I am simply in the spirit! I thought for sure I would have to skip my “In a Vase on Monday” post as I hadn’t prepared anything this weekend. To top it off, when I arrived home tonight it was pouring rain and pitch dark! But I had an idea in my head so I really wanted to follow through with it.
What a difference using the flash makes on colouring. I have to say I really prefer these pictures with no flash.
The roses are in an oasis in a red glass dessert bowl. My mother gave me a set of large and small glasses and dessert bowls all in a beautiful deep red, perhaps more of a burgundy colour. Why the glasses match the dessert bowls is a bit of a mystery, but they do look pretty together!
You can still see some raindrops on the flowers! It was *really* raining when I cut them!
I was definitely in the mindset of Christmas with my white tree candle and red bowls. I had to transform these pretty pinks into holiday spirit!
The climbing roses are amazing and still have quite a few clusters of buds. I tried to cut the ones that were nearing the end, as it is so nice to see them outside when most everything else is “finished”.
Oh my goodness I am so glad I went outside and got drenched! The arrangement is only 7 inches tall and about 7 inches wide and just adorable (so says the very humble arranger, ahem.).
You can join Cathy at Rambling in the Garden for this very fun meme “In a Vase on Monday” (http://ramblinginthegarden.wordpress.com/2014/12/01/in-a-vase-on-monday-wintersweet/ ) as a challenge to find plant material in your garden at all months of the year!
I hope you are also ‘in the spirit’!