Monday, 26 September 2011

Flowers in the house....

I love to have fresh flowers in the house and think that the place looks bare without them.
I had some lovely white lilies last week and they lasted for about 10 days so I got great value out of them but at the weekend they were tired so  I needed something fresh to replace them.  
I  went to the supermarket and I bought some lovely pink roses, they only cost €3 but when I brought them home they looked a little lost and lonely on their own.



I headed out into the garden to see what I could find, added a few bits and bobs and they looked completely different........


Do you enjoy having fresh flowers in the house and if so what are your favourites?

Linking up with Flowers in the House


 ~ Fiona ~

39 comments:

Jill said...

The addition of your own flowers made this bouquet go from pretty to gorgeous!

Eva Ason said...

What a lovely bouquet, Fiona!
I can imagine the lovely smell. I love the smell of roses!
I love roses because they are available in so many variations of colors.
I also like the flower Iris.

Enjoy your evening!

flowers on my table said...

Hi Fiona, your flowers are so full and lovely. Yes I have to have flowers in the house, even if it's only a few daisies.
I am sorry, I am a little late with my replies, so if you don't mind I will respond to both of your lovely comments at once.
I hope you did have some champagne and dance on the table! I had some champagne and got a terrible headache! Pumpkin bread is an American speciality, very similar to carrot cake. It's made with oil and so the texture is quite spongey.
I'm sorry I made you hungry when you are trying to be good! It's like when I go on Pinterest, I usually go on late at night and there are loads of gorgeous looking cakes and desserts on there, it drives me nuts! Have a lovely week Fiona, love Linda x

TexWisGirl said...

very pretty. i don't get them very often.

Ellie said...

I love to have flowers in the house but I don't get them very often. Recently though I got flowers from my Laura and also from Emma on my birthday. I love flowers that smell nice. I remember when I was wee that my dad used to grow sweetpeas and I loved them.

Thisisme. said...

Hi Fiona. Hope you are well. Gosh, what a difference when you added your own garden flowers to the bouquet of pink roses. Looks lovely! I see that you have put some Japanese Anemones in there. Great idea!

flwrjane said...

Hello Fiona and welcome to flowers in the house.

Aren't you a nice addition to the party:)

You truly made those roses come alive.

I'll be back to visit after I clean up from the flower party.

xo jane

In My Wild Eden said...

I also love having flowers in the house. I live way out in the country so I usually grow them myself or find something pretty in the fields or woods. I love growing zinnias because they come in so many awesome colors and do well in my garden. This time of year I love to pick goldenrod to go with them. It makes such a great autumn bouquet. Your roses look lovely with the flowers you added. Very beautiful!

Claudia Moser said...

I love flowers in the home, it makes all look so beautiful and I also buy them on a weekly basis!

Leontien said...

oh i always love flowers in the house! too make sure that i buy or sometimes get some every week.

Your roses and added flowers look beautiful!

Leontien

Dizzy C said...

What a transformation! You did a grand job.

carol

Jen of Country Weekend said...

Very pretty!

Chatty Crone said...

I don't for allergy reasons but I have to say yours are beautiful. sandie

Susan said...

I love your additions Fiona, so pretty.
I enjoy whatever is blooming in the garden... foliage too sometimes. Just snippets of this n that :D)

andrea said...

Love any fresh flowers, but I would say cheerful yellow blooms are always my fav! andrea@townandprairie

Pat MacKenzie said...

Your flowers are beautiful. I don't always have flowers in the house but every spring I'm sure to bring a bunch of lilacs in - their scent fills the house.

Lisa said...

That's very nice! I have allergies, so I usually leave the flowers outside. Anyway, Dolly goes on the kitchen table, and might knock them over, and that's probably where I'd put them. Or, on the front windowsill, where both cats go.

That corgi :) said...

Beautiful and I liked how you added your own blooms to the roses, what a pretty bouquet! No fresh flowers here currently; see lots on walks, but I'm not one to have them around unless it is a special occasion where someone gives me some. Love yours though!

betty

Barb and Dell said...

Love the bouquet after you added your own flowers to the roses. Beautiful.
Barb

Allison said...

I love how you filled out that bouquet... so much prettier! These look much like the dishes you fell in love with, Fiona!

the fishermans cottage said...

I though the first arrangement was lovely but the second is even better with the additions x

Kentish Keg-Meg said...

I love to have fresh flowers in the house. I try to bring something seasonal indoors.

My Little Home and Garden said...

Fiona,
I enjoy having flowers in the house, especially tulips from the garden in springtime.
Your arrangement looks lush and pretty with your additions to the roses.
-Karen

frayedattheedge said...

I love having fresh flowers in the house - I usually buy some every second week when I do the big food shop. I love lilies best!

Bouncin' Barb said...

I just love those roses! They are beautiful.

Allison said...

Hello sweet Irish friend! I am knitting fingerless mitts in the round for my littlest girl. It is because I am knitting them in the round that I use all those needles, but I am a low-maintenance knitter and am easily confused, so I like it simple! I know you could make these - knitting mitts and mittens is so easy and is my favorite thing to knit. In Ireland, there is such a strong knitting tradition! You must see beautiful yarns up there with some of the prettiest patterns in the world!

Did you know that the one country I always wanted to see, since I was just a girl, is Ireland? xoxo

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

They're really quite beautiful! I would keep fresh flowers in the house if my cats didn't always try to eat them!

jabblog said...

Beautiful, Fiona:-) Isn't it amazing how a few little additions can make all the difference?

Red Rose Alley said...

Hello,
I visited your blog today - I saw you on 'Framed and Tagged'. Your photos are so lovely and full of life!! I love those pink roses. Me and my daughters just started a new blog, and we would love it if you could visit us and follow. I would enjoy coming back to visit with you. There is so much beauty in your photos. Hope to hear from you, and have a sweet day.
~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

geetlee said...

Hi Fiona,
I do agree with you, flowers brighten up the room.
My favorites are carnations. I absolutely love them!! :)

Butterfly said...

Your flowers are beautiful! I do love to arrange flowers in my home...ANY flowers make me happy.

flowers on my table said...

Hello Fiona, you made my laugh with your comments, I'm sorry that I am so like you. Yes it's lovely here these last few days,thanks. Enjoy your weekend, love Linda x

Anne said...

Hi Fiona! I am delighted you found my blog. Great to connect with other Irish bloggers!I have added myself as a follower.Have a fab weekend:)
~Anne

Bonnie said...

Love your additions. Amazing you still have hydrangeas blooming. Yes, fresh flowers add so much life.

Jennee said...

Fresh flowers really do make a room look nice. I am a plant killer and as much as I would love to have fresh flowers about, they'd die within hours.

Sush said...

Ahh Fiona! I just had a few stolen moments to check out my friends and I found your lovely bouquet! Much needed and appreciated! Still working on getting my hubby 100% so not enough time for blogs and postings. Glad I stole this moment...
Hugs~

Dawn said...

So pretty! But I like them even better after your additions:)
Lovely!

Allison said...

I've missed your posts, Fiona. How are things up Irish way? xo

Pieces of Sunshine said...

You made a lovely bouquet even ore beautiful! Very nicely done, you must have a lovely garden.

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