Friday, June 8, 2018

Floral fun. . . . . . . . .

The magenta peonies silently dropped their petals during the night.
Yellow pollen-laden stamens lay like gold dust on the French linen. . . . .
. . . . .however the always long lasting alstroemeria will last another weekend.

I shortened the stems, grabbed a smaller pitcher, poured in fresh water 
and made a quick trip around the garden for greenery.
A hosta leaf, a sprig of camellia leaves, trailing variegated ivy, 
and some gone-to-seed parsley for height.

Floral fun has made another lovely table decoration 
for quite a few more days.

These long lasting flowers come in many colors, all lovely, however I really think
 the white ones with the delicate magenta and yellow markings are my favorite. 

Thank you for all the generous comments regarding the recent dresser re-do HERE
I really enjoy this piece of useful furniture. . . . . . . and yes, already a change from
 two days ago. I added one of my display domes containing a Wedgwood fluted vase
 (which matches the demitasse set), standing on an small antique hand mirror, and
 containing hand-made paper flowers.
Who knows what may change next week!

Enjoy your weekend. 


  1. A beautiful bouquet! Do the flowers grow in your garden, too? I am not sure what they are, they look like lilies to me.

    1. Meike, they are a type of lily - the Peruvian Lily or lily of the Incas!
      I don't grow them but am thinking I may give them a try!

      Here's a link of you would like to know more about these pretty flowers.

      Thanks for stopping by.
      Mary -

  2. I was thinking of you yesterday Mary. I was watching the newly fledged sparrows out in the tree with their mom and dad. They were all sitting together for a spell; Mom and Dad talking to them as their babies looked about.

  3. beautiful arrangement Mary! Yes, I think they are Inca lilies and are very easy to grow. However, your paper flowers in the fluted Wedgewood vase under the dome, took my breath away,Have a wonderful weekend. Jo

  4. Alstromerias are such good value plants. They just go on and on. You arrangement is so attractive.
    Do not send squirrels please!

  5. The green with the white flowers looks so refreshing.

  6. Version 2 of your floral bouquet is just as pretty as the first. Alstromerias last such a long time when cut. The fun of arranging things in one's home just goes on and on, doesn't it? Did you make the paper flowers?


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