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Saturday, March 14, 2015

From my Garden



Spring blooms are so precious that I hate cutting them. But this afternoon I collected a few bits and pieces from the garden.





I have a long candle holder that holds 10 tea lights. A few years ago I had the idea to use the glass candle cups as miniature vases. I like the look of a long arrangement marching along the length of the dining room table.

 

A trio of small narcissi plus a handful of grape hyacinths combined with lemon grass and a few lamb's ears add a bit of garden freshness indoors.
 

The forsythia blooms will soon be dropping, so I cut a few to grace my kitchen windowsill. In the background, outdoors, is the forsythia bush.

Linking to Sunlit Sunday, hosted by Karen of My Little Home and Garden.

edited to add: Dear Sally Croft, I enjoy reading your comments and wish I could return them, but when I click through, I get to Google+ and there is no way to contact you. If you have a blog, would you mind sending it to me via my email address on my profile. I'd love to connect with you. 

 

42 comments:

  1. Oh how charming and beautiful, great idea. I am so looking forward to Spring~

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  2. I love your candle-come-flower holder and the Spring flowers are beautiful.
    It's so exciting watching Spring develop in the garden, it seems each day holds a new surprise!
    I wish I could grow Forsythia but I don't think it's cold enough here.

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  3. How delightful. your table decoration looks. miniature floral arrangement always look pretty.
    Yellow shouts Spring.

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  4. That is really really pretty and very unique!

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  5. Hello, Lorrie!
    Your spring bloom arrangement looks cheerful, elegant and festive. Beautiful flowers!
    Yesterday evening I tried to write a comment on your previous post, and it disappeared every time. You have a wonderful view from your island!
    Happy Sunday!

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  6. Lorrie, what an abundance of elegance in your spring garden! The centrepiece of petals is very pretty, and I can imagine waking up every morning to such cherry charm!

    Happy Sunday!

    Poppy

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  7. Such a lovely idea. Bon Dimanche!

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  8. When we look around the house there are many things that can be repurposed to hold flowers and you've come up with one that is fabulous. It certainly is a parade of colour with snippets of spring down your table.
    I always admire a vase of cheery yellow forsythia branches, it's one we force indoors for colour here.

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  9. What a lovely idea. It looks so pretty on your table. I like the forsythia as well. One of my favourite shrubs. I should buy a new one this year as we had to dig mine up many years ago. It's nice to see the spring flowers on this blizzardy day here. Have a blessed week. Pam

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  10. Darling way to repurpose the tea candle holders! It looks spectacular! Wonder when I might see our forsythia. I did major pruning last year so this could be interesting.

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  11. What a great idea! Repurpose. It looks great and I'm sure brings a smile to the face to see all those blooms. Spring is on the way. Your forsythia is lovely, too. Happy Sunday!

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  12. I am spring green with envy!!! What a beautiful display...love the bokeh effect!!!

    My dining room table has a dozen white roses with a single red rose in the center....brought home from the church after we buried my sweet Ernie yesterday. So sad.

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  13. Gorgeous flowers and images! And a great idea to decorate.

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  14. What a clever idea for a floral arrangement - and it is low enough that conversation won't be hindered by tall flowers. I must find me one of those candle holders - when yard sale season begins. The flowers are just beautiful and I love how you photographed the "double" forsythia.

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  15. It is hard to cut the first blooms, but look so pretty in your home!!!
    Enjoy,
    Lin

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  16. Love the idea of using your candle holder for the spring flowers, works so well. Your forsythia is much further along than mine...

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  17. Love how you are using this for flowers Lorrie - and of course you could still place a couple of candles and mix in for dining at the table in the evening!

    Hugs - Mary

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  18. You must be a bit ahead of us, as my Forsythia is only just coming into flower. It is one of the loveliest of Spring shrubs.
    I love the look of your candleholders.

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  19. You are two months ahead of me ...what a lovely display :)

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  20. Oh I LOVE this idea, Lorrie!!! The combination of spring flowers and colors is wonderful, and your photos captured them beautifully! There is something extra special about spring flowers, I think. I'm glad you found a good way to use some of yours. :)

    Have a lovely day.

    Denise at Forest Manor

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  21. Very effective use of your candle holder! The results are beautiful....

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  22. Love that idea and look!

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  23. what an exquisite way to make the very most of the first flowers!

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  24. So very. very pretty! Love the forsythia too...I have been thinking about trying to force some branches into bloom.

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  25. I love how you have used the long votive holder!! Great idea, and I think I may even have one of those in my "cupboard"!! Wishing you a happy day...a little cool and a few drops of rain here. I love springtime rain though, cleans everything off. BUT,,,I know there will be another snow storm before we can call it spring on the prairies!

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  26. Pretty blooms. I also enjoy putting tiny arrangements down the center of the table, usually in baby food jars. And intermix with candles if it's evening. If you use a tall arrangement of flowers, or even candles, it's difficult to see your guests on the opposite side of the table!

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  27. Love the long arrangement. The colors are gorgeous. Thanks for visiting 20 North Ora.

    Judy

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  28. How pretty! I can't believe someone has blooms!
    Brenda

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  29. How absolutely delightful.
    You have such brilliant decorating ideas that I am always astounded when I come here. You may feel flattered, I frequently copy your designs, although my efforts are nowhere near as accomplished as yours.

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  30. Oh how lovely...what a great idea using the candle holder for little vases! The color combination is gorgeous...so springy!!

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  31. I am in love with that...it's such a simple but beautiful idea. Van dusen Gardens in Vancouver used to do that, a "what's blooming in the garden today". Have to admit that I stole that idea for where I worked...loved taking a snip here, and a snip there...

    So beautiful to see the spring bulbs coming up.

    Hey Lorrie, I know we know each other already but I wanted to say anyways...I'm visiting from The Over 40 Blogging World.

    Jen

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  32. Ohhh Lorrie, that is a brilliant arrangement. It's so beautiful yet it doesn't require much. I am also very jealous that you already have something from your garden to cut.

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  33. Your flowers are lovely. I especially like them in the tea light holders!!!!

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  34. I really like this, Lorrie! It's a clever use of the candle holder and sweet with the flowers in it.

    Deanna

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  35. What a gorgeous idea! I think you picked the very best of Spring, especially the grape hyacinths . I love centerpieces, but I hate the ones you have to talk over or around.

    Madonna

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  36. It looks lovely Lori! Beautiful colours!

    Happy new week!

    madelief x

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  37. Your spring flowers are so pretty. Here, we don't have any blooming yet. I just can't wait. I know what you mean about picking them, but sometimes you just have to bring a few in. Beautiful.

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  38. Great idea to use these glass candle holders as vases, it looks really amazing on the table!

    Carpet cleaning Ealing

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  39. Really love your mini bouquets going down the table. A sweet display!! Clarice

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  40. That is a splendid idea, Lorrie, and a very attractive one as well! I like the bits of green with the floral colour shining through.

    Karen

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