Happy Monday! I’m joining my blogging friends for some flower therapy and Monday Morning Blooms.
You can find my friends’ links to their floral inspiration at the bottom of this post.
Our theme for this week’s edition of Monday Morning Blooms was ‘January Blues’.
For my centerpiece, I used a blue and white glass vase. I wanted to conceal the flower stems, so I used a favorite vase-within-a vase method, placing a smaller vase inside the larger blue and white vase. I used several sheets of white printer paper, trimming them to fit and placing between walls of the vases.
Blue and white hydrangeas from the grocery store join white tulips for a ‘January Blues’ arrangement. . .
And a favorite vintage blue and white transferware platter serves up tulips with a spray of blue flowers around the border.
Join me on the porch for some blues and blooms!
We’ve had a very mild and wet 2020 so far and the 2nd warmest January on record, with temps in the 60s and low 70s, making for comfortable porch weather.
The mercury takes a nosedive this week and I’m actually looking forward to more seasonal winter temperatures.
I was all aflutter over a new pair of garden booties. They’re handy for our rainy (-> read soggy) January and spring. They’re temporarily serving as vases filled with hydrangea blooms.
I’m priming myself for gardening season with garden magazines, gloves and garden tools.
January is a good month to catch up on reading and reacquaint myself with favorite books for inspiration while waiting for spring and Potting Shed season.
You can find my little Potting Shed in the “Sheds for Gardeners” chapter.
I find keeping busy with a little indoor craft project helps to chase away the winter blues. I just discovered finger knitting and have since found Blanket-EZ yarn. The loops make knitting without needles even easier and I’m looking forward to trying it.
Dogs help chase away the winter blues!
Lola and Sophie always enjoy porch time. . .
They say never underestimate the power of an afternoon nap and a chance to dream about spring.🐾🐾
January Blues Details:
London Fog Piccadilly Rain Boot / Amazon
Blue and White Vase / Target, last year
Garden Tool Set, Smith & Hawken / Target
Transferware Platter / Prince Royal Johnson Brothers
Visit my talented blogging friends to see their blooms this week:
Shirley at Housepitality Designs
Lidy at FrenchGardenHouse
Our friend Pam at Everyday Living couldn’t join us this week. We look forward to her return for the next edition of MMB on February 3rd.