14.3.13

Flowers in Our Living Room

A few days ago I shared a sap bucket of leftover flowers in our kitchen. Today we woke to sunshine and I was inspired to take photos of the other bunch of flowers in our living room.


I love this $10 chest of drawers in our living room for the display space and storage that it provides.


The pretty pinks, purples and white remind me of spring and upcoming Easter. 



Besides hydrangeas, carnations are one of my favourite flowers. Oh, and tulips. Even more than roses. It is not that I don't like roses, I just like the others a bit more ; )


Do you like the shawl on the hoop back chair? It is made in Scotland and was still wrapped in plastic at the thrift store for $3.99 (I washed it with my fingers crossed because it said dry clean recommended and I threw it in the washer-no problem.) Kind of too big to wear but it makes a nice throw and a great pop of colour.


If you've been around here a while you know that I love my blues in lots of shades. Too bad the carnations aren't blue -half kidding.


See how pretty it looks against the Mercury Glass white chair I painted? I have two more of those chairs in the basement waiting to be painted but spindles are not so fun to paint.


The top of the dresser has some of my favourite collectibles: ironstone plates, an ironstone pudding bowl filled with a linen cutwork napkin and faux speckled eggs, mercury glass votive holders, vintage flashcards, a rosary, and butter pats.



I would love to find a little lamb and sheep for Easter and display them with the flashcards. I have looked in gift shops locally but no luck so far.


I liked this angle of the wall gallery above the couch while I was enjoying my tea.


And I thought I would end with this photo to show the deep purple carnations that sort of hide against the dark greenery. Does anyone know what that white spikey flower is called? Oh, and if you are really talented at arranging flowers please don't laugh at my throw them in a vase style haha.
Thanks for stopping by today, and welcome to my new followers, both on gfc and fb. We are still enjoying our March Break and I'm loving the sunshine today that helped melt some of last night's snow.

I'm joining up with these great link parties. Hope to see you there...
Treasure Hunt Thursday at From My Front Porch To Yours
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Feathered Nest Friday at French Country Cottage

20 comments:

  1. I love love flowers around a home. I think it is such a wonderful addition and it always evokes a real positive mood for me. They look lovely as does the whole vignette!

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  2. Hi Elizabeth,
    Beautiful fresh cut flowers, great colours! The tall purple one is "liatris spicata" It is a great cut flower for adding extra height to an arrangement, it will dry nicely as well... The chest of drawers is such a great piece of furniture for all your vignettes you enjoy creating. The sunshine is glorious today!
    All the Best,
    Christine

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  3. The flower arrangement is great, I thought they had been arranged by a florist:) What a lucky find the shawl was too!

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  4. Hi Elizabeth,
    I told you the name of the wrong cut flower, sorry! I often think of the liatris as a spikey flower.
    All the Best,
    Christine

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  5. The flowers are pretty and I really like the throw on the chair.
    Farmhouse hugs,
    Cindy

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  6. Hi Elizabeth
    A beautiful living room, I love every detail, the mirror, the clips, the bible, everything and of course the flowers

    Marina

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  7. The flowers are lovely and add an extra punch of colour to your room. That set of drawers was a bargain. I could do with something like that to store all my linens in. Guess I better start looking

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  8. Lovely flower arrangement, I have never seen such dark purple carnations, they are so pretty! Your chest of drawers for 10.00 was also a wonderful bargain too!

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  9. I thought that bouquet came already set up that way. I think you did a great job! I love the feminine colors. I also really love that blue shawl used as a throw. It's beautiful and I love it draped over the chair.

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  10. What an amazing treasure-your Scotland shawl, lovely and such a perfect shade of blue. Great Accent for your color palette.
    Jemma

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  11. The colors and textures are stunning LOVE the dresser.... :)

    Can I move in.....?

    hugs x
    Crystelle
    http://www.crystelleboutique.com

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  12. Hi Elizabeth, Love your flowers and carnations are such a gorgeous bloom and last so long. I love them too. What a wonderful chest of drawers. Blue shawl is fabulous for a pop of color.
    Have a great weekend.
    Hugs, Celestina Marie

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  13. What a deal on the chest! I love the way you've decorated it, Elizabeth.
    I, too, thought your arrangement was done by a florist...great job!
    The shawl is a wonderful color, and looks perfect on the chair.
    Things are looking "Spring-y" at your house!
    xo

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  14. Looks so beautiful!

    By the Way: you have a lovely Blog ♥

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  16. Your flowers and throw look so pretty together. Lovely farmhouse style and new follower!

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  17. HI Elizabeth, your flowers are so bright and fresh looking. The lovely turquoise shawl is gorgeous, what a great find and the white chair is also wonderful. That is my idea of beauty with it sitting along side your old chest of drawers. I love it.
    Hugs, Cindy

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  18. So pretty and fresh! Love all the charming details!

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