May 31, 2012

A Purple Dahlia

This is the area right outside my patio door. I can see it from the living room and is an area that I change around quite often. Right now we're having a purple-flower-bunny-roller coaster theme.


I am totally in love with my purple dahlia. This was a Mother's Day present to myself (I'm quite the gift giver when I'm the recipient).


My solar jar light that my sister from Oregon sent me last year. She's also a good gift giver.


Here's where the roller coaster theme comes in. It is an image that I found on Google, printed on to card stock and slipped into my canning jar. It reminds me of the Dick and Jane books. See Jane scream. Scream, Jane, scream!


A wicker basket of violas. Or are these just mini pansies?


They didn't have a stick in them, but I have always called them violas.


I love the barn in the reflection of the glass in this photo. It's a pretty barn from afar, up close, not so much.


OK, run off to some blogs that have something exciting to talk about today. I'm a little light on words. Skedaddle!



Linking with The Vintage Farmhouse's Creative Things Thursday and Fishtail Cottage's Cottage Garden Party

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26 comments:

  1. That is such a pretty Dahlia! Love it. I like to give myself gifts also! I pick out the BEST presents for myself...lol! Love your little vignette! Hugs, Linda

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  2. My Grandmom's sister was named Viola. I always thought it sounded pretty. LOVE the purple dahlia. had to chuckle over your comment, "I'm quite the gift giver when I'm the recipient." I understand completely. Take care. PS) I have been having a terrible time accessing your site. finally got through today. YIPPEE!

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  3. Gorgeous flowers. Love your little jar with the cute scene inside.

    xo,
    Danielle

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  4. That dahlia is beautiful. It looks perfect. All the other things are great too. Great post and, HONESTLY, I haven't read a blog post yet that I would call exciting.

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  5. Love your pictures! The photo in the bottle was a great idea.

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  6. The Dahlias and violas are really pretty and your display is cute...solar jar?? What a neat idea! I'm going to look for some online. Cute with Dick and Jane on the roller coaster.

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  7. Are you rushing us off....I think those purple dahlias are gorgeous....I love dahlias!!
    Ok...I guess I will skidaddle now!! Bye!

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  8. Pam, this is really beautiful!!! Love the colors!

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  9. Your dahlia is so gorgeous! Love the color and it is so full. looks like Dick and Jane know where to hang out to have fun!

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  10. Beautiful photo of a gorgeous dahlia!! And this Jane would be screaming if she was on a roller coaster!
    Jane

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  11. Ha! Dick and Jane.....that brought back memories. I love the teeny little violas and your big showy Dahlia! I had some dahlias once, but they didn't over winter well, even though I "lifted" them in the fall like you are supposed to. I think they found my garage too depressing and died of depression. :(

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  12. Very pretty flowers--good job for buying yourself a Mothers day gift:)

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  13. What a beautiful plant. I love the bright, cheery color. How funny about Dick and Jane. I bought the reproduction books and SweetCheeks is learning to read them. She read...JUMP PUFF. She then asked...WHY are they going to jump Puff? hmmm...she might be watching too many news reports. xo Diana

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  14. Gorgeous! Love the vintage image in the jar and your beautiful flowers.
    Mary

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  15. I think I went to the same gift giving class as you! Your flowers are all so pretty and healthy looking. Must be the water. :@

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  16. The dahlia is a beautiful color, always nice to be able to see flowers from inside the house-enjoy:@)

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  17. What a gorgeous dahlia bloom. I remember that solar jar last year and was smitten. Love it with the graphics that you've chosen. Darling little vignette!

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  18. I love purple flowers! They are my favorite by far. I am glad you posted photos of the front of you house in the post below. Trying to decide what color to go on our shutters and was thinking white, and yours looks good like that. We have the same color siding. Love the black rockers. Pretty.

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  19. Love the color of the dahlia! Your vignette looks very good together. It's fun to move things around. You captured the color of the dahlia's perfectly with your camera and the barn reflection looks really cool. I remember the Dick and Jane books. Love the idea of putting that image in the jar. It gives it a vintage feel! I'm off to some garage sales today. Have a great weekend!

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  20. Hilarious image of Jane! She needs to put on the brakes!

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  21. I've been planting a new garden with a lot of purples -thank you for reminding me to add some of this Dahlia...so pretty! Thanks for linking up this week at the Garden Party... xoxo, tracie

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  22. I love the colors. I have never tried Dahlias, but they are my sister's favorite. She found a great source for some huge ones this year, only to have someone pull them out of her garden. Can you imagine. I guess that is a pitfall of living in the city, never know all your neighbors.

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  23. Love the purples!!
    That solar light is adorable and love how you accessorized it!!
    Love,
    Sue

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  24. Gorgeous flowers. Love your little jar with the cute scene inside.

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