Sep 1, 2011

My Flower Pickers Basket...

I started out to pick some flowers today...

(click photos to enlarge)

I love to have fresh bouquets for the weekend....


then I remembered my little
flower picking basket
I bought last fall...


I have hardly used it this year,
and the summer is flying by
so quickly now...


the little flower pickers basket
has a cane handle....


the bottom of the cane is sharp
and pokes into the ground easily...


today's harvest included,
Ballerina Roses...


Cottage Roses...


and Oak Leaf Hydrangea...


I picked so many flowers,
there was enough for several bouquets...

but small lazily arranged flowers
in tattered china
are always my favorite...

Today I am joining...
and

Thanks for stopping by...

40 comments:

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

My favorite thing, fresh roses and flowers in a little pitcher. That is the reason I collect them. The basket is fantastic...I have a basket but am always bending over to pick it up!

Deborah said...

Ahhhh roses...exquisitely beautiful!

Deborah xo

Ozma of Odds said...

...i have one of the walking stick/flower baskets too:)
and i enjoy using it just as you have so very lovely here, in your enchanted garden:)
xo, Rosemary

janice15 said...

They are beautiful, I can't wait till my garden is ready for picking flowers..I picked cosmos today...I love little pansy's to pick and put them in tiny vases etc...my pink roses should be good next spring..love all your pretty flowers..Have a great evening..Janice..@ spoonwither.blogspot.com

Lady Farmer said...

Love the basket ~ I have wanted one of those for years after seeing one either in a magazine or a movie, I don't remember which!
I love the Ballerina Rose, too! I had a couple of those lovelies but, alas, the deer love them, too!
;~P

Liz said...

I LOVE it! That would be soooooo handy. Where can I get one?

Thank you for joining in for Fresh-Cut Friday and sharing your beautiful images. :)

~Liz

My Little Home and Garden said...

I like how it is getting a bit cooler in my area, which is encouraging another show for my roses. Your bouquets are very pretty.

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

You have some BEAUTIFUL flowers...thanks for sharing them.

Blessings,
Linda

Honey at 2805 said...

You grow the most beautiful roses! And, that little basket with the cane handle is absolutely the cutest thing! So Adorable!

Thanks for linking to Potpourri Friday and helping to make it a success! I appreciate you, my friend!

Liz @ Sit With Me In My Garden said...

Charming arrangements and I love your pictures...great job! The flower picker's basket with the cane is so sweet! Love the soft pinks with the white cotton in the basket..so charming!

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Bella, You have so many lovely flowers in your picker basket. Beautiful images!!!! I can almost smell them!
Yvonne

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Love your darling basket, Bella! That bit of lace is a nice touch with your gorgeous flowers! Love your wicker chair too. Very pretty photos! Have a great weekend! xx

Shabbily By The Sea said...

Love your basket and i am going to look out for one,such a pretty idea,beautiful ballerina roses and just used them in my post but could not for the life of me remember their name,that picture with your chair is so pretty,have fun in your garden x

Sarah said...

Perfection, Miss Bella! I can dream about these tonight. ;-)

Kom Achterom said...

This is so nice!! love the basket.
so loveley with the flowers in it.
happy weekend
Yolanda

Shabbily By The Sea said...

Your bath salt post is divine!! beautiful pictures,i have dried lavender and never thought to add it to my salt,it looks so pretty on your picture and the tea cup scoop is just dreamy,gorgeous post!
xx

Maggie said...

Beautiful flowers Bella, your basket reminds of the one that Little Bo Peep had in the childrens nursery rhyme.
All it needs is a big bow tied around it.

jeanetteann said...

How unusual your basket is as well as beautiful,especially with the flowers.x

Shirley said...

A basket full of flowers picked from one's own garden is such a reward for a job done well. Very sweet.

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Beautiful flowers and I love your basket, what a neat idea:@)

Mrs.Rabe said...

Your lovely garden has inspired me to add more roses to my garden.

Do you have any suggestions for me, that would give me beauty, cutting ability, and yet no maintenance?

Your cutting basket is sweet!

Deanna

The Summer Porch said...

Be still my heart! What a beautiful blog you have created Bella ~ I must get my hands on one of those picker baskets. Roses are so romantic aren't they? The tattered pitcher with all the lovely pinks is just stunning! I've just climbed on board!
Hugs Rosemary...

Carolyn said...

Love the basket the chair the bouquet and of course the setting!

Have a lovely weekend,

Carolyn

Charlene said...

Bella, Your basket is 2DIE4!!! I love the way it pokes in the ground leaving your hands free to cut flowers. And your arrangement is stunning. I just got back from my vacation in California & just bought 2 silver pitcher (I did a post go check them out as they are so pretty) that I would do arrangements in IF I had flowers to cut. HECK, we're so dry & burned up there is nothing to cut! Thanks for sharing as I LIVE through you this gardening season. HUGS!
Charlene

lvroftiques said...

Oh how beautiful!! I absolutely love your flower pickers basket!....And all the roses! *sighs dreamily* Vanna

Sizzle and Zoom said...

Beautiful setting. Wish I were there.

flowersandhome said...

I never saw a flowerpickingbasket like this! So cute and what a clever find with the cane. You have an abundance of beautiful flowers in your garden! Your bouquets are wonderful!!! Thanks for sharing this lovely dreamy 'world' with us.
Bye,
Marian

Gayle said...

They are just beautiful Bella! Oh I am so envious of your roses. I am such a lazy gardener perhaps next year I will improve! Thanks for the tip for linking with Fresh Cut Friday, I went right over and linked up. Enjoy the sunshine and the lovely weekend we are suppose to have. You know we really should get together soon and see each others old homes!

NanaDiana said...

I remember that basket! I love it and what fun to use it and have it for photos! Roses will soon be ending here. xo Diana

Blooming Rose Musings said...

I agree with you about casual bouquets in pieces of china. There is something so lovely and romantic about that kind of arrangement.
I love Maggie's comment(above)about the basket and attached cane reminding her of Little Bo Peep! That is perfect. The basket is wonderful. Beautiful flowers.
Have a lovely weekend.

Bohemian said...

Your Garden and Harvest of Fresh Flowers is so Romantic and Lovely! And you Photographed it so magnificently.

Blessings from the Arizona Desert... Dawn... The Bohemian

Judi said...

Hi Bella
Summer IS passing way too quickly.
Beautiful roses and hydrangea...sweet romantic chair. Lovely...
enjoy the beauty
Judi

Gela said...

So beautyful pictures of beautyful flowers. Have a nice weekend/Gela

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

I love the flower-picker's basket. So charming! You harvested quite a few lovely flowers!

Bernie said...

What a beautiful thing it is, your flower picking basket! You certainly do have some gorgeous blooms to collect from your garden.

i beati said...

Flower picker basket super cool

Shabby Chic Sandy said...

So lovely...

Ellen said...

what a beautiful vase for beautiful flowers. Flowers in the home makes for a happy home. Enjoy the last of the summer blooms.
Hugs,
Ellen

Sherry said...

This is gorgeous! Love it!
Thanks for joining HSH!
Sherry

Candylei said...

How soft and romantic everything is in your photographs. I can almost smell the roses. After one week of rain the sun is shining bright and there's lots of gardening to do--mainly weeds to pull. How are your doggy girls? Such sweet faces.