The garden, this morning, was filled with birds flitting about the feeders. Some of the Spring flowers are nearly finished and I gathered the last of the peonies, a lone iris and a beautiful stalk of amaryllis to add to an old-fashioned water pitcher in shades of green. Welcome to the Blog today, Friends, and a simple bouquet of garden flowers.
Oak leaf hydrangea are blooming and were added to the mix of colors and textures in the pitcher. If you read the blog from Thursday, you know that we held a garage sale this weekend. I am so happy it is over. A lot of set-up and labeling are involved and then a lot of hustle and bustle and people on the day. We did well but I was early to bed that night. After all that activity it is nice to have a gentle Sunday to relax and enjoy the birds and the garden.
In the picture above you can see that the old-fashioned pitcher is surrounded by Royal Doulton figurines. My Mom collected these and they bring back so many memories of my Mom and my Grandmother. They’re not very fashionable now but I love the delicate carving and colors that make each figure unique and beautiful. The colors in the flowers are picked-up by the figurines and tie the two together.
A woven table runner sits beneath the flowers and figurines add ing some texture and horizontal lines to the vignette. The soft greens, blues, and whites are complimented by the flowers and the lovely ladies. It’s a very peaceful setting.
Can you imagine strolling along a crushed stone path with beautiful blooms on either side as you enjoy the fresh morning air? Gardens, walkways, and time to enjoy them are some of life’s true pleasures.