As of 1 year ago I had never seen hops...and certainly I had not seen it growing on a vine. One of the great pleasures of being in a town that has more microbreweries than you can shake a stick at, is the availability of hops vine. But you have to snatch it up before the brewers get their hands on it!
I did a wedding this weekend that involved using hops vine along the wedding arch. I have to say, I was so enamoured with it, I got some for myself! Small clover-like green buds along a delicate vine - the petals are so papery and also dry well.
A few weeks ago I posted about a window display at Soapology in Manhattan. Every one seemed to go nuts (myself included) for the candles in the birdcage. So I was inspired to do my own version. Turns out I had bought the exact same style of birdcage a few months ago while antiquing. I perched mine on a vintage wood column top which is the center of my hops sideboard vignette.