Sunday, January 22, 2012

From a Country Garden...

While anxiously awaiting Springs first blooms, I linger over my latest issue of Country Gardens magazine... I completely devour this magazine as they always show such beautiful country gardens and fun ideas for pretty things to make... it makes the long wait for Springs much anticipated arrival more bearable...

In my new issue that just arrived, they featured a section on petite flower holders out of vintage finds... I fell in love with this one (below) out of a vintage crystal doorknob... I especially loved the description with it... "a solitary twig of flowering cherry resembles petite pink petticoats floating by like garden fairies"... well, you know me and garden fairies... so I couldn't wait to find my vintage purple pressed glass doorknob I saved from an old home that was being demolished that I went to many years ago... just waiting to be made into something beautiful... surely this was it...

(Country Gardens Magazine photo above)

Since my flowering cherry is covered under a heavy blanket of new~fallen snow from last night, and not a sign of a blossom to be seen yet (but soon!)... for now I used some petite Fairy roses from my garden that I dried from last Summer...

Do you think the flower fairies will like it?... xoxo...



20 comments:

Blondie's Journal said...

Your arrangement is just as pretty as the magazine! What a darling idea! I just bought some fresh flowers yesterday. I am feeling like spring is way too far off! I will have to look for this magazine. I am starting to get seed catalogs and I just eat them up!

Have a great day!

XO,
Jane

Country Gal said...

Very pretty ! I am awaiting spring as well. I just got my spring and summer flower catalog and am looking forward to planning my gardens ! I to get Country Gardens magazine ! Have a wonderful day !

Daphne Nicole & Lynda Cade said...

What a beautiful ideal, and your photos are so gorgeous. I forgot to tell you how much I love your header, it's so so pretty. I just saw your last post and was so excited and left a comment there for you!
Hugs~~~ Daphne

Al said...

I think the garden fairies will be very pleased :) Your door knob is beautiful with the flowers in it too.

Anne said...

What a wonderful idea for a bud vase! and I have a couple of these kicking around that I don't have a use for... Perfect inspiration at the perfect time.

xox

Jill said...

They will love it! This is such a great idea. Thanks for sharing it.

Mari said...

This is just beautiful Julie Marie, your pictures Are just gorgeous my friend ;)
Your garden faires are very happy ;)

xo~
Mari

Deborah Celtic Heart said...

I think the flower faeries will love it! My daffodils are just beginning to push their glaucous tips through the rich brown earth with promises of golden blooms for Spring . .

It's me said...

It is great that you are back !!


Love Ria.....xxx..

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Julie,
I have been over the moon into this issue too. It is so inspiring and the old doorknob flower holder also got my attention. I have this same crystal doorknob and will create this same vignette. Just lovely. This home I grew up in had this doorknobs and I just love them.

Beautiful post Julie and it makes me so ready for Spring. The Flower Fairies will surely love it.

XO Celestina Marie

Kit said...

Gorgeous and such a great idea! That is why I think we should save all sorts of things, you just never know when you will need it! Kit

Olive Cooper said...

That is brilliant to use a doorknob as a little vase. If you use Internet Explorer as a browser that may be the issue with comments-it is not playing well with blogger. Claudia at Mockingbird Hill Cottage blog wrote about it today and gave some suggestions. hugs, olive

Dawn's Craft Place said...

I know my snow fairies would love it!
LOVE this idea if I could give up a knob...lol
Thanks for sharing sweet friend.
Love ya too!

Sandi said...

I saw this idea too and will be using it as well!! Love it!!
Blessings~

Fishtail Cottage said...

wow - i thought your photo was from the magazine! your roses dried so nicely - it's a perfect combination! off to walk the garden to see what damage has been done by the snow... wish me luck!xoox

Rebecca said...

OK...I haven't seen this issue and I'm in love with what you've shared. I'm sooo going to steal this idea, OK?

Hmmmm....

I love what you have shown but I'm MORE happy that you are staying! I don't even try to visit everyone. Can't do it. Wouldn't have a life to life or be able to create if I did. I do what I can and trust the rest will fall into place.

I'm so glad you aren't leaving.

xoRebecca

Bobbi said...

I love it! How beautiful!! And what a clever idea...

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Julie Marie,
Lovely to revisit this post. Thank you for stopping by and your kind comment. Hope you have a great week my friend.
XO Celestina Marie

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Sheila R - Blessed and Distressed said...

What a cute idea for little blossoms! We are still under mild temps for this time of year. No snow here, so I am anxiously dreaming about spring. Hope it comes soon!

Wishing you a wonderful week, sweet friend.