Saturday, May 1, 2010

Happy May Day!

Isn't it hard to believe it is May already? In honor of the first day of May I have a small bouquet for you.

I wasn't sure if I liked it with blue or just white.

I love this old vase that I got last year at an antique mall in Kennebunkport Maine.

I was babysitting six of our little grandchildren this afternoon for awhile so after they left I needed some down time so I played with my camera for awhile. I still have trouble getting the light right shooting to a window so if you have any tips for me I am happy to hear them.

Anyway, Happy May Day!

Carolyn

32 comments:

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Your flowers are lovely, Carolyn. Love what you did with the fireplace; amazing! Nice chair too. My hubby just cut the grass for the first time this year; must be the earliest ever. Hope you're having a beautiful weekend.

Blessings,
Sandi

Jojo said...

Lovely hyacinths. My favorite springtime flower. Happy May Day to you!

Suzy's Vintage Attic said...

Happy May day! Blue and white is one of my favourite colour combination when it comes to flowers. Your flowers look beautiul in that jug.

Have a lovely weekend
Warm wishes
Isabelle x

Betty Jo said...

Happy May Day Carolyn! Your flowers are gorgeous. I like them either way, with the blue or without. Hmmmm . . . I think I can smell them too. ♥

Willow said...

What a beautiful floral arrangement and I love that vase. You were so lucky to have found such a beautiful piece.

We have been working in the yard all day. Something I love to do.

Willow

Susan said...

Hello Carolyn...Loved the hyacynths. Oh, their fragrance was so beautiful, too,coming straight through the computer screen! Ahhhhhhh.

When I do a window shot, I always shoot from the side of the window, looking at the object. With the sun behind, it usually results in silhouettes. You did a great job though. They shots were lovely. Sincerely, Susan

It's me said...

Lovely hyacinths........ Carolyn.....................six grandchildren !! you are a superrr nanny !!!

Have a happy sunday hugs from Ria

Susan B said...

Happy May Day to you! The flowers are beautiful either way. The vase is pretty too. I love how it all looks with the curtains. Quite lovely.

Have a wonderful Sunday!

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

The arrangement is beautiful in the blue and white vase. If I have a choice I like the blue stem in with the white. Valerie

Damaris said...

Thank YOU!! Smells WONDERFUL!!

Sarah said...

Carolyn, these are lovely hyacinths. Too hot here now for hyacinths so thank you for sharing these. That sweet vase is the perfect container. I think your photos are very good, but I know what you mean about trying to shoot something with the bright light behind in the window. I need help too.

A Garden of Threads said...

Carolyn, the photos are lovely and Happy May Day to you.

Shelia said...

Hi Carolyn! Oh, the flowers are gorgeous and I love your beautiful pitcher you have them in. The light shining in is so lovely!
Be a sweetie,
shelia ;)

Katy Noelle said...

Very lovely! I like the all white. =] I, also, appreciate the photos everyone shares of hyacinths. I love them UNscented and I think that this the only way to get them. (Ah chooooooooo!)

Cottage Rose said...

OH thank you for the beautiful flowers,,, I love Hyacinths,, the sent is just so lovely,, wish they lasted longer.. your pitcher is just perfect for them... Happy May Day..

Hugs;
Alaura

junkdreams said...

Such a pretty arrangement....wow--six grandchildren..you must be exhausted!!
Happy day!
xojanis

Mariette said...

Your white hyacinths look perfect in that blue vase! The photos look fine to me, soft and dreamy as it is meant to be for that subject...

Greetings from Georgia/USA

MariettesBacktoBasics

Cindy said...

Lovely bouquets, thank you and Happy May Day to you! Hugs, Cindy S

Georgianna said...

Your photographs are absolutely gorgeous, Carolyn! (You can "bounce" some light into the shadow area by holding a large white board, like a piece of foam core, underneath and tilting it until you see the dark area brighten up. You can prop it on a chair or low table just below your pitcher and that should help balance out the light ratio between the indoor objects and the window.) Have a beautiful Sunday. – g

Riet said...

What a beautiful vase with beautiful flowers Carolyn. I like them with the blue like the blue and white on the vase.
Have a nice Sunday

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

Carolyn....I love the pop of blue in the bouquet. It really makes the vase stand out! I have my 3 grandchildren with me this weekend! I will need some "down time" a little later today! It's quiet at the moment...everyone still asleep!~Patti

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

Simply pure elegance!
Debbie

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

oh Carolyn.. i love the pitcher that you used for the flowers.. such beautiful transferware.. love it! your photos are awesome!

Sandy said...

It is such a gloomy, dreary day here. I decided to take a little "vacation" and search the web. Your wonderful blog helped chase away the blahs.

Deanna said...

Oh My Goodness...babysitting six at one time...I would be exhausted for sure. Love the grandbabies, and yet I think I might need some down time as well.

You have such a nice collection of pretties and I sure enjoy seeing what you do with them.
Have a sweet week!
d

Mahek said...

I feel your pictures are amazing!!!

Sandy said...

I love the blue and white flower combination and what a beautiful vase.

Teacup Lane (Sandy)

June said...

Well it looks like you have mastered it to me Carolyn, because these pictures are amazing.
Oh my goodness, your fireplace looks so beautiful!!!
hugs

Kathy said...

Carolyn...Your fireplace makeover is stunning!
I really love it...and your mirror!
What a difference...
Amazing!
xoxo~Kathy @
Sweet Up-North Mornings...

ilovemyhouse said...

Lovely flowers, just saw your blog.Looks great. Prince Edward Island, been there once, loved it. xx

Paula said...

Hi dear Carolyn,

You are a wonderful grandmother!!! Happy belated May Day to you! I love the beautiful flowers and vase you shared with us. Your photos are gorgeous, as always!
Love, Paula

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