Saturday, November 13, 2010

The pure prettiness of pink...

I bought a new camera a couple of weeks ago and I have been practicing a bit this week
and thought I would share some of the pinks in the house.

I finally took the plunge and bought a DSLR. In the olden days, an SLR was all
I knew, but when I decided to try my hand at digital, I bought a Canon Power Shot S5IS 
and have loved that little camera. I have just about worn it out and needed a new camera.
I decided on a Canon EOS Rebel T1i. So far I'm happy with the choice. 

Of course as usual, I have mostly dried blooms from the garden to share.

Love the way these hydranges turned this year.
They are the 'Limelight' variety.

Oh, here's a little silver sprinkled in.

More of the peonies that I dried this season.

This is the peony wreath I made the other night.

My fingers still hurt from the burning glue...LOL!

Oh do I LOVE pink!

I went to the post the other day and what do you think I found????

M from the wonderful blog The OC Cottage sent me this
 lovely pink teapot because she was offering one in a giveaway,
and I had written in my comment that I didn't have a teapot
 and boiled my water in a pan! 
Well...I didn't win her giveaway...but...
she and her sister couldn't stand the thought of me not having one...
and so...I have this wonderful note...
and a beautiful pink teapot to boil my water in!!!!

She also tucked some of her posies in as well.
I love the cards she sends me. I am sure they are also her own
personal artwork as well.

M you are truly the best!


Laura said...

You go Miss June!
I have a Canon XSi-
and I have a great deal to learn.

I love your pink!


Susi said...

Oh wonderful picutres ;O)) I love this sooooo ;O))
a nice evening and Hugs Susi

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said...

I am seriously thinking of upgrading my camera...keep us posted on how well you like it...your pictures look lovely!

Privet and Holly said...

Learning right
along with you,
sweet friend!
Although, you
are already leaps
and bounds ahead
of me with your
gorgeous pics!
xx Suzanne

Custom Comforts said...

Beautiful pictures June! You must be a fast learner. I still haven't learned how to use my camera, but I guess it would probably help if I read the manual :)
As always, your post is stunning. I love it when you come out to play.

Anonymous said...

Congrats on the new camera! As always, a visit in your world is a delight for the eyes my friend.


Pondside said...

I'm still using my teensy tiny Cannon SD 1200 - too afraid to move up!
I love pink - every room in the house has a touch, even if it's not immediately noticeable.

Connie said...

June, I have a Canon Rebel XS and just love it, sugar. My granddaughter and her hubby bought one also. Theirs has the video option but we're old folks so we didn't need that one. I'll depend on them to do all that for our GGD now. I'll just do the photos of her.

41° over here today, cloudy and cold. Just sitting around feeling sorry for myself and this hamstring pulled leg!


vanilla143 said...

Beautiful pink. Such a sweet peony wreath. Aren't the camera's just wonderful... keep having fun with it. God Bless

jade said...

Oh June...........sooooo wonderful pictures - you and your new cam, you´r a great team!!!!!!! Most i love the breathtaking peony whreat - i can´t get enough of this lovely pictures!!!!! Have a wonderful weekend,

Hugs Jade

Angela said...

Oh that peony wreath is simply beautiful and looks wonderful on your wall. I hope your fingers are feeling better. Isn't it nice to have such nice thoughtful friends? You are truly blessed. Enjoy your new camera, too. Hugs!

Lady Farmer said...

Fabulous photos! And your peony wreath is gorgeous! Would you care to post a tutorial on how you made it? (And your secrets to drying peonies and other flowers?)

Kari Desi said...

Lovely photos! Looks like a great choice in a camera. Love the vivid pink color in the first photo. And congrats on winning the pink teapot!

Seawashed said...

Your images amaze me...the softness you capture! That first photo is my favorite. Your peony wreath amazes me too. You are so talented. I really do not know how you dry flowers the way you do. I've never seen any like yours. I like them better than the live ones, I think. I can see you will just be making our world here in blogland a more beautiful place with your new camera. I have the Canon powershot too and love it. Some day I will graduate to the next step up in a Canon...I just love Canons. What a sweet sweet gift that pink teapot is. ox~ kerrie

Julie Marie said...

Hello June... oooh, I just got my fix of prettiness for the day!... your photos are stunning, I am happy you love your new camera... but I have loved your photos from the start! Your peony wreath is beyond belief! I have never seen anything so soft and romantic and beautiful... I love drying flowers and yours all look the prettiest ever! How sweet of M and her sister to send you a PINK teapot! Love it!... and all of the other little tresors she sent you... I am going back for another look... love to you... xoxo Julie Marie PS Not sure if I told you or not, but the Foxglove I dried did dry beautifully! Next year I will dry more...

ShabbyESP said...

I just love your wreath you made!! Your pictures are gorgeous!!
Thank you for sharing!

Dorthe said...

June, your dried flowers, are gorgeus, so love all of them---how can you dry Peonies? they looks so beautifull.
And the thepot, so lovely ,too-what a fantastic present.
You made the most lovely photoes.

hilary@oldhousetruelove said...

beautiful photos... absolutely. :)

The Polka Dot Closet said...

I guess I am just a simple person, I love looking at photo's of pretty thing! If they are pink....all the better! What fun to get a new camera, I just hate the learning curve on new electronics! These are beautiful pictures!!!


Anonymous said...

Gorgeous as always! Happy new camera to you!!!

Janet said...

Oh my gosh, the wreath you made is simply breathtaking. I would love to have one like that. It would be perfect for the bedroom because it's so dreamy!! I have a feeling you are going to master the new camera in a matter of days. How sweet about the pink teapot. It's perfect for you!!

Jacqueline @ HOME said...

Dear June,
Your new camera has done you proud....your photographs are beautiful. They were beautiful before, but I'm sure that your new camera can do so many things and we will be seeing some wonderful images from you.
....and, what a lovely friend to send you your own special teapot....and such beautiful things with it.
Oh, and your wreath is the lovliest wreath that I've seen....I am truly envious of it....I have a real 'thing' for wreaths. XXXX

Diane Gill said...

Love all the pink flowers!! How do you dry them?

The Feathered Nest said...

Hi sweetie!!! June, can your photos get any more GORGEOUS??? This camera is meant to be in your hands! I'm so in love with your wreath and I'm so glad you remember to dry these gorgeous blooms...M was such an angel to give that sweet teapot, what a precious shade of pink too!!! I hope you are doing wonderfully, hugs and love, Dawn

Unknown said...

love all your pink! That dried peony wreath is sooooo so gorgeous! How nice of them to send you a pink teapot....

LizlovesVintage said...

What Beautiful wreaths. Yes, I agree! I always had a love for dried flowers:) Have a great wk. Hugs, Liz

Rebecca Nelson said...

Hey sweet friend...

It wouldn't matter WHAT camera you used. If you had a vintage Brownie Camera or an old Kodak126 your pictures would STILL come out fab!

Now...that wreath of yours is 2die4. I want it.

M sent you a teapot.

June sends Rebecca her wreath.

Sounds FAIR to me!

xo~ :) xoxoxoRebecca

Sandi said...

Okay June where is my wreath?? lol You could probably sell tons of those because they are so gorgeous! You did it again...I am sitting here stunned by your beautiful photos. Love them!!!!

mkirsch said...

Hello, the first post I read on your blog was about your little house in the woods, I can't help but comment that I thought you had the most beautiful photos...I have looked forward to your posts ever since...I love your blog!

Blondie's Journal said...

Your photos are truly beautiful!! I think you have pretty much mastered that bad boy!! Today I was reading the manual about a problem I was having with my point and shoot and it was like reading another language. I don't think I am ready for a more difficult camera!!

I am in LOVE with the wreath you's gorgeous!! I hope it lasts forever! And I love your teapot! Very pretty in pink!

Hope you are enjoying your weekend!


Lovey said...

June these dry flowers are beautiful! I love the wreath! I must check out that canon! Sounds like fun!!! Love yah!

Brenda Pruitt said...

How very sweet of her to do that! You know, I was just at a neighbor's down three houses and on her computer showing her blogs. I showed her yours and was saying that you'd accomplished all those gorgeous photos with a cheap little camera. Well, now I can't wait to see your photos. Because with that little camera you already created sheer magic!

Crowing Moon said...

I LOVE your peony wreath. Stunning :)

Mammabellarte Rita Reade said...

Hello June,
your photos are so beautiful. The new camera is amazing but I know that you can work your magic with any cameras. Have a great Sunday, Ciao Rita mammabellarte

Anne Lorys said...

I'm so thrilled that you got a new camera, you're going to have SO much fun!

Beautiful images, the first ones of MANY from you and your baaaaaad new camera! :-)


Anonymous said...

Absolutely gorgeous, June! I don't have, well, any pink in my home (except for my girl's rooms)... you're making me want to go out and get some... hehe! I love your peony wreath... fantastic job! Your camera seems to be doing you justice, because your pictures are beautiful!
Enjoy the rest of your weekend!
Hugs ~ Jo :)

koralee said...

You pinks are beautiful!!!!

Happy weekend my friend. xoxoxo

Debra@CommonGround said...

June, how could your photos get better than they were?? You always amaze me how you can #1 grow these wonderful flowers, #2 dry them so beautifully and naturally, and then #3 photograph these beauties in such a way that I feel they are right next to me.
And that pink teapot is just the sweetest gift! And Sweetie, you deserve it!!
big hugs,

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

Hi June, your photos are absolutely divine. But how could they not be when your home and dried blooms are equally as lovely. I think you and Anne should start your own found treasures and home decorating magazine. You both take beautiful photos. That peony wreath is Gorgeous with a capitl G. Congrats on the new camera but I already thought your photos were just perfect. Have a beautiful weekend. Tammy

sweetpea said...

well i so love the pink kettle as i boil my water in a pan too! the one i covet at williams sonoma is just too pricey. as always your pics are fabulous. i love that you found my post funny. i can't stop laughing about it myself!


Faith Hope and Cherrytea said...

inspiring photos! and lovely gesture from oc cottage... said...

Nice camera. How do you dry those big flowers and why don't they fall apart when you handle them - making a wreath out of them? Great surprise from oc cottage.


Pamela said...

Oh, your blog just feeds my soul! Thank you for all the beauty and I love, love, love your wreath.

Diane said...

Wonderful post and pictures June. I love your beautiful wreath. The burned fingers were worth it. What lovely friends you have to send you such a pretty little teapot. Diane

Jeannie B. said...

Beautiful, beautiful!!

oldgreymare said...

Hello Junebug

Your camera, your photos, as wonderful as they may be could not fail with the beauty of your gardens, your home and your heart. if you closed your eyes and pointed upside down between your legs they would still be gorgeous. Now get a giggle outa that image!

The wreath, oh the wreath, should we all add one to our list to Santa?



Julia @ Vintage with Laces said...

June, Would you please publish your gorgeous pictures in a book??? You are such a talented photographer and have surrounded yourself with so much prettiness that is worth being shown not only on the internet.
I love your peonie wreath and wish again I had a garden to grow some of these wonderful flowers. The teapot is cute. What a sweet gift!
Have a lovely Sunday :-)!
Hugs to you,

Stephanie Suzanne Designs said...

I love pink too and also love drying the rose bouquets that my husband gives to me.

But your dried peonies are just divine. I love, love that worth the burnt fingers. :0)

Have a wonderful weekend,
Stephanie ♥

Gypsea Nurse said...

June.. your photos are stunning.. I think you found a new best friend!!

LiLi M. said...

Hi June! Have a lot of fun with your new camera! I don't think that your photos can improve, but we will see! I love the pinks in your romantic home too. That wreath is really gorgeous. How kind of M. to send you such a lovely teapot, though I think you just deserve it and I love her posies. Dear June, thanks for always coming by and leaving me such sweet and precious comments. I always appreciate them most, have a lovely Sunday with your family, hugs LiLi

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

GOOD MORNING DEAR JUNE! Wow...what can I say other than you are a genius with the camera! The lighting of course in your home is obviously conducive to such beautiful and clear shots! My renovation is underway, and as soon as the rooms are built, WHITE PAINT is in order for the entire house, with splashes of gray. Everything here is magnificent! Have a blessed day dearest, Anita

Jacqui said...

Beautiful post, love the dried peonies. Your blog is beautiful!

time worn interiors said...

You pictures are always lovely no matter what camera you use! I would love to have a new camera, but afraid I couldn't learn how to use it! You know, hard to teach an old dog new tricks! The one I use is automatic, no focusing or anything, see what I mean! Not sure I could do it! Have a great weekend!

Jane said...

Gorgeous photos. You bought a great camera but it's only as good as the person taking the pictures and you have a great eye!
Cute pink teapot!!

The Tin Rabbit said...

You have my dream camera! I'm still using the old cannon! Beautiful pictures! Love your gorgeous wreath...have a wonderful blessed week...


Oh June, the wreath is breathtaking! I love dried flowers, they have their own special flair...
And M's paper flowers are stunning...
Love, Mira

Polly said...

You always take such beautiful photos! I hope you continue to love your new camera!

The peony wreath you made is gorgeous!! It just looks so dainty and romantic. LOVE IT!!

Hope your weekend has been great June!

I'm having a is open to midnight tonight!! Pop on over!!


Unknown said...

omg june..your peony wreath is just is truly one of the loveliest creations i have EVER seen. YOur photographs always take my breath ethereal...transports me to a time and place that i never want to leave. oh... and how sweet of M from the OC Cottage to send you that adorable pink teapot!! TFS!

chateau de fleurs said...

Hi June, thanks for stopping by to say hi to me again. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE, the photo of the dried flower wreath those colors are my first love also! XO Christie

{oc cottage} said...

Oh! Who has time for tea when there is such a "painfully" awesome wreath to gaze upon! THAT is absolutely one of the prettiest things I have ever seen! Not that's it's not very impressive when Martha Stewart sticks toothpicks in 200,000 individual cranberries to make a wreath...sure, that's cool too...but yours is much more to my liking! {don't tell Marty I said that...she has been a bit hyper-sensitive since the little prison "incident"!}

m ^..^

Bring Pretty Back said...

I am so happy for you that you have that great camera and that pink teapot! But I must admit just a LITTLE jealous too! ( :
I LOVE pink too!
Have a pretty day!

Bring Pretty Back said...

I am so happy for you that you have that great camera and that pink teapot! But I must admit just a LITTLE jealous too! ( :
I LOVE pink too!
Have a pretty day!

MJ Ornaments said...

Si glad you're enjoying your new camera June. I have to say, your wreath is gorgeous. :) Martha

Celestial Charms said...

Oh June, such fabulous photos. Love your silverware, and how sweet to have received that adorable tea kettle. :)

Half-heard in the Stillness said...

Your Peony Wreath is sooo gorgeous! And the Hydrangeas are such a pretty colour, so delicate.

Your little tea-kettle in pink, wow how lovely such a thoughtful and delightful present!

Hugs to you
Jane x

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Dearest June, YOUR KINDNESS reaches across the internet waves and miles, and you are one of the bloggers that has shown me the results of that character. People want peace, love, beauty to fill their lives that are often stressed and confused and I am just grateful that God has blessed us using this tool to communicate things of beauty in order to bless others. I thank you for always being so considerate and THOSE PHOTOS of yours always send me dreaming!!! ENJOY A BLESSED WEEK!! Anita

Barbara said...

A pink teapot? Perfect for you, June! And what marvelous work with your new camera. I love the photo with the silver. You have such a talented eye.
Your posts are always such a pleasure. What is they say? Eye candy!

Anonymous said...

Ack! Your pictures were always stunning before - now just look at this beautiousness you're sharing - ack! I just adore that first picture with the dried pink roses - love the way the pink pops there. And the wreath is just to die for Miss June!

Fete et Fleur said...

Hi, June,

Your new camera is taking gorgeous photos! I hope to own a DSLR someday. Your flowers have been preserved so beautifully. The peony wreath makes me want to cry, it's so lovely.

Love the pink teapot. What dolls to send it to you. It fits in perfectly with your sweet pink.


Rita said...

Sweet June,
congrats on your camera. your pics are stunning, but oon the other hand they've always looked superb to me.
I adore your dried blooms and your peony wreath is simply divine.
Your talent is overwhelming!

Sandy~Romantique Inspirations~ said...

Hi June, I just got done writing a long comment and when I click it on to go through I lost all of it... I'm a little furious at the moment.

Let's see I'm going to shorten it up somewhat and tell you your photos are gorgeous and even your previous ones were always so good. I'm in great need of a camera so I'll be checking into this one.

You did a wonderful job with your wreath it is beautiful.

God Bless the women that sent you out the teapot, what a nice one and a lovely shade of pink. I have a white one, but that pink one is doing something to me. I can't believe you were boiling water in a pan. Congratulations stepping up a notch boiling water. hehe

Sending Warm Hugs*

Country Livin' said...

beautiful are a true artiste!
Trish xo

Zita - Mlle Magpie said...

Your pink and white flower wreath is to-die-for heavenly, June!!! And isn't it sweet that your newly gifted teapot just goes perfectly with it.

Draffin Bears said...

Hi June,

How neat that you have bought a Canon camera and I adore all the beautiful photographs you have taken with it.
Your dried roses and hydrangeas and the peony wreath are absolutely gorgeous. Have fun with your new camera.
I also have a Canon DSLR EOS 1000D which I am still playing around with.
What a sweet pink teapot and such a thoughtful gift.

Happy week

Unknown said...

Oh, I missed PS, durnnit! What lovelies once again. Your house has to be over the moon divine, June. A little corner peeks out empty & you fill it with treasures ...

Love the teapot! What fun, pink to boot!

Have a beautiful Thanksgiving holiday, my special friend ~
TTFN ~ hugs of love, Marydon

Trisha said...

Hi June!

I think you would take great pictures with a disposable camera!! Your flowers are as beautiful dried as they are in full bloom. Hope your side of Idaho is as lovely as ever!


Lounging with a Latte said...

First time visitor to your blog...I love it. What beautiful photos. The pastel colours are lovely.

Farah said...

Oh June your peony wreath is marvellous, I am fall in love with it... so delicate and beautiful. and sure you avail all the possibilities to save your flowers. drying flowers itself is something very interesting... And as I feel you have a treasure of it. Do you pressed them too? I love to see if you have any project of pressed flowers. Ina book I have a very beautful pressed flower project, but I dont have that much flower... Sure I ll scan it and post it on my blog ... for those who has beautiful flowers like you...
Hope you would like to have a cup of tea with my cookies at

Ana said...

Oh June,
What can I say that you haven't heard from me before...I just drool every time. Love all your pictures...If it's the camera then I'll take one of those Canon EOS Rebel T1i, but I have a sneaking suspicion it's the awesome photographer :-) I just can't get enough of your hydrangeas...Oh and love, love, love the peony wreath. Can you believe I have never, ever seen a peony in person? And I think they are just such a sweet flower. Thanks for the eye candy my dear friend.

Hugs and Kisses,

Rebecca said...

Hi June
How beautiful your photography is... would love to try my hand at it but maybe next year! I love the peony wreath... and everything else in your lovely home, but most of all you!
Many Blessings today

maría cecilia said...

Dear June, wow!!! these images are really, really beautiful... as well as all the images in your blog, with your old camera but these ones are so bright and clear, so charming!!!!
Well, it might be the charming of your always lovely dried flowers you bring inside home at this time of the year... you have the most beautiful dried ones ever!!!!
The pink kettle is a sweet, so lovely present!!!
Enjoy your new canon my dear and bring us your sensibility much often, please, I so love coming to see what you are going to share with us, soooooo pretty!!!!
muchos cariños and much joy to you,
maria cecilia

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

Oh Junie!

I just LOVE it when you stop over... I get sooo excited. :-)

As always, no matter what sort of posies you show us, they're always soooo delish. I LOVE that wreath. Oh my is over the top stunning.

How sweet that you got that adorable little pink teapot. Aren't bloggy chickies the sweetest little things? I have a pink one too... it makes me smile every day.

I guess I'm going to have to step up the camera action one of these days too. It seems everyone in bloggyville takes the most wonderful pix... I feel like mine are shot with an Instamatic....remember those little cube flashbulbs?

Big huggies dear one....


Sharing with Sherri said...

Hi dear June! You've really got me drooling over these lovely photos! Your peony wreath takes my breath away! It's so sweet and beautiful! Wow! talk about inspiration?! I never dried flowers before but I've been sooo inspired by yours that I now have two bouquets of them, Hydrangeas, and pink roses! Of course I haven't the talent that you have, so I haven't quite figured out what to do with them!
Btw, I'm also crazy about your collection of silver utensils! I'd love to find some like those to make napkin rings!!

Have a nice weekend, I'll be thinking of you too while I'm enjoying my Victoria mag!
Hugs, Sherri:)

My name is Riet said...

Hi dear June. These photo's are beautiful but so were the ones taken on your older camera. You have the gift. :))) I love all this soft pink and the wreath is gorgeous. 'Have a great day my friend.

Candylei said...

ohhhhhh,the hydrangeas! Do you dry them in silica gel or just air dry? The colors are terrific and your! Please sell some prints of your pictures or cards. I will be the first in line to buy them.
Candylei said...

Hello June, First let me say that I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!!!!!!!LOVE your wreath!!!!!!!!! That is the most beautiful wreath I have ever, ever seen!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!OK, now that I have calmed down:)....your photos are always beautiful. I don't think it is the camera though, I think it is you. I have noticed that some people are just naturals at capturing beauty with their cameras. I do try but I guess I need more practice;) Have a wonderful weekend.
~Debra XXX
Capers of the vintage vixens

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Hi June, Your photos are beautiful! I love the dried flowers and the wreath is drop dead gorgeous!! How sweet of M to send you a teapot.

Thank you so much for your kind comment on my grateful journal. You always leave the sweetest notes and I love to hear from you.
Hugs, Sherry

Vintage Tea Time said...

Wow - first visit to your blog and I'm knocked out!! BEAUTIFUL PHOTOS! I love your peony wreath - really pretty. And that pink teapot is fabulous - I've just bought a similar green one, but I love the pink!

Georgianna said...

No matter what camera you use, your photographs are exquisite! But the Rebel is an excellent camera – congratulations! And what a thoughtful gift of the teapot – perfect in pink. Wishing you a cozy and joyful weekend, June. xo – g

victorian parlor II said...

Oh my gosh you were using a point and shoot camera before? Your pictures are amazing! I always assumed you used a DSLR. You are such an incredibly talented person-your photograghy is as beautiful as the decorating you share with us all. Can't wait to see all the wonderful pictures you take with the DSLR:).



Terri said...

Your photos with your new camera are gorgeous! I love the wreaths you made, well worth the burned fingers!

What a nice thing to do! The kettle will be so much better than a pan!

Rostrose said...

Wonderful romantic, your pictures with the new camera, dearest June! And I love those faded pink-tones! Lots of warm hugs!!!
Yours Traude

Cheryl ~ ZanyMayd said...

Lovin the Pics June, Your always have such a way with the Photos & How Sweet is that Pink Tea Pot, I'm sure that surprise gift had your Heart Warm & Cozy....
Have a Happy Thanksgiving Dear Friend

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Oh June, I am so honored that you would visit me...and thank you for your comments that so inspire me to embrace who I am...for so long I have been so down on myself for not having been educated earlier in my life, but that could not be helped. But now, as I catch up and struggle to compete in the WORKING WORLD only to be on top of my work, it is a weary task, but I READ THE QUOTE you have beneath your header and i am encouraged. God gives us things that we NEED. And I have been graciously given the chance to be an educator and that is not what I ever intended to do, but it certainly seems as if it is what I CERTAINLY NEEDED good HE is.....have a blessed day June! Anita

Betty Jo said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous photos June! Congrats on the new camera. I have a couple Canon DSLRs, but I use my Rebel T1i the majority of the time. You'll love it. ♥

Rosie said...

Oh Junebug, you are loved near and far. That is one cute kettle my dear...Wishing you many a great cuppa...oxxoxo...Rosie

Vicki said...

Hi, June, my friend,
I love your pink post!! You know how much a lover of pink that I am. Your dried flowers are always wonderful, and I especially love that sweet peony wreath. You definitely need a pink teapot, too. Great gift from your nice friend. I just wanted to take this opportunity to wish you and your family a blessed week and the happiest of Thanksgiving Days! love always~ Vicki

karen said...

I wrote about your blog on my blog! I wish I knew how to make it a direct link... where your blog name is a different color and all someone has to do is click on your name and it goes directly to yours. But alas, I don't know how.
They have to "google" you.

Shabbygal said...

Oh June you always do such a lovely job! Your pics are super! I always oohh and awe over your blog! I can not believe how gorgeous that peony wreayh is!!!! I'am so jealous!Lucky you on the pink teapot so prescious! Traci

Christmas-etc... said...

June, these pictures are gorgeous!!! I love pink too - this pink though that you have here! Great camera!
And how wonderful about the teapot!
Isn't blogland just the greatest thing since...cell phones??? (I do like them too! - Not to use too often, just to have in case!)
many blessings!

Moments of Grace said...


What lovely photos. I absolutely love the soft colors of everything. It just sort of calms the spirit and rests the soul. I have viewed them several times. I never tire of the lovely things you share.

I pray you and your family have a lovely Thanksgiving.

Blessings to you today.

In Grace,

the old white house said...

Hi June! Z. sent me over here and I am so thrilled that she did! Your photos are just gorgeous, your home, your posts, the 'shack' out back, I loved the post with the girls having the tea party, oh my gosh, they are adorable! She was right, I need more time to go through older posts... I am now your newest follower and will be visiting soon and often so I can catch up on all of the beauty I have been missing out on! Happy Thanksgiving! Theresa xoxo

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Good Morning June Sweetie...
I am Country Wings in Phoenix, your newest follower. I read one of your comments left for another friend, and was so drawn, I just had to pop over. I am so blessed that I did. I can't believe I haven't met you before.

Your blog home is just beautiful, your garden dried flowers exquisite and this wreath is absolutely breath taking. I love peonies and cannot believe how gorgeously they dried for you. I could feel the burns from the glue gun, I have been doing a little hot gluing myself of late.

Love the teapot you received. Ms M is so sweet, and what beauty that pink will hold in your kitchen.

I read on through your blog a little and saw the beautiful pillow your sweet daughter made from a ruffled shirt, loved it, and the slip cover that the lady made for your chair is so perfect. Loved it. So much beauty tucked in so many corners of love.

Please stop by and say hi. I love meeting new friends, and sharing. Have a beautiful Thanksgiving holiday sweetie. Many country hugs, Sherry

Laura @ 52 FLEA said...

Hi June,
That is just the camera I am looking at now! Hoping to get it for Xmas...your photos look great! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family!

Tracie~MyPetiteMaison said...

Hi June,
What a thoughtful thing for M to do for you. The tea pot is so very cute!

Love the dried flowers, the wreath you made is breathtaking!

I really stopped by to wish you and your family a very happy Thanksgiving. I am thankful to be blog friends with you, you're such a sweet soul, June.

Peonies & Magnolias said...

Your flowers are as beautiful as ever and that peony wreath is awesome. I'll have to try that next year. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.


Grandma Yellow Hair said...

June love your new camera and you honey are already a pro at your lovely shots.
Your so gifted and I always love my visits over here.
Oh your little pink Teapot is really special. I love it.
I have to check these sweet friends of yours out

Tracy said...

I just loved your photo gallery~ I just received as a gift from my husband an Nikkon SLR I just have to learn to use it to create beautiful images such as yours.

Rose ~Victorian Rose ~ said...

Your photographs, flowers, treasures, your home... and the peony wreath are exquiseat.
What a lovely life you lead.
And you have great friends....the teapot is so very, very darling.

Yes, you are right having great blog friends is a JOY.


Rose Garden Romantic said...

Everything is so gorgeous June! I love all your dried flowers, especially the peony wreath!

suziqu's thread works said...

Hello June - I have just been looking at your divine pics of your dried roses. Those peoney
roses are just incredible aren't they? We have grown them in the past but not in this garden which we have built up over the past 6 years. Tell me - are you sold on your new camera? We are just looking into a new one also so wondered whether you were happy with it?
oxo Suzy

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Anonymous said...

Wow...your photos are soooo
amazing. Cant stop watching your wonderful blog...its blessing :)

Warmest greetings

June said...

Oh thank you so much Maide for visiting, and your sweet words of encouragement. It means so much to know you stop by!

Cindy said...

I am catching up on your blog...(Happy New Year!)
I am LOVING your photos! So lovely and graceful!
(I so want a pink tea kettle!)
Thanks for letting me tag along with you this past year, and I look so forward to reading your posts in the new year my sweet friend!

Rebecca said...

Hi June
It is just beautiful over here, you wreath is just lovely.
I got a Canon Rebel a year ago and love it.
Hope this finds you well and happy

Unknown said...

Hi! Just wanted to let you know how much I LOVE this wreath, it's gorgeous! I just included it on my blog
Katie :)

Linda said...

Greetings, June!
I was away for awhile but am glad to be back visiting, finally! Coincidentally, hubby just bought me a 'Rebel' as an early Christmas present! Wish me luck! I, too, can't get enough pink! Love your photos and your blog and, of course, your new pink tea kettle. How thoughtful was that of your blogger friend!
Linda at Beautiful Ideas