Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Flowers in the house

I just can't get over how fast time passes the older I get.
I have neglected my poor little blog for so long and it has been total
laziness on my part.

I did have some photos of blooms from the garden that I wanted to share.
The grape hyacinths are still blooming and so are the many daffodils that
are scattered throughout the garden.

I love the deep purple hyacinths, but I love the pure white ones too.
The purple ones carpet the ground in one section of a large bed and look
so striking when you catch sight of them.
I don't have many white ones so maybe that is why I like them so much. 

The daffodils are almost done blooming, so I am cutting as many as I can and
bringing them into the house for their last hurrah.

 I decided to get a post published so that I can take some photos of the crabapple trees
that are blooming and actually try to get them posted soon.
The trees are just packed with blooms and the hum of the bees working in
them is almost scary :)
I would sure like to taste that honey!

I love how pretty the hyacinths look in my little iron urn and
wish that they had a longer vase life, but I guess that what photos are for!



 I just won the most beautiful giveaway!

I have a dear blogging friend named Riet who lives in the Netherlands.
I have followed her blog since I started my own and over this time she 
has become a  close friend that I am so grateful for.
Recently she had a giveaway to celebrate her birthday and to celebrate a new blog she 
just started called

Look at this GORGEOUS hand painted scarf!!!!
I am so excited to be the winner of such a lovely gift. 

 Here is a close up of the lovely card that she sent along with two 
of her hand crocheted coasters (which I LOVE!!!!)

Thank you so much dear Riet! I am going to love wearing this scarf!!!


Things and Thoughts said...

You enchanted us
June! Your flowers arrangement and bunches are adorable!
Here there are no more spring flowers, summer is in the air . Thank you, it's a great morning start for me !

Home and Lifestyle said...

You made wonderful pictures of all the flowers in your house. And I can imagine it makes you happy to be the winner of Riets give away! Congratulations!

Hugs, Ingrid

Miranta said...

Your pictures are stunning i can't take my eyes off them!Wish you a wonderful day!

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Hi June. As always your photos are stunning. The color is pure perfection. My daffs and grape hyacinths are all through blooming, but the lavender is coming on very strong this year. All spiky buds now but can't wait for color to appear. Congratulations on your beautiful win. That is a gorgeous scarf and such a pretty card. She certainly is a nice friend..Happy Wednesday..Judy

Geli said...

Dear June!
Thanks for your dreamy photos of your beautiful flowers!
And what a wonderful present of your friend!
Happy May dear June!
With love,

Anna said...

Dear June, the photos of your post are all very beautiful ... wonderful white grape hyacinths that I'm going to try to plant this fall ... for the moment quà are only blue.
Enjoy the blooms of spring instead by us are faded and gave way to the summer ... now my garden is full of fragrant roses.
I always come to visit you with great pleasure, admire your photo gives me so much serenity!
A warm hug

Rozmeen said...

Hi June,

Love your happy pastel pics :-))

Great that you have won the give away.
xoxo Rozmeen

My name is Riet said...

Good morning Dear June.Good to see you again. As always all your photo's are pieces of art. The beautiful flowers and so beautifully styled. I love it all.
I am so glad you like the give away. I was really glad you won the scarf. I think the colors go with everything and everybody. And the photo's to go with it are so lovely.
Hugs from Riet

Custom Comforts said...

So lovely June. I especially like the photo of the white hyacinths in the blue urn. You must have tons of them to fill an urn. I bet they are gorgeous outside.
You must stop by to see our furry friends who lived with us for several days.

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

WOW JUNE! Walking through your photo collection is even better that flipping through a magazine; your home again is breathtaking with all the white and BRIGHT contrasts of the purple, pinks and AQUAS! Always a delight to come here, no matter WHEN you post! Enjoy all this lush beauty! Anita

Lisa said...

There is no way I'm the first comment! Yippee, that must mean I'm going to have a terrific day. :) I'm right with you on the blog thing, but I do get excited when I see you post. Love your give-away prize, and the blooms are so beautiful. Have a great day sweetie.

Laura @ 52 FLEA said...

Hi June,
These photos are usual! I love those white grape hyacinths...and don't have them here. And of course, that blue teapot sends me over the moon! Happy May to you!

summersundays-jw said...

Such gorgeous there anything more beautiful then Spring!!! Jan

Susie said...

Akk your flowers look nice. But I have to say , the daffodils in the old kettle look so pretty.xoxo,Susie
p.s. Hello to your Angel.

Deb said...

Hi June
I feel the same way about "time flying by"! Love the grape hyacinth ♥ Our daffs are finished here & now it's lilac time :-) The yellow finch always arrive in our garden when the lilac blooms so we are looking for their visit now too. Sparrows are nesting & have been chirping away merrily all morning long.
Congratulations on your win - what a gorgeous scarf! Love the colours.
Have a wonderful Thursday xo

chateau chic said...

Your home has the feel of walking into a garden! Love the way showcase your beautiful blossoms around your home. Just beautiful!!!
I doubt you've been lazy, probably so busy!
Mary Alice

Victorian1885 said...

Happy Thursday Dear June!
Your flowers look so beautiful in the containers you have chosen. Congratulation on being chosen as the winner of the lovely scarf and crocheted coasters. I will have to pop into her Blog for a visit.
Have a great rest of the week my friend.

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said...

You always show the calmest sweetest pictures. I love it! congrats on that beautiful scarf!

Olive said...

Good Morning June, visiting you is always and thankfully a blissful dip into a world of beauty. Beauty is much needed in this fragile world. We have been working for five days in our yard and flower garden with no end in sight and I am tired but that good kind of tired that hard work brings. love, olive

Nely said...

Hi my dear June,
I love your pictures,pure beauty in your house with this lovely flower:)
You always make my happy..
Many hugs dear friend

Dorthe said...

Oh June, I love the Pearl hyacinths, too- and I have even less of the white ones, than you does- yes they are very very beautiful, in your iron urn- but the blue ones are gorgeous too- and some of my favorite spring flowers.
The white/yellow Daffodils are so adorable,too.
Congratulations of winning that wonderful gift from your dear friend,
such fantastic colours!
Hugs and love from Dorthe

Madelief said...

Beautiful photographs! What a pretty scarf Riet gave you!!

Madelief x

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Jo said...

Hi there, loved your photos and such a lovely touch having the jewel on the container. Thank you for making my day! Congratulations on winning the gorgeous scarf. Kindest regards

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Anne said...

June your photos are lovely as always! What beautiful flowers I can just smell there lovely scent <3
Congratulations on you win that scarf is so pretty!

Katherine said...

Isn't it so nice to see little buds coming up in the garden and tree's waking to life again. Your flowers and arrangements are so pretty - you have such a romantic way about styling.


Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

Oh June, the scarf is just so lovely, as are your flower photos!!
Hope you had a nice day!

Elaine said...

Beautiful flowers. I too like to use unusual vessels to showcase my bouquets. Makes it so much more interesting.

Diane said...

Spring finally comes to the mountain west. I'm still holding my breath lest there be a frost. Your post is beautiful - I love the little grape hyacinths, too. Hope you have a beautiful spring. Diane

Shabby chic Sandy said...

One of my favorite things about this time of year is flowers in the house! I love your white Hycinths--I only have blue.

Unknown said...

The pics of your flowers are beautiful and am thankful you had time to share them here!

Pondside said...

I love the blue of Grape Hyacinth - such a true colour. The first time I ever saw them they were planted with daffodils and I thought I was seeing a vision. I have planted Grape Hyacinths at every house we've owned - they could carpet a town, I'm sure!
What a lovely giveaway you've won!

Laura said...

wow, wot a great win!!! love your scarf and your flowers! I have been researching these bulbs for an assignment and learned that the sap from daffodils will end tulips if they are in the same vase which is a shame! but anyhow, yours look so very pretty! so too do your hyacinths! in australia, we call them grape hyacinths! so very gorgeous, especially your white ones! love how you displayed them in the urn!
have a wonderful weekend!

Beehive Needleworks said...

Ooooh June, as always, your photographs take my breath away! Drinking in the beauty of each one, as the morning breaks outside my windowpane, transports me to a magical spot indeed. *sigh*
I have a great swath of purple Hyacinths given to me by a dear uncle, gleaned from his precious garden a long time past. Not only are the blooms lovely, but too are the memories of his gentle soul.
Wishing you much joy in your gardens as you dance beside the honeybees.
Sending love...

Barbara said...

Well, there are some things more important than posting, June! And your garden is definitely one of them. What exquisite flowers and displayed so creatively, as usual.
Hugs, Barbara

Junebug said...

Love your photos!! Someday I hope I can get a better camera, I know I've been say that for years. I chuckled over you and blogging. I wonder if it is in the air or are we really twins. I've been slacking with blogging also. Maybe it is because the weather has improved and all our free time is outside. Of course that is where I always want to be. I told myself no more new projects or plants this year. I've already lied to myself and have lots of planting to do!! That is when I get home. I'm on a mini vacation at my son's in Central OR.

Take care Sister!!!! Hugs!!

Deborah said...

Hi June!!!!!!
Love all those beautiful treasures from your garden...sooooo beautiful!
I always love your flowers and the way you display them!
Love and hugs to you from here!

All my heart,
Deborah xoxoxo

Cindy said...

Ahhhhhh, your photos are just exquisite. The one of the grape hyacinths on the silver tray is incredible. And what's not to love about the urn on the old stool... oh my! Can't wait to see the crabapple blossoms too, i adore flowering trees...


Debbie said...

The hyacinths are so sweet! They are one of my spring-time favorites. I love the way you arrange them, June.
The scarf you received from your friend is beautiful!
Enjoy your weekend.

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Such a glorious post to revisit, June! Many hugs and thanks for coming to see the party! It is a blast....I've been at it since 4:00am this morning!!!!

Our spring is finally here and I thank God for such a beautiful time of year. ENJOY! Anita

One Shabby Old House said...

Whenever you are away from blogging I always know that you are creating something special in your garden or house and it is always, always worth the wait! But when you come to visit me as you so faithfully do, you really make my day. Thank you for your kind words June. Coming from the beautiful soul that you are, they mean alot to me!

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Anonymous said...

Dear June,
Your pictures are beautiful and the colors are so soft. How sweet the daffodils are in the blue kettle...very fitting for a last hurrah!
It's always a joy to read your blog.


Vintage Home said...

The scarf looks like a bouquet itself!
Love the way the white flowers look in that urn.
Have a great weekend!

Maryjane-The Beehive Cottage said...

Love all your beautiful pictures June! You have so many pretty flowers blooming now. Congratulations on your giveaway win! Now off to check out her blogs!

Love ya,

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Carolyn said...

Hi June,
I love all your beautiful photos once again-soft and sweet!
The scarf from Riet is beautiful too.
It has turned cold here again, so different from last spring.

Take care,

Vicky said...

Wonderful pictures , just beautiful!!

Vicki said...

Hi, June,
It is always such a pleasure to see your lovely garden treasures! You always have them displayed so beautifully, too! Congratulations on winning that gorgeous scarf. It will look wonderful on you! Enjoy your weekend, sweet friend! Vicki

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Lisa said...

Bless you, I always feel emotional when I come here.
and I too have been neglecting my blog, and visiting. I don't think it's laziness, just living. The days go by to fast.

Always as ever, you inspire me.


Shabby soul said...

Darling June, come here to your "home" is always a great pleasure, I feel so good when I look your beautiful images! What a harmony, and what a special beautiful light you always capture.
Read your comments is always a joy for me, my darling friend!

vicki archer said...

Beautiful, beautiful pictures June...
Have a wonderful week... xv

Georgianna said...

Hello, dear June! As always, I love all your photos and seeing glimpses around your home. The white hyacinth blooms in the urn are such a lovely touch and I do look forward to photos of the crabapples.

I've been fairly absent from blogging this spring, too. Trying to rectify that!

Wishing you a great week.


Shanon at Vintage Sparkle Chic said...

Your gorgeous photos of your flowers amaze me. I love the crusty turquoise pot. All of it~beautiful!!


Leslie said...

Oh June ~ I hadn't checked in with my favorite blog for awhile, so what a treat to find TWO recent spring flower posts from you! Thank you for the charm and, as always, the inspiration. Let's plan to get together soon at the Store for a ladies' gathering. I would love to catch up with you. xo

Mimi Sue said...

Beautiful pictures, as usual. Love those white hyacinths. I've never seen the white ones before. So pretty. Congratulations on the winning of that beautiful scarf. Mimi

Susan EvelynAndRose said...

I will never tire of looking at your flowers and your gorgeous blog, June. Your hyacinths are so vibrant and look perfect in your peaceful home. Congratulations on winning that lovely scarf!
Thanks also so much for your visits & comments at my blog - they mean so much to me from someone whose style I admire tremendously!

Monica said...

I simply love your flowers, June! I think you should come and visit me in England, because I'm sure you'll get mad in the gorrrgeous place where I've landed (looots of fantastic gardens here!).
I used to paint silk scarves, too. Well actually i still do that, when I have the time! Those made with that technique are so beautiful when worn! Super pretty!
Monica xoxo

Monica said...

Just a note on grammar June, I was wondering if the connotation of "going mad" is the same of "getting mad"? Maybe not... I'm doubtful after I've written that.
Anyway, you know what I meant!

koralee said...

oh my friend I can so understand how life gets busy and our blogs tend to suffer Ï am wondering where May has gone! Your blog is always so beautiful...I have some white grape hyacinths this year too and I love them...thank you for visiting me...I always love coming over here to see you.

awal.ny said...

Your pictures are beautiful. I am sure your gardens are starting to look just beautiful at this time of year. It is funny, I am greatfull for
a rainy day so I do not have to water. Have a great weekend.

Unknown said...

It is always such a wonder to visit with you, June. Your magic with pictures of your settings in your home & yard are exquisite.

Congrats on the gorgeous scarf Riet created for you. You will look stunning in it. Model ...

Have a safe & great holiday ~
Big hugs,

Kate said...

I love love coming by for your sweet inspiration!!! Its just amazing how you share the beauty in your home with us. Have a wonderful weekend my sweet friend.