In a Vase on Monday: Chocolate Box


Today is the fourth anniversary of Cathy at Rambling in the Garden‘s weekly meme, In a Vase on Monday. She has posted 208 vases and visited and commented on all the other contributors’ blogs pretty much every week since 2013! That deserves a huge thank you, not least for brightening our Mondays but for supporting and encouraging our efforts at plonking (or carefully arranging) what we’ve picked from our gardens and surrounds in vases, jugs, bowls, and so on. To mark this week, she challenged us to use something unusual…


We had a furniture move-round yesterday and while I was clearing books off a shelf, I found this lovely empty box of chocolates. Hmmmm…. Chocolates, gift, celebration, flowers… You see how my thought process went?

So, to celebrate four years of In a Vase on Monday and to thank Cathy for hosting it is a fancy box of flowerheads (mostly pink Agyranthemums with one pelargonium in the centre). Thank you, Cathy 🙂

Do pop over to her place to see her flowers today and links to all the other IAVOMers (there are some clever and funny ones).

Have a lovely week.


22 thoughts on “In a Vase on Monday: Chocolate Box

  1. What a lovely thought! I find it difficult to part with empty chocolate boxes but I don’t think I’ve ever found such a pretty way to re-use one. I can’t believe how many flowers you still have! Although I am too lazy on Mondays (or most days) to join in, I take great pleasure in scrolling through the prettiness arranged by others. My thanks to you and Cathy. Lynda.


  2. That is such a clever idea, and such a thoughtful tribute – thank you so much for my virtual box of flowers! The agyranthememums (and pelargonium!) are just the most perfect shade of pink 🙂


  3. Pretty. I love seeing your vases, and some of the other ones that I visit too, always beautifully done and always a lovely reflection of the seasons. Sometimes a real surprise as to how much variety is still to be had in the seasons other than summer. Today’s are gorgeous as ever. Lovely to see there are still things around for the odd bee that might be out and about. CJ xx


  4. I just wanted to say thank you for publishing your beautiful arrangements and gardens! I love getting in each Monday and opening emails with your gorgeous flowers and thoughts. Thanks for brightening my week once again!


  5. Both pretty and clever Sam. You’ve given me the perfect excuse to treat myself to a box of chocolates when the opportunity presents itself 🙂


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