In A Vase On Monday – Sweet Peas

IMG_3561This week, I’m following the acronym K.I.S.S. – Keep It Simple Sweetie, or should that be Keep it simple, Sweetpea? IMG_3564

IMG_3563Two of my favorite subjects– cats and flowers – are featured on a slim pocket vase with a painting by C. Pradalie of a kitty peeking out of a flower bed.

IMG_3562I’ve stuffed it with sweet peas in shades of pale pink, lavender, and purple with one cerise as a focal point. As you can imagine, its scent is heavenly.

Thanks to Cathy at Rambling In the Garden, who hosts a weekly meme to showcase what is blooming in our gardens. Wander over to see what gardeners all over the world are arranging this week.

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73 Responses to In A Vase On Monday – Sweet Peas

  1. cindy knoke says:

    So this one really made me smile. I so miss sweetpeas, and the kitty and the peas…….pure picture genius!

  2. Cathy says:

    That vase is precious! So lovely Eliza!

    • Eliza Waters says:

      Thank you, Cathy. Who isn’t charmed by a little kitty face peeking out of a garden? I used to have a cat who would nap in the garden and this vase reminds me of him. 🙂

  3. Christina says:

    What a perfect vase for the sweetpeas. Simple is often the most beautiful.

  4. One of my favorite flowers, their shape, colors, scent… so lovely!! And the vase is also fantastic…

  5. Aishwarya says:

    That’s an adorable vase Eliza 🙂

  6. Alice Pratt says:

    Beautiful ! Perfect ! Gorgeous colors ! The kitty’s eyes and nose are so cute. The crocheted cloth is so pretty! This would be wonderful as a framed photo on maybe a pale pink wall!

  7. Beautywhizz says:

    Sweet peas say summer at its best.

  8. I think I am officially putting sweet peas on the list of flowers to plant – these are great!

  9. Laurie Graves says:

    Oh, that kitty looks like my naughty nipper! Because of this, I’d have to say that of all the vases you’ve featured, the kitty one is my favorite.

  10. Kathy Sturr says:

    That kitty is a little sweet pea. What fun!

  11. wspines says:

    Your picture of the sweet peas and the cat vase is delightful/ I do love the vase. Cats and flowers are my favorites too.. Hope this hot weather doesn’t last long.

  12. Ann @Ann Edwards Photography says:

    charming! I am also a cat lover, so the vase is very endearing.

  13. Oh I want that vase…just too adorable…and yes KISS is perfect too. I got a couple of sweet peas to finally bloom but I hope more do even in our heat and drought. Next year I will try them in a different bed and plant them earlier I think. Then I can have them for a vase to adore…like yours!

    • Eliza Waters says:

      Thank you, Donna. FYI, these vases were made in the mid-80s, but are available via eBay, etc. at reasonable prices, just in case you really want one. 😉

  14. Cathy says:

    Oh what a pretty vase Eliza – and perfect for your sweet peas. I am so pleased you are having success with them – and have more than just the red ones!!

  15. Kris P says:

    I love sweet peas but I adore that vase! It reminds me of someone…

  16. dorannrule says:

    A sweet arrangement in all ways.

  17. Oooh – I love this one! Cats and flowers are some of my favourite things in life, too. And sweet peas are number 1 on my “If you could only grow one plant” list. Your vase is both very cute and very pretty. The colours of vase and blossoms really bring out each other.

  18. AmyRose🌹 says:

    Precious precious precious, Eliza!! The cats, the vase, the sweet peas. Just precious!!! How you put a smile on my face. Thank you! ❤

  19. pbmgarden says:

    What a charmer Eliza! Very nice.

  20. I can see that I am going to have to look out for pocket vases. Lovely vase and nice shades of sweet pea.

    • Eliza Waters says:

      Thank you, Allison. Pockets can be tricky to arrange as everything wants to slide to one side or the other, but by crisscrossing the first few stems, it works quite well. 🙂

  21. Val Boyko says:

    Simply adorable Eliza 💝

  22. Well, I went to school at UGA, where that was Keep It Simple Stupid. That said, the Sweet Peas are lovely as is your vase – I am betting the smell app is needed to truly appreciate your vase.

  23. Makes me smile from ear to ear! And I am sure I can smell the delicious scent of those sweet peas from here.

  24. arlingwoman says:

    Those are the most beautiful sweet peas I’ve ever seen–the colors are so lovely.

  25. Heather says:

    Well this is precious! What a vase!

  26. Ha, that wonderful vase! A very good call to fill it with sweetpeas, it looks perfect.

  27. Maria F. says:

    Very nice, I love the vase.

  28. MK says:

    Ahh, this one’s my all time favorite so far, Eliza! I love love love sweet peas, and I *want* that vase.

  29. Christy B says:

    That vase is so cute! I’m looking back at summer posts – it’s my favorite season 😉 I know, I know, embrace the autumn… hehe

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