Kintsugi, Potting On and A Posy

31 Mar

Some years ago I learned of the Japanese art of kintsugi, the ancient art of mending broken pottery with gold, thus making the mended piece even more precious that it was when whole. Last year I broke a very precious green glass pot inherited from my Granny. It smells still of her powder as it contained powder and a puff which, as a little girl, I found quite fascinating. I was heartbroken and then found a kintsugi kit online! I mended the powder puff glass and an old serving dish that was broken some years ago. Today, needing a pot to plant up the rest of the Sweet Peas, we decided to mend an old terracotta pot inherited from my Mum which she had mended once but which had come apart at one of the joins. So, kintsugi into action again!

Lots of little plants arrived earlier than expected and needed to be potted up so I spent a happy couple of hours doing just that in 9cm pots donated by our lovely neighbour, looking forward to a summer of beauty.  These will all going into pots on the steps.

I picked a beautiful little posy this evening.


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3 responses to “Kintsugi, Potting On and A Posy

  1. commonprose

    April 1, 2020 at 6:34 pm

    Kintsugi. That’s very cool what you’ve done with it. Love your little plantlets and, of course, the posy.

    • mybeautfulthings

      April 2, 2020 at 5:33 am

      I used to have my Boody Garden, now I kintsugi everything that gets broken! Hoping the little platelets will be okay without a greenhouse. It has been very, very cold for the time of year. 🙂


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