I used to dream of growing tall, sturdy flowers that I could arrange in elegant bouquets.
I’m over it.
Gathering tiny blooms, bits of green here and there, and then arranging them in a small vessel is infinitely more fun. Last night, as I gathered seeds from the Cosmos, I snipped a few blooms for a bouquet. I added lavender, asparagus fern, tall grass and a few bluebells and arranged them in my favorite cup.
My college friend, Carrielin, gave me this cup thirty years ago. It’s always been a favorite. She knew how much I loved cats, flowers, and tea, and managed to combine all three in this charming mug. What better way to display my little bouquet.
Do you have a favorite little treasure filled with joyful memories?
I love Cosmos – I have them planted in pots in my garden – but they need more sun – we have had so much rain! Great mug.
I’m definitely planting them all over the garden next summer. They are such a cheerful flower.
I’m sorry to hear about that continued rain. What a slog it has been this year. We on the other hand had very little rain (3-5 inches for the year!). Everyone is concerned about the wild fires as the hills are bone dry with brown brush.
Let’s hope next year you get more sunshine and we get more rain.
The cat looks like Fluffy!
Cute stuff Alys and you know I forgot that cosmos open and close like that. How cool is that. It’s amazing that your special mug has survived all these years, that so awesome.
It is amazing that I still have that mug when I think about the number of moves I’ve made. I’ve always packed it well and feel lucky to have it and the memories it evokes. I don’t hang on to many sentimental things (except photos) but for some reason this cup is special.
It was fun to wake up to the wide open flowers. They also look pretty curled up for the night. It reminded me a little of the pink flowers on the cup.
The mug is delightful and you’re lucky to still have it! I break mugs so easily 🙂 I especially love the handle x
Thank you PJ Girl. I break things easily too, so it is amazing I still have it.
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