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Here I would love to share with you our travels and adventures as international mushroom consultants. MEMOIRS about husband Pieter Vedder, who was a SCIENTIFIC PIONEER in Mushroom Cultivation Education. His practical handbook is in 8 languages and is called the MUSHROOM BIBLE: https://mariettesbacktobasics.blogspot.com/2020/08/modern-mushroom-growing-2020-harvesting.html

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

{Daffodils in a Vase on a Dark Day...}

On March 5, it was very dark and dreary looking... Not a good day for taking photos but I had to, as our lovely Daffodils already started drying up in their Mason's Patent Ironstone Mandalay Vase... I did wait for a better opportunity but it did not happen this year and the daffodils are almost gone by now. So this is what I can show you here:
Using our Mason's Patent Ironstone Mandalay Chartreuse Vase.
Placemat is French Le Jacquard Français
Tiggy-Tiger is a sad cat-girl on this dreary and dark day... They love sunshine as much as I do!
Her sister (by adoption) Spicy, is outside next to the tree.
Daffodils in fact are paper-thin flowers and they do dry out rather easy when the air-conditioning is running for heating the home.
Our Heirloom Daffodils we all selected because of their fragrance...
At least our garden did yield some lovely fragrant daffodils this year!
Do you have any at your place and could you fill up a vase?

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  1. Daff's are always bright and cheery. Ours are just peeping through the ground.
    I hope the daff's brought a little sunshine inside for you.
    hugs Kay

  2. Such happy flowers! Your bouquet is lovely, Mariette. I don't have daffodils growing in the garden, but I brought home a bouquet from the grocery today.

    1. Dearest Sarah,
      Daffodils are very happy flowers and I'm glad to read you brought a bouquet home today.

  3. Beautiful bouquet of daffodils, they have such a pretty and cheery color, that screams... Spring is coming!!! I love the table square too and your lovely room with that cute cat too.
    Hope you have a warmer week ahead my dear friend.

  4. Oh...and that Meison pitcher is gorgeous too!!!

  5. Dearest Mariette;
    Wonderful yellow Daffodils, so gorgeous♡♡♡ One of my favorite flower; and I still remember how surprised to know about the Greek mythology about Narcissus when young p;)
    Hope you are not too busy and having wonderful Sunday!

    Sending you Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

  6. Liebe Mariette,

    sonnige und frohe Sonntagsgrüße

  7. Dear Mariette,
    its always a joy,seeing the beautiful flowers ,from your garden!I love Daffodils!!
    Your kitten looks so cute !!Spring is in the air!!Wish you a happy Sunday! Hugs!!

  8. Liebe Mariette,
    Narzissen - besonders an trüben Tagen - bringen Sonne ins Zimmer und ins Leben.
    Leider sind sie bei mir verblüht. Ich hätte denKkrug befüllen können. Der Krug ist wieder
    eine Augenweide.
    Einen sonnigen Sonntag wünscht Dir

  9. Bellissimi i tuoi narcisi!E' un fiore che adoro,amo anche il suo profumo!Baci e buona domenica!Rosetta

  10. Ze staan prachtig in die vaas en je kat bewonderd ze ook.Blijft ze er wel vanaf? Mijn kat gaat altijd snuffelen maar gooit ze gelukkig niet om.

  11. hello

    I wandered lonely as a cloud
    That floats on high o'er vales and hills,
    When all at once I saw a crowd,
    A host, of golden daffodils;
    Beside the lake, beneath the trees,
    Fluttering and dancing in the breeze.

    Continuous as the stars that shine
    And twinkle on the milky way,
    They stretched in never-ending line
    Along the margin of a bay:
    Ten thousand saw I at a glance,
    Tossing their heads in sprightly dance.

    The waves beside them danced; but they
    Out-did the sparkling waves in glee:
    A poet could not but be gay,
    In such a jocund company:
    I gazed--and gazed--but little thought
    What wealth the show to me had brought:

    For oft, when on my couch I lie
    In vacant or in pensive mood,
    They flash upon that inward eye
    Which is the bliss of solitude;
    And then my heart with pleasure fills,
    And dances with the daffodils.
    William Wordsworth
    ( les poétes des lacs

  12. Dearest Mariette,
    your lovery Daffodils flowers' your Tiger's her sister by adopition spicy in outside in the tree.
    Your garden did yield lovely frayrant daffodils. your Fragrant paper white Narcissus flowers 13-12 2009.
    was beautiful you will be allways happy for you!
    Hugs to you and a happy weekend!

  13. Dearest Mariette they are lovelies!! We do have some at our country home .. but still snow covered will have to wait to see if there will be enough to fill a vase. In the meantime I am enjoying my cup of tea with your darlings ... your place mat and vase are beautiful and perfect for show casing the yellow lovelies. UMMMM did you say air conditioner??? we still have the furnace going here :( ... soon I know spring warm temps will happen. We are finally above zero ... but the chill in the air takes any warmth away. Wishing you and Pieter a blessed Sunday ...hugs, C.

  14. Hi Mariette,
    Those daffodils looks gorgeous, and they brighten up the room don't they?
    We do have some daffodils here in the garden, looking at them from the office where I am sitting.
    Hope you're having a fantastic Sunday!

  15. Yellow flowers always make me happy. They just spread sunshine don't they? I think all of us, human and four legged furry enjoy the sunshine and miss it when we haven't had it for awhile.
    Hope you are having a wonderful weekend Mariette!
    xo Catherine

  16. Hi Mariette, your daffodils are beautiful! The vase is very pretty, too.
    I agree dark days are not perfect for taking photos, especially flowers and scenery and such. But I love your photos with natural day light. We had rainy day yesterday, but it's beautiful today. I see no clouds! Have a lovely Sunday and great new week xoxo

  17. Such a lovely bunch! When I lived in Cordele GA, I had daffodils coming up all over the place. Someone had just randomly put bulbs out in the yard. No daffodils here. For sure they couldn't survive this environment. Have a great day. Tammy

  18. Simply amazing !yellow is my color and your bouquet and vase are fantastic !

  19. Linda la llegada de la primavera Marietta querida ,, hermosas flores,,,

  20. Dearest Mariette,
    It's so cheering to see your bright daffodils. Ours are still trying to bloom. If the sun comes out we may have them start this week.
    We had masses of rain; I'm so glad we live on top of a hill!
    Enjoy the week ahead..........xox.....*s*

  21. Een prachtige bos narcissen Mariette! Het staat heel vrolijk op je tafel.

    Fijne week toegewenst!

    Madelief x

  22. Dearest Mariette,
    I´m looking at your mom´s Hand Knitted Bedspread again and again
    It´s awesome!
    I wish you a nice week!

  23. Ziet er mooi uit Mariette zo lekker gevulde vaas met narcissen, staat ook gezellig in zo'n tuinhuis!
    Groeten Janny

  24. Dearest Mariette,
    Thank you for sharing your beautiful daffodils! They are so beautiful, and they certainly make for some bright, happy color on a grey day... I'm sure they cheered up your Tiggy-Tiger as well, and I hope the weather has already gotten better, so the kitties can enjoy spring to the fullest. We have daffodils in bloom here too... Sometimes they "escape" from gardens and grow as wild flowers in the meadows... such beautiful patches of color!
    Hugs :)

  25. I spelled it wrong, like Maisen... but I guess I meant MASON French pitcher! It is gorgeous!!! It never looked to me like anything German-Meissen, though. Thanks for clearing it up and for your always ovely visit...you always make my day!

  26. Lovely way to brighten a dark day, Mariette! Cheers and have a great week! <3


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