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In a Vase on Monday: Dramatic re-decorating

On Saturday morning I made a spur of the moment decision to re-decorate the dining room. For logistical reasons, our much-anticipated building work is a bit further off than hoped and I was so sick of living with the grubby, scuffed and tired magnolia walls we inherited in almost every room of the house. The dining room is where I do most of my floral arranging and I wanted a more enjoyable environment to work in.

I’d be lying if I said my choice of colour for the feature wall wasn’t a little bit influenced by my time at the Tallulah Rose Flower School where I attended a course a couple of weekends ago (about which I will soon get around to blogging {she says optimistically}) and was able to capture some shots of my creations against a lovely moody grey background.

So, the feature wall in my dining room is now a dark grey, and is every bit as good a dramatic backdrop as I’d hoped for my bright jewel-toned summer flowers.

This Monday vase (or bowl actually) is probably my most riotous yet, so I won’t name everything, but I adore this dahlia. I haven’t been able to capture a single photo that accurately shows the depth of its true purple colour- it always comes out pinker in photos than in real life. Trust me, it’s the most sumptuous, rich purple you’ve ever seen in a flower.

In a Vase on Monday is a weekly challenge to gather what’s growing in your garden or local surroundings and share a photo with the community Cathy at Rambling in the Garden has created. Anyone can join in, and it’s a lovely prompt to document the changing of the seasons in your garden.

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