Monday, April 16, 2012

Mail Call or Remembering. I can't decide today.

I'm telling you what, I love my mailman.
Especially when I buy something off of Etsy.
From Theresa.

Have you been to Theresa's blog yet,  The Old White House
Oh, you really should. It's just such a comfy place to go to. Theresa is so real and friendly and her items she makes are to die for, and her sweet treasures she finds to sell make my heart happy.
Like these:

For some reason, (who can ever explain these things???) I have fallen for old flower frogs.
If I remember correctly, it happened when I saw a vintage photo stuck into the tines of teeny, tiny metal frog. That's all it took.

Then I discovered glass frogs. Oh, yes. LOVE these. I have one in my art room with pens and pencils stuck into the holes. The pens and pencils change depending on what project I am working on. I can see them better than in a jar. All these things help, you see when your brain starts mis-firing on colitis medications....

I cut some of my first blooms of the Alstromeria. Which, by the way is a flower name I cannot ever remember or pronounce correctly. I had to go to Google Images and look up flower fillers for arrangements to find out the name...

When I put the flowers into the holes, they stood up nice and perky and it was fun to put it in a different shape of bowl instead of a small vase.

Then I got tricky and remembered (!!) a magazine article about just putting fern fronds in a vase for something like "sudden impact" or "fresh in a flash" or  "cheap arrangements with lots of color", whatever it was, I just recalled the fronds and added some of mine from my yard.
Which I can't remember the name of. But they are green and if not careful, they will take over your yard.
And I have spent way too much time trying to figure out what they are called and really just need to get this post done!!!!

Happy Monday!


  1. Thank you Lynn, you are too sweet! I'm so glad that you like them... I had some hanging on a narrow wall space once upon a time and just loved looking at them shining in the sunshine :) Your flowers look just beautiful in the shallow bowl. Thank you for being a regular visitor and leaving me sweet comment... they keep me blogging! t.xoxoxoox

  2. hi lynne - i remember my grandma using frogs! they are beautiful. i want to share this with you to make you love your flowers even more...and that you can go cut them from your yard...
    i just came from grocery shopping, and admired the cut bouquets they had up front...
    3 stems of your Alstromeria, a couple of fern fronds...$18.95.

  3. I must go look Lynne, I have a sil who collects frogs...glass ones! She has been fascinated with them for years and now I get it (it has to have a use for me).

    You know, that is one of the few flowers I can identify. I am so lame when it comes to names of flowers. I think we need to team up and help each other out ;-)

    Big hugs,

  4. what a wonderful mail day!

    The flowers look gorgeous, what a happy color!!!

    Thanks for all your support day ;)


  5. Hi Lynn,
    Ok, I'll admit it, I knew nothing of this type of frog before I read your post. These are really charming and I can see how they'd work well in the studio, too!
    Beautiful flower shots! love when things start blooming. That's probably been going on for months in your part of the country. We finally have some daffodils blooming...... And then we got snow yesterday:( Sadly, I'm not kidding.
    Take care,
    xo Anna

  6. Your photos look beautiful!! It is so fun to get happy mail!!

    Hugs, Linda