Saturday, June 28, 2014

Peony Love!

It's that time again!
The peonies are blooming in the garden.

I've been going out daily and picking large bouquets for the house.
If I leave them all on the bush, I miss out on their luscious scent inside and take the chance
of a rain shower spoiling their blooms.

One of my favorite color combinations is this blue bucket with the 
pink in the Sarah Bernhardt peony.
I found this blue Laura Ashley embroidered pillow the last time I went 
to town for some shopping. The perfect summer color for my house.
It needed a pretty partner, so I made the little floral
pillow to pair with it.
Sewing anything gives me a real sense of accomplishment and makes
a pretty little spot of beauty in my home.

Wishing you all a wonderful week!
Hugs from here...


Shabby chic Sandy said...

I love Peonies too! Mine have been done for awhile. Your photos are gorgeous! Have a nice Sunday :)

debi said...

Visiting your beautiful blog is always such a treat, June. Your peonies are positively yummy!

Home and Lifestyle said...

Your photo's are wonderful, dear June! Peonies aren't blooming in my garden, but often in my house. It's one of my favorite flowers.

Enjoy your day, here it's sunny so I am going outside :-)! Hugs, Ingrid

♥ Erican Vaaleita Unelmia ♥ said...

Lovely peonies <3.
And I love your photos.

Huggs Erica

Mary Palumbo Collings said...

June , your Peonies are amazing… I wish I could, yet I can't , grow them, not cold enough, too dry etc.
This is a beautiful post with your lovely handmade pillows. Enjoy the weekend…
XO Mary

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

Beautiful and serene photos as always. I leave here refreshed.

Have a lovely Sunday ~ FlowerLady

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Your peonies are just gorgeous, June! They look wonderful amassed in that pretty blue bucket, too.

Ulla said...

Very very lovely photos!
It´s so coziness at home.
Have a nice sunday, Olga.

Custom Comforts said...

I can hear the excitement in your voice June that it's peony time. I never pick mine because then I won't have any left on the two bushes I have,but they always get ruined by the rain. Next spring, I will follow your advice and pick them all and bring them in to enjoy here where I can see and smell them. I didn't even realize they smelled good. Silly me. Thanks for your lovely post. Your sweet home was made for peony time.

chateau chic said...

Loving the blue bucket with the pink peonies!!! You create so much loveliness in your home, June! Always a treat to stop by!
Mary Alice

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

These have to be my all-time favorites this season! Their generous layers of softness make me SOAR! I picked a few the other day on my walk and used them in a photo shoot - my first successful one! I finally figured out Photoshop!


farmhouse-story said...

i say roses are my favorite, but, maybe it's peonies:) love your pretty pillows and darling blue bucket! enjoy the day!

Kari from Meadowview Farm said...

Oh so lovely!
Peonies truly are a gift!

Susie said...

June, I always love seeing your flowers. I myself think peonies are as pretty as roses. I want to plant some here, but my husband says they would just be beat to the ground by the winds. I think I may at least plant one and maybe put a fencing around it to keep it erect. Blessings to you and yours, xoxo,Susie
p.s. Hug your angel for me.

Mari Mora said...

Son unas fotos maravillosas, las peonias son encantadoras, me gustan mucho. Buen Domingo.
Un saludo.

summersundays-jw said...

Beautiful! Jan

Lin from A {tiny} Cottage In The Woods said...

How WONDERFUL it must be to be in Peony Heaven. :) Such gorgeous flowers, and you always arrange them so beautifully, June!
Have a happy one,

Beehive Needleworks said...

Good morning June ~
I can simply imagine the intoxicating fragrance tickling every corner of your home!
Wishing you the gentle beauty of summertime!

Dorthe said...

My dear June, you have the most beautiful flowers to take inside for a full enjoyment. Those Peonies are stunning, and also my favorite colour :-)
The pillows you made looks adorable together with the flowers in the blue bucket- yes some most lovely summer colours ,together.
Have a lovely new week my friend.
Hugs, Dorthe

Sylvia said...

You have some of the prettiest peonies ever along with your exquisite photos, June! So sad the peony season here is at its end. Enjoy yours!

Junebug said...

Oh peony love! They are one of my favorites. I'm loving the pics since mine are all done blooming. I need to get outside and tidy up my bushes for the year. Keep the pics coming so I can do more swooning! I do have a huge bouquet of various color hydrangeas in the house. I need to work on a flower that will bloom profusely in August. I always lack color in the house then. Enjoy working in your yard sweet sis!! Someday we will meet for tea in the garden! Come on we are only about 600 miles apart!! Ha, Ha big JUNE

Maison Beldecor said...

Hi dear June,Oh, I love Peonies, your pics are so lovely and I think I can imagine the wonderful scent. The combination with the blue bucket is perfect.
Hugs, Bine

My name is Riet said...

Your photo's and peonies are gorgeous as always dear June. Have a wonderful week. Hugs from Riet

Madelief said...

What a beautiful collection of peonies you have in your garden June! A joy to look at!

Happy week,

Madelief x

Julia @ Vintage with Laces said...

Hello dear June, I always love your peonies very much. Your pictures are just gorgeous as always. The blue bucket is adorable and makes a great vase for the beautiful flowers. The pillows are both very pretty and blue, pink and white is a wonderful summery color combination.
Have a great week!
Hugs to you,

Victoria said...

Oh how beautiful to have all these lovely flowers at your fingertips! I imagine the scent is wonderful:) Love your pillows too!

Susan McShannon-Monteith said...

Yours are indeed so beautiful June. Ours here suffered from the long harsh Winter but perhaps they shall return plentiful next Spring.
Susan x

Sylvia said...

You have some of the prettiest peonies ever and your photos of them are exquisite, June! It is so sad peony season is coming to an end here. Enjoy yours!

Junkchiccottage said...

Oh June your pictures are gorgeous. The blue bucket with the peonies is so pretty. Everytime I look at a post of yours it looks like a magazine feature. So beautiful. Love the pillows too. Very sweet.

Shabby soul said...

Beauty and a sense of great harmony all over your marvelous home, darling friend! I adore peonies, but for now i have only 2 small bushes. I absolutely have to put also the sara bernardth i admire here!! Your photos are always breathtaking darling June. A big hug! Silvia

My Little Home and Garden said...

I share your love for peonies, June. You present yours in such a romantic way. Whether on the sofa or in the soft blue pail, they are a delight.


BECKY said...

I am so glad I popped over, June! I haven't had any time to visit, but thought of you, and am thrilled to see the beautiful bounty of your garden! SIGH!!

Always such a joy to visit. And I agree about sewing!! Can't wait til we are done moving my MIL and I can have some time to create again! I'll be working on my 2014 pumpkins!!

Have a lovely week, June.

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

The blues and pinks with the white is just so pleasing together in your beautiful room! I can't imagine the luxury of all those gorgeous peonies. Lovely!

Diane said...

The pinks of the peonies and the cushions you made are perfect colors together. Just a beautiful post, June. Happy peony season! Diane

Barbara said...

Dear June,

Thank you for your sweet comment on my blog, so appreciated! I've visited your post twice and couldn't get the comment box to open. But this morning it worked like a charm.

Sigh... so must loveliness in your post, wonderful captures, I truly love peonies they are amazing!


Burlap Luxe said...

Love the blue bucket, and the Peonies are perfect with this colour. Your picture comfort, so romantics.


Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Kind and lovely June, thank you for coming to visit my post. I hope that your "travels" this summer in your garden are as fragrant as your photos suggest with all these FLOWERS! And....there is a dear lady whose comment follows yours two comments down. She is the photographer of one of the photos I used from Pinterest (or Tumblr), and she graciously contacted me to ask me to credit to her. Rightly so! But I mention her to you because unless you already know here, PLEASE visit her two pages. You will drool over her photos of Europe! Her name is Georgianna, and if you have a moment, click to see for yourself.

Enjoy your day! Anita

Ricki Treleaven said...

I love peonies! Probably my favorite….Your cushions are so pretty, too.

Silje Marie_OtheliesHjem said...

So lovely pictures;)
I love peonies and i love your blue bucket, so beautiful!
Wishing you a lovely summerday;)

Blondie's Journal said...

Peony time is always such a treat for those of us who follow you!! These are stunning and I really love them in the blue pail. Your pillows are precious! Peonies just seen to say, "Bring the pretty on!"


Row homes and Cobblestones said...

Our 2014 season of Peony time in Philadelphia is over ... Your post is a delightful photographic essay of prettiness. Your home is graceful and lovely and your floral displays always charming. A visit to your blog fills me with happiness.


Just happiness to admire your light soft and beautiful pictures...Peonies are a dream that doesn't last long enoough !
xoxo from PARIS


Deborah said...

Hi June!
I adore favourite!
Love all your beautiful blooms! I am going to plant 3 in our yard and hopefully will be blessed every summer with this beauty!
Hope you are having a lovely summer my friend!!!!!
Hugs and more hugs from here!

All my heart,
Deborah xoxoxo

DD's Cottage said...

I just found your blog and love it and am your newest follower! Your photos are stunning!

La Vie Quotidienne said... still my heart, I long to grow them but alas it is far to mild here and they need some winter chill. They are so beautiful and must smell wonderful.

Very pretty pillows is such delicate and lovely colors, they look perfect in your room.

Katherine said...

It is a race with the garden to capture her beauty. Each week there is something new and pretty that just has to come inside.
These are stunning - real ladies.

Thank you for sharing the prettiness. I am still toe deep in construction dust, this encourages me that eventually my garden will be blooming again.


Kelly said...

Beautiful photos!! I love peonies too but my one bush rarely blooms. I should probably read up on it to see why. Love the soft pillows on your sofa too. I'm coveting blue and pink this summer!

Anna said...

Dear June .. your home is simply wonderful, your peonies a charm .. and those pillows that dream!
It 's always a pleasure to go to you, it's good mood!
I embrace you

Draffin Bears said...

Dear June,

Love your photos, and love your peonies and how gorgeous they look in your lounge with the pretty cushions and the blue bucket.
Hope you have a wonderful weekend

HWIT BLOGG said...

Just beautiful...
Love Titti

Geli said...

Dear June!
Excuse me ....I am sooooo late!
Your flowers are a dream and I wish to have some also in my new garden!
I find them so dreamy when they are dried.
I hope you are well and you can enjoy beautiful summer with your beloved family!
With love,

Jennifer said...

My peonies came and went and I took not a single picture! Your images however are glorious. It is a wonderful couple of weeks when peonies are in full flower.

Home Bohemia said...

I´m a Peony lover as well...very nice photos. You have a lovely blog/Maria

Anonymous said...

If you haven't been featured somewhere, you really should be! Your decorating is LOVELY and peaceful. So soothing. Makes me want to curl up with a cup of tea and a book. Or just soak up the sun and smell the flowers. By-the-way, that blue bucket?! LOVE it! ♥ Guess who is planting Peonies next year? :) Thanks for sharing.

Moments Divine

Rosemary and Thyme said...

Oh how I miss my beautiful peonies.. Thanks so much for sharing your gorgeous images with us June. I can almost smell their pretty scent. You truly made my day...



Fete et Fleur said...

Hello dear June,

I've decided that you must live in the perfect climate for peonies. What a joy to have so many varieties blooming at this time. Your photos of them are scrumptious.

I just saw that you commented on my last post. So sorry that I didn't post your comment sooner. It seems I am no longer receiving my comments in my inbox. I have to actually sign-in to google dashboard to get them.

Wishing you a lovely rest of your week!

Anne said... your gorgeous peonies June!


Erin said...

June, is the flowered pillow made from 80’s Laura Ashley fabric? I love it!!