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A Treasure Unveiled

March 11, 2012

H’s mother loves flowers, so I often pick up a fresh bouquet for her when I visit the market.  She has quite a collection of vases, and I always admire her knack for selecting the one that perfectly fits the character of the blooms.

I recently brought her some white hyacinths… the blossoms were just beginning to unfurl, and the fragrance was heavenly.  Later in the evening, H emerged from his mom’s living room with a look of excitement.  She had chosen a vase that I had never seen before, but one that H remembered from his childhood.  I later learned that she had received this hand-painted gift almost 70 years ago, as a young woman in Holland.  I’m delighted that this treasure is once again seeing the light of day.

3 Comments leave one →
  1. March 11, 2012 5:31 pm

    Hmmm…so beautiful! Very Old Worldish 🙂

  2. March 13, 2012 10:32 pm

    Aw, what a nice gift for your mother in law! Hyacinths smell soooo good, don’t they? Their scent is intoxicating!

  3. March 28, 2012 10:34 am

    How delightful that this vase was recognized from childhood…I love the sharp scent of spring flowers in the house!

    thank you for your sweet comment…slowly coming up for air.

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