Monday is the day we share our vases with Cathy at Rambling in the Garden. As I mentioned last week; I was hoping there would be plenty of flowers as I needed to have several vases for a couple of parties I was hosting yesterday and last Thursday.
Thursday was Apericena (that is a euphemism for about a bottle of Prosecco or three and serve varying amounts of food. It is in reality a ‘dinner’ but made up of salads, nibbles and NOT the usual antipasto, primo, secondo and sweet! Yesterday was a lunch party for a group of good friends; for that I served a Persia feast for many Mezze and a main course plus of course a couple of desserts.
Five minutes before my guests arrived for lunch, I threw together a very low vase for the table; my husband hates flowers on the table that stop you seeing the people on the opposite side of the table so he often removes vases to to side table when we all sit down – this was allowed to stay! The colours are not my usual mix, and are a bit of a clash but the individual flowers are lovely.
These all white flowers with blue perovskia acting as foliage was on the table where I served aperitivi on Sunday; sadly, very sadly while we were eating lunch a strong gust of wind knocked the vase onto the terrace where it broke. This was one of my favourite vases; actually made of rather nice crystal rather than the large array of Ikea vases that wouldn’t have mattered, this will be more difficult to replace.
The photographs were taken on Saturday evening when I put the vase together in the flower room.
Do visit Cathy to see her vase and many others from around the globe.