Saturday, June 16, 2012

Summer Centerpiece

I made a collage on PicMonkey!


Remember when I shared this?


Really neat little bottles with carrier.
That I won from Verbena Cottage

Well this is how they look today!
 I gathered a variety of flowers that were blooming in my garden. I chose things that were light and airy. I chose Hydrangea buds, Ivy, Angelonia in white and fuchsia and Diamond Frost® - Euphorbia graminea, the tiny white flower with the spidery stems. I especially love this Euphorbia but it is very delicate and is hard to use in bouquets without breaking the stems. It is worth the effort.
 I think this little Frenchy tray looks great with
the runner I made for my kitchen table many years ago.
 I loved this fabric because it looked like a Monet garden. I made two runners for my round oak table.
 Since I no longer use the round table the runners don't quite fit the length of the table. But I am adapting.
In the background you can see my French country kitchen chairs. They are a story for another post. 
I think this centerpiece is a perfect match for these runners. What do you think?
There is a hint of a future post in one of the pictures. Did you see it?


I am joining:
Seasonal Sunday
Sundae Scoop
Sunday Showcase
Blue Monday
Masterpiece Monday
Market Yourself Monday
Metamorphosis Monday
Mosaic Monday
Nifty Thrifty Tuesday
Tuesday Garden Party
Tabletop Tuesday
Twice Owned Tuesday
Tuesday's Treasures




Please leave a comment so I will know you visited.
Your comments are like flowers, they brighten one's day.


47 comments:

Barbara F. said...

Hi Ginger, those jars look beautiful, I love the flowers you used. I just heard of "angelonia" today (while on Pinterest). I now want to plant some! xo

Faux Pas Farm Gal said...

Very pretty!!

NanaDiana said...

Your jars are lovely but I LOVE that material you made the runners with- very Monet! xo Diana

Martha said...

Very pretty runner and the centerpiece looks smashing on it.

pembrokeshire lass said...

Hi, I popped over from Seasonal Sundays and am glad that I did! I love the flowers (some of them I've never seen before) The table runner is lovely too ...as you said...very Monet's garden...not that I've been there but friends have and I've seen the photos! I was interested in the French chairs and loved the glimpe of the translucent white and gold edged china. I need to see what happens next so think I'd better join your followers! Joan

jeanetteann said...

Sooo pretty,I love a bunch of mixed cottage flowers. Looks great in those bottles. I think the little white petal edged plate in the left corner of one of the pics is maybe a next post. xx

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Your runners are pretty and the flowers do match them perfectly! Enjoy:@)

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

That is so pretty. Happy Sunday.

Chatty Crone said...

Well glad your received those bottles and what great use you put them to - that is gorgeous. Good morning. sandie

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Love all those pretty flowers in those cute bottles! They go perfectly with your runners. A tablescape coming soon? hugs, Linda

Babs said...

I love arrangements made with garden flowers, and they look so pretty in your milk bottle carrier is perfect.
Hope you're having a great Sunday.

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

GORGEOUS Ginger!! Love those pretty runners too!

Cheryl @ The Farmer's Daughter said...

Your table runners are so pretty and the centerpiece is perfect. Looks beautiful!

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Yes, it is perfect...and you are right...the table runner does look like Monet's garden!!...Very, very pretty flowers on the table...they look great in those bottles!
Have a wonderful week Ginger!

Pat M said...

Such a cheerful table...I really like the flowers and the runners! Beautious!
Hugs, GraceinAZ

Luna Miranda said...

that's a very pretty centerpiece! and your table runner matches the flowers.:p

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Beautiful blue!
Good Monday to you!

Mask on a Blue Wall

SmilingSally said...

I love your Monet-like runner! Thanks for sharing your blues.

Happy Blue Monday, Ginger.

Creations By Cindy said...

It is so pretty! Love how you done these floral arrangements! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

Scribbler said...

Very Frenchy -- is it a tablescape??? Pretty - I remember that fabric and always loved it. The bottle carrier is a great centerpiece, too.

Kim, USA said...

I have those too. Thinking of making it as a centerpiece. Yours is beautiful!

Kim,USA

chubskulit said...

So pretty and creative. I am now following your blog.


PS. Would you mind following my new blog, where my BLUE post is? Thank you in advance!

Rose

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

That looks beautiful, Ginger, and your flowers go so well with your table runners!

visiting from Met Monday : )

ellen b said...

Very nice! I like that milk bottle holder as a centerpiece for fresh flowers! Fabulous. The Monet theme is beautiful...

eJoops said...

Such creativity!

A little bit of blue, have a great week ahead!

Geneva said...

What a beautiful centerpiece... I loved the bottles and of course the beautiful flowers! Very Nice!
Blessings!
Geneva

debra said...

What beautiful flowers and pictures of your centerpiece!

Athena at Minerva's Garden said...

What a gorgeous combination of flowers from your garden--lovely! And the jars and basket are perfect for showing them off to perfection--so pretty.

Linda said...

Your flowers are beautiful and what a great way to display them.

Suzy said...

Hi Ginger. You need to take some the green off of your thumb and mail it to me!!! You have the most wonderful blooms in your garden. You're right - the colors in the arrangement are just perfect with the fabric of the table runners. Are your french chairs the hint for a future post or is there something else that my old eyes are missing???? xo

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Ginger,

Wow, you are almost a poet in photography! Those Monet-style table runners with the bouquets in the bottles are a perfect match.
You are a very clever lady for creating lovely table settings!
Wishing you a great mid-week and looking forward to seeing more of the chairs and china (?).
Love to you,
Mariette

Debbiedoo's said...

Beautiful Ginger. All my favorite colors too.

Beth said...

Super reuse of milk bottles - lovely bouquet!

Katherines Corner said...

Ginger those bottles filled with flowers look beautiful. But that runner, oh my goodness, I love it!!!!! Monet is one of my favorites and this does resemble his work. xo

Leah H. said...

Lovely centerpiece..

Visiting for Blue Monday- hope you can stop by..

http://www.cassandrasminicorner.com/2012/06/flamingo-balloon-blues.html

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

Oh I just love how you used the bottles, gorgeous and I am delighted you have been experimenting with Pic Monkey. another good one to try is iPccy.

~~louise~~ said...

Oh so pretty, Ginger. Janet from Dying for Chocolate was just telling me about Pic Monkey. I must check it out!!!

Thanks for sharing and brightening up our day!

FABBY'S LIVING said...

My fav lady from Savannah, GEORGIA!!..which it always reminds me of Gone with the Wind, lol..I'm so happy to hear you're well and I'm loving those jars and the runner is to die for..yep, the material you chose to make it's just like Monet painting, ha! Beautiful flowers from your garden too. Have a terrific weekend.
FABBY

~~louise~~ said...

Hi Ginger!
You didn't miss the Picnic! We're still "playing" We would love for you to join us. Feel free to email me with ANY questions. acalenda [at] gmail [dot] com. It really is so much fun. It begins like this; I'm going on a Picnic and I'm bringing...

kitty said...

Hi Ginger, I love your centerpiece and your table runners. Now I'm intrigued by what the hint is for a future post.

xinex said...

You are right, Ginger. It is very pretty...Christine

Zuni, Chickadee Home Nest said...

Hi, Ginger! Thanks for visiting and commenting on my Cannes post, so I'm visiting you back. These flowers are beautiful! Some of these names are unknown to me; I'd love to see them in person! And that little holder and jars are perfect! So glad I was able to stop by. I've hardly had time to create a post and get it posted lately! Thanks, Ginger for your sweet comments. ~Zuni

Mary said...

Oh,how lovely! You must have a beautiful garden! I'm so glad that you joined MM this week,Ginger! xoxo

Jami @ An Oregon Cottage said...

Love, love, love it! You are one lucky woman to have won that- it looks fantastic with your flowers in it and with your house. :-)

And isn't the collage in PicMonkey o easy? I'm so glad I found that, too!

bj said...

Love those runners...
and my guess for future post...the lovely dishes I can just barely see?

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Hi Ginger, Your flowers are lovely and what a cute carrier!

Diann said...

A perfect Summer centerpiece!

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