clearly my body was drawn to it for reasons explained, ha ha!!!
Huge hug and love Cxxx
Drawn to it, you are funny. It looks good as a vase though. D
Home-grown or store-bought, your arrangement is lovely. I really like your choice of vase and the story that goes along with it.
Hi Kevin and welcome. It is lovely to hear that other people like the vase and that you enjoyed the tale behind it. Thanks. D
You’re too humble! This looks lovely and what an unusual, pretty vase! Thanks for sharing and for the mention. I look forward to more posts 🙂
Hi Annette and welcome. Thanks for the kind words and yes I look forward to doing another, properly next time. D
Well you were honest and admitted to buying the Paper Whites which you might well have grown.
Hi Christina, welcome, I have just taken a look at your blog and was blown away by the magnificence of the garden, I will be looking again! I was always taught that Honesty is always the best policy. D
I agree with that wholeheartedly.