Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Cocoanut and camellias

Sometimes I arrange things in my mind. There are imagined combinations of colors and treasures. Sometimes it happens while I'm at work, sometimes as I am drifting into dreamland. Sometimes these intentions even make it to my ever present and very real to-do list.

This arrangment languished there all of last week- both in my mind and on my list.

Vintage tin of camellias

camellia blooms

Old fashioned cocoanut nut crisps

The requirements were simple.
Vintage tin sitting unused. My favorite red.
Camellias blooming outside my window.

Now it is very real.
And really beautiful.

I think you should imagine it too and then make it. Find an old jar, an old tin can, something not meant to hold flowers. And fill it with something pretty. Come on- you deserve it.


Carrie said...


Stephanie @ La Dolce Vita said...

sooo beautiful!

Shayla said...

B E A utiful!!!!

Country Girl said...

Love this red. Lucky you to have these gorgeous flowers blooming right outside your window!

Low Tide High Style said...

I love using unusual things for holding flowers, and your tin and camellias are both beautiful!

I may have to use an old Prince Albert tin I have to hold some daffodils...thanks for reminding me to think outside the box...or tin!

Kat :)

Jackie said...

I found some tins this weekend...now I know what to do with them. Yours is beautiful!


Diva Kreszl said...

oh I just love camellias, and love the way you've arranged them, such elegant beauty against the simple tin!

Theresa said...

I have camelias too and they have been blooming all winter. How about that? Love the tin and the stool it is sitting on:) Thanks for sharing this beauty! Have a blessed day!

Laurie at The Turner Farm said...

Oh I love that stool and the flowers are beautiful, we are still a couple of months away from seeing blooms. Thanks for sharing spring.

Jane said...

Simple and stunning.

glenda said...

I love waking up in a creative mood and just looking around for things to work with...boy, I am glad to see warmer weather so I can do just that. It's fun to shop at home...huh.
It's so satisfying...
I always enjoy your blog, you have the neatest ideas...

Embellish-Vintage Home Embellishments said...

My little brought home yellow buttercups and I placed them im an old glass milk jar and them are precious. Your inspiration is beautiful!!

These Nine Acres said...

A great combination! I am jealous it is warm enough for those to be growing!

I did the same thing with store bought flowers the other day. I took one of the stems and put it in an old apothecary jar my kids dug up at our stream. I adore it and when I see it, it makes me smile.

Cozy Little House said...

These photos are remarkable! You're getting so good at this stuff. I must say, your writing is most delightful as well. And your posts inspiring.

Lisa said...

So gorgeous. I do that, too. Sometimes I have trouble going back to sleep when I think of something I want to try at 3am. lol I've thought of you often as we're moving into another apartment and sometimes I think "What would Bella do?" hehe I found some vintage kitchen things of my grandma's this week and can't wait to put them in my new place. Thanks for all the inspiration.

Dawn Gahan said...

I'm so diggin' your photography.


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