Thursday, 7 January 2016

7 Jan : Garland


Imagine coming home from a December shopping expedition, wet and frazzled, and finding this piece of Christmassy loveliness on your front door. I wondered for a moment if there had been a mistake and then I realised that the other Jenny, my lovely flower lady, had left it for me as a surprise in retaliation for a book of photos of her beautiful flowers that I sent her as a surprise. What a treat! It was so carefully made that it was still fresh and green when I reluctantly took it down yesterday. My mother said "It's not a wreath, it's a garland. A wreath is what you put on a coffin." so I didn't mention that I have signed up for Jenny's wreath making class next year.

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  1. It's lovely and your mother is quite right.

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    1. Mothers are always right, n'est-ce pas?

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  2. I've never like wreaths as they remind me of funerals, so I much prefer the name garland.

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    1. Oh dear - I see that I have been living in a Wreath infested wilderness when I should have been seeking Garland-land

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  3. It is very lovely, whatever it is called.

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    1. Thank you! Jenny is wonderfully talented.

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    1. Thank you! It was such a delicious surprise.

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  5. The word garland has a definite musical uplift!

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    1. Hasn't it! It reminds me of maypoles and blossom. I think I will commission an East garland

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  6. My Mum, who used to be a florist always calls them garlands not wreaths for the same reason! Your garland is beautiful x

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    1. I wonder if it is a generation thing but I realise that I will not be able to call them wreaths ever again.

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  7. what about being wreathed in smiles ... ? Is this incorrect or oxymoronic ??

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  8. I would call it a garland too, it is very lovely.

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