Wednesday, November 14, 2018
The last garden flowers of the year, which are already faded but still pretty.
This field bouquet with nigella damascene, corn flowers and coriander flowers, I picked last week from the Villa Augustus garden. And hey, 2018 has been a lush floral year! I can not remember a year, the flowers in the garden bloomed so abundantly and flowering lasted until mid-November.
From now on we get the flowers from the auction.
I'm not only fond of flowers, I also love vases, as you may have noticed.
The painted vintage flower vase is also from Villa Augustus. I bought it in the market shop where I work 3 days a week. It's always hard to resist special items like these. I've set myself a rule, that I can never buy something impulsively. I have to wait at least one week, until I proceed to a purchase. Simply because you don't have to buy everything you like right?... And often the need is much less after a week, I know from experience. It is a great rule if you work in a nice shop like the Villa Augustus market shop, where almost daily beautiful new stuff comes in.
This unique vintage vase stared at me, and even now I kept to the 'wait a week' rule...
Well I cheated a little bit, because I put a 'reserved' sticker on it.
So the painted vase has found it's place in my new studio (under construction) and I love it, even without flowers in it, still beautiful.