I am simply in the spirit! I thought for sure I would have to skip my “In a Vase on Monday” post as I hadn’t prepared anything this weekend. To top it off, when I arrived home tonight it was pouring rain and pitch dark! But I had an idea in my head so I really wanted to follow through with it.
What a difference using the flash makes on colouring. I have to say I really prefer these pictures with no flash.
The roses are in an oasis in a red glass dessert bowl. My mother gave me a set of large and small glasses and dessert bowls all in a beautiful deep red, perhaps more of a burgundy colour. Why the glasses match the dessert bowls is a bit of a mystery, but they do look pretty together!
You can still see some raindrops on the flowers! It was *really* raining when I cut them!
I was definitely in the mindset of Christmas with my white tree candle and red bowls. I had to transform these pretty pinks into holiday spirit!
The climbing roses are amazing and still have quite a few clusters of buds. I tried to cut the ones that were nearing the end, as it is so nice to see them outside when most everything else is “finished”.
Oh my goodness I am so glad I went outside and got drenched! The arrangement is only 7 inches tall and about 7 inches wide and just adorable (so says the very humble arranger, ahem.).
You can join Cathy at Rambling in the Garden for this very fun meme “In a Vase on Monday” (http://ramblinginthegarden.wordpress.com/2014/12/01/in-a-vase-on-monday-wintersweet/ ) as a challenge to find plant material in your garden at all months of the year!
I hope you are also ‘in the spirit’!
Dana you are also very gifted at arranging …this is a beautiful arrangement…and you still have roses…wow! I love the different shots with and without the flash and by candlelight…you have given me many ideas!
Hi Donna! I love that I’ve given you some ideas! Isn’t that fun? I was part of the Spade & Trowel Garden Club in Manlius, NY and I loved getting ideas from the other ladies (all of whom were incredibly more talented than me)! Thanks for visiting 🙂
Very pretty and somehow wintery. I also prefer the photos without flash. 🙂
Hi Andrea, Thank you! I was trying to go for that wintry look 🙂
Hi Dana, your Roses are so beautiful and very festive and the candlelight sets it all off perfectly.
Hi Julie, Thank you so much for your compliments! 🙂
Just gorgeous, well worth your getting wet, I’d say! The soft, no-flash lighting is my favorite, too.
Hi Kimberley, thank you! Yes, I will have to work more without the flash on in-door shots.
And such a lot of roses too – so lovely to bring them inside to appreciate them to the last, definitely worth getting wet for. And experimenting with the different light effects was such a good idea – all intriguingly different so I didn’t have a favourite! Thanks for sharing, Dana
I am certainly getting into the spirit after seeing your photos! Really lovely Dana! And I liked both with and without flash – what a difference though! Have a lovely start to December! 🙂
Ack! I feel so bad that I didn’t have time to do a vase this past Monday (I had a 35-page paper due). Yours is lovely. I am a sucker for red glass – I have red everyday glassware and “special” red wine glasses for the holidays. And that candle is awesome!
Hi Karen, A 35 page paper? Good for you! I hope you got it done and were happy with it! I bet your table looks stunning with all of those red glasses. That makes me want to go and set mine all red now, too! (we rarely use the red glasses – I’ll have to try and change that!) 🙂