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Friday, August 2, 2013


This is the time of the year when I really enjoy the few flowers we have growing in our yard. It takes this long for our blooms to fill out and really show their beauty.

Bargain Hunting with Laurie

Bargain Hunting with Laurie

Bargain Hunting with Laurie

Cutting a few to bring inside brightens my days. 

Bargain Hunting with Laurie

Plopping a few daisies into a vase just brings sunshine inside the house.

Bargain Hunting with Laurie

Even though they don’t last long inside, I love to clip a few flowering branches from our Crepe Myrtles and stuff them into a pitcher.

Bargain Hunting with Laurie

Delicate roses in a teapot make me happy. 

flowrs tea pot

Sometimes, I don’t even cut the flowers. I bring the entire pot inside.  I used this potted Mandevilla  on a table for a dessert meeting in our home.  I’ll share the rest of that table later.

Bargain Hunting with Laurie

Next week, I’ll be joining some fabulous blogs for a week-long party.  So many bloggers are having a wonderful time at the Haven Bloggers’  Conference in Atlanta.  Some of us who aren’t able to attend, are having a Getting Creative at Home party, posting our favorite past projects.  You won’t want to miss these, so be sure to check back Monday for links.

creative at home party

Monday, Aug. 5:
Tuesday, Aug. 6:
Wednesday, Aug. 7:
Thursday, Aug. 8:
Friday, Aug. 9:

This is a great opportunity to see some great projects, browse new blogs and make some new blog friends. It's almost like being a part of the Haven Conference.  Plus, it's FREE! 
Start here on Monday to see the first five great blogs and keep following all week.  On Monday, August 12, we'll post a round-up of all the great projects for you to see on one page.
Are your days brightened by bringing summer flowers into the house?  Wishing you flower-brightened days. Thank you for visiting.

I am linking to Seasonal Sundays at The Tablescaper.


Sarah said...

Laurie, you know this makes me smile ~ fresh flowers in pretty ceramics! Yes, I bring a bit of color (when I can find it) in from our garden. It makes me happy to have fresh flowers in the house. Yellows and blues mostly in our garden at the moment, and that a perfect color combination for me! Thanks for sharing your garden blooms. ~ Sarah

ellen b. said...

Fresh cut flowers are the best especially in pretty containers!

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

Oh Laurie, your flowers are so lovely.
Yes, I am always cutting flowers and bringing them into the house. Love the smells of roses.
Your pictures are great.
Have a terrific weekend.

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Thanks for sharing your beautiful flowers. Don't have any cutting flowers, and the impatiens, begonias and geranium do better outside.
Enjoy your weekend.

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

So pretty Laurie!
I am a flower nut. I try to get in as many as I can before our long cold winters set in.
I love the area by your pool, and your ceramics, just lovely friend.

Dewena said...

I love those flowers in the dark blue and white vase. The others are beautiful too. Small little flower arrangements in small containers appeal to me more than large important ones. Takes some work but so much charm.

Mimi said...

The mandevilla is so beautiful! And I love the crepe myrtle and the roses-I love them all! They add such charm.

Summer is going by way too fast, isn't it?


The Tablescaper said...


Your blossoms all look lovely but I'm particularly enamored with the one on the tray with all of the blue and white.

The at home tour looks like a great idea.

Great to have you at Seasonal Sundays.

- The Tablescaper

Debbie said...

I love to do the same thing, and my favorite of yours here is the red transferware with the daisies. LOVE that.

I didn't know there was another home tour going on. I got so caught up with the last one that I didn't get around to visiting many other blogs that week. I'll probably do the same here!