Monday, May 7, 2012

Lily of the Valley

I love lily of the valley! It’s so very pretty and smells so amazing! This little flower offers so much. Truly one of God’s spring gifts.

I was so lucky to find this antique cobalt vanity jar recently at a thrift store. The raised, hand painted lily of the valleys against the blue is so striking! Since it was missing its stopper, it’s become a vase!

So with today's picking from my cottage garden and my new little vase along with a crystal pitcher that was my husband’s grandmothers, I have this sweet vignette. It's sitting atop an antique pull work centerpiece on my tea table. Sweet and simple. I don’t think it needs anything else. I’m just sitting back and enjoying the sight and scent!

I added just few sprigs of forget-me-nots for a touch of more blue.

Detail of the hand painting

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  1. Come è dolce il mughetto,è profumato!Insieme alle rose è il fiore di maggio!Rosetta

  2. Oh Holly I too LOVE Lily of the Valley! I once had the most beautiful printed cloth and it's one of the few things I wish I had never sold. . . never seen another :(

    Lovely photos my friend!! xxo

  3. Lily of the Valley is another of my simple and so perfect!
    Beautiful vignette!

  4. I am spending a month with my father here in Michigan (I live in NY)and was preparing his flower garden to do some planting... His Lily of the Valley's were sooo fragrant I literally could smell them across the yard! I had to bring a bunch into the house to enjoy. (And they made his "manly" TV room a bit softer!) Would love to find a treasure like the cobalt blue vase you found..... but it would HAVE to go back to NY with me!

  5. Gorgeous setting~oh, great repurpose for the vanity bottle, it makes a beautiful vase! I think I can smell the Lily of the Valley from here!

  6. Oh, that is so beautiful!

  7. Comme ce sont toute délicat!

  8. How perfect is this. Your vase is fabulous and then to fill it will Lily of the Valley. Stunning. Thanks for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

  9. I love Lily of the Valley, too. I especially love the linen the vase is sitting on . . . so pretty. Thank you for the invite to the Vintage Tablecloth Lover's Club. I've been on the site in the past, and I am signed up to receive email updates. Love it!