Monday, May 23, 2011

A Floral Shop On My Counter


A vase of fresh cut lilacs

a tulip from the garden

and roses from my husband for our anniversary

my kitchen counter is filled with beauty and

the aroma is intoxicating.



I turned my lights off and put the camera
on the tripod to capture the afternoon light.





































Don't you wish fresh flowers lasted longer?


I have already used my new pitcher from California
for a few flower arrangements.


The pairing of the white and purple is stunning.


Somebody needs to make a cake for that poor
empty cake platter.


I am going to share this at
hosted by Marty at
A Stroll Thru Life.  She always has
wonderful tabletop ideas to share.  Go
pay her a visit.  She is just a doll.
Jacqueline
Jacqueline

Chocolat - French for Chocolate. I adored chocolate from a young age when I had to sneak in the cupboard to find where my mother had hidden the Nestle's Chocolate Chips. Having read about the famous chocolat shoppes in Paris, when I finally got there I was determined to try a chocolate from every Paris shoppe. I invite you to share my adventures in creating, in travel, and in life.

30 comments:

  1. Your counter looks beautiful, and I can imagine it must smell delightful. Enjoy while they last!

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  2. Very pretty Jacqueline! Love the different color lilacs-enjoy:@)

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  3. Looks lovely and the pitcher is a beauty. Happy anniversary! My poor lilac didn't make it from the hedge with all the rain, but I am not complaining, considering the poor folks in Missouri, sending prayers their way. xo,

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  4. Truthfully, as much as I love cake...and the fact I'm eating healthy right now makes that even more appealing...your photos are a feast for the eyes and I prefer that right now! Gorgeous!

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  5. Happy Anniversary Jacqueline! Those lilacs are gorgeous and must smell wonderful. Ours are just beginning to bud but I can't wait. I agree that fresh flowers don't last long enough. Sometimes they don't last long enough on the plant either and I always hope I am not away when the lilacs and peonies bloom. I was also just reading your post about the cooking class in Italy! What a special treat! I just went to a Patricia Wells book signing and she was tempting me with her cooing classes too. Linda

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  6. I'm so happy to see your photograph each time I visit! This is one GREAT post, J. Love all the beauty you have given us today.
    xx's

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  7. You have such a good eye for beauty. Everything turns to magic in your hands.

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  8. Love your little flower shop. I bet it does smell like heaven in there. I really miss my lilac tree this year. I just loved sitting on the back patio and smelling their aroma.

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  9. There's nothing like fresh flowers. When I have an abundance like you have today, I make sure that I have a bouquet in whatever part of the house I'm in. I love it'1
    Happy anniversary.

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  10. Gorgeous! Having fresh flowers in one's home is something everyone should do for themselves! ~ Sarah

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  11. So envious when I see fresh cut lilacs! Beautiful. Good find with your California pitcher. Thanks for posting. ~CJ

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  12. Gorgeous table...hoping my lilac bush will be fruitful next spring! Such a beautiful pitcher full of roses, too :)

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  13. Fresh flowers on the kitchen! Wonderful!

    Big Hugs
    Charo

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  14. Oh, so pretty! Just love your vases and pitcher...really set off the beautiful flowers!
    Thanks so much for visiting and for your sweet comments...
    Blessings,
    Cindy

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  15. flowers always charm my heart... so does cake, so let me know when your done baking!

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  16. Hi lovely lady. Your flowers are so Beautiful in the Vases. Thanks so much for your lovely comments on my new Tablescape. I hope you have a Great Week.
    XXOO
    Diane

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  17. Ooh...how I love fresh flowers. Yours are gorgeous! Cherry Kay

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  18. You are so beautiful....this post was just amazing..so full of color. I LOVE lilacs..they are one of my favs...however every time I cut them the wilt so quickly and so I have avoided bringing them inside but I just might have to do it! I will make that cake stand a cupcake!! Hugs

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  19. As a floral designer, of course I LOOOVE fresh flowers and do wish they lasted MUCH longer! Your kitchen must smell heavenly! I really love that cake plate and dome! Can you share where you got it? Beautiful! XO, Pinky

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  20. FĂ©licitations JACQUELINE!!!! And yes, those flowers should last a life-time of joy! See you Saturday, Anita

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  21. Enchanting, your counter is gorgeous. Yes, I wish fresh flowers stayed longer. Thank you for swinging by to say hello.
    hugs ~lynne~

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  22. Beautiful! I bet it smells devine too. And Yes! I do wish fresh flowers would last longer inside too!

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  23. Beautiful, it's amazing what fresh flowers can do for a woman's soul!!! Love it.

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  24. Flowers are great !! to have.....to work with...that's my life darling flowers....love Ria...xxx...

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  25. Absolutely gorgeous! And I can smell those flowers all the way here in Mexico.
    Have a great week.
    Karen
    Ladybug Creek

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  26. Hi :) What kind of camera are you using? I hope I haven't asked before. I'm camera shopping while I save up for one and your photos are amazing.
    Hugs!

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  27. The scent from the lilacs must be heavenly!

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  28. Absolutely stunning. I adore it all. I am sure the aroma is unreal. Your pics are beautiful too. Thanks so much for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

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  29. Yes! I do wish cut flowers lasted longer, I'm looking a cut lilacs now in the throes of wilt... Give the choice of flowers & cake, give me flowers any day :-)

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