29 August 2009


I don't know much about flowers. I rarely have flowers in my house, I don't plant flowers in my garden (although this year I did plant flowers with medicinal properties), and I pretty much don't know the name of most flowers. It's not that I don't like flowers, I just don't know anything about them. Though I'm learning. Next year, I'd like to plant some flowers in my garden, I'm making progress.

About a month ago, Jared and I traveled to Maine (again!) for a good friend's wedding. The day before the wedding, which was to take place at her parents beautiful home, we showed up at the house and got to work. We mowed the lawn, we scrubbed the dock, we put out the tikki torches, and we put together the flower arrangements. Most of the flowers were purchased from a local farm, and we accented the arrangements with greenery from around the house (and maybe the neighbor's house too!). And all the arrangements were made in different jars and vases. My friend, the bride, had sewn a bunch of little pieces of fabric to go on the white tablecloths and under the flower arrangements, so we used the fabrics (I'm pretty sure they were Amy Butler patterns) as inspiration for the flowers too.

After seeing MAV's post over on 3191 a couple of weeks ago, I was reminded of how much fun we had playing with these flowers.


  1. these photos are golden! absolutely beautiful :)

    & you did a wonderful job with the flowers! so pretty!

  2. Your flowers look so pretty.

    I love flowers in mismatched vases and jars. I learned a lot about flowers from my neighbor who was very interested in ornamentals. My favorite flower name is Love-in-a-Mist (Nigella damascena). It cracks me up...

    When I had a backyard (I'm currently urban w/out green space) I loved going outside, snipping wild flowers, and placing them around the house in jars I'd collected from the local thrift store. Now I have adapted to my new environment and settle for dried lavender and a few succulents.