Sunday, April 6, 2014

Mosaic Monday: Blue Hyacinths



Making little still life creations with old books and flowers has become sort of my "thing."  When it's cold and dark and snowy, I pick up some flowers at the supermarket, and they get me through the winter doldrums.  Last week, I found these beautiful hyacinths, and they have been perfuming the entire house.  They started out blue, but faded to a sort of pale lilac as the week went on.  Finally, after five days of enjoying their sweet scent, I decided that I needed to take some photos.  The weathered "table" is actually a foam-backed photo by Sarah Gardner -- one of her
 Beachwood Textured Papers.  The book belonged to my mother, and the shells were collected on our trip to California this February.  The blog board comes from EW Couture.

Here are the instructions to join today's post:
1. Publish your Mosaic Monday post. The post may be about any subject you wish. The only stipulation is that it include a collage, or mosaic of photos.
2. Once it is published, click on the title of the post. This will lead you to the static link for your post. The static link is the page with only that post on it. Copy the url from your browser at the top of the page.
3. Paste the url into the appropriate inlinkz box in this post.
4. Type your name in the appropriate inlinkz box in this post.
5. Click on "Enter."
6. Please link back to this Mosaic Monday post so that your readers can find other wonderful mosaics.
That's all there is to it! It's always a good idea to then check and see if your link is working. If you have any questions, feel free to email me: mrcarroll(at)optonline.net

22 comments:

  1. Hello Mary! The Blue Hyacinths are lovely. Very pretty arrangement with the seashells.. Beautiful still life images. Thank you for hosting, wish you a happy new week!

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  2. Very artistic photo collages, Mary. I love the soft colors and theme.

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  3. What a pretty still life!
    Thanks for hosting.

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  4. Thanks for Mosaic Monday.
    Rob

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  5. I love the soft colors of the flowers and shells. Lovely my friend! And thanks for hosting! Hugs!

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  6. I like the results when you play around with items to create a vignette. You certainly got some mileage out of the hyacinth bloom and it, along with shells is pretty on the blue book cover.

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  7. Beautiful colors in a charming arrangement of flowers and shells! Have a great new week!

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  8. Mary , I just love what you created.. Gorgeous as always. I checked out the boards and they are to die for and make. I can not stop thinking about making my own out of wood I hope I can find on this farm someplace. .. but I live with a husband that has to have everything perfect so he may have gotten rid of what I need. Im on the hunt this spring. Thanks for the inspiration always.. Always you do.
    A Kindred Soul.. Happy Spring Mary. New things and growth to you.

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  9. Mary I always love your gorgeous photos :)

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  10. Such a gorgeous composition! Thanks for the link up!
    Sherry

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  11. oh my goodness your post today has opened up a whole new world! I absolutely love those "wood" backgrounds. It is something I have been searching for. What a great idea to photograph old boards and then use them as a background. I have been to Sarah's site and her work is so gorgeous. I have trouble doing soft and dreamy but her work is inspiring me. Thank you so much Mary for your post and for hosting Mosaic Monday - it is always the most perfect start to my week.

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  12. Your still life compositions are beautiful, Mary. I do love the faded colour of your hyacinths, one of my favorite spring flowers. Thank you for hosting Mosaic Monday!

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  13. As usual your pictures are lovely.
    Have a great week.
    Denise

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  14. Lovely photos. The faded blue is very on-trend for spring.
    Have a super week.

    Bonny @ just saying ...

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  15. Although I am still in Aruba, I do miss their smell and beauty!!!!...:)JP

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  16. It looks lovely Mary. Do you ever plant the bulbs in the garden after they've done their house service? I do that all the time. I have the most success with the miniature dafs, but the hyacinths come back the next year as well; not as boofy and spectacular though. :)

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  17. Lovely mosaic with hyacinths. Thanks for hosting...............

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  18. Thank you Mary. A treat to see the Blue Hyacinths. Have a lovely week.
    Joy

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  19. Beautiful Mary. I love how you put this post together.

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  20. Lovely. I always enjoy your flower still lifes.

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  21. Dear Mary, it won't be long I'll have those Blue Hyacinths in my yard. Come on Spring.
    yvonne

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  22. Hi Mary, Shane invited me to join your beautiful meme. I tried to connect with you but I was unable to. Christa

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