Monday, May 3, 2010

Lily of the Valley and Favorite Flea Find



The sweetest flower of spring...
...tiny lily of the valley...



...in a white baby shoe.



This was my favorite find this weekend...

The clock face says Made in the USA...
the metal on the bottom is marked Made in Germany...

I don't know anything about it....
...but isn't it really beautiful?





...We have many lily of the valley throughout the property...
I have filled little vases to place them all over the house.







I found the seltzer bottle on the left at the church sale on Saturday...
...three is a collection!



Lots to do this week.
Trying not to set my goals too high...
...in hopes that I can reach a few!
................Thanks Zita for that great tip!

Have a good night and a great Tuesday!
:)

42 comments:

Linda said...

Love those lily of the valley!

cityfarmer said...

oh the baby shoe visual .... a feast for the eyes

My LOTV are just opening ... we can smell them as we sit by the firepit.

you must see my snow in summer

hugs

Beach House Living said...

I found baby shoes too and shoe forms.
Those seltzer bottles are fabulous.

Amy Kinser said...

Those flowers in that baby shoe are just gorgeous. What a sweet sweet photo.

Beatnheart said...

I so love Lily of the Valley...they do not grow in California!! boo hoo...

Mary said...

Wow, what a wonderful post. You are so lucky to have lily of the valley growing on your property. It looks so lovely in all the vignettes you made. Lovely post~

Grannys Attic said...

Great finds this week, love the Lily of the valley flowers they are so pretty. My baby Irises bloomed today they are a deep purple. Have a blessed week,
Vicky

Julie@beingRUBY said...

Dear Laura
I will not tell you want I think of those seltzer bottles..!!! I've been dreaming and wishing for one for eons.. and there you have 3!!! hahah and blue and silver!! Oh my!! hahah ... beautiful.. and lucky finds.. Hope the rest of your week is just as successful.. xxx Julie

Margaret said...

Lovely pictures and Lily of the Valley is one of my favourite flowers, I don't think it grows in NSW, perhaps in the mountains. Lucky you with such a pretty garden.

Linda said...

I love lily-of-the-valley...such a dainty little flower! Your clock is wonderful and unusual, too!

jade said...

My dear Laura,
i love lily of the valley and your fleamarket finds are sooooo beautiful - most of them i love the bottles and the sweet white baby shoe!!!!

Have a wonderful week and a lot of sunshine, Hugs Jade

Christine E-E said...

today is my mom's bday - 79 years "young" & she loves lily of the valley... love the beautiful pics.
silverlinings4me.blogspot.com

GardenofDaisies said...

I love the lily of the valley in the baby shoe. That looks adorable! What kind of little glass did you put in there to hold the water for the flowers? A shot glass?

Chani said...

I love the lily of the valley in a baby shoe! So cute!

Anne - Fiona and Twig said...

What great finds, Laura!

I just love lilies of the valley, they are such a delicate flower.

Hmmm, maybe parts of that clock were made in different countries, ya think? Wherever it was made, it's gorgeous!

Have a wonderful Tuesday!

Anne

Floss said...

I think I'm going to have to find our single, remaining baby shoe and use it for display, now! We have plenty of boots and shoes in the garden housing sempervivums, but I hadn't thought of them as vases indoors! I am so jealous that you have loads of lily of the valley - I have started a tiny colony of it in a dampish patch of our garden, but it is slow to develop and every May 1st I resort to buying another pot to display in the house and then plant into the garden... One of these years, I will be able to pick my own!

I hope that your sensible, achievable list of tasks goes very well for you today.

It's me said...

So sweet........that lily's !!

Have a great happy day .................hugs from me..........

Bonjade said...

Oh my dear....such fine items again......
Oh the blue vase is so georgeous.....but yes how can I expected something else here.....;)
Fine day

ZAIRA said...

Dear Laura, love your lilies very much. Thank you for becoming a follower, I'm much honoured for that!!!!

Wish you a good week!!
Zaira

Puppenstubennostalgie said...

Ich liebe Maiglöckchen .... Auch den Duft ... Habe mir und Gerade gestern Auch EINEN Dicken Strauß im Garten gepflückt. Sie sind so hübsch und so klein.

Liebe Grüße Puno / Monika

Theresa said...

Love the beautiful flowers! They look like tiny bells to me:) Great finds at the sales, love the seltzer bottles!

Have a blessed day my friend!

KarenSue said...

Hi Laura, I just read that you are opening an Etsy! I did and love it. It is scary but I don't know why. After you stop checking every 5 min. to see if anyone bought anything it gets fun. I'm having a dry spell right now. That's ok. I hope you do it. If I can anyone can and I had no help, I had to figure out everthing by myself.
I love your beautiful flowers. You are lucky to have them in your yard.
Enjoy your day!

Preppy Mama said...

Beautiful finds! I love Lilly of The Valley, I wish it stuck around all Summer! Have a great week!!

cheryl kuhn said...

When I was a little girl I was obsessed with Lily of the Valley and still am. I buy soap scented like it and lotion too. The scent always reminds my of my childhood.
I love the clock too. I love the age on the face and the tarnish on the base...perfect!

Zita - Mlle Magpie said...

That's right Laura, "aim low and achieve your goals!" :) I'm really loving your lily of the valley. Especially in the baby shoe - perfection!

BELDECOR by Bine said...

Hi Laura,
lily of the valley, I just love them. Today is my mothers birthday, so every year of her birthday I give her something with "lily of the valley" it applys so good to her.
Have a great week
Bine

A Cottage Muse said...

I a crazy about those seltzer bottles! Have a wonderful day!!

Susanne said...

Way jealous! We do NOT have as good of school or church sales around here!

Old Lady in Training said...

Those baby shoes as a little vase is genius!! I am also IN LOVE with your new bottles. Slightly jealous!

Elyse said...

i love lilies of the valley. last year a neighbor had given me a few to plant and i had forgotten all about it until they popped up and surprised me. they are just the cutest and have the sweetest scent. how fun for you to have so many bunches throughout your home. love your choice of vessels, too!

xo
elyse

mary beth said...

Love the simplicity of those Lily of the Valley, and my favorite shot is the little clear bottle with the watering can charm...where on earth did you find THAT? Adorable! thanks for sharing the eye candy with us this morning!

Roberta said...

so sweet! love it in the shoe. I miss my lily of the valley. (should've dug it up) xo

Kom Achterom said...

Ooh how beautiful they are!!
I love them
I my garden i tell 1. it comes from my nybour ill hope next year more.
i wish you a verry nice week
Yolanda

Les Cotrions said...

Your Lilies of the Valley are so pretty in the baby show and your clock is truly gorgeous Laura! I like your seltz bottle collection!!!
You are finding a lot of treasures...I'm impressed!!!
A nice day!
Vale

Donna said...

I love lilies of the valley!

Donna

Lilla Blanka said...

Hi sweet Laura!

Ohh how cute! The lilies in the baby shoe, gorgeous!

Lovely finds!!! And I like the labtable in the previous post :)

Wishing you a great week!
Mia

Kay said...

I have brought back lily of the valley from holland and have planted it in the garden...in my last house i had lots..the smell is divine..as is that babys' shoe....so sweet!

Anonymous said...

Hey Sweetie!
Lilies of the Valley: My favorite! Remember Pop-pop's? Along the steps going up to his house from the lower patio. I remember the geraniums, the iris, the weeping willows, picnics, badminton...
Love ya,
Fifi

fräulein klein said...

Hello, your fleamarketfinds are all beautiful! Espacially the seltzer bottles in this great colours!
Many regards, Yvonne

Giulia said...

Oh I miss my muguet "field" so much. These are lovely...I'm sure you know how fortunate you are but just in case....you're very fortunate!

ciao

Susan {Florali} said...

Lily of the valley - pure bliss! The saying - flowers are the keepers of our joy - I've never heard before...do you know where it's from?

Mélanie A. said...

I can't believe you have lily of the valley in your property . You are lucky