Blooming Thursday: A Tiny Bouquet

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.

Cosmos, Lavender and Bluebells in a vase

Cosmos at rest: Flowers from the garden, cat mug from the heart
Cosmos, bluebells, lavender, fern and grass

cosmos by day

Cosmos by the light of day

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.

Cat Mug close up

Kitty Mug Close-up

Cat Mug Handle

Even the Handle is a Cat

Do you have a favorite little treasure filled with joyful memories?

9 thoughts on “Blooming Thursday: A Tiny Bouquet

    • 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.


    • 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.


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