In a Vase on Monday – Indecision


This week was a real struggle so I almost didn’t bother to write this post but in life we have to go with the rough as well as the smooth so here’s this week’s vase.

I wanted to do something with my witch hazel but the flowers are only just opening and they are so tiny.  I also thought about snowdrops as I have quite a number now but that was last week’s theme so I think I should let at least one week pass with no snowdrops.  Instead I found a hellebore which was full of blooms opening and lots of buds to follow  so I decided to take three stems for the post.

What to put with them was the next struggle and I thought some woodlandy foliage would work well, so I  used some epimedium foliage and fern fronds to give a background and I took photos …


…and then I thought No I really don’t like that its too fussy and not me at all.  So I ditched the foliage and the pink pashmina – too much pink and went for one of the random bottles I have in my cupboard.  As background I have gone for the grey velvety pashmina as I thought it was an interesting contrast to the second hand everyday bottle.

Anyway, there you go two for one – choose which you prefer!

For more Monday Vases pop over to Cathy’s.


8 Comments Add yours

  1. I like the simplicity of the hellebore alone.

    1. Helen Johnstone says:

      Me too, I think this is more my style than lots of mixture in a vase

    2. You inspired me to give the IAVOM meme a go! Linked to your blog – thought I had let you know yesterday, but realized it escaped me to notify you. Just fyi.

  2. Yvonne Ryan says:

    Less is More!!

  3. Cathy says:

    I have dithered over snowdrops and witch hazels recently too, but am still a few weeks off bing able to put a hellebore in a vase! What a pretty variety this is – does it still have a label..?! 😉 I too like the simplicity of it on its own, although it probably wouldn’t have hurt to have had an odd epimedium leaf or fern frond for company. Thanks for sharing – and well done for a month of Monday vases!

  4. I’m glad I’m not the only one who has to deliberate about what to post! Love the second photo 😍

  5. The grey makes a great background, I think. The pink is a little more conventional, and makes the flowers less of a focus.

    1. Helen Johnstone says:

      Hi Rachel
      And who would want to be conventional!!

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