Bachelor’s Buttons Blues

My Bachelor’s Buttons have just come into bloom – and I’m too impatient to wait for a whole bouquet – so I snipped the ones that were available and popped them into this vintage Japanese teacup, pulling a dress from my closet to use as a backdrop.

Bacherlors Buttons Blues Tea Reference

Bachelor’s buttons are also known as cornflowers but the Victorian meanings for each are very different. Bachelor’s Buttons indicate┬ásingle blessedness and celibacy while the cornflower suggests refinement and delicacy. I wonder which symbolism to explore?

Bacherlors Buttons Blues Tea Reference

I do know that I’d like to pair this teacup with the Scrub Jay which is that same lovely shade of blue- nothing refined or delicate about this bird though they are tough raucus and smart!

Scrub Jay on Green

Here are a few shots of the jay I took near my house.

Scrub Jay on Green

Check out that sashay on this bird as it stakes out it’s feeding grounds!

Scrub Jay on Gray

And that rakish profile!