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Taking Stock {Flowers}

Friday, July 1, 2011

Usually I like to mix flowers in my arrangements.  When I saw stock at the local market, I only bought them and nothing else.  I think their delicate blossoms can stand on their own, especially in an interesting vase.

Mr. Art @ Home gave me the Carmen Miranda vase made by a Louisiana artist for our thirteenth wedding anniversary.  I was not very kind when he gave it to me;  I am very ashamed to admit it especially because he thought I would love it.  She has grown on me in the last ten years, and I consider her one of my very favorite treasures.  How can you not look at her and smile!



I am linking to Fresh Cut Fridays @ Rose Vignettes, and Treasure Chest Friday at White Ironstone Cottage.

Until next time...

Ricki Jill


  1. Your Carmen Miranda vase is very quirky and the stocks make a perfect headdress.
    I followed your Copycat lead and joined Debbydoos party, thanks for the inspiration.

  2. I would have been a bit mad about it too 10 years ago! We were younger and I know I was pickier!
    But you are right!! You have to giggle when you see it!
    Your flowers are lovely!

  3. Love, love, love Carmen! See your husband was acually on the cutting edge of whimsy! :)

  4. Oh i love this vase!!! How fun!
    Love your new banner. Is that one of your painting? It is fantastic!!!!

  5. Beautiful! I am so impressed with how well your stock have bloomed. And good job by hubby, even if it took you awhile to appreciate it. :)


  6. Bello e originale il tuo vaso con i fiori!Baci,Rosetta

  7. this is so fresh and summery,

  8. I just had to smile... :) What do you think goes through their heads? I actually kind of like her. She certainly looks great with you McC pieces.
    Thank you for participating in Fresh-Cut Friday. I really appreciate it :)


  9. Now that's a vase I would definitely have in my home. Love it! Thanks for stopping by and leaving a thoughtful comment today. I appreciate it very much. :)

  10. I think your Carmen Miranda vase is so awesome & stinkin' whimsical & just plain unusual...I love it.
    If I was with your hubby when he purchased it, I would have said yes! Ricki will love it! I
    really feel like it's your style.

  11. I love her. Although she reminds me of the Chiquita Banana girl,but Ilike her too, so it's all good!

  12. Love the Stock and Carmen vase, your vignette looks so summer, cool. I also love your new header. Thanks for updating us on the
    the Fresh Cut Flowers Linky party - I am heading over to Rose Vignette's

  13. I love stock, having only discovered them this spring quite by accident, and they look lovely in your quirky little vase! What kind of "Louisiana girl" am I, to never have heard of this artist?
    Thanks for visiting my blog!

  14. Well...I like this vase and the other pieces a lot. just saying they look interesting to me

  15. What a fun vase to own. It sure is interesting and I have never seen one like it. You sure can make some intersting arragements in this for sure! Happy Fourth!


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