Wednesday, February 2, 2011

hyacinth vases


Hyacinth vases were first used in the Georgian period but became very popular in Victorian times 



they came in lots of different shapes, sizes and colors     
                                            

1950s glass Hyacinth vases with frosted & gilt bands


My week started good and I feel good.We are trying to eat healthy .
I did have the idea to make some fresh soup on saturdays.., going to the market in the morning, getting some fresh veggies & bread. And then make some soup when we get home. Any soup ideas?

My blog of the week Kolonidagar (a small green house with lots of cool vintage)

26 comments:

Knoopjes said...

Great collection!
You can't go wrong with tomato-&-veggie-soup!

till-vidas-ara said...

Lovely pictures! Vases so pretty! I love soups. Fish soups especially. Hungry now...
~Lycke

littleowlski said...

My hyacinths will just not grow! They've moved about 4mm since Christmas Day! Love the 50s vases for them. Emma

Heidi said...

My first hyacinth is blooming, the others will take a while, they need some sunshine. Love yours and the the beautiful vases...I am home for the 2nd day because of the huge ice/snowstorm, made a bean/pea and lentil soup, made it quite thick and baked some cornbread, just right for a cold winter's day...My neighbor dropped off some Taco soup, was very delicious...

Ren- Lady Of The Arts said...

I have here grown a hyacinth in my home- I think the monkeys would quite enjoy it-

I made soup every Sat- We have chicken for Shabbat dinner on Fridays so I use that as my base to make a stock- Some of our regulars are sweet potato and cauliflower soup-

Have a great day!

Merle said...

Oh, whta a great collection! Like it!!!

CRY said...

Ive never seen a vase like that
where can i find them?

andrella said...

Dear Kay,
the vases are soooooo nice!!!
many greetings from andrella

kristina - no penny for them said...

lovely vases!

a while ago i tried a recipe by MAV - zucchini with coconut milk and curry powder. really nice. also wanted to try one of nigel slater's soup recipes:

http://www.nigelslater.com/recipes.asp

Novi On The Go said...

I really like the vases in the first picture, the hyacinth flowers smell so nice.
Can't go wrong with squash soup, it's easy, see http://noviontheside.blogspot.com/2010/02/easy-squash-soup.html Hope you like it!

katiecrackernuts said...

I'll be on the look out. I would never have guessed the purpose of these vases without this post. Yay to you.

Bethany Hissong said...

I never paid them any notice and now I wish I had one!!! With the weather being so nasty, it's lovely to have flowers inside.

Verrassend Goed! said...

Hoi Kay, wat zijn ze schattig.
Je weet het ik vindt kleine vaasjes te leuk!!
Deze zijn superleuk.
warme groet,
Marianne

jus said...

They are so pretty! Can't go wrong with soup... I reckon anything goes!

amtolula said...

Stunning pictures!!!!
I´m glad, finding you.
I will follos you.
Hugs Tanja

CaRaJo said...

Great collection ;-)

Arctic Mum said...

I have a vase like on the first row in blue glass, and I had noe idea it was for hyasinth! Now I've learned something new today.

Vintage Tea Time said...

Lovely hyacinth vases - I didn't know they were used as long ago as that! Just about to have tomato and lentil soup :)

Lovely World said...

You have so many of these vases! Pretty. I like simple vegetarian lentil soup. I put in onions, celery, carrots, lentils, canned diced tomatoes, chopped kale, salt, pepper, thyme. Sometimes I add a little bit of another grain or bean - like barley or split pea.

mano said...

your hyacinth vases ´collection is wonderful - I love each of them!
soups? fish soup with fennel, carrots, leek, tomatoes and a little bit tomatopuree is my favourite!

Nalle said...

You have a lovely collection of vases. I collect old finnish ones by Tamara Aladin and Helena Tynell.
Warm soup sounds delicious.

Olena said...

I have never seen hyacinths vases before. Awesome! My hyacinths are blooming in ordinary flowerpot.
I suggest tomato soup with fresh basill and Parmesan cheese.

elianne said...

wat heb je een mooie collectie vaasjes!
en wat betreft soep, ik heb afgelopen week een jamie oliver soep ( paprika tomaat) gemaakt. helemaal hmmm.

Amy Prior said...

gorgeous colours in the glass and the flowers- beautiful!

aaaandreaaaa said...

Lovely vases. I will have to keep on the look out for some of those. Happy week.

inkala images said...

Such pretty vases...such beautiful flowers.

Ingrid x

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