In a Vase on Monday: A Peace Offering

Only a few sprigs of this and that were peeking out of the snow this morning, but I do love joining Cathy at Rambling in the Garden with a vase each week, so they made it into a little red tealight holder that a friend gave me at the weekend.

And then a few cookies were added as a peace offering, since the ingredients of the vase are far from wonderful!

Or perhaps you’d prefer a homemade mince pie?

The rosemary went into our pasta and tomato sauce for dinner, and the mint smells lovely if I touch it. πŸ™‚ So bringing a little of the frozen garden indoors does have its benefits!

Other snippets that made it into the container were golden Euonymus, yellowy-green Vinca, Pennisetum, some Erica, the very last Scabiosa and a shy Hellebore flower that insisted on turning away every time I pointed the camera at it!

(The artistic photo bottom right is courtesy of my Man of Many Talents, and a torch! πŸ˜‰ Β )

If you have had snow, do take care. It is slippery out there. And if you live in warmer climes, please send me some December sunshine!

45 thoughts on “In a Vase on Monday: A Peace Offering

  1. Very pretty presentation Cathy! Your homemade baked goods are tempting. Hope you get some sunshine soon. It’s a bright, blue-sky day here after a weekend of wintry precipitation.

    • We had a sunny day last week, and it was so lovely to see the sun shining on the snow! It also came out briefly on Saturday… it rarely makes much of an appearance in winter so I make the most of every minute of it! πŸ˜‰

  2. Cathy your vase is beautiful. And your baked puff pastry too. With what I like the smell of mint and rosemary. The variegated vinca I like it, although I get over in the garden. The Hellebore is wonderful. The fantastic presentation. Happy Advent Greetings from Margarita.

  3. How lovely to be able to pick these beauties despite the frost. They are perfect for a christmasy feel. And Christmas cookies and mince pies too. You have been busy.

  4. Yes, home made mince pie please! At least being stuck inside with the snow outside we can catch up on our Christmas baking and other seasonal activities. Your little red glass of bits and pieces worked well together. The scabious and variegated vinca in particular are a great combination

    • Precisely! I spent a very cold Sunday the week before baking cookies and the house smelt of warm vanilla for ages! Then the mince pies were made on Monday – fresh out the oven for the photo. There isn’t anything I can do outdoors now, not having a greenhouse, so baking (and eating!) are taking priority. πŸ˜‰

  5. This is a fabulous vase for this time of year. Those cookies make me want to bake some too. Like you I am ready to see what some of those people enjoying spring have to offer today. Happy IAVOM.

  6. Yum! I could use a few Christmas cookies right now. (It’s lunch time here.) The Hellebore flower is lovely. As to warmer weather, we have plenty but I don’t imagine you would want it as it unfortunately comes with nasty fires.

    • Yes, at least our air is good and there is cetainly no danger of fire here… it is snowing again! I don’t mind the cold, but I hate the grey skies that prevail in winter here. We did have some lovely sunshine again today though, so I shouldn’t complain!

  7. You found a way to showcase your small offerings in a way that makes them very special! I love the added baked goods. Who can resist? I hope you’ll still be able to find some snippets of green for the many weeks of winter, and that the cold only adds a seasonal charm as we approach Christmas. πŸ™‚

    • Hi Debra. I have started collecting some twigs and things for next week’s vase as we are getting more snow, and it is practically impossible once the snow settles. Many of my grasses have been flattened a couple of times but so far have stood back up again after a good shake! LOL!

  8. Your snippets are wonderful, and I do love your little tealight! The hellebore makes it all doubly special somehow. And I will happily trade some extra sunlight for some cookies! πŸ˜‰ Though I am really looking forward to longer days once we are fairly past the solstice!

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