Other days, like yesterday, are snow, snow and more snow…and it gets a little discouraging. It as though Mama Nature doesn’t want any brown snow to show so she paints it again every day. Time for some floral Dutch courage.
I haven’t used this basket in years. It originally came with birthday flowers from a chic Wilmington florist. The original design included beautiful yellow broom that cascaded across and up the handle.
To brighten its’ rather faded appearance, I have woven lime midolino sticks through the handle and around the rim of the container. Inside is a kenzan, a lead pin holder with its own water cup, and a mulch of pussy willow buds.
The grocery store was selling bunches of cobalt blue hyacinths along with a surprisingly attractive mix (done at the store) they called Dutch Bouquet. This bunch contained a couple of each flower: Iris, Freesia, and Tulipa,
Dutch orange appears in only two tulips but the combination of these tulips with the intense blue of the Iris and hyacinth, plus the pops of yellow tulips and Freesia creates a very old Dutch master color combination. This is our floral Dutch Courage!!