Saturday, October 2, 2010

A Little Arrangement



I have a feeling that I'm a frustrated florist. Or maybe I was a flower seller in another life. ;)




At any rate, I love to make up little arrangements. This is just a few wild and cultivated asters, and some peony leaves that have turned a beautiful salmon color.




The vase is carved soapstone. It was one of my father's favorite pieces. The tray is a very shabby antique purchased a few years ago from a local antique shop.




Even just a few flowers around the house always brightens my day. :)

Wishing you all a wonderful weekend!

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It's almost time for another Mosaic Monday. Where does the time go?! Hope to see you this week. Mr. Linky will be up by 8:30pm Sunday.

22 comments:

  1. I have a few soapstone pieces from India. Your vase is amazing! Hope you are having a super Saturday! :) Tammy

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  2. I love learning more about you. You could have been a forest ranger, an international supermodel, a jockey and now a florist. You are truly a Renaissance woman.

    With a gift for taking a beautiful photograph.

    (i love that vase, too)

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  3. Mary,
    Beautiful photographs. I love the focusing that you manage to do. Is that your camera or a program?

    Carol

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  4. Beautiful arrangement and I think the container makes it and of course your great photography and focusing!! Have a great weekend, see you at Mosaic Monday. Jackie, Surrey UK.

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  5. Sweet! I love flowers as well... thanks for sharing.

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  6. Beautiful bouquet and quite unique, sugar. Happy pink saturday.
    xoxo,
    Connie

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  7. Thanks everyone!

    Connie, I always forget about Pink Saturday!

    Carol, the focus is achieved with a large aperture (around f2.8). Do you have a DSLR camera?

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  8. Very very gorgeous photos! I want to take pictures like you when I grow up! LOL I need to learn more than the clicking button on the camera! :)

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  9. Gorgeous flowers and photos!..Christine

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  10. Beautiful photos! I love the combination of the asters and the peony leaves, and that vase is so very pretty!

    Kat :)

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  11. hi mary,
    just beautiful!!!!
    have a nice weekend,
    regina

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  12. Lovely arrangement Mary. The purple is so vivid.

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  13. Hi Mary, I love the composition of the last photo. Beautiful. Have a wonderful weekend.

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  14. Mary, I just wanted to say that you are a remarkable photographer!! And your home is so lovely ~ it's a real treat to visit your blog!

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  15. Have often thought that working in a florist shop would be great fun, but I don't have the talent. You do! But mostly, your photography is just out of this world beautiful. Oh, yes, I'm planning to be here. Every week I promise myself that I will get all the way through the list of participants. Maybe this week!

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  16. I also love little arrangements in petite vases. I often carry a little vase of flowers to work to keep on my desk.

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  17. I always admire how your little bouquets are so elegant.

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  18. You did a wonderful job arranging these little asters! They are gorgeous!

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  19. You are an amazing florist for a frustrated one. I have so much trouble with flower design. I just don't seem to get how to make them look . . . like, well yours. :)

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  20. Love the arrangement..beautiful combi of colors.

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