Sunday, June 24, 2012

Norman Rockwell and Hydrangeas

While visiting with my daughter Hollie 
last month, she asked me to arrange
some of her beautiful hydrangeas for her dining area.
 I selected this beautiful Waterford "Millennium" vase
to display the beautiful blossoms on her sideboard.
When Bob and I left for our visit with our daughters,
in early May, our hydrangeas were just starting
to flower.  Hollie was excited to show off her
gorgeous blooms and I was excited to see them. 
She cut enough for me to place all through her house. 
 I am staying in the dining area with my photos
because much of her collection of 
Norman Rockwell is in this room
 I wanted to share some of that collection with you.
This arrangement of Rockwell's prints is called
"Four Seasons Of Love".
Her sister found this collection 
in a thrift shop a few years ago.
Kim had them reframed and 
gave them to Hollie for Christmas.
All these colors on one blossom.
This one is Bob and me. In fact, Hollie 
duplicated this one in cross stitch for me.
It hangs in our breakfast room.

Isn't this couple the cutest? I would have
loved for this to be Bob and me. 
Alas, the physiques don't match.
My closeup of the youngest couple,
upper left, was blurred. It is
a young, barefoot, lad and a little lass
with various wildlife about.
This is Hollie's cross stitch rendition of
"Sunset (Puppy Love, Spooners)"
Her cross stitch looks
as neat on the back as it does on the front.
Her work it absolutely beautiful.

It was hard to get a photo of this piece because of glare.
This is titled"The Last Ear Of Corn"
The little boy is upset because grandpa is taking the last ear of corn. Look at the cobs piled around grandpa's plate.
This framed piece was presented to Bob 
by Green Giant Foods when he was a broker for them.
Another gift from her sister.
I think this may be a kitchen angel
since it has a halo!
Don't think she knows I 
am publishing her home.
Speaking of Halos!!
She and her sister are on a road trip.
Can we say Thelma and Louise?
Last I heard they were leaving the
and headed for Sturgis, SD.
Dang it!
Make sure you act like ladies!
I'm watching you!

I hope you enjoyed taking a peek at my daughter's
house while she is away. She will never know.

Join me here:


Barbara F. said...

I love Hollie's NR collection and her needlework is perfection! Her angel with the little spoons is so cute, love that. xo

Aledia said...

What a lovely NR collection and the hydrangeas are beautiful! The angel with the spoons is a really cute piece as well.

I'm having my first ever blog giveaway and would be delighted to have you stop by. Have a wonderful week!

Aledia @ Plum Perfect

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Ginger,

What a lovely post with great photos. The hydrangeas are picture perfect and the Norman Rockwell wall hangings are precious, what a neat gift.
But you blew my mind with a fact about Bob's work as a broker for Green Giant Foods. You know, we lived in Indonesia and worked for the largest mushroom plant in the world. They did sell almost all of their product to Green Giant in the USA! Interesting how our paths cross. That was in the 90s...
Love to you,

bj said...

I loved sneaking thru her house, looking at some of her treasures...*shhhh, which one is she...? Thelma or Louise??

Anonymous said...

Your love and admiration for your daughters is so sincere and sweet; how lovely for you all to be true friends as adults. I love Norman Rockwell art and hadn't seen a few of those prints; thanks for sneaking around her house to get the shots! My fav Rockwells are a sullen looking young teenage girl sitting in front of a dressing mirror and young couple applying for their marriage license. I need to cut some hydrangeas and bring them in my house ... never have ... I don't even know once I cut blooms if more will grow in their place this season!


Martha said...

Thanks for sharaing the Norman Rockwells. He was such a part of our lives with his magazine covers for so long!

Creations By Cindy said...

Oh I am glad you took some pictures of Hollie's floral pieces and NR collection. Love it all. Especially those beautiful Hydrageas. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

Sharing Shadymont said...

What a beautiful collection. The hydrangeas are gorgeous!

Lisa said...

Loved this post - I adore hydrangeas and Norman Rockwell. Many years ago I was traveling through New England and ended up staying at a home of a woman who posed for Rockwell. She had the prints in her house, and it was so special!

Liz @ Sit With Me In My Garden said...

LOL I'm tellin'!! Ha, ha, ha! That's cute! I hope they have fun. Those hydrangeas are a wonderful color!
The Norman Rockwell pictures are sweet. I've always enjoyed his pictures- who doesn't? The kitchen angel is so cute!

Alison @ The Polohouse said...

I love NOrman Rockwell images too Ginger and your hydrangeas look so pretty with this grouping!
You cracked me up with the Thelma and Louise comment!


Oh sweet lady, I'm loving your collection of Norman Rockwell, love it!!! Can't believe Hollie did the one for you in cross stitch, what a thoughtful and lovely idea, your daughter is so sweet. Your hydrangeas are gorgeous and so are your daughter's. Thank you for leaving me such wonderful comment on "mom's girlfriend tea party!!" Have a wonderful week.

Debbiedoo's said...

What a sweet post Ginger. Holly has a beautiful collection. I think you done her proud with your hydrangea arrangement in that beautiful waterford vase.

Pat M said...

What a fun post. I love Norman Rockwell! The flowers are gorgeous, as so is the vase! I like this sneak peak idea - I hope she doesn't mind!
Hugs, GraceinAZ (Pat)

Cheryl @ The Farmer's Daughter said...

I've enjoyed this post! I had a collection of Norman Rockwell prints that I grouped together on the wall behind my sofa many years ago. I had many of the same prints as these. It was fun to see them again and I also love the pretty hydrangeas.

Nicole@Show Off Friday said...

What gorgeous flowers and cute couples in the pictures!

cherry said...

I am enjoy all this sweet corn right now so much, that I would be upset too if grandpa ate the last ear
Beautiful post Miss Ginger
hugs, Cherry

DearHelenHartman said...

So pretty and I love the Normal Rockwell images!

Honey at 2805 said...

What lovely blooms and artwork!

I appreciate you checking up on me while I was away, but I'm back! Hope you will plan to join me this week for Potpourri Friday!

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

Gorgeous hydrangeas, but how can you be so sure your daughter will never know :)

Unknown said...

Hi Granny,
Since I'm a Windham's Crossroads Grandpa, I can identify. Love your blog. My wife Jane recommended it.
Leo at Cottage at the Crossroads

Diann said...

What a beautiful NR collection! They looks wonderful. And the flowers are gorgeous! Thank you for your visit and I hope you are having a fantastic day! Hugs, Diann :)

Curtains in My Tree said...

I always liked Norman Rockwell, I have a large book of all his drawing and pictures that use to be on the cover of Saturday Evening Post I believe. It was my Grandmothers she purchsed it in the 70's I believe.

Hydrangeas are my all time favorite flower

Danielle Wagasky said...

Those flowers are just gorgeous! They are my favorite. Thanks so much for stopping by Blissful and Domestic. I following along your cute blog and following you on Pinterest too!

Danielle @Blissful and Domestic

Honey at 2805 said...

That was a fun peak around your daughter's home! The hydrangeas are beautiful. Now why can't I grow them?
Cute pic of you and Bob! ;)

Thank you so much for sharing this lovely post at Potpourri Friday!

Becolorful said...

I fell in love with the story telling drawings of Norman Rockwell when I was a teenager and I crush on them still. As for those hydrangeas, there just isn't a more perfect flower. Thanks for sharing this week on BeColorful.

Diann said...

Back to say thank you for sharing this with us at TTF. I hope you have a fantastic day!


Oh hon, I just love your daughter's house. I came back to thank you for your wonderful visit! Yes, everyone here can have dual nationality, that's the law if you have the ancestry. WHERAS in the USA you're just American, you give up the previous nationality. There's a law now that Amercan-grandparents can claim g'kids as Americans, so paper work is almost ready..this way they'll be able to go to college in the USA. Love you darling, thank you for your lovely words for my RW&B post.

Suzy said...

I'm so envious of those glorious hydrangeas!!! So sweet of Hollie to ask you to arrange them for her. I think that is Pookie and me on the bench instead of you and Bob! Well...maybe not...Pookie doesn't have that much hair!

Sherry said...

Beautiful! Thank you for joining me at Home Sweet Home!

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