Sunday, January 4, 2015

floral crowns and a beautiful card from Australia

I have a very dear friend who lives next door and a couple of days before Christmas she
brought home some stems from a florist and called and asked if I would like to make some
floral crowns with her.
She for her daughter, and me for a couple of my granddaughters
who live close by.

I love how they turned out!!!
I have been wanting to do this for a very long time with flowers from the garden 
but never have gotten around to it. I will definitely make time this year!
We had a great time putting them together. I wish I would have gotten a photo of the one Sarah
made for her daughter. It was so pretty.
 These kept well in the refrigerator. In fact I took these photos after they had been in there two days.

I also want to share a beautiful package I received all the way from 
Most of you artists already know Suzy from 
Suziqu's Threadworks  and for those of you who don't, you can click
on her name and become acquainted with her. She makes so many beautiful
things in many different mediums, but really loves working in laces and fabrics.
I am so happy to have a beautiful piece of her artwork in my home.

Don't you love this beautiful paper that it all came wrapped up in?
She and I share a passion for roses and you should see her

In the package was a pretty bundle of laces
for me to use in my own collage art.

Now for the beautiful card!
Isn't this the sweetest angel face you have ever seen?
Notice the beautiful floral crown of roses it wears in it's hair.
This card is precious to me for two reasons. Because it came from Suzy's hands
and because angel art is very special to me because of the syndrome my son has 
called Angelman after the Dr. who first named it as a 
specific syndrome. 
It's a bonus that it is wearing a beautiful crown of roses!

Thank you so much Suzy for this gift. I will cherish it always.

And thank you Sarah for the wonderful afternoon making the crowns.
We had such a good time doing this and hope we get together this
summer and do a few pretty rose crowns too.

I would  like to take the opportunity to wish everyone who reads
this blog a wonderful New Year and hope that 2015 is what we all hope
it will be for us.


bobbie said...

What a beautiful give you received! And the floral crowns are adorable ~

Happy New Year!!

Debby said...

Love those floral crowns. I can almost smell them through the internet, hah. The gifts are just lovely. That paper it was wrapped in is beautiful.

Carolyn said...

The crowns are beautiful....I too have always wanted to make them.

The card is lovely as well and I am sure you will put the lace to good use.

Wishing you and your family all the best in 2015!


Draffin Bears said...

Dear June,

The floral crowns are so very beautiful and must have been fun making them with your friend.
How lovely the card and laces you got from your friend.

Wishing you and your family all the very best for 2015.
Sending hugs

Trisha said...

I would wear that crown with pride as an adult so I am sure your granddaughters loved them! So pretty and perfect for the holidays. What a beautiful package you received...enjoy it! Happy New Year to you!


Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

So lovely, June! It is so fun and heart-warming to receive unexpected and dainty gifts from so far. Your photos again have blessed me tonight, and the cool whites of your home warm my imagination. PEACE to you and happy 2015! Anita

Julie Marie said...

Happy New Year to you too sweet June!... love your pretty crowns... and I am sure your little granddaughters do too... and the gifts from Suzy are so beautiful!... I follow her also and love everything she posts... and creates... enjoy your crafting with those gorgeous laces... xoxo... Julie Marie

Ricki Treleaven said...

June, the Christmas floral crowns are truly beautiful. I would love to learn to make one! What a special gift from Australia…..the card is so pretty!

Happy New Year!

Ricki Jill

Susie said...

Hi June, I love your beautiful gift . Also the floral crown. Any little girl would love them. I can see you making them with roses. I wish you and yours a fabulous new year, filled with love and good health. xoxo,Susie

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Your crowns are beautiful, June! I'll bet your granddaughters loved them. What beautiful laces you got from Suzy. I love the card, too. The image is lovely.

Happy New Year!

La Vie Quotidienne said...

So many pretty things! I love roses too and the wrapping paper is beautiful. I am sure you will be putting all of the lace to good use. Please share with us the results.

Happy New Year!

Seawashed said...

June your flower crowns and beautiful gift are wonderful. Wishing you layers of beauty in this new year. xxo

Lana Manis said...

Happy New Year to you, June! The crowns are lovely, much more elaborate than the daisy and goldenrod crowns I made as a girl. And what a lovely gift from Suzy!

Victorian1885 said...

Happy New Year June. What a gorgeous gift you have been given... and the floral crowns are so perfect, I am sure your friend was very pleased with them.
You are so talented my friend! Take care.

Blondie's Journal said...

Your friend Suzy is a treasure. I love a gal who knows exactly what sort of gift will make you smile...and something handmade is very precious indeed. I'll definitely visit her site!

The floral crowns are so cute! Make some for your little darlings this summer and take pictures of their cute faces in front of your roses! :) I know, I'm dreaming of summer already!

Jane x

Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson said...

June, the floral crowns are absolutely beautiful and what a talented friend Suzy is. Love the card! I am not familiar with her. I'll have to hop over or a visit. Happy New Year to you!

Geli said...

Dear June!
The crowns are so dreamy and the card with the laces wonderful!
Friends are the most important .,...(and family of course).
I wish you a very happy new year my Dear!
With love,

Muggensteekjes said...

Hello dear June,
I was so happy to see you left a comment on my blog. Last year was a difficult year for us with lots of tears but now it is 2015 and we hope this year will be a happy one.
Loved the floral crowns and what a sweet gift from your friend.
Wish you all the best for 2015.
Hugs, Ingrid x.

sophie said...

magnifiques couronnes de fleurs tout en finesse et délicatesse!
bonne année 2015

roughterrain crane said...

How fabulous and noble the crowns are! I can imagine your granddaughters have been pleased by them.
I wish you 2015 filled with good health and happiness.

Things and Thoughts said...

Happy, healthy, sparkling new year dear June!Your flower wreath is so beauttifully arranged, festive, fresh, love made...The gift is absolutely precious, I'll take a look on this blog that was unknown to me...
God bless you!

Marrianna said...

Happy New Year, June. Thank you for sharing your lovely creations and your lovely gifts from Suzy. I also follow her blog and have bought a few things from her. I absolutely adore the wrapping paper she used for your gift. You are a very fortunate friend to receive such lovlies.

Blessings, Marrianna

farmhouse-story said...

such gorgeous crowns, june! (i love suzy's craft room--so charming:) enjoy your week!

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

All so very lovely. Your new year has started out beautifully, June!
Sending hugs,

Katherine said...

Happy New Year, June.

The floral crowns are so pretty. It would make any little girl smile to wear one.

The wrap and ribbon will be transformed into something precious for your space. Now that the holiday's are over it's time to start with some inspirational projects. I'm looking forward to putting the decorations away and doing something new.


Row homes and Cobblestones said...

First up I wish you and your family a beautiful and healthly 2015. I look forward to reading your posts of beauty and I'm sure this year will be amazing.
Your crowns are delicate in design and ultimately precious in their fleeting flowers. I have much appreciation for crowns like the ones you artfully created.
Your gift of lace from the wrapping to the actual gift is a very thoughtful present. To be able to take a gift from a special friend and create with ultimate possiblities of beauty is the best kind of gift.

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

Such a sweet and thoughtful gift...and the crowns are just lovely! They would be beautiful for a wedding...

Dorthe said...

Dear June,
First I wish you a very Happy New Year, my friend, all the best for you and your family.
Your winter crowns are gorgeous June, I am sure the girls were all in love with them, I would have been !! and will try my hand on one next year (if I remember ) .
The card from dear Suzy is so beautiful in the rosa tones, and with the sweet angel , she is a wonderful artist and friend. The laces are all so wonderful,too.
Hugs from Dorthe

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

The crowns are beautiful, June! What little girl wouldn't feel so special wearing one? I know the new year will be full of beauty for you. Happy New Year!

Janneke said...

The floral crowns you made together are wonderful and so nice you got a card from Australia also with a floral crown. Beautiful lace and the roses wrapping paper, I just love it.

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

You changed up your blog header. Or did you do that some time back and I just didn't notice? Anyways, it is very pretty, as are those lovely crowns and the card from Suzy. Wishing you and your family all the best for the new year, Tammy

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

June, what a beautiful crown of flowers. I'm sure the girls were beyond thrilled to wear them. That is a gorgeous card and so appropriate for you. I don't know Suzy but will go and visit now.Happy New Year sweet girl..Judy

Anonymous said...

The floral crowns you made are wonderful, June. It will be much easier now to make them next summer.

Friendship is so important, I can imagine it makes you happy to receive such a wonderful card from a special person, so far away.

Wish you all the best for 2015!! Sending hugs, Ingrid

Mantelilaakson Susanna said...

Just so beautiful!
I adore the card from Australia and all those most beautiful laces!
I wish you will have a wonderful year 2015!

Bente said...

The crowns is gorgeous, June. I can`t wait to see one made from flowers in your beautiful garden.
What a lovely gift you got. The card is just beautiful.

I almost forgot: HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!!!
Hugs from here

Debra@CommonGround said...

the little floral and holly laurels are beyond precious. How wonderful for a flowergirl or wedding attendants. just beautiful. Hope you're off to a wonderful New Year!

Unknown said...

So so gorgeous. You are so talented. Happy New Year. I look forward to your posts in 2015.

chateau chic said...

The floral crowns are exquisite, June. And what a lovely card from a special friend...those are some of the real treasures of life.
Mary Alice

suziqu's thread works said...

Oh June those floral crowns are so special made from your Winter garden collection and my card was the perfect accompaniment for this post. I would love to see your grand daughters wearing those crowns one day and maybe you will create more of these using your own beautiful roses when Summer arrives. How gorgeous would they look!

I was thrilled that you loved my card so much - just perfect for you sweetie in so many ways! Thank you also for sharing it here on your blog. I couldn't think of a more beautiful card to create for you! Enjoy my friend!

May the New Year beginning with these crowns bring you so many big and little blessings which you so deserve.

Sending much love,

BEARKIS said...

Wonderful blog! I wish you happy new year, more inspiration , health and joy!!!

Jennifer said...

Happy New Year June! The crowns are just lovely and what a nice gift to arrive from afar. I will have to go to see her garden next.

Kukkaiselämää said...

You made beautiful floral crowns, Karen. You got a lovely gift and card as well. I wish you a happy week!

Diane said...

How blessed you are to have a lovely neighbor who's on the same page as you are. These are beautiful crowns I'm sure the recipients loved them. What a treat, too, to receive such lovelies from so far off. Hugs, Diane

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Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

The crowns are so lovely June as are your thoughtful gifts! Wishing you a year full of good health and happiness and I am looking forward to visiting to see what you share!

Teacup Mosaics said...

Dearest June,
All you do is so lovely! You have taken a wondrous season and made it even more beautiful. Wishing you much health and happiness in this New Year.
Thanks so much for your visit.

Cindy said...

Oh my gosh, those crowns are like the best thing i've ever seen. If people wouldn't think i was crazy as a loon, i would wear one like that with fresh flowers every day. In fact, how did you make them? ... i think i just might. What could brighten a cold dark january more than a crown of chrysanthemums and greenery and roses! The card is just beautiful too. I will have to go look up your friend online... what a sweet sweet gift...


Ana said...

Oh Ms. June,
The crowns are absolutely lovely. They turned out precious and what a thoughtful and sweet friend you have...your gifts were perfect. Wishing you a wonderful New Year.

Much love,

Privet and Holly said...

Love the crowns,
especially since
you are the queen
of the florals! Your
friend's gift is really
gorgeous. I'd love
to find paper like that.

Happy New Year!

xo Suzanne

Rostrose said...

Dearest June,
it needed some days - but now I'm here :o)) Your crowns are real floral artwork - they look so decorative! And you got a pretty and precious gift from your friend in Australia. It's so wonderful that blogging connects us all over the world!!!
So many thanks for your sweet words and good wishes!
My best wishes to you and your beloved ones!
╠╣‹(•¿•)›..H A P P Y
╠╣..(█)... N E W
╠╣.../ I .... Y E A R

and warm hugs from Austria,

Ingrid said...

So beautiful your new post June...happy new year....x

susan said...

The floral crowns are just beautiful! And I love the package you received - the beautiful rose covered paper, the pink satin ribbon and the gorgeous lace. It was a perfect gift!

Anne said...

Oh ...dear June .
The floral crowns are so beautiful !!!
What a LOVELY gift from your dear friend ..

Wish you all the best for the New Year ❤️

Hugs from Norway ....Anne

Ivy and Elephants said...

Happy New Year, June! What a treat,
I follow Suzi's blog and she does make the most AMAZING things! The card is lovely as are those crowns you made, so pretty. I bet the girls are adorable wearing them. Wishing you the best.

Pondside said...

I love the floral crowns, June. When our daughter was confirmed, a friend was visiting from Germany. She was a florist, and she made just such a crown-wreath from white roses, greenery and ribbon. It looked so beautiful on my daughter's dark hair. I can just imagine how pretty yours must have looked on your granddaughters, and how much fun you had making them.

HWIT BLOGG said...

So lovely...
Your pictures are magic!
Warm hug,