Sunday, June 10, 2012

The Thrill of What You Already Have - June

I had difficulties, for the first time, in finding a version of the vintage Saint Andrews poster online - the only ones I found (see in my sidebar) lacked the vibrant peacock blues and oranges of the poster in my calendar. So here are some of those colours, reproduced in a plate previously on the kitchen wall, and in honeysuckle, rose and Californian poppy petals from our garden:

And here's the full arrangement, with a glimpse of the calendar inspiration in the background!
The 'vase' is something I already have which, frankly, has never thrilled me. It's a lovely big water jug from BHS, which I thought would be just the thing last year for meals in the garden - it holds lots of water, which we need in the heat, but is light enough for the boys to pick up and pour, because it's plastic. Minor drawback - the handle fell off when I washed it in hot water! I suppose the price was too good to be true... But now I suppose I have a really handy vase...


Nancy McCarroll - Arts, Crafts and Favorites said...

A very handy vase, indeed!

Pom Pom said...

Hi Floss! I do love the bright blues. While dining in Vail last night we were served water from a glass milk bottle and then when we returned to the hotel the staff brought water in tall bottle like yours. So fancy! I shall be on the lookout for thick old bottles this summer now.

June said...

It was always meant to be a vase! The flowers display wonderfully!

June said...

Dear Floss, Yes it is perfectly OK to show my post to your French students! I will be doing another post in a few days with Olympic scarecrows and they're rather good too! So do drop by and have a look!

Jane and Chris said...

I love the petals strewn around the vase. Tres chic!
Jane x

Alex said...

I spot a little peacock blue highlight on one of the forward leaves! Very clever ...don't tell me it was serendipity, not now!:D
Hope you're all good, Floss.
Blessings to you,
xxx H/A