I found this sweet little spotted vase at a new art gallery, Dillon, on Willy St. on Madison's east side. We wandered in on Gallery Night and I was instantly smitten. Not that I need another vase. But how could I resist one that looks perfect without any flowers in it to distract from its precise shape and pattern. Just the vase for after a snowstorm when the garden has mostly gone underground until Spring. The gallery is operated by local artist Pat Dillion and the vase is the work of Jennifer Darner Wolfe
When we got home from Gallery Night, I just plunked the vase in an empty spot on the living room mantle. When I stepped back I realized how well it fit into our new arrangement of mostly blue artwork . . .
especially how the dots on the vase echoed the motifs in Tom Sargent's beautiful painting.
A note to all you gardeners, paint the handles of your tools a bright color or tie ribbons on them so you can see them when you set them down and get distracted. While working in the garden a couple of years ago I lost the pair of Japanese Ikebana clippers sitting behind the vase. I discovered them this fall as I was planting bulbs and hit something metallic buried in the dirt. I replaced them with a new pair of clippers which have hot pink plastic ribbon tied through the black leather fastener!
Be sure to stop by Rambling in the Garden to see what others are putting in a vase this Monday.