Winter flowers

Hi Everyone
 Happy Tuesday
 when art captures life so beautifully
just look at 
this gorgeous pink rose from our garden

 And the amazing detail of the beautiful rose painted
 on this soup tureen
This tureen is one of my favorite "go to" vases in winter 

 Perfect vase for dried hydrangeas from our garden
The flowers have such a warm and rustic feel to them 
I have learned not to buy vases anymore 
it is much more fun to think out of the box and use the treasures we already have for flowers
Do you do this too

There are so many ways to dry hydrangeas but my favorite way 
{also the simplest} 
is to pick the flowers and immediately put them in an arrangement without water
 the flowers  start to dry "as is"
 and can stay in the vase for months

Even though the garden looks a little bare
 now that the roses and hydrangeas
  have been pruned 
we can still enjoy these dried flowers 

We are  busy planting spring bulbs and vegetables
 that were grown from seed in the greenhouse 
can't wait to show you the baby carrots and artichokes too

romantic saying for today

"That which is Loved is always beautiful"



  1. LOVE hydrangeas! wish I could grow them as well as you have!

  2. My favorite flower is hydrangeas!!! Yours are beautiful. Love this post.

  3. Pam- I think that is the most beautiful soup tureen I have ever seen. It makes a perfect wide mouthed vase. I love roses and hydrangeas- xo Diana

  4. Beautiful tureen and the hydrangeas are also gorgeous. Wish I could grow these in my garden.

  5. One of things I miss about so.Ca and KY is the climate to grow hydrangeas (and just about anything else). It's too dry here to grow hydrangeas without a lot of help.
    Your roses, hydrangeas and soup tureen are so pretty. I don't really like to put flowers in a vase, to me it's just too structured and stiff, like to use some imagination to find other vessels for flowers. Really love how your hydrangeas look in that soup tureen. I also love tulips and lilacs in other vessels.
    We had tulips growing wild in KY, so pretty. All I had to do was walk around outside to look for things in yard to bring in. We lived there 5 yrs. and only had to water the yard one summer for little bit, humidity was 100% with 100 degree temps in summer, phew.
    We had a stream between our land and farm land next door and a spring in our back yard under the ground. I do miss things from KY but not the allergies, asthma and arthritis non-stop. We had to pressure spray the north side of house to get rid of mold quite often. I so miss our gorgeous big front porch and decorating it. Happy Week

  6. Beautiful!!! The rose is beautiful... both the real and the painted one on that splendid tureen. I too dry my hydrangeas during the season and enjoy them all year long. I so enjoy your posts...
    Cheers, Gee


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