After being stuck inside for too long in last week’s snow, my thoughts are turning to spring cleaning. We have a lot of clutter, or what a friend calls “fecktoplasm” – broken toys and miscellaneous parts of things, which accumulate on our shelves and I find it very difficult to know what to do with them. Following on from Cathy from Rambling in the Garden’s armless doll last week, I found this little one-armed princess on our bookshelf and have found her a new home nestled among the hyacinths.
I bought a mixed bag of hyacinth bulbs from Peter Nyssen and obligingly in each of the three pots I planted up there has been a dark blue, a light blue and a white – by accident rather than design.
The chipped pot was in our garden when we moved in and the frog was a present from my mum (it promises “Je porte bonheur” – “I bring happiness” – on its underside). The green fish platter was one half of a wedding present (it comes with a larger white one), as was the crystal bowl. The little squash was one I grew in our garden last year and still haven’t got round to eating.
Will the one-armed princess kiss the frog and turn him into a handsome prince? Or will she run away in her pumpkin carriage to find a new life? Or has the big fish eaten them both?
To see what vases others have come up with on this first Monday of March, pop over to Rambling in the Garden. Now for that decluttering…