Jul 14, 2008

Pink & Green


This week's color for Shades of Inspiration on Flickr is Pink & Green....


This was a fabulous find at the flea market a few weeks ago. I believe it's a trivet and it was made in Germany. The roses are divine...it will be added to my site this week.



Thanks to a friend on Flickr I finally found out what this plant in my garden is - 'astilbe'. It is HUGE and I swear every year I think it is a weed because it grows very tall and has no blooms. I almost dug it out this year. A few days ago it sprouted these beautiful cotton-candy pink blooms. I just hope my early onset Alzheimer's doesn't kick in next year and I forget once again! Where did I put my mind?...



I have lots of these old porcelain roses with chips in them. I think the chips give them character. Kind of like the wrinkles on an older woman's face - if you don't see any, you get suspicious!



Here's a shot of the echinacea by my waterfall....this plant is so tall, it reaches my chin!



And finally, my absolute fav wallpaper of all time from a swap I did with sweet Holly of Holly Doodle Designs. It's only a piece but really, I covet it like no Christian woman should!



O.K., Monday is almost over and I have to say I am glad for it! I'm thinkin' take-out - how 'bout you? ...


16 comments:

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

That could be the best piece of wallpaper of all time! Holly and I are in a swap, I wonder what the chance of me scoring some is???

Sher said...

I love the piece of Wallpaper! The photos are lovely as usual!
Great post doll -
xoxo Sher

restyled home said...

Hi Joy!
I really need to get myself in on some of these swaps sometime!

Stop by, if you have a chance...I'm hosting a "perfectly imperfect" week, and I'd love you to participate!! You are such a master of repurposing old treasures that no doubt you'd have loads to comtribute!

Have a great week!
Linda

Alison Gibbs said...

What a fabulous piece of wallpaper.
Love the chipped pink rose
Alison

karin@creativechaos said...

Ahhhhhh...I would never use that piece of wallpaper. I think I would frame it....Simply beautiful! Love all your other pictures!!

Carol said...

Hi Joy!
Yes go frame it, I think I couldn't use it either, it's too beautiful! I love all the soft pink and green photos in this post! Oh and I have Astilbe growing in my garden too, but not yet in bloom. It's a pretty flower to cut for a vase and bring inside the house too. Well mine are not that huge.
Yep glad that Monday is over!
Have a wonderful rest of the week!
Best wishes from Germany sends you
Carol xox

Kim's Treasures said...

What a pretty post! Love the trivet and wallpaper! Have a good day!
Kim

LivingTheLife said...

AWWWWW...I just love all the pics...and I think the astiblle is gorgeous...and don't worry about remembering next year...or about alzheimers kicking in...after all you have a "teenager" now...You're allowed! I call it "sometimers"...I don't forget all the time...just some of the time.

Love the wall paper, too...all the pictures you posted are just so soothing...pleasing to the eye! Thanks for sharing...

Oh...And I LOVE the "lift" diving board...that sounds like something my husband would do...now we are just waiting for grandchildren...so we can be mischevious with them and scare the "tar" out of their parents...ha! I can't wait! Your son is the cutest 13 year old I've seen in a long time...he's a doll...I bet you're going to have to buy a bulldog to keep all the girls away! He looks like he is not a minute of trouble...too sweet for that! I know you are proud as can be of him and you should be! Moms and sons...could it get any better?? Well, yes...having a daughter as well, I know that blessing, too!

Blessings...
Teresa

LiLi M. said...

Those pink and greens pictures are gorgeous again. That wallpaper is too good to be true or too good to use, perhaps you should follow Carol's suggestion.

Yes, I would like to trade the thread spools (I've forgotten how you call them, but you probably know what I mean). I have some vintage dutch ones. I'll email you about this. Thanks for responding to my request. You'll hear from me!

LiLi M. said...

I cannot find an email address. No prices are given for guessing my haircolor...
Could you please email me? lilimatupcmaildotnl
Thanks!

Southern Lady's Vintage said...

I love that wallpaper!

FrenchGardenHouse said...

make that two Christian women who covet that paper, me probably too much. ack. what a great piece...!:)
xoLidy

Anonymous said...

That flower you thought was a weed is just gorgeous. I'll have to check that out. Not familiar with it.
And I love that wallpaper....can picture it covering the walls of a country cottage.
Terri
http://www.islandwriter.net

Kimmie said...

What a sweet green and pink post...love that wallpaper too! What do you plan to do with your wallpaper? I think I might line my lingerie drawer with it...that way it would last a really LOOONGG time...so pretty!

Kimmie
mama to 6
one homemade and 5 adopted
come meet us!

Shabbyfufu said...

Whoa.....love that wallpaper Joy! Now if only you could find an entire roll you could share it with all of us:-)~XO~ Janet

Natasha Burns said...

I adore your pink and green Joy! It is my all time favourite colour combination! LOVING that wallpaper from Holly, I have a piece of it here too and I covet it! xo