Sunday, June 23, 2013

Monday Flowers in the House and Kantha quilts

June is when everything is blooming in my yard, although the Felicia rose which has blossomed abundantly, is on the wane.  So, I've snipped a little climber whose name I forget.  I planted it with Felicia when they both arrived from The Antique Rose Emporium ten years ago.


Goat's beard, unripe Annabelle hydrangea, Vetch I purloined from the road along St. Michael's cemetary.  And a stalk of Raspberry leaf all in a chinese teal vase.



Vetch



Little climbing rose











I'm a sucker for Kantha quilts.  I've purchased six of them over the last four months on Fab.com.  They make great throws for the couch:  after Blossom has drooled on them, left muddy paw prints on them, they wash up beautifully and the colors are so satisfying: floral and plaid prints with little patches on them.  I bought one for the bed, for Blossom's window perch and for the couches.

Jane's hosting Monday's Flowers in the House.  Invite her over for a look-see from your garden!  Or your latest farmer's market flower bouquet!  Or your Supermarket bunch in your funky or elegant vase.





14 comments:

Jen said...

That little climbing rose is so sweet!

Flowers and quilts go well together.

Amanda (Small Acorns) said...

Vetch? I've never heard of this, but it looks ever so sweet. Love your arrangement - I was just thinking it looked very Nicolette Camille and then I read your earlier post! So beautiful. I'm a huge fan of kantha quilts too - the colour and hand-stitching gets me every time! xx

flwrjane said...

Shelley, so beautiful.

The flowers,the perfect vase and of course the composition.

I know I always make these three points with you, but that's because they're always true.

I too have a thing for Kantha quilts but have never bought any.

But considering my couch is a nest of cat hair and the upholstery is scratched beyond shabby chic, i will follow your lead as ever.

xo Jane

Razmataz said...

Gorgeous relaxed bouquet. My favorites are the loose wildflower arrangements. Very pretty/

Amelia said...

Isn't Fab fun, now I have to look for those quilts. Love the vetch and not only because of the really fun name, great color.

Lucille said...

Could it be Paul's Himalayan Musk? Love those quilts too but didn't k ow their name was Kantha. I have a coat made from one.

gillian. said...

SIX!?

Denise | Chez Danisse said...

I'm seeing some serious Dutch flower paintings action in your top photograph. Fun.

Susan ~ Southern Fascinations said...

So pretty... vetch? Just lovely! The Kantha quilts... new to me, but so pretty and they look so comfy. Lucky Blossom!

Vintage Tea Time said...

Vetch is so pretty, isn't it? Love your pretty rose too. And the quilt is fabulous! Abby x

rachel said...

I wish I hadn't read this now... I want a kantha quilt so much!

The Dancing Donkey said...

Great photos!

And, you've been tagged...I don't know if you do these award things, but I have nominated you if you would like it.

http://thedancingdonkey.blogspot.com/2013/07/awards-and-plagues.html

jayneonweedstreet said...

ANd I have been scorning crown vetch. Just goes to show that any blossom in the right hands becomes a work of art! Beautiful!

Manju G said...

LOVE all of these kantha quilts, so beautifully produced and perfect for cold weather. Such a beautiful blog you wrote.

You can find some more on my etsy shop as well

http://www.etsy.com/shop/JaipurHandloom

http://www.etsy.com/listing/155774412/vintage-kantha-quilt-kantha-throw-kantha?ref=shop_home_active

http://www.etsy.com/listing/155841039/cotton-cushionthrow-cushioncushion?ref=shop_home_active