Three’s company when the guest list has been decimated by the illness that has been galloping through Portland.
The mercury glass vases are meant to hold votives, but they make nice little containers for spring ephemerals to grace a luncheon table.
A nest of moss holds an assortment of chocolate eggs.
Moss, we have aplenty.
In general, we encourage the moss, but that garbage bin of it was gathered from the few places where it is unwelcome. It comes in handy for many things, like holding in place the lily in its cachepot, then disguising the top of the plastic pot.
Easter themes will find their way into many vases this Monday, starting with Cathy (Rambling in the Garden), who hosts this ever-popular meme on a weekly basis.
Oh that is too bad about the illness…but what a lovely bunch of flowers throughout! Just the moss sings spring! It is greening up here now.
Don’t know if it’s living out of town or the protection of flu shots, but we have escaped so far (fingers crossed). It’s hard on gardeners to be sick in the spring.
Such a pretty table setting Ricki! The little containers of flowers are lovely. Would love to have some of your moss–can’t seem to get it take hold here much.
I’m always seeing moss-out products and wondering “what the…?” I don’t know how it would transport, but would be happy to send you some.
Maybe a ‘Kokedama’ with all that moss ? I’ve been thinking about trying , but haven’t gathered enough moss yet.
Well now you know where to come for moss…maybe coordinated with a Joy Creek visit? I’ll make pie.
I’m sorry to hear your guest list was unavoidably trimmed by illness. Your little vases are very pretty. What’s the orange flower I see in one of them?
I should have identified the flowers in the vases. The orange is an Epimedium warleyense and each vase has a different Epimedium, one pink: E young ‘Roseum’ and one NOID yellow.
Wow, love the vases, love the moss and eggs, and REALLY love your glasses, those are simple perfection! Hope you continue to avoid the plague, it really sucks.
I thought of you, when Din and Gilbert called in sick, and appreciated not being exposed (one advantage to living outside the mainstream). I only have three of those perfect little green glass glasses, so a threesome allowed me to trot them out. Oddly, I seem to have threes of some of my favorite glassware.
I’m sorry your Easter celebrants were laid low, and so unable to enjoy your pretty arrangements. Moss we have aplenty, too, so I can’t take any off your hands!
Believe it or not, I will probably find ways to put all of that moss to use…although happy to share, if anyone wants some.
We’re lucky to live in moss land. Some people have to buy the stuff – can you imagine? Your tablescape is a delightful celebration of Easter. Sorry some of your guests had the crud.
Oh! that’s too bad about your guests, I hope you didn’t have too much wasted food. The spring vases are charming and those chocolate eggs look very tempting.
I was lazy this year and failed to dye eggs. The chocolate ones are a good substitute, though more decadent.
What pretty little displays, showing one again how much pleasure there is to be gained from something very simple. Hope you continue to avoid the lurgy – and that you didn’t all have to eat for two at your luncheon!
Hah! “Lurgy” is a new word to me, but describes the creeping crud perfectly. We have yummy leftovers to last the week.
Very nice. You’ve convinced me I need to participate more often in the VOM meme. I love to see the results, but I often fall short or the timing doesn’t work out. Your vases are always lovely. 🙂
Thanks, Beth…you really should do the vase thing. Some are elaborate but others are pretty simple and having flowers in the house gets to be a delightful habit.
Beautiful moss! And a beautiful table-scape–I hope the three who attended had a really good time.
And I thought I had a lot of moss in my garden – seems you have a bit more! I love the table decorations – so springlike, and springy too with all that moss around… 😉
The moss is slowly edging out the grass…Yay!
Nice leftovers. Didn’t know Muscari could look so good in a vase.
It doesn’t last long but the shape is nice in a vase.
A wonderful luncheon, I’m sure. You never cease to amaze me with what you do with all your treasures – moss included!
You say such nice things…I will try my best to live up to them.