Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Pink Peonies


My Mom's pretty pink peonies...
...next door, here at the lake.
She loved these...and so do I.
 Mom was very talented at flower arranging
 and used to enjoy fixing up bouquets
 from her garden to set about the house. 
Dad says there wasn't a flower that she didn't love.


Here it is July and there are still some buds yet to bloom.








So pretty!

We have been busy here at the lake with lots of company...
...both friends and family.
This weekend we will be celebrating Independence Day
 with a flea market, picnic, parade and fireworks.
There will be 13 of us this year and it is always a lot of fun.

Wishing you happy summer days!
:)

33 comments:

Miss Holly said...

Oh my gosh how beautiful!!! We are heading to camp on the 4th !!!! Hoping to make it to Charlie johns by early afternoon!! Have a wonderful 4th!!!!!!!

Blondie's Journal said...

It's wonderful when someone you love leaves behind a legacy like this...the peonies are just beautiful. I dry mine by just letting them sit in the vase until the water evaporates. I've had some last for almost two years.

Wishing you a wonderful holiday. We will be at our lake, too, celebrating until Sunday! :)

XO,
Jane

Muffy's Marks said...

My dad was the gardener at our house when I was growing up. He took pride in his peonies, and bring bouquets to my mom. One of the varieties was just like your moms. I can almost smell them from here. Have a great Fourth!

oldgreymare said...

Happy Fourth! Get lots of photos for us :D

Art and Sand said...

Everyone is showing peonies and I can't say that I have ever seen one in person. Yours are lovely.

Christelle said...

Just.....so beautiful !

Mary Palumbo Collings said...

Stunning Peonies! Sounds like your 4th of July will be lots of fun!

Pura Vida said...

my all time favorite old fashioned and any time flower...the fragrance is so wonderful. I love to bury my face in them and feel the soft petals and smell that delightful smell!

It's me said...

Beautiful....enjoy summer darling....love Ria...x !!

Andy's Attic said...

wonderful to see your peonies as ours have lost their bloom. Congrats on being in that New York magazine! Have a Happy and safe Fourth of July!!!!

Nella said...

Beautiful peonies and memories, Laura! Have a wonderful 4th of July....N.xo

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

So glad you're having a wonderful time! The peonies are wonderful in your blue bottles and the ironstone pitcher!

Leann said...

How how beautiful, I LOVE peonies - ours are finished, but it's fun to see yours!

Enjoy your fourth!

Leann

Katey said...

So beautiful. They are my favorites. I'm going to plant more this fall!! We had a good year for them. Thank you for sharing your beautiful flowers.

Pearl Maple said...

they are the most delightful flower and your photos are beautiful

Céline said...

I love peonies ! There are my favorit flowers ...
I wish you "un bon dimanche"

Jillian's Bella Rosa Antiques said...

Beautiful peonies! I used to have pink peonies at my old house...they always looked great on the porch.

Stop by if you get a chance, I did a post about the fourth of July parade!
http://bellarosaantiques.blogspot.com/2013/07/july-4th-hometown-style-parade.html

Also, where o where was the fleamarket you mentioned??? :)

We did manage to make it to the rummage sale on Friday...what a crazy way to find vintage stuff! But fun!

Jillian's Bella Rosa Antiques said...

WOW! I can't believe we were across from each other at the parade. Too funny. MY husband was taking all of the photos shown on the blog...I took another bunch with my cell phone. Will have to check those now. :)

I was wearing a blue sequin cap, my Mother had the red,kwhite, and blue umbrella! LOL.

Maison Beldecor said...

Hi Laura,
hope you are fine, before I go for holiday I wanted to stopp by and wishing you and your familiy a great summer. I love peonies, this color is gorgeous!
XX Bine

Chrissy...The Apothecary Shop said...

Hi Laura...what a lovely post...can almost smell them!! Hope you are well my sweet friend,sorry I have not been over sooner..think of you often,xo

CityGirlCountryBloke said...

Beautiful peonies! I love the single bloom in each jar. Reminds me of summer days.

Burlap Luxe said...

Peonies, look just about perfect in anything and you have shown us just how true that is.....
They are my daughters favorite flower.

Thank you for this beautiful share, how is the lake house doing? What new plans for a project do you have up your sleeve adding more beauty to a home sweet getaway home.

Xx
Doré

Mystica said...

Very pretty!

peter kenneth said...

Oh wow!! i love them !! This color is also my favorite!! thanks for sharing these wonderful pictures!!
http://www.home2garden.co.uk/

~Damita's Pretty Wrap~ said...

Gorgeous flowers!! I just love them! Have a great weekend! xo Holly

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Obrigada.

Beijos Marie.

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Laura, Peonies are my very favorite... and you have made them even more beautiful in those simple watery colored jars!

Beadboard UpCountry said...

HI Laura!
Can't grow em or even buy em around here, but am enjoying virtually through yours........Your mom is luchy you are such a good photographer.....Maryanne xo

GracefulAcceptance said...

Love your use of color! I can see that your Mother passed her floral passions on to you; simply elegant! Thank you for sharing your blog with us, such inspiration!

Sharon de Jager said...

Lovely Peonies, one of my favourite flowers!

Denise @ secondtimearoundfinds said...

The peonies are lovely and the containers holding them are great.
Denise

Cindy said...

so pretty! Beautiful photos!

Cindy Cain said...

I miss your regular posts - Hope all is well!!