Monday, June 25, 2007

flowers and finds


Our local florist does a wonderful five dollar friday sale every week. I simply adore this! Usually he has lilies and carnations and daisies. Every once in awhile he mixes it up a bit however. This week he had a dozen roses for five dollars. And they were the most amazing colors! I snatched up the last 2 dozen. One set was a soft pink and the other was an amazing peach color. The whole house smelled amazing this weekend! There are few things that make me as happy as fresh cut flowers. We have a few in our garden, but I truly wish we had more cutting flowers. Maybe next year. Do you all have a favorite cut flower? I'm trying to expand my horizons!!


A few month back we made a trip to Atchison, Kansas and had a blast at Nell Hill's. This place is amazing! If it were any closer to Topeka we might have issues! As it is, it is a lovely day trip. I found these darling glass pieces there and my darling husband hung the hooks for me that I found at a local antique store this weekend. Any ideas about what to out in them? I thought maybe lavender. Or beads. I just don't know yet! The broach and earrings were found at an awesome garage sale this weekend. $5 for the whole bunch. Wouldn't they look cool on a purse? Hope you all had as good of a weekend as we did!!



14 comments:

erin said...

i love peonies, but you knew that! tulips, ranunculus, bells of ireland, sunflowers....i could go on and on.

Ragged Roses said...

I think lavender would look lovely too! Roses, peonies, hyacinths and lillies are my favourites. Those roses are gorgeous, your home must have looked wonderful as well!
Kimx

lera said...

Pretty flowers. I love that they are $5. What a bargain.

I love daisies (gerbera and regular) and black-eyed susans and spring flowers (daffodils, tulips, etc.)

Sarah and Jack said...

I think what you put in them depends on where they are hanging. Sooooo, where are they? :-)

kat said...

my favorite flowers by far are peonies, liliacs, gerber daisies, oh, just too many. I fill my garden up with tons of cutting flowers so I always have flowers in the house. Makes such a difference to have them inside :)

Lucky you with getting all those flowers for such a good deal! Sounds like a terrific weekend!

capello said...

::whispering:: i've never been to nell hill's.

Mirre said...

Such prettiness!
I love those hooks!

Mary said...

I love tulips and hydrangeas. I think hydrangeas are probably my absolute favorite, though. Maybe it's a Southern thing.

melissa said...

i love peonies too- and roses. yours are beautiful!
you've reminded me- there's nothing nicer than fresh cut flowers in the house.

Chara Michele said...

What pretty flowers! I love having fresh cut flowers in the house, but the cats always try to eat them... :)

Theresa said...

found your blog on Sam from plump pudding's blog. Also my children are in school with her two boys. I don't sew as Sam covers what |I need but I can take kitchens apart and re build them. The cabinet that your husband built looks lovely. Also so are the roses, I like carnations, and often treat myself.

kimberly said...

love the glass! you can buy lavender pretty cheap at bulkfoods.com. I bought a bunch of it two years ago and it still smells great.

African Kelli said...

I absolutely adore those hooks! So pretty. I wish I had a few. My bedroom is done in that same antique white. Very pretty!
And as for a favorite cut flower -- I love peonies. They have to be my favorite. I wouldn't say no to pink roses though! Gorgeous.

Heidi said...

I'd say my fave is tulips. Those glass container are pretty. Can't wait to see what you put in them.