Sunday, January 28, 2007

Winter Beauties...


...From my great-grandmother's "antique" flower collection in the yard. Though she died a few years back, my great-aunt and great-uncle still live in her home. This rambling 100 year old home (which is only about 2 miles from mine) with its' old fashioned flowers is where we gather with extended family for a good-old fashioned Southern meal, or"birthday dinner"one Sunday a month.
We picked these while over there this afternoon. These beautiful flowers that remind me of her... the sweet, perfume-y narcissus and the soft delicate camellia. These little ladies clothed in their winter best are adorning my dining room table now. I think they look just perfect.

Happy Sunday and
Much Love,

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18 comments:

Susan P. said...

Oh, a little bit of "heaven" on your dining room table! God is indeed the "Master" decorator!

Big Mama said...

They are just beautiful! They look so pretty with all the crystal.

Mrs. Wilt said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous! There is nothing like fresh flowers to add such a grace note during winter. Our camellias are blooming too- I love the way you arranged yours. :o)

Leslie said...

Those are beautiful!! You know, the Camellia is Alabama's state flower.

Michelle said...

Jennifer! Those are so pretty and I love the way you arranged them.
Michelle
www.raisinglittlewomen.com

Alicia said...

Lovely, Jennifer! This is my favorite part of living in the South - flowers all year long.

Ribbon Rock Star said...

Beautiful !

Linda

Lindsey @ Enjoythejourney said...

Do you have magnolia trees???

Elizabeth said...

Camelias are just about my favorite flower in the world. When I was young, we lived in Florida, and we had the most gorgeous camellias. My mother would float the large blossoms in a pretty two-layer glass centerpiece dish filled with a little water.

Can you transplant some of the narcissi and camellias to your house? I wish I had gotten some of the antique roses that bloomed at my grandfather's.

Mississippi Girl said...

Lindsey,
I don't have one in my yard, but our neighbors do, and there were about 4 of them in the backyard of the house where I grew up.... I HATED them because of all of the shedding leaves that we had to rake when I was a kid. There are several in the backyard of my great-grandmother's house where I got these flowers, and my parents have them in their yard, too. LOVE magnolia blossoms and the way they smell... heavenly!!

Laurel Wreath said...

oh you are making me think Spring. They are so beautiful!!

Nancy said...

I'm so jealous. I have fond memories of picking camelias, azalias and begonias at my grandparents houses. They have passed on and their houses no longer in the family. Enjoy. I wish I could enjoy them with you.

Sarah said...

Such pretty flowers, how gorgeous...I wish I could smell their scent through the computer!

Teeny Tiny cabin said...

Absolutely BEAUTIFUL! And yes, they make me (sigh!), think of Spring too! I'm so glad to hear and see how you can enjoy them at this time of year and how they are all the more special because they began with your grandparents planting them! Thank you for sharing them with us, they truly brought a smile to my face!

Karen said...

Hi Jennifer,
I am envious! They are beautiful. My mom lives next door and has beautiful camellias normally, but it needed severe pruning and is not in bloom right now.
I have been visiting here for a while, and I enjoy your posts very much. I am proud to be a southern girl, too!
I'm also a new blogger and have a LOT to learn.:-)
Our son-in-love will be going to Iraq in a few weeks, and I know your husband is already there. I will continue to keep ya'll in our prayers.
Stop in sometime at Kindred Haven, I'm looking forward to making new friends!

Tammy said...

Those are so beautiful, Jennifer!

Karen said...

Jennifer,
Thanks so much for visiting me! Once you post something, it's kind of exciting to see if anyone will comment!
Come again soon!

Julie said...

They are just beautiful! They look so pretty with all the crystal.

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