Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Last of the Pansies

Most of my vases are vintage medicine bottles, pitchers or glass treasures which have followed me home from the antique store.

I've rescued the last of the pansies from the 'dog days' of summer ...

they look so pretty in these amethyst bottles ...

and will be delightful on the windowsill with the sun shining through them.

"Nobody can keep on being angry if she looks into the heart of a pansy for a little while." ~ L.M. Montgomery

At the moment, I will enjoy these heirlooms or should I say 'tufted pansies' as they were known back in the 1800's.  Wishing you an amazing, awesome August day!

Today I am joining ...

Outdoor Wednesday @ A Southern Daydreamer
French Inspiration Thursday @ The French Cupboard
Thursday Favorite Things @ Katherine's Corner
Share Your Cup Thursday @ Have a daily cup from Mrs. Olson
Show and Tell Friday @ My Romantic Home
Friendship Friday @ Create with Joy


Chris said...

I love the beautiful purple color both on the vase and the flower! I am into flea market and vintage anything. What a beautiful way to use this vintage bottle!

Terry said...

Purple's my favorite color! You must have an amazing collection of glasses, plates and such. Gorgeous photos, and a lovely quote!

Have a wonderful day,


Cynthia said...

Very pretty pictures. Kind of sad but I am ready for fall.


sharonssunlitmemories said...

They do look like smiling faces don't they! Very pretty flowers - the colour and size of the vases you have put them in suits pansies perfectly.

Athena at Minervas Garden said...

Gorgeous pansies in amethyst bottles--so pretty! I love lavender and purple--one of my favorite colors.

Anonymous said...


Your Pansy's are lovely in their blue medicine bottles. Very nice soft hues.

Yael from Home Garden Diggers

DeniseinVA said...

Wonderful photos Donna, I love your pansies and your amethyst bottles. The colors are gorgeous in both.

Tami Von Zalez said...

I like the way you've paired the pansies with the bottles.

Lovely blog background and header.

Popped in from Jann's SYCT.

CameraCruise said...

Great shots of your beautiful pansies and bottles.
Love the quote.
Wish you a wonderful weekend.

Lisa Gordon said...

Donna, your compositions are always so wonderful.
We said goodbye to the last of our pansies about a week ago. It's that time of year, and although I love the colors of fall, I will miss the summer.
You have a wonderful weekend!

Kristen Rettig said...

I love that pansy quote. I spent hours as a child imagining my picked pansies were real people.

Self Sagacity said...

beautiful bottles, where did you ever find those, the color is especially beautiful?
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Paula said...

Hi Donna! Thanks so much for stopping by and linking up with my NO RULES Weekend Blog Party!

I just LOVE your purple bottles!! Super pretty :)


Ellen Whyte said...

Wonderfully simple effect. Love pansies!

dandelionfleur said...

What an awesomely pretty blog!!! Would love it if you visited mine:).

Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson said...

Beautiful blooms Donna and I love them in the vintage bottles. Last year I had pansies into the Fall. Not this year. It was just too hot. Thanks for sharing with Share Your Cup.

Austine Etcheverry said...

Oh the last of the summer flowers.

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