Gardening, Cooking and Decorating on the Prairie of Kansas

Welcome to Linderhof, our 1920's home on the prairie, where there's usually something in the oven, flowers in the garden for tabletops and herbs in the garden for cooking. Where, when company comes, the teapot is always on and there are cookies and cakes to share in the larder.

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Good Things Come in Small Vases

Tabletop bouquets don't have to be huge arrangements . . . and sometimes I forget that -- getting the biggest vase and filling it full!!!

Friend Mary Margaret reminded me of that Friday when she gifted me with this exquisite bouquet . . .

of garden flowers -- grape hyacinth, small white jonquils that have the most amazing fragrance and lamb's ear.

All in a wee white vase!

Which looks perfect on an end table in the living room!

The size is perfect and we simply adore fresh flowers in the house -- winter or summer but there are flowers no more precious than the ones that come from the garden!

Thanks Mary Margaret for a bright spot in Linderhof's living room!

It's Sunday and my wee bouquet I'm sharing with The Tablescaper for Seasonal Sundays!


acorn hollow said...

that must be the best smelling little vase around. What wonderful friend.

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Oh it is perfect. I forget that small bouquets are so precious too. I am sure the smell is devine. Hugs, Marty

Rita said...

I'm new to your blog and I've so much enjoyed my visit today.
yes, small bouquets are definititely most precious and the one your friend Martha gave you looks so darling.
Have a nice sunday

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

what a nice gift! I agree, nothing sweeter than a little vase of nastriums, marigolds or pansies.

Tea in Texas said...

Dear Martha, I am taking time to read your blog! I am the Texan who came to Ft Scott beacause of your blog with my husband. At the time my son was in Missouri. I just wanted to tell you my husband fell from leg problems and has been in the hospital and rehab for 3 weeks. I wish you would pray for us. I will be bringing him home tomorrow. I always try to read your blog and enjoy it even if I don't comment. Please take photos of your town and home for I love to see it. The azaleas are almost gone but the tulips and red bud trees are blooming in Dallas. Happy Tea Party. Pam

Blondie's Journal said...

The flowers looks so pretty and I know they must smell heavenly! I love bringing the outdoors in, especially in the spring!


Beth said...

Your bouquet is beautiful. I need to go outside and pick some jonquils for my table. I put the oriole feeder out today. I'd heard the orioles come through (Iowa) in April and are looking for feeders; if you do not get your oriole feeder out early enough they may never find it. Since spring is early this year, I went ahead and put it out. Have a gloriious week, Martha!
Blessings, Beth


I love small bouquets too and the delish smell...umm, what a nice gift!
Have a great week.

Maggie said...

What a delightful gift, I love grape hyacinths.