Thursday, August 26, 2010

A Still Life and a Hoot

The colors of the Hydrangeas are so beautiful this time of year.  Last year, my husband cut them to the ground before I could stop him!
I picked this pretty berry lookin' thing from near the school house.  I think it is a weed, but it has the most beautiful color.  Last year, I used it in an arrangement once it turned a deep red.
 After walking the kids to school, my youngest daughter and  I went on a nature hunt to gather some treasures for different arrangements.
This flower arrangement needed a little something fun, so I added the owl.  I picked up several little owls from Michael's for different fall projects.
The silver needs polishing, but I would never use it if I had to polish!  I used this big white bowl (from Homegoods) because of the size, and because it is still summer.
Initally, I put the arrangement in my dining room, but moved it...
to the dresser in my foyer.
Then, I remembered that I had some muscadines and other grapes from my dad's farm, so I put those in the arrangement.  The colors are great to make it feel like fall...at least inside!
This shot looks like a 'still life.'  I wish I could paint!
The wooden box was my grandmother's.
He is still there...peaking around the side..the little hoot.
The marble top dresser in our foyer was my grandparent's. 
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35 comments :

Monica M. Judd said...

I can't begin to tell you what an awesome job you're doing with your photography. I'm so proud of you... you're inspiring me. I'm sitting here thinking we should etch it in stone that we're gonna take that photography class together this fall... what do you say?

Sailing Simply said...

Very pretty! I love hyrdrangeas! Your's are beautiful in that arrangement. Perfect spot there in the foyer!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh the flowers are gorgeous and your vignette is stunning. I love it all, the books, lamp, picture and the pear. The tiny owl tucked in is just perfect. Beautifully done. Hugs, Marty

It's me said...

Nice hyrdrangeas !! so beutiful decorated !!!....lovely friday Christie...........love Ria

Denise said...

gorgeous!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

That is just gorgeous. I love the fullness of it and what wonderful colors. Love the owl added for whimsy and that box is great, too.

Atelier de Charo said...

Love it, so gorgeous flowers and cute owl!!

Shelia said...

How beautiful! Love the hydrangeas the the vignettes you've set up!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Sarah said...

Beautiful vignette. It would make a lovely painting. The hydrangeas and those deep red berries make a great combination. ~ Sarah

Patricia Torres said...

so so beautiful!!

Rosie said...

Oh, this is quite possible the most beautiful "progressive" arrangement of deliciousness, I have seen...Lovin' that sweet "Eastlake" dresser.
........................PERFECT..........................
.......Happy Friday Pretties...love Rosie......

Terrell said...

Simply love this!!!! I was like 2 seconds from telling you - you have to tell me how you made the owl - but I'm going to Michael's tonight and I'm sooo gonna snag some! they're adorable and add the perfect touch to your lovely bouquet!! Thank you so much for linking up to my party today!! You're a gem!!
Have a beautiful weekend,
~Terrell @ Frou Frou Decor~

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

These are the most lovely colors! ANd you did a masterful job arranging those gorgeous hydrangeas! I love the weed! When I saw it I was hoping you would tell us what it was! Good eye!
I always love to visit.
Yvonne

Gloria said...

So very beautiful!!!
Happy Friday Pretties to you...:)
Blessings for a happy weekend,
Gloria @}~`}~~~

aquariann said...

Beautiful arrangement! The colors are marvelous, just had to click your link from the Fabulous Friday Finds Party!

Sue said...

Such a pretty arrangement and lovely pictures, too. Found you last week and enjoying your posts.
~ Sue

Elizabeth said...

awww I love that little owl! So cute!

Donna@Conghaile Cottage said...

This is SO PRETTY... My Dad is always cutting my Moms plants to the ground and she's always chasing him yelling "NO"... I grew up with that scenario, hehe!!! Love everything you did, "It's Perfect", and I LOVED little Hoot!!!
I'm joining to follow your fun blog.
Hugs, Donna

Allison Shops said...

Gorgeous arrangement. Our youngest daughter was married last weekend and her bouquet was all hydrangeas. We had them on the tables too.


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Liz said...

Beautiful! I love your arrangement. And the little owl is darling! :) I will be hosting a new party called Fresh-Cut Friday. We'll be sharing flowers and arrangements! This post would have been perfect! :)

Have a great weekend!
~Liz

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Christie, this is such a pretty arrangement. I love those berries mixed with the hydrangeas, and what a cute little owl. Your grandparent's washstand is beautiful, and I love that chair beside the little round table. Thank you for linking this to Favorite Things Saturday. laurie

Melissa said...

The still-life and pears are pretty but the owl is the best. He makes me smile.

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Your arrangement is beautiful and your pics are great! Lovin' the owl, it adds just the right touch:@)

Mary said...

BAD husband for cutting down the those hydrangeas last year :-) I adore hydrangeas~ what a gorgeous arrangement mixed with your berry find and your grapes! Love your little owl touch too...

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

I'm here again for a second look! Beautiful!!!!
Have a blessed Sunday.
Yvonne

Carol said...

Beautiful arrangement and photos. It's been a great summer for hydrangeas. They also so wonderful since they change color, sometimes I almost forget that part, and they dry so easily. The marble top dresser is lovely, too.

mimi said...

what a beautiful arrangement. I love that it still says summer... but hints that Autumn is right around the corner.Very artistic, you painted the picture perfectly for me.

lulumusing said...

Like you, I love the way late summer changes the hydrangea colors. Your arrangement is wonderful....maybe you could teach me some tricks!

Kim said...

Just lovely, the bowl is so pretty with your hydrangeas. The stack of items is so interesting, nice job.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh I do think the vignette and the floral arrangement are just stunning. Thanks so much for linking to TTT. Hugs, Marty

Kathleen said...

It looks lovely! Next to blue, I love when my hydrangeas turn this color!

Pam @ diy Design Fanatic said...

Really gorgeous! I love the white bowl from HomeGoods, too!

Kara said...

Great pictures, love the colors!! Great job!

Riviera Boardwalk said...

The arrangement is beautiful. I am so glad to have found your blogsite. I am battling lung cancer and raising an 18 yr. old granddaughter who just started college last week and is also my caregiver.

I am drinking from my saucer cause my cup has overflowed!

xoxo,
nancy

the cape on the corner said...

loving that vingette! gorgeous!

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