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A French-Inspired Garden and Home by Judith Stringham

Pink Snapdragons Say Paris

Friday, May 31, 2013

Pink Snapdragons
jumped into my grocery cart.

What can I say?
So cheerful, go with my house colors, need a spring pick-me-up,
powder room needs fresh look, the price is right ....
Okay, you can go home with me.

Just a handful of flowers in the clear water pitcher...
No need for florist foam, frogs, filler flowers...

The flowers say it all.

Perfect complement to the wallpaper...

Graceful fronds...

Multi-hued pinks, creams, greens...

Each individual bloom so perfect...

Pink hand-made Paris ribbon complements the snapdragons and stems...
And makes me remember Paris florists...

The first fallen petal is still beautiful even in its demise...
Brown edges enhance the pink petal and reflect the ribbon's colors.

The spent bloom creates a still-life
that draws attention to it instead of the arrangement.

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  1. The flowers are soooo gorgeous.And even a wilted bloom is a beauty of its own
    I do believe we think alike.
    I told you that you would like my birds...LOL
    I have 8 new chicks and some of them will be Pies,which means mixed.
    Blessing Hon,
    Marie Antoinette

  2. Beautiful Snapdragons! I really like the fact that you mentioned the spent blossom. I enjoy all the stages of growth, especially flowers. It's nice to know someone else appreciates that too.
    Thanks for sharing.

  3. Your flowers are so lovely. I LOVE that homemade ribbon. It's fabulous.

  4. Snapdragons were my very favorite flower when I was a little girl. This post brings back memories of my Grandmother's garden...when my fingers were tiny enough to make pretty dragon finger puppets.

    Did you make the ribbon, Judith? It's beautiful!

  5. Love the snapdragons! Haven't grown them at this house, but used to always buy plants to put in other places we've lived. Just love the tall spikiness with the soft edges. The hand-made Paris ribbon is gorgeous. I'm itching to make some, but have major commitments this week so it will have to wait. Lovely post, Judith!

    Have an awesome weekend!

  6. Love flowers !!!...did you know we have a flower shop ???...lovely Ria...x !

  7. Oh, I love it! They jumped into your grocery cart. How wonderful. :)s

  8. Judith, these pink beauties would have jumped into my cart too, though I don't think I've ever seen snaps for sale at the grocery here. I've grown snaps in my garden. They are one of my favorite flowers from my grandmother's garden. Love the pink! ~ Sarah

  9. I've loved Snapdragons since I was little, we used to make them "talk" by moving their little "jaws". doesn't take much to entertain me. love the pink stamped ribbon, too!

  10. I love Snapdragons. Your post is beautiful, Judith!

  11. Beautiful blooms and they do look amazing with the pretty!
    Thanks so much for sharing at Amaze Me Monday...

  12. Hi Judith
    Your bathroom vignette is so pretty. I like the wallpaper and the sink! Is that a cobalt blue? The snapdragons add a nice touch of pink to complement the pink on the wall. Love the towel bar - I have a number of black iron pieces with hearts so I noticed it right away.
    Have a good weekend.

  13. Snaps are tricky to grow, but trying my hand at them again. Always fascinated by the little cup that snaps. I got so much joy watching my little granddaughters faces when I showed them:)
    Your bathroom is GORGEOUS! Loving that French ribbon too:)

  14. I like the simple and charming way you displayed your snapdragons. They are luscious in their colouring!

  15. The flowers say it all! Thank you for sharing.
    Have a beautiful weekend!

    Jeannie and Linda at The French Hens Nest

  16. Hi Judith,

    So nice to meet you! Visiting via Sherry's party today and your pretty snapdragons caught my eye. Your bathroom is charming; love the lamp in the corner and the soft lighting it provides. Your snapdragons are a perfect complement to your wallpaper! But the pièce de résistance is your Parisian ribbon, frayed and fashionably tattered, it is très chic



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