Saturday, April 14, 2012

Inspired by Joy

That's Joy of A Vintage Green Blog. She wrote a post about flowers in tiny jars and I was mesmerized. I poked about in my cabinets and cupboards to see what I could find to do the same, and found that I had a good assortment of cobalt blue bottles waiting to be hung on my bottle tree. They're not all small, but they worked.

Then I went outside to see what blooms I could find. My gardens are between blooms right now--the early bulbs like daffodils and tulips are finished, and the roses haven't started.

 But in the woods by the house I found wild cress (creasey greens when you cook and eat them as young plants) and blues. In the gardens, wygelia, barberry, apple blossoms and chives were blooming so that was the mix I worked with.


Thank you, Joy, for the joy!

8 comments:

Angela said...

So beautiful Granny Sue! Love it!

B. WHITTINGTON said...

These were a joy and a delight to behold. Beautiful. Love the dainty feminine flowers and esp love the blue bottles.
Blessings. Barb

Jenny said...

I love to do this too. I keep small bottles for single blooms around my house - on my desk, in my kitchen or bathroom windows... flowers are one of my most favorite things. I picked my first white peony of the year today & it smells glorious!

Joy@aVintageGreen said...

Thank you Sue for your kind words. Amazing what we can find in the areas around our homes when we need some greenery and flowers. Looks great in the blue glass bottles.

Rowan said...

Those look so pretty - what a lovely idea.

Mary said...

Gorgeous!! I love the pretty touches you add to life!

Ronda said...

What a lovely collection of cobalt blue bottles and the various flowers! Thanks, Granny Sue!

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

Mum has a tiny little vase and sometimes I find a flower growing in the wrong place in the garden and pop it into the vase. She couldn't be more pleased if she'd had a huge bouquet delivered to the door!

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