Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Note Card Party



I find in Florida that live plants on my lanai are not a good thing.

The combination of the rain, humidity, concrete etc. just creates a mold that I cannot control. However, I love the touch of color that flowers add. The picture above is of ranunculus in an Italian pottery basket and I use it inside and out. The ranunculus below live in a vintage iron planter that is on the lanai wall.



The poppies below are at the top of the stairs and greet me many times during the day. I have had this arrangement for years and it still makes me smile.


Lastly, the sunflowers which are real. I love the "Under the Tuscan Sun" and the Italian pottery helps create the look.


I have meant to join Vee for her Notecard Party for months. No excuse whatsoever! So today is the day.  You can see the other notecards here

And, of course, the box top with the help of PicMonkey.

22 comments:

Loreen Bogdan said...

Thank you, Carol. Your pictures and story are a great start to my day.

Susan said...

Since we are not in Florida year round, I have given up on all flowers other than my outdoor hibiscus. I lost a 90 years old Christmas cactus several years ago when the neighbor's husband decided it needed a lot of water daily. I almost cried myself sick. So, no more attachments to flowers until I am settled. But, of course, we know that will never happen. sigh.... Have always, always loved ranunculus. Grew them years ago. So beautiful. And yes, I certainly understand the "mold" issue down here.

Snap said...

Welcome to the Note Card party! Fun post. Think the sunflowers are my favorite ... Tuscan Sun is right!

http://jackieinsurrey.blogspot.co.uk/ said...

Lovely post Carol.Having flowers in the house affects my allergies especially daffodils for some reason!! I usually keep fresh flowers in the conservatory which is only single glazed and they survive really well in there and we enjoy sitting in there in the Spring / Summer.The ranuculus would look lovely in there and the sunflowers as they are lovely and bright !! Enjoy. Jackie.x

Pamela Gordon said...

These are a beautiful collection Carol and they'd make lovely notecards. I'm glad you joined the party.

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

A nice selection of note cards, the sunflowers are so cheery looking.

podso said...

Pretty collection of notecards, Carol.

Sue said...

These are beautiful Carol, and would make lovely notecards, I can certainly relate to how the heat, and humidity play havoc on plants!
Thanks for visiting and for taking the time to leave a note, welcome to the notecard party!

Kathryn Ross said...

Glad you made it to the party, Carol! I am far too an infrequent visitor, myself - though I plan it, BUSY sometime keeps me away. Glad I could enjoy your work today. LOVE the sunflowers - the ripply edges say "vintage" to me - and that's always a happy place.
Joy!
Kathy

Beth said...

Lovin' your springy notecards, Carol! My favorite is the sunflowers. They are so bright and cheery. :)

Wanda said...

Breathtaking beauty.

I love the poppies in the 3rd picture. They are so lacy and delicate and I've not seen that color.

A wonderful set of cards.

ellen b. said...

Pretty images for Vee's note card party.

bj said...

I love your great photos for cards.
Fun party...

Debby Ray said...

Perfect flowers that make a perfect note card collection! I love the effect you used on the box top as well...just beautiful!

Carol OurSearsKitHome said...

Beautiful! Poppies are so wonderful and sunflowers so cheerful!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Your flowers are lovely! The poppy is such a delicate color. We sure have a lot of flowers blooming now in Florida, don't we? I love it!

Vee said...

Gorgeous boxtop with some sort of editing treatment that is very cool. Your flowers are beautiful...wish I could find some faux that looked so nice. Every location has its challenges, don't they... Thanks for hopping on, Carol. Hope that you've had fun!

Cheryl @ TFD said...

I'm visiting from Vee's party. Love your beautiful flowers. Especially those cheerful sunflowers! Welcome to the party!

Linda H said...

Lovely photos Carol. Ranunculus is such a lovely plant isn't it? It and the poppy have such beautiful blooms. Great choices for this party- hope you're having fun and will participate again.

Lorrie said...

Welcome to the party, Carol. Love your flowers. Funny how we who live in more northerly climes think that flowers wouldn't cause any problems in Florida.

Love the sunflowers and the reference to Tuscan Sun.

Karen Harvey Cox said...

Such beautiful photographs, and they do make beautiful note cards. Serendipity...my favorite word, movie and restaurant in NYC

I love your blog.
Karen

Kathleen said...

Beautiful note cards, Carol. Hope you are well!

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