Jul 21, 2011

A Bouquet for the Weekend...

(click photos to enlarge)

I love the simple joy of gathering flowers...


to build a bouquet for the weekend...

It just makes me happy!


I picked up a canvas drop cloth to make a tablecloth,
something with lots of raw edged ruffles...

twenty dollars for a nine by twelve footer....

I learned the cloth has seams running both ways,
so I am trying to decide,
whether to embrace the seams,
or try to cut around them....

so for today the tablecloth puddles....


the bouquet is in this fun little planter box...


with tin ceiling sides...


pink Ballerina Roses...


the green buds of the Oak Leaf Hydrangea...


and a variety of blue and lavender Hydrangeas...


newly acquired pink glass candlesticks...


crystal bling included...


sweet summer blooms....



wishing everyone a happy weekend!

today I will be joining...
and

Thanks for joining me today....

29 comments:

Ozma of Odds said...

...embrace the seems baby!!
i have also found, that no two drop cloths are sewn the same way either!!
~ and do you own a ruffler??
it will make your life "sew" much easier!!
(tee,hee)

have fun, i know it will be fabulous!!
xo, Rosemary

Ozma of Odds said...

...seams ~ duh!!

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

My oh my, that is a gorgeous bouquet!!

Martha said...

Love the calm, soothing colors! and the box they are in! and the pink candlestick, okay I love it all! Beautiful!!

Trish - Sweetology101 said...

this is heavenly, some of my favorite colors...the candlestick w/ bling...always love the bling!

Shelia said...

Oh, this is so pretty and sweet! I love the olden feel it gives!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Heaven's Walk said...

Beautiful vignette as usual, Bella! Sweet and dreamy! :)

xoxo laurie

Amanda said...

Very beautiful, Bella! I love the Ballerina roses and have them in my garden too! You have a knack for flower arranging! Can't wait to see that ruffled cloth! Have a wonderful weekend!
Best Wishes and Blessings,
Amanda

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Lydia said...

Exquisite. You have talked me into it. This weekend the ballerina roses get pruned to bring inside...

Nancy said...

Oh Bella, those hydrangeas are so beautiful. My favorites. I love how you combined all the colors in the shabby white container.

Nancy

Doni said...

Absolutely gorgeous!!! You have a real talent not only with the arrangement, but the photos are awesome! Thanks so much for sharing such beauty. Blessings, Doni

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Such a beautiful post!! Filled with so much pastel eye candy!!

Hugs,
Debbie

Frieda said...

Bonjour
I love me promener in your univers
Have a nice week-end
Frieda

Mrs.Rabe said...

Lovely, Bella!

Can't wait to see what you do with the tablecloth...

Deanna

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Hiya Bella! Such a pretty arrrangement. Love the tin planter! Definitely my thing. I love the dropcloths too, and you just can't beat the price! Your pink candlestick with the bling is darling. Have a terrific weekend. I hope you get lots of sunshine! xx

Mama Zen said...

Stunning arrangement!

Marianne said...

Bella, what beautiful flowers, and a gorgeous arrangement, indeed. Inspiring!!

Enjoy the day,
Marianne

Linda said...

What a beautiful table...so soft and peaceful....love it!!

Jennifer Zuri @ Aquascape Your Landscape said...

Absolutely beautiful! You're quite talented.

Marilyn said...

I've just recently started following your blog, and have become one of your biggest fans. Your gardens and photography are simply breath-taking!

What a treat it is to view such beauty!

Marilyn (in Dallas)

Cindy said...

That bouquet is BEAUTIFUL! I LOVE the pink ballerina roses! As i was reading , i was thinking... please say the name of those roses, please say the name of those roses... and you did!

Cindy

Lavender Cottage said...

Hi Bella
Your bouquet is so pretty in the tin holder that has a vintage look.
Enjoy your weekend.
Judith

Ana said...

Simply lovely. Love your bouquet for the weekend. Very sweet. Have a wonderful weekend.

Hugs and Kisses,
Ana

Cozy Home Scenes said...

The bouquet is gorgeous, but I really like it paired with the pink candleholders. I haven't jumped into the dropcloth craze yet because I know those seams would drive me nuts. Love the look though.

mercedesscott said...

beautiful post and pics! those pink candlestix are fabulous... they look just perfect with your bouquet.

Sherry said...

Oh Bella, I love your planter with the ceiling tins. I was looking at those at a lumber yard recently. I picked one up and thought of all the things you could do with it. They were $16.95 a piece. I love how fun that looks for your pretty flowers. Thanks for linking it up at HSH!
Sherry

Debra @ Common Ground said...

Those flowers are just amazing. Can't wait to see that tablecloth with ruffles! such a pretty setting! thanks for linking up with VIF, xo Debra

i beati said...

ballerina roses what ambiance