img_1626I coveted these little inkpots when I saw them on an auction site. They will make perfect bud vases during the months when buds are available, but until then I am going to use them for hedgerow snippets, short sprays of evergreens, berry-laden twigs and sprigs of holly. In a month or two, first snowdrops and then muscari will undoubtedly find their way into these darling inkpots. Is anyone else looking forward to seeing the first snowdrops as much as I am?img_1628

In a Vase on Monday is hosted by Cathy at Rambling in the Garden, and I do recommend having a look at her page to see hers and links to all the other vases created by garden bloggers across the world today.



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  1. I have a number of the inkpots too and there is invariably one on the kitchen window sill with a snippet of some sort, often leftovers from a Monday vase. Your photos show how versatile they are and how stylish they can be – thanks for sharing

  2. I have never seen an inkpot like that. Your display is stunning.

  3. I too would be dreaming of uses for those fabulous little pots! Oh and I read snowdrop as snowflake and thought NO! I am done with that nonsense. But upon closer inspection I was nodding my head and saying “yes!”

  4. The inkpots so make perfect little vases. I wish I had snowdrops in my future! Sadly, they need more cold and more water than I can can provide.

  5. I guess I will have to take up the coveting of those inkpots! Not sure I have ever seen any, very cool. I need to attend more estate sales.

  6. I love your arrangement today – so elegant with those subtle colours. I am a great fan of seed heads and fennel is one of my favourites. 🙂

  7. Love that first photo. All the pictures are so very stylish.

  8. Especially love that first photo.

  9. Very sweet little set of ink pots – I can see why you had to have them! I wish I had snowdrops coming next month… mine won’t show until late March (arghh!)

  10. Oh yes these will look lovely with the white of the snowdrops against them. Or some sprigs of mistletoe perhaps? What a great find.

  11. They are gorgeous. I love salt-glazed jars and pots. They will look so pretty as bud vases.

  12. smallsunnygarden 15 December 2016 — 1:37 am

    Lovely use of the little pots, and the hues of the snippets are perfect with them. But snowdrops will be even better when they arrive… 😉

  13. I love the ink pots. A great vessel for the tiny snips at this time of year.

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