Do you gain inspiration from something special that is gifted to you?
I do. My inspiration was gifted to me from my Sweetie for my birthday.
She is a great artist and she is just now starting to draw flowers
using her Copic markers. She loves drawing people/caricatures.
The flower she drew for me was her first. I was honored.
So for today, it’s Floral Friday – Inspiration From A Special Card.
I found these Spray Roses and green Statice at the grocery store and thought that they would
compliment my card which is on a stand on the coffee table, waiting to be framed.
By the way, do you find Spray Roses hard to arrange
due to their uneven heights on one stem? I do, but I do clip off some stems
off the main stem if they are long enough. I manipulate the other roses
on the stem to keep the height/shape uniform within the arrangement.
Now there is another story to my vignette today.
I was at my favorite Consignment shop, Always Home in Durham, North Carolina
and I spotted this very lovely silver coffee pot, that I thought would be great
for my Floral Friday vignette.
I have a silver coffee pot, but this one had a very pretty design/shape to it
and it was wonderfully polished.
I placed it on the counter . . . sold!
My friend Sherri was with me and she spotted another silver coffee pot
that had a matching teapot. She said that this could be another option.
She mentioned how nice the pair would look on a tray.
Then I saw the wheels turning in her head. Hmmm . . I bet this would look nice
on my grandmother-in-law’s beautiful silver tray, she said.
So I said, then you get those and I will stick with my original find.
A moment went by . . . “no you take it” . . . “no you like it, you take it”
So the game of “no you take it” went on for a while. She decided to take a pass,
and she was the last one to say, “no you take it” .
The pieces were separately priced; however, you really have to buy them both
as you cannot “break up the family” !!!
Now you photographers out there . . . is there a trick to photographing
silver without getting a reflection? . . .Other than letting it tarnish?!! 🙂
I LOVE shiny silver, but it does love its reflection!
Did you notice the inscriptions on the tray?
It says, “K S F A Best in Show 1963” I found it at an estate sale near Dalton, Georgia
several years ago. The couple had many trophies, ribbons, etc. from showing their dogs.
I wanted to add more silver pieces to the table,
so I added my “bent silver fork bud vase” and my mother-in-law’s salt cellar cart.
I do not know much about it, other than it is marked, “Made in England” on the bottom.
Now to more of my inspiration:
Me and my sweetie . . . She was about 2 years old then,
and very soon she will be a full fledged teenager!
I had painters in my home doing some small projects
and everyone who walked by the table, complimented my flowers and vignette
and the pretty flower card that my Sweetie made for me.
Well, they made ME SMILE that day!
I wish you all a most beautiful day and hopefully having the opportunity
to make someone smile!