Cottage Violets

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Every Vase In Its Place, or My Vase Gets Ooohs and Aaahs

No matter how you pronounce the word "Vase", everyone has a favorite vase or two. Poems have been written to celebrate them, i.e."Ode to a Grecian Urn". The best china and glass companies manufacture them to go along with their best selling patterns. Almost everyone has a cupboard full of teleflora or grocery store vases that contained flowers to profess undying love, get well sentiments, and other various and sundry occasions. The sight of a glass vase sitting on the shelf can evoke happy memories, and perfumery smells. Now that spring is here we will wash all the vases in readiness for a garden's bounty. The glass sparkles in the sunlight sending shafts of light thither and yon, while the houses spring airing takes on the fragrance of spicy carnations, early roses, and a California native, the lovely California lilac. It's too hot here in the valley for Violets, but I still dream of camellia bowls full of violets. Then there is that special vase that is a work of art all in itself. Like the Grecian Urn, the ornamentation or decoration is enough, simply enough! So in honor of the noble vase, Cottage Violet's is proud to pass on the savings received on two lovely Royal Albert Old Country Roses Vases. They are available at Cottage Violets. They are 9" tall in the Montrose shape. Beautiful in form and pattern, I hope you will take advantage of the savings. Each vase is sold separately, not as a pair.

Ode to a Grecian Urn (an excerpt)

When old age shall this generation waste,
Thou shalt remain, in midst of other woe,
Than ours, a friend to man, to whom thou say'st,
"Beauty is truth, truth beauty"----that is all
Ye know on earth, and all ye need to know.
John Keats (1820)

Enjoy springs bounty, it is God's gift to you and me,



The Muse said...

mmmm...we, are these empty vessels...these urns.

i often wonder what cause us to stuff ourselves with certain things...some of the vases and urns hold beauty and kindness...others, not so much. as always i much prefer those with blessed goodness :)
for like floral bouquets they too share a scent of sweetness which reaches not just to the senses but to the soul :)

sorry that ca is too hot for your beloved violets to grow...have you ever tried to grow them indoors ?

i do love your vases...
and was delighted to see you post!

Vintage Porcelain Art By Amy Enright said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE that vase!
And your blog! :)