Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Flowers in the house...


An elegant bouquet in a chippy old enamelware pitcher is perfect in my book.
The sophisticated flowers juxtaposed against a simple, well used, homey container makes me smile.






A mixed bouquet from the Hubs withered away, all except these hearty mums.
I just trimmed them up and made a small arrangement in an old spice jar.
It adds some sunny, yellow cheer next to the kitchen sink.


We had a barbecue at our house this weekend.
Some queen anne's lace and some daisies in blue canning jars 
were the centerpieces on our outdoor tables.


It only takes a few gerber daisies to brighten up the room.




Hoping these photos bring some cheer to your day, 
like flowers in the house do to mine.

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28 comments:

  1. I think having cut flowers in the house have magical properties. They are some of my favorite things, and they make everything nicer, even when there's a giant mountain of laundry behind them. :)

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  2. oh my gosh. Obviously I had to take a break mid comment to break up a superhero fight and grammar fell to the wayside. You know?

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    1. Ha Ha! Those boys of yours crack me up!

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  3. Love all of these but my favorite is the Queen Anne's lace--just beautiful!

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    1. I always think of Anne of Green Gables gathering the last of the summer's Queen Anne's lace with her bosom friend, Dianna. :)

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  4. Beautiful. Love the enamelware pitcher.

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    1. I love the old pitcher, too...I had to look for a long time before I found one that was affordable! I paid $10 for it.

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  5. Your flowers are all so lovely, and I love all the different containers you used for vases.
    Mary Alice

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  6. Having flowers in the house just makes everyday so much more beautiful. I have a collection of enamel ware too and just love it. Combining pieces with cut flowers is such a lovely look!

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    1. Yes, flowers in enamelware is one of my favorites!

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  7. Always enjoy your decorating style.

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  8. Oh Elizabeth, we are such kindred souls here. I just told my daughter about an hour ago that if I had unlimited resources, I would fill my home with fresh flowers. They don't have to be fancy, either. In fact, just like you I like the simple collection of simple flowers the best. I tried to grow more for picking this year, but they got rain weary.

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    1. I need to plant a cutting garden...except I am a very, very amateur gardener.

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  9. Flowers, flowers, everywhere! I love Queen Anne's Lace, but it doesn't grow here in southern CA. Thanks for sharing your lovely flowers. Have a blessed day, Elizabeth!

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    1. It grows wild everywhere around here!

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  10. Oh yes, these flowers DO cheer up my day! I love flowers in the house. I often break up bouquets as well and spread the joy to several rooms. I noticed this morning that I have surprise lilies in bloom (outside) and they make me smile. Thanks for sharing these, Elizabeth.

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    1. Thanks so much for popping in and commenting, Lisa!

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  11. I brought some stargazer lilies in last night and they're perfuming everything. God is so good to give us his beautiful, free gifts. Thanks for sharing this, Elizabeth.

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    1. Stargazers are a showstopper, but can be a little overpowering in the smell department sometimes.

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  12. I love fresh flowers scattered throughout the house. That Queen Anne's lace is so pretty...I wish I could find some growing around here. xo

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    1. It grows like weeds everywhere here!

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  13. Girl, I am LOVING your house décor! Can you come decorate my house?

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