Monday, June 22, 2009

Pressed Flowers



As I was looking around our Little Red House for something to show you, I spied the wall of pressed flowers in our tiny den.




I began collecting these a few years ago when I bought the two little framed pieces above at my favorite thrift store. I have since found them in antiques stores and at rummage sales, too.




I seem to have found a lot of pairs, which really helps when you are trying to create a balanced grouping on the wall.




I love it that they all have gold frames, which makes them perfect for my den or my library. And the pretty frame shapes are quite pleasing, too.




After two or three years of collecting, I now have enough to fill a small wall above the wing chair in our tiny den. There is really no room for any more, but I still have to stop myself from bringing home more when I find them.

Once a collector, always a collector. Or in other words, two is a pair, three is a collection. After that, beware. ;)

I'm linking this post to Three or more Tuesday, hosted by the lovely Tam, of

30 comments:

  1. Love these, Mary! What a wonderfully sweet collection! Just love how you surround yourself with beautiful pieces...and your family benefits from all the love you put into your home!
    Susan

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  2. My friend bought a collection of pressed flowers that were stored between the pages of a scrapbook many years ago with the intention of making cards and little pictures like yours. So far I don't think she has done it. Too bad because they are really cute.

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  3. They do make for a nice wall grouping. I guess things we find in consignment shops are persons collections they grew tired of. One man's trash is another man's treasure, but I want to keep on getting em. Blessings
    QMM

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  4. That's a cool thing to collect. I never would have thought of that. They are so cute! ~ Robyn

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  5. Oh Mary...these are delightful!!! I am sure they look lovely hanging in your room!!! They are the perfect thing for you to collect...when I think of you I think of flowers!!!

    Enjoy the day!!!
    XOXO
    Cathy

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  6. Mary, these are so dainty and pretty. What a sweet collection you have.
    Glad you shared. Nice to see them.
    Blessings,
    ~D~

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  7. Mary, you really have a great collection!!

    Shantana

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  8. Mary, what a lovely collection, so delicate.

    Thank you for sharing.

    Tina

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  9. Mary, these are lovely. Creates a bit of nostalgia for me as pressed flowers remind me of my grandmother.

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  10. these are lovely. i used to make pressed flower cards.

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  11. You are always such a delight. I'm glad I have a little time in the morning to visit you now that I don't have to be to work until 8 am.
    I hope you'll see a little sunshine today.

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  12. These are so sweet Mary!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  13. Mary, you have a gift for making us step back and appreciate things we might not have noticed before.

    These are so pretty, and you have such a great collection.

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  14. There are so pretty, Mary. I know they look fabulous in the pretty little den of yours.
    xo bj

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  15. Good morning, Mary. I love anything that involves flowers, as I know you do as well! And I particularly love pressed flowers. I've always yearned to do this, but somehow never managed to. I should put that on my list of projects. These framed pieces are quite lovely, and would grace any room splendidly.
    Brenda

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  16. How pretty! You have a lovely collection...
    Sorry I missed Mosaic Mon this week. I had a mob for Father's Day, lots of little ones running all over, so I needed a day to regroup! I was hoping you would come to the WHITE party...still time! :)

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  17. i have some of those very frames, too! my fave flower is the pressed violet. love them perky and in the ground, too! sweet collection!jkj

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  18. I love pressed flowers and have one special one that a dear friend sent me --

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  19. What an interesting collection. Yours are fabulous!

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  20. What a wonderful collection. They are all so pretty. Thanks for sharing.

    Christi

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  21. So pretty! I once had a flower press that I snet off to Goodwill in one of my big decluttering sessions. I'm still kicking myself for giving it away!

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  22. These lovely natural compositions are a wonderful collection. Thanks for sharing.

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  23. Hi Mary, You have got quite a nice collection of pressed flower pictures, they're lovely! Also, i was wondering if you had any advice for me (I'm severely techno challenged) on how to better link onto Mosaic Monday next week? I know I'm doing something the wrong way but I don't know what. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thank you, Mary @ Boogieboard Cottage :O)

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  24. I love your collection of pressed flowers! Wonderful and creative idea! Love it!
    Sandra

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  25. OOOOH! Lots and lots of pressed flowers.
    great!

    blessings,
    Barbara jean

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  26. These are so sweet! What a lovely collection of nature.

    Have a wonderful week.

    Charla

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  27. Love those! Love the frames as well as the flowers!

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  28. Mary, those are so pretty. I'd love to see them hanging together. I'm sure they make a beautiful grouping. laurie

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  29. Thanks for your help Mary, I'll try again this Monday. :O) Mary @Boogieboard Cottage

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