Each Monday Cathy at Rambling In The Garden invites us to share a vase of materials gathered from our gardens.
I purchased a beautiful potted calla lily a couple of weeks ago enticed by its deep claret flowers, knowing some portion of it might end up in a Monday vase. These alluring waxy flowers quickly came together into a comfortable assemblage I find pleasing.
It is perhaps the vase, not the flowers, that is the primary focal point of today’s design. Newly purchased through an online estate sale of vases, this refined container belonged to a garden club friend, Jinny. A respected floral designer, horticulture judge and long-standing member of our local garden club, Jinny was the first person I met in the club when I joined—she welcomed me then and always with a friendly smile. In 2013 when I participated in the garden club’s floral design classes, she was one of the excellent teachers. I appreciated Jinny’s encouragement and am ever grateful for her inspiration.
I am looking forward to experimenting with this vase so you may see it often.
Calla Lily (Zantedeschia)
Textured, incised ceramic pedestal vase, rice or bone color. 5×6-inches.
Thanks to our host Cathy at Rambling In The Garden for providing this opportunity to share our vases. Visit her to discover what garden surprises she and others are offering this week.
The callas, beautiful and elegant in themselves, couldn’t be more perfectly presented, Susie. I’m very tempted by that estate sale…
Thank you Kris! Yes, do be tempted. I saw many of the vases this week when I went to collect mine and many are exceptional. (Actually returning today to pick up one more that I saw the other day and decided I had to have it.)
I agree with Kris’s comment above – the Callas are so elegant and your neutral coloured vase is ideal as well as being rather sophisticated. I don’t know why, but I had to think of Audrey Hepburn the moment I saw this! 😃
Thank you! Love Audrey Hepburn reference, Cathy! She was always so graceful. I like the fact the vase is neutral. It has a strong presence but not based on color, so it should be very versatile.
Such a rich burgundy color – and I love that the vase holds special meaning to you. Beautiful!
Thanks Eliza, it will probably be my go-to vase for a long while.
Love the clean, architectural lines of vase and flower. Audrey reference is wonderful.
Oh, how elegant. Callas alone are such elegant flowers, regardless of their vase.
Thanks Tony. I rarely have an opportunity to arrange with callas. They’re wonderful.
When I grew cut flower in the summer of 1986, they were just becoming popular. They are still uncommon.