Wednesday, 24 April 2013

Foraging For Flowers


The challenge: find or forage for flowers or plants, either from the garden or elsewhere, and bring them into the home. Well, it was slim pickings in my garden, I'm afraid. The only stems worth picking were forsythia, daffodils, and a yellow and green shrub that I'm afraid I don't know the name of. 



But I like a challenge and I love these arrangements. I chose clear glass mason jars as I felt there was as much colour and interest in the mix of stems as in the blooms. And, best of all, we have yellow; bright, sunny, joyful yellow, a colour I adore. Especially right here on the mantle piece against the grey wall. 


Joining in with Lou's inspiring Nature in the Home series over at her blog, littlegreenshed.


43 comments:

  1. But don't they look beautiful - it looks like you have deliberately picked a few from a chosen palette (not that they were the only ones you could find!) Really cheery x Jane

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  2. Beautiful, a very cute yellow decoration, Gillian. I like it

    Marina

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  3. I found forsythia too, such a great yellow burst of colour. katie x

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  4. It may have been slim pickings today Gillian, but don't they look pretty? Less is more, or so they say ...

    Love Claire xx

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  5. I adore the colours. Yellow is my favorite. We moved in to a new build house and so have no flowers in the garden yet. But I plan to rectify this.

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  6. Beautiful!! I love how they all look together!
    I think the shrub is a Euonymous (pronounced you-on-y-mus) :)

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  7. Gorgeous ... our garden is pretty much the same ... all yellows and greens at the minute ... better than varying shades of brown though ... love your display ... Bee xx

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  8. I haven't had a chance to browse for week or so now, but I popped on today and had to comment on this - the flowers look lovely, and I've had a very similar arrangement going on! Roll on summer, I want more flowers in the garden :) Loved the baby blanket from your last post by the way, and I think a larger grey one would look gorgeous :)

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  9. Looking lovely. Beautiful mix of spring yellows and I love how you've displayed them :)

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  10. The bright yellow gives such a Spring feel, pretty and fresh :) xx

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  11. The arrangement just shouts out spring, lovely.

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  12. Hi there, just discovered your lovely blog and have enjoyed a wee peek. Your display is so pretty, there's nothing like yellow to brighten things up! Looking forward to following your bloggy adventures :-)
    Love Gilly
    xx

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  13. I like the arrangement: natural and elegant. :D

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  14. just lovely. i like how you chose to go with the clear glass. it makes the beautiful yellow pop even more!

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  15. They look so very pretty ..... far lovelier than anything you can buy.
    There will be so much to choose from very soon (i hope!)
    love jooles xxx

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  16. They are beautiful! I was out finding some yesterday, they are there in my garden but not quite as many as normal, but spring is here! :) x

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  17. Lovely arrangements, beautifully simple so you can concentrate on the flowers. x

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  18. They're so pretty and very cheerful. I love how yellow looks with pale grey.

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  19. I love collecting bits of foliage from the garden. Free loveliness.

    http://misspickering.blogspot.co.uk/

    Check out this blog. You'll love it!

    Leanne xxx

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  20. Spring in the house - wonderful, love the jars! I have also put daffs everywhere in the house at the moment!
    Ivan x

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  21. so pretty, especially in those jars x

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  22. Im not sure it would even be better if you had plenty to choose from. Those look great together.

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  23. simple and beautiful...............
    Sue x

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  24. And this just goes to prove that sometimes the simplest things are the most effective. Just lovely. x

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  25. Very Spring-y! A lovely mix of colours and shapes. Sweet jars too. x

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  26. Here in the soft south (i.e. South Devon) right how in bloom we have: narcissi, the last of the daffs, tulips, wallflower, muscari (grape hyacinths), wallflowers, the lilac is in bud, and the bluebells are beginning to put in an appearance.
    Margaret P

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  27. They're lovely. Pickings are even slimmer in my garden at the moment. I do have some tulip buds, but that's about all.

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  28. They look lovely. Even if you have only foliage to choose from, it will still look beautiful.

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  29. So pretty and cheery, love the jars too. xx

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  30. So so so beautiful! Love the mason jars. Just a perfect compilation! xo

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  31. Such a pretty collection! I picked some of our forsythia earlier this week and it looked terrible - all wilted and sparse, yours is WAY better!

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  32. Lovely! Stunning color yellow..

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  33. Hi Gillian
    I am a big forager too. I love the challenge of free hedgerow flowers and picking the odd one from my potted garden too. I am a collector of old bottles and love to pop posies of flowers all over our home. Yours look simple, bright and gorgeous in those jars. Very cheering indeed x have a fab weekend xox Penny

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  34. Just popped back over! Needed another fix of your lovely blog. And to follow it as well. xo

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  35. Just gorgeous! Love the color against your grey walls!

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