Sunday, April 29, 2012

Lily of the Valley ... Options


First of all, I want to say thank you for all your well wishes.
You guys are the best! 
After a few days of bed rest...
I am happy to report that I am on the move again.


The sun was shining this morning and I couldn't resist
 picking a few Lily of the Valley...
...even though they are not quite in full bloom yet.


Their fragrance is so nostalgic and sweet.
I grabbed every sort of tiny container 
and made little bouquets to spread about the house.








Mr. Flea was amused when I used this old glass shaker
 from the Hoosier cabinet.


 





It really doesn't matter what you put your Lily of the Valley in...
...they are always so pretty and delicate.




No flea market for me this weekend...
...just a lot of rest.

But that's OK...
...it is going to be a busy week ahead and besides...
I must be in tip top shape for my trek to Brimfield.
It's coming up soon!

How about you?
Did you get out to the flea market or do any thrifting this weekend?
Find anything wonderful?
Do tell!
:)

44 comments:

The Blue Farmhouse said...

Unfortunately, no flea markets for me! My weekend was jammed packed with other activities, but hopefully next weekend for sure. Glad you're feeling better.

Chrissy...The Apothecary Shop said...

Laura!!! Does that creative little brain of yours ever rest...oh my gosh these photos are so pretty...I love that tiny jar with the writing on it,what is that?? Oh see now I got so caught up in the post I almost forgot to say I am sorry if you have not been well..take it easy!! Lots of love,Chrissy

Miss Holly said...

I am thrilled to hear your better!!! The only thing that is going on here is gardening!! And lots of it! Take it slowly and have fun!!!

Miss Holly said...

Oh my gosh !! Your photographs!! They are amazing..you have a book there!

Faded Charm said...

So glad you are feeling better. I always love the lilly of the valley, but do not have any planted. I better get on that especially after seeing all your wonderful photos:-)

xoxo
Kathleen

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Glad you are on the mend.
Tell Mr. Flea, it is the old vintage stuff that gets our attention. :-D

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Guess I hit the wrong key - posted to fast. Just to say I really like the cobalt blue and green bottles.
Have a great week.

Special 'K' said...

Glad to hear you are feeling better. I love all the different bottles you chose to display your beautiful blooms. So many, I can only imagine the frangrance flowing through your home. Thanks for sharing. Cheers SpecialK XoXo

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

OH, these photos are lovely...I love the way the sunlight is streaming in! Glad to hear you are doing better, Laura!

FleaingFrance & French Shopping Tours said...

Sweet pharmacy pots! What a great find.

May 1st is the day in France where you take those that you care about a plant or bouquet for good luck.

Vintage Home said...

oh in a few short weeks ours will be out...your Lily Of The Valley looks wonderful in all your pretty containers...and I am so happy you are feeling better!
We found many a treasure this weekend and now will be pacing for the next market on May 26th! Yikes!

Mary Ellen said...

so glad you are feeling better! Makes us thankful for the good days - I had 2 sick days last week also and am so thankful for good days of enjoying life to fullest!

Love the pretty lily of the valleys.Mine have just started to come up so it will be a little bit before the show their pretty flowers!

oldgreymare said...

Happy to hear you are on the mend. Take it easy though, no relapses please <3
xx
z

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Didn't get to flea over the weekend due to some family obligations, but did earlier in the week.

Your Lily of the Valley is beautiful.

Glad you are feeling better.

Julie@beingRUBY said...

Hi Dear Laura
I love lily of the valley.. it reminds me of my mum.. and i think it is my birth month flower..

Another fabulous banner.. and I love the muddy blue hues and grey toned shadows in these shots.. fabulous!!! Reminds me that I do prefer dark and moody tones!!

Have a great week..ciao ciao xxx Julie

Floss said...

Hello there - no flea marketing but plenty of Lily of the Valley for my weekend! That's because it's coming up for May 1st, when French people give each other L ot V for good luck. I bought myself a pot (it just won't take in the garden) and then I was given a second pot as a gift by a friend. The house smells wonderful! I love your displays - I have the same little ink bottle.

PURA VIDA said...

I agree with mr. Flea you are amusing...and quite fun to read. Such lovely vessels

Sophie said...

You just have that knack of presenting everything beautifully. Lily of the Valley is so sweet and delicate. Reminds me of my mum as she always has a little posy of it in a tiny glass vase on the side, this time of year. I didn't have a vase small enough - now I realise, who needs a vase!
Thank you for sharing your beutiful pictures.

LaPouyette said...

So beautiful, Laura! I can almost smell them.....

Truly wonderful images!

Best wishes for you and get better soon!

Warmest greetings from the Perigord,
karin

diana said...

Nice all the decorations you have done with the Lily of the Valley.
I'm a follower of your blog and really like what you are doing.
Hope you have time to look into my blog one day it wil make me very happy

Have a very nice manday
Hilsen fra Køben
Diana

Faye ~ Wild Rose Vintage ~ Cabin Creek said...

Your photos are just lovely! I do something similar with my different colored violets...not anything as beautiful as this though!
I did hit 2 flea markets the last 2 weekends and found too much! I feel like all I've done is post about my junking trips!
Glad you are feeling better.
Faye

chateau chic said...

So many sweet containers for your lily of the valley. Charming!
Mary Alice

ariadne said...

My mum's favourite flower! I love them too!AriadnefromGreece!

from me to thee......... said...

sweet....I can almost smell them......

BailiwickStudio said...

Oh they're all so pretty I couldn't pick one favorite! I love all your little bottles and jars, which are just perfect for tiny bouquets. And I'm so glad you're feeling better! Jill

d e l i g h t said...

Beautiful post! They do look so sweet in every container and I love their delicate fragrance. So glad you are feeling better.

marie said...

So many options...each one simply lovely!
I hope you feel 100% very soon!

Low Tide High Style said...

I'm glad you are feeling better, so sorry you hurt your back and I hope it gets better with each passing day. No treasure hunting for me this weekend, instead I did a photo shoot and lots of mowing/yardwork. I love Lily of the Valley but sadly I don't have any in my yard. Thanks for sharing your beautiful pictures, I can almost smell their lovely fragrance.

Have a good week and rest up!

Kat

Zuzu said...

You always share the most amazing photographs, Laura. And lily-of-the-valley is one of my most favorite flowers. :)
Glad to hear you are feeling better. So nice to hear from you!
~ Zuzu

Maison Louise, Paintings by Louise, Nieuw Groen Leven said...

Oh yes, here in Holland we have today Koninginnedag (queensday), with lots of second-hand sales in the streets and parks.

It's wonderful weather here and giant cozy.

Your photos are beautiful!

Greetings from Holland, Louise

Pink Roses and Teacups said...

Oh your containers look so sweet with the lilly of the valley in there. Thanks for sharing all of your pretty containers with us. Glad you are feeling better. :)

Hugs,
Debbie

Carol said...

Glad you are feeling better.
Love the fragrance of lily of the valley!

Sveta said...

Beautiful post!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thank you!!!!!!!

mytwocentsworth said...

Lucky you--headed for Brimfield! Fun place, so much stuff to look at one could easily OD on it.

Loi Thai, Tone on Tone said...

Hi Laura - So glad you are feeling better.

I've never been to Brimfield's. Would love to visit. Will you be posting photos on B?

You are a very talented photographer and stylist.

Thank you for sharing these photos.
Take care,
Loi
Tone on Tone

Anne said...

I need to get out to a flea market.I have so many thrift stores and cool antique markets surrounding me I never make it to a flea market.
LOVE your photos.All so pretty.
Anne

A Cottage Muse said...

Hi Laura...so glad you are feeling better. Your photos are wonderful and I love all the containers you are using!
I am getting excited for Brimfield too...maybe we'll bump into each other!

Vintage Gal said...

Your images of the lily of the valley are spectacular. I love lily of the valley ~ the smell is just glorious. Take care of yourself and I can hardley wait to see what you show us of Brimfield.
(((Hugs)))

Heaven's Walk said...

Your photos are just stunning! Lily of the Valley always remind me of my grandmother who wore it as perfume, and my mom who loved to grow it around our house. :) Thanks for the sweet memories...

xoxo laurie

Burlap Luxe said...

Your photos are amazing!
You create such beauty over here.

xoxo
Dore

Linda Keaveney said...

10 different containers...
one lovelier than the next...
did do some thrift shopping...
got a couple of nifty things...
glad you are better...

have a great week
Cheers!
Linda :o)

Nella said...

Laura, sorry to hear you have not been well....my Lily of the Valley still looks like large blades of grass, not flowering as yet.... A few plants were given to me by my husband's grandmother and now it has grown into a lovely large patch...I love the scent in early Spring too! Your beautiful containers with it are so sweet....my type of flower arranging...be well, N. xo

Simple Pleasure said...

Laura
Let's try this again...lost the comment I wrote?????
I'm glad to hear you are feeling more like yourself...don't overdo, please.
I, too, have little containers of Lily of the Valley throughout the house...love that "Victorian" scent.
Quite by accident, I discovered that it dries beautifully...just leave it in the little vessels, once the water is spent!
Busy Hands...Happy Heart
Patricia

sylvia said...

your pictures make me happy and I can almost smell the flowers!! Well done!!