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Thursday, May 24, 2012

May Flowers



At a recent family gathering, I decided to make a floral centrepiece using three vintage canning jars inside a basket that I had in my storage room.

I wanted the arrangement to be inexpensive, but I couldn’t find any suitable flowers at the grocery store.

So, my visiting brother-in-law snipped some blooms from a nearby tree and my sister-in-law carefully groomed them and arranged them in the bottles.

I think it turned out to be very pretty, and it was certainly affordable!


It puts me in mind of one of my favourite poems. When the kids were toddlers, I used to show them the Baby Einstein dvds, and there was a snippet of this poem recited in one of them. So, this poem also reminds me of those sweet toddler years.

Loveliest of Trees

Loveliest of trees, the cherry now
Is hung with bloom along the bough,
And stands about the woodland ride
Wearing white for Eastertide.


Now, of my threescore years and ten,
Twenty will not come again,
And take from seventy springs a score,
It only leaves me fifty more.

And since to look at things in bloom
Fifty springs are little room,
About the woodlands I will go
To see the cherry hung with snow.




14 comments:

  1. Just gorgeous! I adore fresh picked bouquets-- something so casually elegant about them-- and the bottles/basket is just perfect for them!

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    1. Thanks Tabetha! I love fresh picked flowers too, particularly yellow and purple wildflowers.

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  2. It turned out beautiful! :)

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  3. That is so pretty!!! I love how you put them in canning jars! Perfect!!! Thanks so much for sharing at Thursday's Temptation.
    Jill

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    1. Thanks Jill! I have so many jars. I sure haven't been using them for tomato sauce or anything, so I have to find a way to use them! ;)

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  4. I love this centerpiece, so pretty! Stopping by from the Networking Blog Hop...I am your newest follower! I would love if you would check out my blog and if you like what you see please follow back :)
    Modern Modest Beauty

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    1. Thanks Jenny! I will definitely check it out!

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  5. So so pretty ;)
    Love this little arrangement with the cherry blossoms - Beautiful!

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    1. Thanks! Now I am eyeing my neighbour's lilacs! ;)

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  6. I am featuring your cute flower arrangement at todays link party! Wahoo!!

    http://twoyellowbirdsdecor.blogspot.com/2012/05/thursdays-temptation-19-fabulous.html
    Jill

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    1. Thank you Jill! That is very exciting! I'm heading over to look!

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