My Mother in law came to Easter dinner with an absolutely breathtaking bouquet of freshly cut Iris's from her garden. She has always grown the prettiest flowers! I've recently been enjoying photographing fresh flowers with some of my transferware and I've been a little in love with the color combination of teal, lavender and blue lately. I couldn't resist taking some photos of a few of the Iris' together with these antique Royal Doulton plates which had just arrived. The name of the pattern on the plates is Arundel and they over well over 100 years old, dating from 1890-1902. (photo via Arundel Castle) The pattern is named after Arundel Castle, where there are about more than 10 outstanding gardens which have been open to visitors since 1854. (photo via Arundel Castle) Iris, Most Beautiful Flower Symbol of life, love and light' Found by the brook, and the meadow, Or lofty, on arable height.