Jun 16, 2011

French China and Roses....

I pick up a quite a variety of vases...

(click photos to enlarge)

each seems to have a purpose...


but when it's time to put the flower in the vase...

it's hard not to pick a vintage teacup, creamer
or something  French
like this dainty Limoges sugar bowl...


I also like to pick up floral frogs,
and am always thrilled to find one petite enough
to fit in the china....


then I pick the flowers,
my heart swoons...

and I don't really care if they just lay on the table
as they are,
to be admired...


but they desire water,
so I oblige...



Pink-A-Boo blooms and wisps of Catmint
drip from the edge...


Eden Roses live up to their name....


I am mesmerized...

and at that point I know
 all the weeding and watering was worth it!


I hope you find your bliss....

Today I am joining...
and

Thanks for stopping by....

40 comments:

Lady Farmer said...

What an absolutely glorious arrangement! And what joy to think it came from your own garden! Looks like you have found your bliss!
;~P

Pamela Gordon said...

That is just beautiful! And it is bliss! Pamela

laurie said...

what a beautiful pairing,, those are the most beautiful roses,, I love them,,so old fashionedlooking,

Carolyn said...

So worth it! Beautiful bouquet and china Bella.

Carolyn

Katie@LeBeauPaonVictorien said...

Hi Bella,
What a stunning arrangement! Gorgeous!

Sarah said...

Bella, you have gorgeous flowers with which to work, but you also have much talent in arranging them. Love the touch of catnip. ~ Sarah

Martha said...

yes my heart swoons as well! Those roses are g.o.r.g.e.o.u.s! I LOVE everything about your pretty arrangement, from the sugar bowl to the tiniest flower!

Trish - Sweetology101 said...

so lovely...such a sweet blog here!

rosarod said...

Hi Bella, What a beautiful bouquet of roses and variety of flowers, just beautiful photos! greetings, Rose Marie

Liz said...

These are so very pretty! Eden Roses! I am going to look for that next year for planting. Your bouquet is gorgeous as are your pictures!

~Liz

Cindy ~ My Romantic Home said...

Wow,that is a breathtaking bouquet! Gorgeous!!!

lvroftiques said...

How beautiful!! Vanna

Mariette said...

Dearest Bella,

What a lovely arrangement with your own garden's flowers. Love the catmint in there; looks very pretty with the china.

Lots of love,

Mariette

Janie said...

I give up...I just HAVE TO HAVE one of those gorgeous rose bushes!

Janie
Romantic Domestic

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Well you chose a gorgeous combination! With all you've got growing, it would be hard to choose at all! That's a beautiful vase too! I'm amazed how easy frogs make it to do an arrangement. Gorgeous!

Angela said...

You are so lucky to have those beautiful flowers in your garden.
I love your pretty bouquet, I'll have to get me one frog!
oxox
Angela.

Rob said...

They are lovely flowers, is the white flower Orange Blossom?

Linda said...

Your flowers ar gorgeous and your arrangement is stunning. Amazing what makes our hearts sing isn't it? Are you familiar with the ballerina antique rose bush? ... it seems like one you'd love... it is my favorite.
Blessings, L

Terri Weston said...

I have never seen blooms that stunning, what is the name of those beauties? Hadn't heard of catmint but it looks like it would be fragrant as well as precious, certainly adds to the arrangement.

NanaDiana said...

You have such a wonderful way of combiing flowers and making them look even more beautiful that they did growing in your garden. Another perfect post! xo Diana

Mrs.Rabe said...

Stunning!

::little projects in style:: said...

wow! :) how gorgeous! :) lovely way to start a weekend!!!

x

Cindy said...

Good Grief, that is a beautiful bouquet!!! Are all those flowers from your yard? Those photos should be in a magazine, unbelievable! What in the world are the white flowers? Prettiest bouquet ever!

Cindy

Pink Roses and Teacups said...

Just a beautiful little arrangement! How sweet they came from your own garden too!

Debbie

Suzann said...

Beautiful flowers!!!
Have a great weekend!
Suzann ~xoxo~

Deborah said...

Hi Bella!
Ive missed visiting you!
I love your blooms!
Soooo beautiful!!
Hows your summer?:)

Deborah xo

Abramyan Avenue said...

Absolutely beautiful!! Roses are my favorite flower hands down...and teapots are my obsession...so this post was heaven for me!! I need to find a floral frog now.
Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful weekend!!
-April

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

What a perfect arrangement. I just picked up a flower frog for nothing the other day, and I look forward to trying it out! Thanks for your inspiration.

Tallulah's Antique Closet said...

Hi Bella, I luv the flowers you placed in the bowl they are so pretty. Thank's for stopping by for a visit....Julian

The Sage Butterfly said...

Lovely! I have been thinking about adding Eden roses to my garden...so beautiful! I love your combinations and photos. Welcome to Blotanical!

luna said...

What a beautiful pairing, have a great weekend....Luna

Susan said...

I so love Eden Roses!!

NauticalCottageBlog.com said...

Oh, Bella, your flowers are divine! You can never have too many vases, especially when you fill them as beautifully as you do.

Happy Show and Tell Friday :O)

Hugs,
Marie

Lydia said...

Soothing simplicity. I think I shall collect a small gathering for our bedside tonight. Thank you for the inspiration.

Sherry said...

Oh, I am swooning too. My favorite bouquet is a little romantic display in a piece of china like this. I should put a disclaimer on my party that you will be subject to Pintrest pinning while joining my party! I pinned this under flowers. It is so pretty! Thanks for joining HSH!
Sherry

LibrarySnake said...

Beautiful arrangement!

http://carabossesbedchamber.blogspot.com/2011/06/show-off-your-cottage-mondays_20.html

JudyBug said...

That is so sweet~ I definitely need some little floral frogs.

Kathy said...

Gorgeous roses! Love the 'vases' and adore frogs!
Beautiful!
Kathy

Jilly said...

How magnificent!!!
oxo

Make It Small said...

I just love your photos. You have the most beautiful flowers. Gill x