Monday, March 26, 2012

Flowers in the House

Jane at Small But Charming is hosting another Flowers in the House and I've come up short this time.  SO,
I cheated a little.

For a while, I collected hand colored 18th c. bookplates.  They sit on the mantle where everything goes that I want to keep from Blossom.




I once thought about collecting several of the Amaryllis and arranging them as a set, but I only found two on Ebay during the time I was obsessing over them.  I am a month long Obsessor and then I move on to something else.

Jane's Spring is popping compared to ours.  Roses leafing out, Akibia Vine setting buds, but, aside from that and the flowering trees, we're still lagging behind Virginia.

Oh, yeah. some of you may remember this paint job:  while we liked the red initially, we've decided with new shop paint (coming in April), something cooler would be nice.

Blue, blue.  If you want to see some more beautiful blue go over to Little Pheasant's blog and check out the arrangements that Denise made.


flwrjane said...

You and Steve, my Massachusett's cheaters.

I wouldn't have it any other way.

It's not a party without you two.

I might be obsessing over those prints now...

xo Jane

Jen said...

The prints are wonderful. I love old botanicals. Your shop looks great. Can't wait to see it.

An Urban Cottage said...

Your post isn't as lame as mine. It's quite a nice interpretation actually.

I think you're supposed to call the doctor if your stool is red. Turquoise is terrific.

webb said...

Love the prints!

Yes, cut your peonies back to the ground - normally in the fall when the foliage gets brown and yucky. Don't put the foliage in your compost pile, tho. There is some sort of bad thing that can get in the leaves and then spread to other plants thru the compost. (Don't you love that technical explanation?)

Amelia said...

Those prints are really beautiful, nice way to have flowers in the house all the time. We're way behind Jane here in NJ too but still a bit ahead---now we're hitting 28F tonight-I fear for my daylilies which are popping out.

OK, how slow am I, I just got Steve's red stool comment. Duh! said...

I love old prints - haven't come across many in a while now. I obsess over antique political cartoons - still funny, and some still applicable, a century later.

Susan ~ Southern Fascinations said...

Ahhh... the bookplate of the amaryllis... so pretty! I can look out my kitchen window and see the real thing! The beauty of living in south Georgia in the spring... Thanks for sharing your past obsession. I may be obsessing in a new direction....

Rev. Tera Little said...

i love the bookplates! what a great way to share what is "blooming" in your place.
and ... i'm smitten with the pink petals against the blues in that last photo. lovely!