For much of the autumn, I had this Chinese vase sitting on the granite vanity top in my bathroom. Every time I walked through the garden and saw another interesting bit of dried material, I clipped it and added it to this arrangement.
But once we hit December, brown definitely looks out of season and sad. So I swapped it out for some holiday glitter. This is a silver vase we bought years ago at a garage sale. It's filled with sparkly and beaded "flowers" that I've been collecting over the years. The little cut glass jar with the silver lid is part of my grandmother's silver dresser set, that is out of the picture at the other end of the vanity. You can see more of that set of Art Nouveau silver here.
I love all the glitter and silver and mirrored reflections. It's a perfect display for New Year's. But this bouquet also requires me to constantly wipe glitter off the counter!
Stop by Rambling in the Garden, the host of this most delightful meme, to see what other gardeners have found to put in a vase this Monday.