Blue and White Transferware and Monday Morning Blooms in the Potting Shed

Blue and White Transferware and Monday Morning Blooms in the Potting Shed | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #flowers #transferware #tablescape #blueandwhite

Happy Monday! It’s the third Monday of the month which means I’m

 joining my blogging friends for some flower therapy

and Monday Morning Blooms.

You can find my friends links and more floral inspiration at the bottom of this post.

Maltese Blue by Wedgwood pitcher | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #blue #transferware #flowers

Our common theme for this week’s edition of Monday Morning Blooms

was using a pitcher as a vase for flowers

and I’m sharing my favorite spring flowering shrubs and transferware

love in the Potting Shed!

Blue and White Transferware Pitcher with hydrangeas, tulips and snowball viburnum | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #flowers #transferware #tablescape #blueandwhite

A favorite vintage blue and white transferware pitcher, Maltese Blue by Wedgwood,

is serving as a vase for some garden and grocery store flowers. . .

hydrangeas, tulips and Snowball Viburnum.

Blue and White transferware with hydrangeas, tulips and snowball viburnum | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #flowers #transferware #tablescape #blueandwhite

 Snowball Viburnum has been blooming for a couple of weeks now.

I was afraid that a cold snap had frost nipped the blooms

after weeks of warm 60 and 70 degree days.

The blooms are a little smaller in size and less plentiful than in previous years,

but otherwise, unscathed.

Snowball Viburnum | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #flowers #spring #garden

We planted this Snowball Viburnum by the Potting Shed six years ago.

Snowball Viburnum | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #flowers #spring #garden

I highly recommend planting a Snowball Viburnum if you have room in your landscape!

The flowers start out green and turn a snowy white and make beautiful cut flowers.

Snowball Viburnum | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #flowers #spring #garden

Snowball Viburnum tolerates a range of soils, but performs best in moist,

well-drained, acidic soil.

Plant in full sun to partial shade in USDA zones 6-9.

Fast Growing and Low Maintenance White Spring Blooms Your Garden Needs | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #spring #flowers #garden

Read more: Fast Growing and Low Maintenance White Spring Blooms Your Garden Needs

 Use a vegetable peeler to strip 3 – 4 inches of the outside layers of woody flower stems to help them stay fresh longer | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #flowers #spring #garden

Tip: To help flowers or foliage with woody stems stay hydrated and fresh longer,

 use a vegetable peeler to strip 3 – 4 inches of the outside layers of the stems.

Peeling the stems is preferable to smashing the ends of the woody stems

which damage the plant cells, causing bacteria to grow,

and ultimately shortening the life of your flowers.

Blue and White transferware with hydrangeas, tulips and snowball viburnum | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #flowers #transferware #tablescape #blueandwhite

Join me in the Potting Shed for a blooming vignette and table

of blue and white transferware. . .

Blue and White Transferware Pitcher with hydrangeas, tulips and snowball viburnum | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #flowers #transferware #tablescape #blueandwhite

Hydrangeas and a handful of white tulips from the grocery store, join

 garden flowers, filling the pitcher, mason jars and sauce boats. . .

Blue and White Transferware with lenton rose and spirea | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #flowers #transferware #tablescape #blueandwhite

I cut the last of the Lenten Roses that bloom in March.

Blooms that are past their prime and a little shabby, some having gone to seed,

displaying green seed pods.

Blue and White Transferware and Monday Morning Blooms in the Potting Shed | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #flowers #transferware #tablescape #blueandwhite

Perfectly imperfect to pair with mismatched transferware pieces

with crazing and tureens with missing lids.

Blue and White Transferware and Monday Morning Blooms in the Potting Shed | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #flowers #transferware #tablescape #blueandwhite

Blue and white vintage-inspired floral plates were a

Pottery Barn find several years ago. . .

Blue and white vintage-inspired floral plates | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #flowers #transferware #tablescape #blueandwhite

We have three Bridal Wreath Spirea shrubs which

are the first shrubs to bloom, typically in early April.

Ball jar bouquet of tulips, spirea and lenton rose | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #flowers #transferware #tablescape #blueandwhite #masonjar

I thought they were all frost nipped but one of the shrubs was more protected by the Potting Shed.

I was thrilled to discover it was pushing blooms!

Bridal Wreath Spirea | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #flowers #spring #garden

Bridal Wreath Spirea is a fast grower and hardy in USDA zones 4 – 8

with a height of 5 – 9 feet and mature spread of 6 – 8 feet.

Alfred Meakin England Royal Denstone ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #flowers #transferware #tablescape #blueandwhite

An Alfred Meakin England Royal Denstone platter provides

sprays of blue and white blooms. . .

Blue and White transferware with hydrangeas, tulips and snowball viburnum | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #flowers #transferware #tablescape #blueandwhite

And there you have it. . .blooming dishes and flowers!

I hope you’re enjoying some spring blooms in your neck of the woods. ♥

Blue and White transferware with hydrangeas, tulips and snowball viburnum | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #flowers #transferware #tablescape #blueandwhite

Visit my talented blogging friends to see their floral inspiration this week:

Pam at Everyday Living

Shirley at Housepitality Designs

 Lidy at FrenchGardenHouse

Blue and White transferware with hydrangeas, tulips and snowball viburnum | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #flowers #transferware #tablescape #blueandwhite
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Blue and White transferware with hydrangeas, tulips and snowball viburnum | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #flowers #transferware #tablescape #blueandwhite

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  29 comments for “Blue and White Transferware and Monday Morning Blooms in the Potting Shed

  1. Gert
    April 18, 2022 at 7:02 am

    Mary…you just make my day! What lovely flowers. When I saw the potato peeler I thought what?? Ha Ha Then as I continued to read, yes that is exactly what it was. I just learned something new today. Thank you for sharing that advice.

    Have a blessed day.
    Gert

  2. April 18, 2022 at 7:31 am

    Mary, my heart always skips a beat when I see blue and white transferware, and icing on the cake for a visit to your Potting Shed. I am so glad your viburnum wasn’t frost-bitten and one of your Bridal Wreath spireas bloomed. My Bridal Wreath did not bloom, nor my Lady Banks. The grocery store hydrangeas and tulips were the perfect addition to your garden blooms. The blooming vignette and table of blue and white transferware provides beauty on this gray and rainy morning!

    It is always a pleasure to share Monday Morning Blooms and flower therapy with you. Happy Monday ♥️

  3. April 18, 2022 at 7:43 am

    Happy Monday Monday Morning Blooms Mary!….When I received your image for our post I smiled from ear to ear and that’s a big smile!
    I knew we were going to see a beautiful creation in the Potting Shed!…You know that is one of my favorite places to live vicariously in!! Since you posted your Maltese Blue pitcher by Wedgwood, I have been on the lookout for one…such a most charming pitcher/pattern…I am so happy that your Snowball Viburnum survived the late freeze too…I am currently enjoying my snowballs that are truly prolific this year (2nd year)…I have yet to do some cuttings and happy that you have reminded us of the vegetable peeler method. Your blue and white transferware collection is so beautiful and love that you shared how we can create such an exquisite table of blooms using containers we may not typically use…You have also inspired me to plant the Bridal Wreath Spirea…I do believe they are deer proof…Love, love your most creatively curated table in the famous Mary fashion…always a treat for the eyes and soul!…My favorite Mondays are joining my bloom friends to share our love for flowers…Have a most fabulous week Mary…Hope you had a most wonderful Easter!

  4. Lauren S
    April 18, 2022 at 8:00 am

    Such a lovely post, Mary. I love the beautiful display in your shed with the lovely transferware. I have a few old tureens that I will have to use for a future arrangement.

  5. Lauren S
    April 18, 2022 at 8:04 am

    In my childhood home the ‘fence’ between our yard and our neighbor’s was a bank of bridal wreath spirea. I always loved when they came into bloom in the spring.

  6. Kathy Menold
    April 18, 2022 at 8:34 am

    Very cool and rainy morning in Greensboro. Perfect day for some floral therapy. So glad you got some snowball blooms despite the late frost. My double file and Chinese snowball viburnums are incredible and my mock orange is loaded with,buds. We really need the rain so I will just stay inside and pack up my Easter decor and do a little after company housework. Then this afternoon a cup of tea and some Netflix therapy and maybe a nap.

  7. Rita C.
    April 18, 2022 at 8:48 am

    Beautiful blue & white with hints of lime green! I love that your garden and vintage treasures provided the majority of today’s MMB.

  8. Della
    April 18, 2022 at 9:35 am

    Mary, love your florals. The blue and white table scape is so fresh and clean. Just love it .Thank you for sharing.

  9. Clara
    April 18, 2022 at 9:38 am

    Mary, I am so happy that some of your beautiful blooms weren’t frost nipped. Your arrangements are all so pretty. The potting shed is all dressed up with blue and white which I am enjoying. It’s so nice to be able to go to your lovely garden and gather so many different pretty blooms. It’s good to know that viburnum and spirea are both fast growers. Happy Monday! Clara ❤️

  10. April 18, 2022 at 9:58 am

    Very swoon worthy Mary! The blue and white china pieces paired with the lovely white blooms and touches of green just sing! Your love of gardening and vintage wares shine through in this beautiful setting!
    Jenna

  11. Janet
    April 18, 2022 at 11:10 am

    Love it all Mary! Thanks for sharing!

  12. Gail
    April 18, 2022 at 1:09 pm

    I love your Lenten Roses in the low gravy boat

  13. April 18, 2022 at 1:51 pm

    I so love your blue & white, Mary – it’s fresh and springy, and looks beautiful with your viburnum. Your garden-gloves at the place setting are so fun too. Thanks for the tips and the inspiration this Monday morning!

  14. KathyP
    April 18, 2022 at 2:48 pm

    Oh what a beautiful display of blue and white and blooms in my favorite potting shed! You have me wanting to collect transferware if only for a small display on my baker’s rack in the kitchen. Thanks so much for the flower therapy today. I always enjoy this MMB series from you ladies! KathyP

  15. Teresa Cline
    April 18, 2022 at 3:22 pm

    A stunning display of flowers with your collection of blue and white! I must plant a Snowball Viburnum this spring. I’m adding it to my ever growing (pun intended :) list of things to look for at the garden center. Thank you Mary!

  16. Kim
    April 18, 2022 at 3:28 pm

    Simply stunning!

  17. Jane Greene
    April 18, 2022 at 3:43 pm

    Blue and white transfer ware is my very favorite! Your photos are beautiful and showcase it well!

  18. Donna
    April 18, 2022 at 3:49 pm

    So Lovely, so Beautiful. . . . . so Blue and White.

  19. Jerrie Stanton
    April 18, 2022 at 5:05 pm

    Such beauty from the flowers to the transferware. I’m in awe of your viburnum. I need to get one planted this spring.

  20. April 18, 2022 at 5:05 pm

    So beautiful and perfect for spring. I love your blue and white transferware. Your Snowball Viburnum is lovely. Mine didn’t get as big this year. Your potting shed makes a lovely spot to set a table. The dishes, gloves and flowers are so pretty. Happy week ahead.

  21. April 18, 2022 at 9:15 pm

    Oh be still my heart, Mary! Your blue and white dishes are so romantically dreamy with your snowballs and bridal wreath. Thank you for the Spring beauty in your potting shed 💙 🤍 💙🤍

  22. April 18, 2022 at 10:19 pm

    How do I love thee? Let me count the ways. 1. The snowballs. Nothing I love more. They don’t do well here, yet I bought a new one this season. Because my hope springs eternal. 2. Bridal wreath spirea. Isn’t this the sweetest flowering plant? ( yes) 3. Blue and white transferware. So so pretty, especially with your talent. This is such a delightful inspiring flower post Mary! So pretty and a delight for my soul. Thank you! Always a joy to join you for Monday Morning Blooms!xo Lidy

  23. April 18, 2022 at 11:18 pm

    Its so beautiful, I adore white flowers in the garden, bridal wreath makes the most lush arrangements! Your snowballs are stunning! I have 8 bushes and zero flowers, discovered this spring the reason is deer devour them! I guess protective cages will come next year 😞 I know you had fun, I’ve learned its so much fun to decorate outside, no vacuuming required while the petals fly!

  24. Bonnie Morgan
    April 19, 2022 at 3:09 pm

    What a feast for the eyes today. I am late viewing because I was out of town for Easter.
    The beautiful day was a perfect backdrop for your pretty blue and white transferware. I love the contrast of the new spring leaves and Lenton roses with the white bridal wreath, tulips, and snowball Viburnums and the blue hydrangeas.
    I’m glad your bridal wreath did not suffer from the cold. Mine did not bloom except one or two branches on three bushes. I have snowball envy. I have two bushes but they don’t get enough sun. I keep hoping for more blooms.
    Mary, your post was delightful. I always enjoy MMB.

  25. April 19, 2022 at 5:15 pm

    The dishes are so beautiful! Always loved these patterns.

  26. April 20, 2022 at 2:31 pm

    Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful!!! I am ever so jealous of those of you who get to enjoy the splendor of flowers this early in the year! We are still battling frost here in the Midwest.🤨It’s as if Mother Nature just FORGOT that we’re supposed to warm up and have nicer days!

  27. Darlene
    April 21, 2022 at 9:14 pm

    Bridal veil is such a pretty filler and love how you paired it with tulips. Your arrangements are
    beautifully set in your blue transferware.
    Your (and hubby’s) hard work in your gardens each season truly pays off, they
    are over the top perfection. We, are fortunate you take us on tours of areas jammed with beauty.
    Often during the growing season you have shared the history, and needs of select shrubs-plants.
    Thank you for the smile we get…but you never see!

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