Saturday, February 23, 2013

Pretty Containers ~ Pretty Bouquets

Hello everyone,
It is a beautiful sunny winter day here. We are working on some spring projects which I am happy to get done and I will share with you later.
However, today I decided to share some of my pretty containers for pretty bouquets from our garden.
In the photos above I love the peony wreath that I made a few years ago and placed on the mirror with iron scrolling on the front that cmae from Homesense. Below on the cupboard below ,there are some little bouquets in small aqua glass jars that make cute little vases.

                           This old pitcher and the basin with the white tulips look pretty on the kitchen/dining tabl,e as I have a collection of red and white transferware on display there.
                            A mix of containers out in the terrace hold more peonies from the garden.
                            A cement urn is often used for bouquets and here I am showing off my peonies again. Looking forward to picking bouquets of them again come June.
              The watering can ,also from Homesense holds an assortment of phlox,hydrangeas and hosta flowers.
                               The old milk bottles and carrier looks great with flowers in it.
                           Whenever,I go to thrift shops I always keep an eye out for unique little things that can be re-purposed into other things and in this case these cute little boots look charming with simple bouquets of phlox.
                               A more common vase with a late spring bouquet. I do love my peonies!
                            I couldn't resist this little ceramic boot with a potted plant in it.
                             This basket makes for a pretty picture with soft pink peonies on the end of the old iron bed out on our summer veranda.
                                               Even wild flowers in a mason jar have charm.

                          This pretty bowl was a couple of dollars and I planted it up with 'Fleckles' a violet.
                      Both of these vases came home with me from a trip to Florida last spring.
                          An old transferware cup and saucer planted up with some pretty violas.
         Who could resist this old teapot from a yard sale with a bouquet of lilacs from the garden. I love lilacs!
And another bouquet or two of lilacs in a lacy white vase from Ikea. The chair was given to me and I was lucky enough to find a pinkish red toile chair slipcover at a thrift shop.
This shot was taken in our Gardener's Cottage last year.

                                      And last but not least-four wooden barrels filled with beautiful spring tulips Alas, these are not in our garden  but I took this shot of someone else's street side garden-so pretty!

It will be awhile yet but soon enough(well not quite) it will be garden bouquet season again. In the mean time there are lots of projects to get done.

I am joining The Rose Garden in Malevik for Show Off Saturday.

Hope you are having a good weekend,



theromanticrose said...

Amo il tuo modo di disporre i fiori!Sai rendere ogni contenitore romantico accostandolo a oggetti altrettanto belli come tazze o statue!I tuoi fiori poi hanno dei colori bellissimi!Ciao e buona domenica!Rosetta

My Little Home and Garden said...

I can almost smell the peonies and lilacs, both favourites of mine. Your arrangements show both off to great advantage, Carolyn.

Alessandra said...

Oh....I' m dreaming now!!!!Peonies are my favourite flower..your peony wreath is gorgeous!!!Your arrangements are wonderful. I like everything and i couldn' t say to you which is my favourite. The flowers in the cute boots are very original.

Anonymous said...

Hi Carolyn! Oh, I love them all and especially filled with your gorgeous flowers. I hope you're doing well.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Lounging with a Latte said...

All so beautiful. I love the floral boots and the bag on the end of the bed, they are so sweet.You must have amazing thrift shops in your area.

Bernideen said...

This is a beautiful selection! Gives us "Hope" for spring!

Jemma@athomewithjemma said...

Your blog is pure perfection!! Incredible photography and so much detail!

Judy said...

you take beautiful pictures...about 2 months ago, I found your blog and I spent about 3 hours going back to your old posts....Words cannot describe how much I love your photos...since then you have in me a faithful admirer ..By the way I can nearly smell all your flowers if I just could come closer....

Michele M./ Finch Rest said...

Absolutely beautiful!

Jan Hermann said...

Oh, I love your peonies!

The Tablescaper said...

Hmmm...I've been vacationing in Florida, but wasn't so lucky to bring home such treasures. Yours are gorgeous.

- The Tablescaper

janice15 said...


Unknown said...

I so adore your photography! I can scroll your blog day after day and not get bored with the beautiful images I see.
Thank you!
Cheers, Gee

Unknown said...

Good morning Carolyn!
Your bouquet are really pretty, it looks like summer!
Greets from Germany,

Debbie-Dabble Blog and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

So lovely!! I especially love the florals in th eboots...


Edith DUTERTRE said...

merci pour tous ces jolis bouquets
de la couleur
vous avez une très charmante
petite maison à oiseaux
un billet plein de lumière
edith (iris ) France

Janneke said...

I adore all your beautiful arrangements. You really have a keen eye for useful things in thriftshops.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Such beautiful flower pictures, Carolyn! I love your peonies. I had a few at our old house, but didn't often bring them in the house because of the ants. I never could figure out how to get rid of them totally. If I did cut them, I left them in a vase on our patio table outside. I can't wait to see the daffodils start blooming here. I have plans {this Fall} to plant some tulip bulbs around our condo, as well as a few things I'd like to plant this Spring ~ like a couple of roses.

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Shabby soul said...

That little boots as a container for flowers... what a cute idea, and so sweet darling Carolyn! Adore your peonies.

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Anne said...

Beautiful photos Carolyn!And your garden is so lovely! I am sure you cannot wait to get back into gardening once this winter is over.Spring is just around the corner!

Merlesworld said...

You do have some beautiful flowers, I love the little boots.

Bonnie said...

I am feeling some uncontrollable envy viewing your gorgeous peonies and roses and hydrangeas. Lovely photos. You have to have regular help to keep your garden!!!!!

Etteb said...

Hi Carolyn.
Ohh I love, adore this beautiful little corner (last picture) its gorgeous! :) I wish i have one like this. Sooo romantic. Love majestic peonies and roses and lilacs, also wild flowers ...