I think I spoke too soon, those gorgeous blue skies are nowhere to be seen today, the rain came back with a vengeance during the night and it's grey and overcast once more.
|White hydrangea, pink roses and blue hibiscus|
Luckily I picked these colourful blooms from the garden earlier in the week and arranged them quite simply in a Quimper faience vase decorated in the same colours.
The decoration on the vase is known as broderie and is made up of tiny little dots of coloured glaze which are applied to the surface with the aid of a small tool known as a "poire", it's a bit like icing a cake!
Many different designs can be found on broderie pieces, they mimic the elaborate embroideries which we see decorating traditional Breton costumes such as the one that the Bretonne, featured on the front of the vase, is wearing.
The back of the vase is just as decorative.
I find that the coloured glazes contrast beautifully against the dark cobalt blue background.
Joining Liz @ Rose Vignettes for Fresh Cut Friday
where everything is blooming wonderfully.