Friday, November 4, 2011

Fresh Cut Friday: Chrysanthemums

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I love football mums.  They remind me of Homecoming football games. Young men in the South buy their Homecoming dates gorgeous (large) football mum corsages.  This weekend promises to be a great weekend for football.  Many are saying that the game between the Alabama Crimson Tide and the LSU Tigers is the true National Championship game.

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I placed the football mums by a sunny window in our dining room.

I only wish I could have found white football mums at the market.  They are the traditional color used for football mum corsages.  The maroon ones will have to do...they are close to crimson in color.

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The vase is the Lismore pattern by Waterford.

I am linking to Liz's blog party, Fresh Cut Friday.  I hope y'all will participate!






Until next time...

Roll Tide!
Ricki Jill

26 comments:

  1. Dazzling..magnificent blooms..love the color!
    Victoria

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  2. Gorgeous! I have yet to meet a woman that didn't like fresh flowers!
    I'm off to visit with the link! Thanks again. Stop by and enter my flash giveaway, if you haven't already!

    ciao bella
    Creative Carmelina

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  3. they are beautiful, I love this color,, look really nice on that lovely table,,

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  4. Beautiful flowers. That last picture is so pretty with the colors of the mosaic in the background. I can picture it as one of your paintings.
    Carole (Stapes)

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  5. This is so cute..I never heard of them being called Football Mums..I love the color and they go so well on your table..hope your team wins!

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  6. Very pretty...I love the color!

    XO,
    Jane

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  7. Gorgeous colors! They look ready to be a painting.

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  8. Oh Ricki I can smell them from here!!! I love the smell of these flowers. This colour is incredible too!
    Pamela xo

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  9. I love mums this time of year and you southeners have the best traditions. Enjoy your weekend. I am off with Patty from Lemon Lane cottage to a craft show with those cute vintage trailers. Can't wait. I never get out all day like this so I am excited. Oh and then we are going to Hobby Lobby for the first time. !!!!!!!Woo-hooo!!!!!

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  10. What a stunning colour, I've never heard of these referred to as football mums before but they certainly are gorgeous.

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  11. Until we moved to Italy we often had 'mums' in the house but it is considered unlucky here! I wrote about it last week!
    http://lindyloumac.blogspot.com/2011/11/all-saints-day.html

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  12. Oh, Ricki Jill,
    These Mums were passed around at our school during football season too. We were always glad when someone interrupted the classroom to deliver Mums to the kids. This brought back alot of sweet memories. Your maroon Mums are beautiful.
    ~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

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  13. Football mums are wonderful! Not that I have ever had any, but they are gorgeous, aren't they?!
    Have a wonderful week!

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  14. I hope you had a great weekend! I'm missing out on the blog world with a nasty cold/cough. Ugh. Love your blooms! Does Liz name the flower of the month and then give a few weeks/days to get the posts up or is the post where she displays her flower the one to link to? I need to look into it because I want to follow along! That was a great game, but the wrong team won :(

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  15. It's good to know that you also enjoy watching sports games Ricki. While you love football, basketball is the in thing here in the Philippines.

    The Chrysanthemums made me feel that Christmas is indeed coming. Have a great day Ricki!

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  16. Oh my goodness, these are beautiful & such a rich lovely color.
    :) CAS

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  17. I adore Mums! I didn't get any this year because they were painting my apartment building. :(

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  18. HI DEAREST RICKY IAM LIKE YOU I ADORE WHITE MUMS IN MEXICO AT NOVEMBER THERE ARESO MUCH OF THE.I HAVE SEE SOME WHITE ONES AT MY LOCAL COSTCO LAST WHEEK,YOU ALWAYS FIND BEAUTIFUL THINGS AND POSTS FOR US,I LIKE THE COLOR OF THE BLOOS THAT YOU HAVE,I ADORE YOUR WHITE GLASS PUMPKINGS.!!!HAVE A BEAUTIFUL DAY XO XO . SANDRA

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  19. They provide such a great splash of color.

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  20. Haven't seen you post in a few days. Hope all is well!!
    Elaine

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  21. Ever tried to dip or dye Mums to make them truly Crimson? I know they dye carnations.

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  22. I am crazy about that dark plum...look great with pinks and bright greens, too.

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  23. I love the color! I hope you had a great football weekend. :) Thank you so much for linking your post to FCF! I'm sorry it has taken me all week to get around to all my guests. I have been sick for the last 5 days. :P

    ~Liz

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  24. WOW! I want a closer look at your mosaic tea tray! It's gorgeous! ♥♥♥

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