There's lots of lovely pink prettiness in this post from the past. I think I'll share it at Beverly's Pink Saturday event.
Who doesn't love flowers? They are one sure way to win a girl's heart. Especially this girl's!
For me, almost any kind of flower will do. But those of the cottage variety are my favorites–roses, hollyhocks, delphiniums, etc. There is just something about their quaint beauty that always makes me smile.
When it comes to floral arrangements, I tend to prefer simplicity over fussiness–like the two simple roses I displayed with this vintage bride's basket.
And when you see flowers around the inside of my cottage–or on my porches–they will most likely be something I've gleaned from my own flower gardens, shrubs, or trees.
The large ornamental flowering cherry tree near my master bedroom porch is one of my favorite places from which to cut blooms. The profuse pink blossoms that cover it every spring provide weeks of fresh flowers to grace both the inside and outside of the cottage–like here on my front porch.
Now…all ye faux flower nay-sayers, look away–lest ye be offended!
I have no problem using silks and do so often–if they have a realistic appearance. Silks fill in quite well for the real deal during the colder months, when there is nothing in bloom around here.
I thought the pink silk roses looked great in my Valentine tablescape. And even the silks in this rusty metal basket–part of one of my tabletop vignettes–look pretty to me.
So…until my lovely cottage flowers have been coaxed from their winter slumber by the warmth of the spring sun–silks will suit me just fine! ; )
Either silk or real flowers would exude cottage sweetness in this adorable wire carrier and four clay pots. And...it just so happens to be today's addition to the giveaway!
And what about yesterday's prize you ask? Well, do you think you would enjoy a delicious cake...like this?
You can...along with ninety-nine others you can make from the recipes in this lovely cookbook!
Just can't wait for the treats to bake to get that chocolate fix (Donna)? I have just the remedy.
This "emergency chocolate" bar will accompany the cookbook, so you can satisfy your craving while you bake! ; )
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