Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Sometimes it is Amazing How Little it Takes


At Saturday's Farmers Market, I spent $5 and bought some dahlias. 


I brought them home and added sedum that I picked from my own garden. (I have found that not only does sedum serve as a good filler to round out a bouquet, it last fairly well as a cut flower.)


I put them in a vase that I inherited from my grandmother. (Actually it is an old cookie jar whose lid got lost or broken years ago. So now, I consider it a "vase".)


I put the flowers in the front hall and every time I pass them I marvel at just how beautiful they are.


12 comments:

  1. Jennifer - your pictures are ALWAYS so gorgeous! Seriously - I never tire looking at all the beautiful photos you take. The colours in this post are truly amazing. Do you do photography professionally?
    ~Lisa~

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  2. Thanks for your compliment. No, I am just an amateur, who dreams about being a professional. I'd like to try my hand at food styling/food photos next. Home decor is also a big passion of mine. (My work background is in graphic design and the home decor industry.)

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  3. Not only are the flowers lovely, but the memory of your grandmother must also live in that vase. Photos are so vivid - I can almost smell the blooms.

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  4. I'm always appreciative of the little things in autumn. It's about all I have left. We had our first snow a few days ago. Glad I brought in a little bouquet before the freeze got everything.

    Christine in Alaska

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  5. Oh my, that's beautiful. You've got the container and the plant materials just right - brava!

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  6. Your arrangement is beautiful and I love the apples by the vase.

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  7. Love your pictures!!
    Dahlias and Sedum...a great combination.
    We do have a lot in common:)
    Thank you for your comment on my blog.
    Gisela.

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  8. Jennifer
    just used Google to search for Huttonville.
    You don't live too far away from Guildwood:)
    Nice to meet a blogger from Ontario.
    We have no dogs but one cat with the name
    Maximus, El Presidente II
    Gisela.

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  9. Beautiful flower arrangement! Thanks for the comment on my blog. I sure hope the cider tastes good! Fingers crossed..

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  10. Dear Jennifer, You are so right that just a few fresh flowers can really lift the spirits. I love the jewel like colours of your Dahlias which do look wonderful with the Sedum.

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  11. The colors are beautiful!
    to me it seems like is part of a coral reef, amazing.

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