Another thrifting find–two finely crafted white bone china vases–each in two pieces, a little stand and an egg-shaped vase. Both pieces are decorated in the most beautiful lily of the valley bas relief design. Loved them the minute I spotted them–$2 each. They look nice with my thrifted artificial grape hyacinths. I used to have lilies of the valley growoing at all of my past homes but they’re so invasive I haven’t planted any here. I do miss little bouquets of them in the spring though.
The garden here is VERY SLOW, or maybe I’m just ahead of myself this year because the weather’s been so warm–but also windy and dry. Things are coming on at a snail’s pace. Several hyacinths, squill, and some small bright daffodils are in bloom–that’s all. I see trilllia, columbines, Star of Bethlethem, violets, Viginia bluebells, and bleeding hearts have at least made an appearance. And the wildflower garden I put in from seed last year is covered with tiny green shoots like fur. I’m betting lots are poppies, but I counted a dozen returning Lupine, too, so I”m encouraged. The lilacs all look great. Can’t wait for those!