After a week of killing frost, followed by torrential rains, it’s time to dip into my stash of dried stuff. That means I can use the carved wooden vase without hunting for some sort of liner to hold water (the good news). Gloomy days make finding adequate light elusive (the bad).
Not that that is necessarily such a bad thing. I love the moody tones of the Hydrangeas and Allium.
Since these are colors I gravitate to, it wasn’t hard to find a cloth to complete the picture. Find many more vases by visiting Cathy (Rambling in the Garden). Any Monday, she’ll be there with a vase of her own and links to a growing number of others.
I like these tones, too. Nicely done! The vase — its colors, form, and size — are perfect accompaniment, too, as is the fabric. 🙂
Thanks, Beth. I’m reading Patti Smith’s M Train and this fits the mood perfectly.
I think I like the Hydrangeas better when they are dried than when they are fresh.
Me too and I can never seem to get the fresh ones to last long in a vase.
The wooden vase is perfect for these, rickii, and rather than being sombre they seem to reflect a rich and fulfilled life
I hope that’s what they reflect, along with the wrinkles, warts and wens that come with the territory.
Gorgeous dried hydrangea color…love the muted gray blue and the wooden vase. I should have picked more dry material in October to use now…some is gone with the wind, but I hope to nip out and grab more before the snow finally flies here.
One of my best bouquets was made with Hydrangeas that had been left out long enough to have become the skeletal remains of the blossoms.
I enjoy dried flowers as I’m not so good at refilling water-filled vases. You sing the blues beautifully!
I’ve read that the water should be refreshed daily but I’m not up for that. Once they’re plonked, they’re on their own and usually good for at least a week, when it’s time to come up with something new anyway.
Such lovely colors!
We’re in sync with that.
my sister likes Bougainvillea – and is drying the ones I gave her when she visited.
Your mellow harmony looks good enough to eat – wild berry coulis?
I bet Bougainvillea dries beautifully…it is already rather papery. That’s a thought for those of us who love but can’t grow it.
Yes, that is somber. Nice change of pace!
I’m reading Patti Smith’s new book, M Train, so somber mitigated with a bit of humor is what I am looking for today.