Monday, October 21, 2013

My weekend, with flowers in the house

Good Monday morning, blog friends.
♥ 
About once a month I like to combine my regular weekend recap post with a link up to Jane's Flowers in the House party.
 
Linking up with Jane in the past has been fairly simple for me. I usually have fresh flowers on our kitchen table as I have made a happy habit of grabbing a simple bunch from the grocery store along with my weekly food shopping. But for this month, I decided to challenge myself to only use flowers/clippings from my own garden.
 

Are you guys getting sick of me saying how amazing our Arizona weather has been? Oh man, it's been so awesome! Coming off of several months of scorching summer heat, we're still basking in Autumn's relief. The cooler (well, less HOT anyway) temps have been good for my garden too. Rather than struggling to stay alive, everything can relax a bit and just do some regular growing. And blooming. Hooray!

 
I knew I wanted to use some vincas for this month's flower party. The stems weren't very long, so I used a few small old bottles as vases. And I also used some sprigs of rosemary for greenery. Love!
 

You know, this blogging gig provides a ton of inspiration, and participating in Jane's monthly flower round up has afforded me with glimpses into the homes of professional flower people. The creativity is crazy, friends. I'm not sure why I never thought to use the herb section of my garden in flower arrangements, but it works! I've even taken to displaying it on its own just because I love it so much.


Anyway! My favorite bouquet from the weekend is shown in the next photo. I combined some vincas with some other lavender blooming plant, and also a clipping from the yellow bell tree that's crazy with blooms and bees in our backyard right now. {Side note: this bouquet was turned on its side this morning, on top of a water-soaked doily. The yellow bells didn't hold up well to the cat who will remain nameless this morning. Gr.}

 
Oh yeah, and I did have a bunch of {purchased} daisies on our kitchen table this weekend, and I pulled a few to make this small arrangement for our living room:
 

So, about our weekend ~ There was the usual laundry, yoga, grocery shopping, stuff-around-the-house, shopping with Carrie yesterday, and playing with flowers. Basically, a weekend so awesome I can hardly be irritated by the fact that it's Monday morning. Plus! I have flowers in my house. :o)

Before you go off and make it an awesome week, why not
 
Ciao, my lovelies!

21 comments:

Christa atCedarmereFarm said...

Hi Deb,
I see that you are obsessed with old bottles too. I think they have so much character and are great as vases too. You might enjoy what I did for Jane's Flowers In The House in September. Your arrangements are very sweet and fresh. I like them a lot.
Christa

Sian said...

Your simple posies are absolutely beautiful!

Jo said...

Your arrangements are stunning and I love them x

scrappyjacky said...

Beautiful.I love using rosemary and lavender in flower arrangements because of the lovely scents.

flwrjane said...

Love these! I'm a sucker for small posies of flowers, then you put them in bottles with herbs?

Well you know you won my heart with this one.

cats,very, very disobedient, disrespectful critters!

xo J

Irene said...

Your flower arrangements are so cute. Simple and easy is my way of decorating. I bet they smell nice too. Have a great week.

Audrey said...

Hi Deb! I never use my herbs either but it IS a great idea. And I agree.....everything's a little more bearable when there are fresh flowers in the house!!! Hope you have a lovely week.... XOXO!

Bow Street Flowers said...

love the rosemary and pumpkins!

Susi said...

So pretty. I love using old little bottles as vases.

katesblooms said...

Cute little bottles! The rosemary is great. I also love using herbs in arrangements- mint has been my favourite this summer because its been growing like mad in my garden!

Sinead said...

Thanks for sharing these glimpses into your home Deb! I love how you've arranged your flowers, so pretty! I am so jealous of the weather in Arizona...currently basking in rain, damp and dark clouds here in Ireland! xx

Alison said...

I know exactly what you mean about the flowers relaxing and beginning to grow again!!..fab pics, my friend
Alison xx

Amelia said...

Love the trumpet flowers and they're so bright and sunny, they look great with the vinca.

geiger y sporran said...

We are a bit surprised that The Secretary didn't think of vincas and a spring of rosemary as we do have those in our garden.I think Sheingceir 1833 likes to leave as many as possible for birds n inscec's.

dinahmow said...

Hah! The cats' Secretary did steal your nifty idea about the rosemary!

Amy said...

Lovely, pretty, delicate and just fabulous to have in the house!

Susan ~ Southern Fascinations said...

Deb.. So pretty! Love those little bottles. Glad the good weather is rejuvenating plants and people, too. Those are a couple of happy looking pumpkins ...enjoy your week. Thanks for sharing a bit of the Southwest with us! Susan

Alicia said...

I like very much the last photo!

alexa said...

Not only are your flower bunches so pretty but your way of dressing them up for e photos too! You could be a stylist for a magazine ...

Karen said...

Lovely photos of all your beautiful blooms. I too tend to buy a bunch of flowers when I do my shop but yesterday my lovely boy came home with a bunch of lilies for me as a thank you for baking cakes for his mum's birthday party.

Maria Ontiveros said...

I hear you on the cat! My flower arrangements always have to be put up in odd places; otherwise JJ will chew on them and (eventually) pull them over!
Love the rosemary by the pumpkins.
Rinda

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