Best Laid Plans…

     I was really looking forward this weekend to a repeat of this activity from last year…I know…it is hard to believe she was ever this tiny!

But a whole lot of rain just kept getting in the way. So instead of a luscious strawberry shortcake recipe, I decided to share one thing that seems to be thriving this crazy wet May…our roses.  Because they seem to perk up my people, I decided to bring some inside and spread the love all through the house. Traditional vases are great but it is much more fun to use the unexpected to display these beauties. 

 A single blossom has a lot of impact when displayed in an antique ink bottle. 

The vivid color of the blooms contrasts beautifully with the simple white enamelware salt box. 

Roses in an antique Chinese tea box ?  Why yes!

What a lovely way to greet visitors…roses in a double compote carnival glass dish!

Here’s hoping for drier weather this week. Annapolis comes alive for commissioning and the daring Blue Angels show…plus those strawberries aren’t going to pick themselves!

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34 thoughts on “Best Laid Plans…

  1. Roses have always been my favorite flower! I love your choice of different items to display them in- all simply beautiful. Your daughter is so darling! Children grow up so quickly- enjoy these years!


  2. Amy, what a lovely way to display flowers. The antique ink bottle is such a cool piece, and you have beautiful flowers to display.


  3. I love roses and I also love displaying them around the house. The fragrance is so lovely. The different receptacles make interesting bouquets. You have some wonderful and unusual pieces. Our berries aren’t in season until late June and July. Can’t wait! Thank you for sharing, Amy, and have a lovely day.



  4. We are with you! It has rained quite a bit here too but we are grateful for that instead of drought. I bring in roses and fern fronds. They are so pretty! I love your giant bouquets. 🙂

    Happy Thoughts of Home.


  5. Your strawberry picking may have been postponed but your precious ‘model’ is what makes the shot!
    Roses are so much stronger than I ever thought.
    They seem to love extremes.


  6. I love roses and they are even more beautiful in unexpected containers. Mine are just in bud. Can’t wait! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

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  7. I have a couple of rose bushes that I need to learn how to care for! I should also bring some of those roses inside…looks great! Thanks for sharing at Welcome Home Wednesdays

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  8. Very sweet way to display your lovely roses. Love the color! Where I grew up, there was strawberry fields across the street. brings back memories. Your little is a sweetie. Thanks for sharing this lovely post at DI&DI.


  9. What gorgeous roses! My favorite arrangement is the enamelware. Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm! Hope to see you there again tomorrow morning! xoKathleen Charm Bracelet Diva {At Home}

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  10. What a beautiful way to display your flowers. I think flowers always look great next to white, no matter what the material is. I especially like the little hanging tin what a cute idea. Pinning and sharing your sweet inspiration to us.

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  11. Thanks for linking up at Peace Love Linkup! Our next party starts tomorrow at 6, so stop on by and share some more great content! Hope to see you there! : )


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