Several clumps of Tete-A-Tete daffodils surround the cherry trees out front. I could steal a few from each cluster without diminishing the outdoor display. Wishing that those clumps of forget-me-nots would bloom at the same time is futile…
so, to get that hit of blue to set off the bright yellow, I dug out this little blue and white pitcher. A few stems of privet, with its shiny, deep green leaves, hold the narcissi stems in place and a single raceme of Pieris flowers introduce another element to the mix. The runner from IKEA, with its different degrees of transparency, serves as a background that echoes the little white urn-shaped flowers.
Wanting more blue, my eyes alit on a couple of bottles on a shelf. The tall one got a second sprig of Pieris (I think this one is ‘Winter Fire’) and a single daffy, still in bud.
The second, smaller bottle was already home to a feather that echoes the colors of the background.
Go to Rambling in the Garden, where Cathy spins a tale with her Monday In A Vase entry and hosts anyone who would like to join in.
I just adore daffodils in blue vases. Sometimes I find props a little twee but not so these lovely additions. The gorgeous strong blue of the glass vases really helps the daffodils zing!
Christina~”Twee”: overly precious? I have a vague sense of what it means, but would like to hear your definition. Is it anything like “kitsch”?
One can never have enough blue. It really sets off the deep yellow of the Tete-A-Tetes.
Susie~There are times when only blue will do.
I always like the blue and yellow combination in spring – and pairing the blue bottles with the jug really adds to this pleasing combination. Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts and your vase today rickii
Cathy~The thanks all go to YOU for setting up this fun challenge.
Gorgeous as always! Blue and yellow is a great combination and I like how you compensated for those silly forget me nots that don’t want to bloom for a month or two.
Peter~I’m not too annoyed by the forget-me-nots, because they will take over and hide all that dying foliage…and they got me thinking “blue”.
The pitcher is the perfect foil for the pretty little daffodils. I can understand your reluctance to cut them – they look great in your garden too. It would be nice if flowers would cooperate and bloom along with the plan in your head, though, wouldn’t it?
Kris~Those people who present at the big shows manage it, but I’ll take serendipity every time.
Ricki I am so looking forward to bases filled with daffs and I love the pitcher you chose to display them….really perfect. And the additional blue bottles add even more color.
Donna~Always nice to get a glimpse of things to come, isn’t it?
I think that’s by far the most Swedish combo I’ve ever seen you come up with. Heck – you even put IKEA in there – how could I possibly NOT love it?
Anna~An unconscious bow to your heritage.
Blue for the sky and yellow for the sunshine… Hope that’s how your week is anyway! Lovely to see daffs up and flowering already.
Cathy~Thanks…seems to be working out that way so far.
What a lovely collection of elements! I especially enjoyed the addition of the Pieris racemes. They add dimension and interest to the entire grouping!
Beth~I guess afterthoughts should never be ignored.
Perfect colour scheme for this time of the year Ricki. I love the 3 vases as a whole, each one filled with something different and yet making a perfect trio.
Angie~I always knew I was keeping all this stuff around for a reason.
I like those tete-a-tete daffs – so dainty and they pop up so early.
Jason~They really get the whole spring thing rolling.
I love blue and yellow together, the strong blue of the glass here is very striking, a lovely grouping
QB~Thanks for the kind words and the visit. Off to check you out.
Very cheerful! 🙂
TS~The opposite of blue, right?