In a Vase on Monday: January Sparkle

It was a real joy to see Cathy’s golden Narcissi this morning. And then Christina’s tulips to follow! I was in need of something cheerful on this grey and icy day and was almost considering myself defeated in terms of a vase this week, but Cathy and Christina inspired me to make an effort and find some January sparkle of my own.


The recycled Hydrangea head, still looking pink, is starting to lose its petals. But the iris and coneflower seed heads are in still intact.


I will be looking through the other vase posts later on this evening too, which will certainly also raise my spirits.

Hope you find some sparkle this week too!

53 thoughts on “In a Vase on Monday: January Sparkle

  1. The images certainly do sparkle, Cathy, such a quirky idea. Keep your chin up and the garden will sparkle again before too long (and not because of the icicles!). Happy Monday ๐Ÿ™‚

    • ;- Icicles really were sparkling out there today as it has started to thaw and rain at the same time. Thankfully we didn’t need to go anywhere! Have a good week Annette!

  2. Your sparkle is perfect Cathy, I’m so pleased that you were inspired to look for something to put in a vase. Your hydrangeas have kept their colour very well, and the other material has a lovely texture to it.

  3. The background really does bring a sparkle to your shapely flower heads, and the ‘copper’ pot picks up the pink of the hydrangea perfectly. Hope they continue to boost your spirits along with all the other IAVOM posts

    • Thanks Kris. It’s been a cold month, but February should be a great deal warmer and I hope to find something fresh from outdoors again soon! ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Don’t worry – the Narcissus and tulips will soon be with you. In the meantime, let us enjoy and appreciate seedheads a little longer. There is such warmth in this arrangement. It’s lovely!

  5. Oh you definitely succeeded when it comes to the sparkle and instant warmth factor Cathy. Necessity is indeed the mother of invention: ) I hope that grey and ice gives way to blue and something warmer soon.

  6. I’m terribly late to come around and enjoy your Monday vase, but I’m glad I didn’t miss it. The way you staged the arrangement in front of the beautiful tile (or plate) creates a very dramatic focal point. I think that adding a bit of artwork to the placement is a good idea and brightens things up a bit! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • And I really needed something a bit dramatic Debra. Our snow is dwindling, thank goodness, so I am now getting itchy feet and fingers to be out gardening again! Thanks for visiting – and have a lovely week!

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