Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Floral Wonders!

A big 'Thank You' to everyone who has commented on my recent blog posts - I will be catching up with you all soon! To show my appreciation I'd like to share some flowery, Summery photos with you! The wysteria is just beginning to bloom so I will capture more photos of that in the coming weeks, when it is at its best!

The above photo evokes thoughts of Summer for me! Yes, I think we are in for a glorious Summer this year! We've just been spoiled rotten with fantastic weather all over Easter and the long-range weather forecast says we've more to come!

I'd also like to share some of my many collections with you, here's a sneak preview of my 50s glasses, these will feature in my next post I think!

I hope your week is full of sunshine!

38 comments:

  1. What a lovely post and beautiful flowers!Your decorating is soooo wonderful:) I love wisteria (right now :)) It tends to go crazy in my garden as I have posted on my blog. Will be showing it dried the old fashioned pressed way soon.:)

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  2. I love wisteria! It is so much like summer and vacation somewhere south!
    Thanks for your summer impressions!

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  3. It's everything so beautiful.

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  4. I LOVE wisteria! We have an antiques shop in town, which is located in an old Victorian home painted LAVENDER of all colors, and you guessed it, wisteria abounds there too!

    Beautiful photos of your home - thank you for sharing!

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  5. That shot of the roses inside with the wysteria outside is great. They're all good, but that one stands out. Nicely done.

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  6. Hi Clare,
    Wonderfully romantic images - thanks for sharing your delightful photgraphs!
    My Wisteria is budding profusely too - can't wait for the blooms to open...and look forward to your photos.
    I'm off to sew in the garden now - can't beleive this weather...
    Niki x

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  7. Beautiful as usual Clare. Clarice

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  8. Thanks again for such lovely photos. Wisteria is a favourite - our neighbour has just trained hers to come over to our house - can't wait! This weather is glorious (and your home is too!)
    Kim x

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  9. Yikes, my mother had some of those glasses. They remind me of lemonade!

    Lovely photos too.

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  10. Hi Clare! Thank you for these beautiful pictures and for the lovely wisteria! Always a treat to visit you..
    xo,
    Kim

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  11. The wisteria is so pretty and such a true summer vine. Your 50's glass collection makes me want to increase mine here :-)

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  12. What a lovely post. Wisteria is one of my favourite plants - but I never have much luck with them. Thank You for sharing yours. Mary

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  13. Yes this weather is glorious isn't it?

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  14. Beautiful! Everything is just lovely...

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  15. The photo of the wisteria and roses is beautiful.
    I love the soft colours of the eiderdown and china too...all so romantic and feminine..
    Thanks Clare..
    xx

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  16. Clare, what exquisite photographs!! I just love how vibrant and warm each picture appears. How I wish I could stroll through the English gardens there! Maybe one day! Until then, I'll enjoy your lovely images from across the pond.

    D~

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  17. How wonderful to see that you have been having glorious weather because here we are experiencing cold and wind and little sun so I try to catch
    the few rays when I can..!Lovely photos.hugs NG

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  18. The photo of the wisteria and roses is so beautiful and summery. I think quite a few of us have been missing in action lately, I simply haven't had time to do a new post and I've noticed that several of my favourite bloggers have several days between their articles. Spring is a busy time both inside and out.

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  19. Those glasses look like some that my gran had...what memories.
    Alison.

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  20. Gorgeous photos Clare. I adore your summer still-life. I love wisteria and remember how beautiful it was when we lived in England. We had a huge door at Stonehouse with a very old wisteria vine running over top of it and along the stone wall. The vine was very thick and the blossoms hung down like giant bunches of grapes. xoxo

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  21. We've had a very wintry Easter, so I appreciate your lovely summer-y photos. Your wisteria is gorgeous. We planted ours 3 years ago so this should be "it's year".
    My grandma had glasses very similar to the ones you show here. Fond memories of iced tea and my pap pap's homemade rootbeer in these tall icy glasses. :)

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  22. What a gorgeous leaded glass window ...and the view of the wisteria is just beautiful!

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  23. Love the pictures of the flowers...cold and rain here in Ohio. The china is beautiful and I will think spring and hope for the beauty of the flowers soon.

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  24. Well, we all seem to love wisteria! We have changed our garden completely from how its previous owners had it but the wisteria is the one thing we kept. Each day there are more and more flowers appearing and it's just going mad. A lovely post again, Clare.
    Ruth
    OSV

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  25. Oh Clare, I love Wisteria. My daughter has it growing at her home and is building an arbor this year for it. The 50's glasses are adoreable. Something I would definitely use. I love dishes of all kinds but am running out of room for them, sort of like the magazines....lol.

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  26. Hi Clare, Thank you for visiting my blog. Your wisteria is just beautiful! I don't have any wisteria in my yard, but plan on planting some soon. You sure do have a way with flowers.

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  27. Oh your Wisteria is just beautiful! I have some planted and it hasn't bloomed yet...has been about 3 years. Someone told me to go and pound on the dirt with a shovel in the late winter...lol...my neighbors would think I was crazy!

    I also love how propped those pretty frames on that gorgeous blanket...so cute!

    Heather

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  28. Hi Clare

    The wisteria looks a picture as always. I'm just wondering if I dare buy one for this garden. Do you think we'll be here long enough to see it flower? I think we just might, this time!

    Sue x

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  29. Oh, I wish I could grow wisteria, it is on my list of things I planted with love and sadly killed. yours is lovely!

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  30. Your flowers are just stunning!

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  31. Lovely photos of the flowers. Can't wait to read more about the glasses. I fear we killed our Wisteria this year as my husband pruned them a bit too ardently...sigh...

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  32. I am happy to hear that you also have great weather and that you feel great! The flowers are beautiful and fits perfectly outside your cottage windows:)
    I also find the frames fantastic!

    This year i will try do dry some flowers and put them in a beautiful frame. I got sooooo inspired of your picture with the red background and the beautiful vintage card that you made!
    Thnak you ;) And of course, enjoy your Friday :)

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  33. Lovely summer looking pictures!
    Wishing you lots of sunny days ahead!
    Donna

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  34. I would love to have wisteria. I think I need to paint the outside of the house first though, before I get one.

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  35. Clare,
    I NEED wisteria. Would you mind clipping a bit and shipping it over? LOL
    The pictures are beautiful. Your cottage is magnificent. Is the entire village as pretty as your place?

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  36. What lovely pics. We are having lots of sunshine too.

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  37. Such beautiful pictures of your home, I'm enjoying looking through all of them - the English village ones are so cute, (I recently immigrated to NZ from England so I already miss the old cottages etc!).
    The wisteria is so beautiful, lucky you! From Debra http://allthingsreally.livejournal.com/

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  38. Hello,
    This is so pretty. I went through Ragged Roses to get here.

    Please come an visit me
    at Robin Sherwood frecklefarm.
    I am looking forward to seeing you
    at the farm.

    best
    Robin

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