Monday, 21 October 2013

Flowers in the house

This outrageously colourful bouquet of flowers arrived from the Young and Fit when we returned from holiday - just as bright as the houses in Burano! They came with a lovely message
and detailed instructions for their care. After a few days I was to dismantle the whole caboodle, cut the stems, change the water and so forth.
I waited for six days before doing as I was told. And now I've got two vases of flowers, a winter arrangement in the dining room
which looks quite different under artificial light.
And in the sitting room, with the addition of a few straggly specimens from the garden, a much quieter display.(But, oh, isn't lily pollen pesky!)
For Jane's flowers in the house at small but charming.

13 comments:

  1. Very nice of the Young and Fit. My hydrangeas and lily's are long gone by this time of year.

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    1. The Young and Fit are just wonderful, Doc. All these flowers are from the florist, my hydrangeas and lilies are long gone also.

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  2. Beautiful, as is your house.

    that first shot is breathtaking.

    Thanks for coming to the partee!!

    xo Jane

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    1. i always enjoy your parties, Jane.
      My house is a tip at the moment with nothing being done except wading through reams of accident claim forms - an absolute nightmare. But flowers are very uplifting!

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    1. Certainly a colour combination to make you smile!

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  4. I would agree with the hostess, the flowers against that wall are just breathtaking.

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    1. The dining room is small and dark. I'd looked for a Victorian green wallpaper for it but they were all too muted (since they've stopped producing them with arsenic!) The strongly painted walls are a good backdrop to other colours. I'm not a white wall person!

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  5. Such a nice gift. Yeah...that lily pollen...

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    1. I've been busy with the scissors and a little pot to catch the pollen in. But, oh so tricky. I do love lily flowers, however. (And every summer in the garden it's me versus the lily beetles.)

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  6. What beautiful flower combinations. The lighting and background makes magnificent pictures.

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  7. Stunning colors ... lovely flowers...beautiful photos. Such a thoughtful gift!

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