Monday, May 25, 2009

Happy Memorial Day 2009!





I recently mentioned that I've started collecting little glass bottles and vases.

It all started with this little guy my Mom bought for me at a flea market in Milton, Florida for about a dollar...




Then I received these two in the mail from my friends, Megan & Lori, at White Flower Farmhouse, along with a little lavender-filled pouch...



And the other day, they sent me this amazing glass perfume bottle. (They are the sweetest things!) They thought I just had to have it because it's got my last name on it... :-)



With all these sparkly little containers around, I started to really feel the need to decorate with them. Lucky for me, my friend Sarah brought over a mixed bouquet of flowers yesterday! And while it was beautiful all blended together- I thought they'd look even sweeter if I separated them by color.








This one didn't quite fill up the bottom of the vase like I wanted it to, so I just wrapped some of the extra greenery that came with the bouquet around the inside of the vase...



I put the yellow bunch in a tiny vintage wine glass I bought at a flea market about a year ago...



...I'll take flowers over wine any day! :-)

And the green bunch, which is my favorite, looks so happy in the "Shippam's" jar Megan and Lori sent me...




I put the petite, pink roses inside a stemless champagne glass...




"God writes the gospel not in the Bible alone, but also on trees, and in the flowers, and clouds and stars"

- Martin Luther

32 comments:

cedwards55 said...

Looks beautiful, Layla! I love all those little mini bouquets. They just sparkle in the sunlight!
Carol

People Who Know Me Would Say: said...

Amen to Martin Luther! Oh -amen to your little glass jars too! :)

Linda@ Lime in the Coconut said...

Beautiful, simple, colorful and sweet! Happy Memorial Day to you, Layla.

Unknown said...

How pretty!
Happy Memorial Day!
I think I'll call it a day and kiss my military guy!

Daryl at Vermont Cottage said...

I love the green bouquet too. Beautiful!

Pony Girl said...

Simple...elegant! I think that would be a great idea for table centerpieces at a country wedding, don't you think?? ;) I love the roses especially, and the creative way you wrapped the greenery inside the vase. Love it!

Miss Matilda said...

Thank you this divine post, we are working towards buying our cottage somewhere and it will be our bolt hole, your posts are inspirational xx

Precious and Pink said...

Such pretty pictures and I love the quote--thank you for posting such a lovely posting today!

Precious and Pink said...

Such pretty pictures and I love the quote--thank you for posting such a lovely posting today!

shortmama said...

How beautiful! I collect little bottles too, so much fun. (My 18month old daughter is also named Layla for the Clapton song, my 7 yo daughter is named Rhiannon for the Fleetwood Mac song)

Wendy said...

So cute!

anita said...

what a sweet way to spread the joy...

Erin Southwell said...

I LOVE your collection! I have a similar collection of my own-no surpise there! ;) Your pictures are beautiful!

And love the Martin luther quote! Amen!

Kathi said...

So pretty! Love what you did with the leaves inside the bottle too.
Sunshine, flowers and God's love sounds like a perfect day!

Montee said...

Happy Memorial Day! I love little glass bottles too and the flowers look beautiful in them.

BailiwickStudio said...

I love your little bottles. I collect them too, but mostly in that very light aqua shade. I find them quite irresistible! ::Jill

Anonymous said...

Hi Layla! Oh, these look so beautiful! Love your little glassness with the gorgeous flowers! Happy Memorial Day!
be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Unknown said...

Such a great way to use your budding collection ;) Pretty flowers and love the quote.

Anonymous said...

I think mini bouquets are better than one big one, just like cupcakes are better than one big cake! If you read my post, that will make more sense to you.

LeAnn:)

count it all joy said...

I'm not sure what Memorial Day commemorates (I'm Australian), but any day that gets celebrated so beautifully must be a good thing! Gorgeous photos. Meredith.

Lisa said...

Your creativity just amazes me every single time!

I hope you had a blessed Memorial Day, Layla.

Marie said...

I love what you've done with all the sweet little vases. So colorful!
Blessings,
Marie
blog: http://emmacallsmemama.com

Unknown said...

What a great idea! Love the glass bottles. Have a great week!

Becky said...

Oh I love flowers!!!! Beautiful! http://everygirlneedsalittlebling.blogspot.com

Unknown said...

Wow, Love your blog! I'll be back! : )

Shannan Martin said...

That ML quote is officially my new fave! And I couldn't agree more, I'll take flowers over wine anyday, too!

Misti of Studio M Designs said...

Sorry I haven't visited lately, been so crazy busy! Your flowers are gorgeous, Half Note Cottage is looking fabulous, and all of goodies from the White Flower are making me want a trip to the beach! You know I will be hunting down some driftwood...

~Misti

Farmgirl Paints said...

Oh I love that quote. That Martin Luther he said some amazing things... I just quoted him too this week.

The Owens said...

I LOVE your blog! And thank you for introducing me to White Flower Farmhouse! I ordered some things as soon as I saw what you bought! Congratulations on your blog-anniversary!!!

Jhoanna Murray said...

Thanks for the inspiration!

Cottage Mommy said...

Love the quote at the bottom! My dad and I were having a conversation along those lines this weekend as we were admiring everything in their yard. Beautiful pictures as well...thanks for sharing!

Robbon said...

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