How is Your Garden Growing?

Hi to everyone! Is your Summer slipping through your fingers like it is mine? Where has it gone to? I am truly excited about Fall coming though. I know many of you will think that I am crazy but my two favorite seasons are Fall and Winter.

I am a very sensitive individual and I love to feel the changing of the seasons. One thing that I will really miss is my lovely rose garden. I have had fresh flowers in my home since Spring. I cut them weekly, it has been so much fun to make many little small bouquets out of them. They sit in every room of my little nest.

I have shown you a lot of projects that I have been doing lately so I thought it would be a nice change to show you something a little different. Here are a few of my sweet bouquets.


I use just about anything that will hold water to put my roses in. I love this vintage blue-bottle, it make a great vase.

garden blue white

These roses are from my miniature rose bushes. They dry up nicely too. I’m got a great project coming up that I will do with all of these lovely dried flowers.

garden BR

The bath room even gets a charming little bouquet. I put a sprig of rosemary in it for fun.

garden kitchen

I like using some greenery in the bouquets and a blue Ball jar sets it off just perfect.

garden tv

The more the merrier.

garden angel

Believe it or not this tiny cherub is a vase and holds some tiny sunflowers. What do you do with your garden picks?

garden angel sideI have been out doing some junk’n lately and have some great architectural items. I will be showing those with you down the road. Here are a couple of finds that I adore!

garden blk box

A wooden foot locker . . .

garden wooden box

. . .  and a great old wooden box. Now what to do with them. Sometimes I just look at them for a few days and Wa La! The inspiration starts to flow. Ig I see something that I really am drawn to I buy it and worry about what I will do with it later. It always works out some way. I know you must think “Where does she put all of those things in her tiny nest” but when you use layering in your decor the home just seems to swallow it up.

One last thing, I have a big THANK YOU to give to . . .

garden Kris

. . . my dear friend Kris Vavra from Junk Chic Cottage blog. She announced that her kitchen was in Romantic Homes special cottage addition magazine.  I was unable to find one and she offered to send me one. Well, if you know Kris at all she goes the extra mile with everything she does, and she sent me an amazing sweet package.

garden mag

Not only did the magazine arrive the next day, but also several lovelies were in it.

garden kris angel

She sent this spoonful of friendship hanger. Look at the details. Sweet wings, and lots of great chippiness! I will cherish this for ever, and when I look at it, it will remind me of a sweet blogging angel that went out of her way to send me this thoughtful package when I really needed a big hug from someone. Thanks so much Kris!

I love an appreciate very single follower and visitor that come by for a visit, your comments make my day! Thank you, thank you, thank you!

garden Collage

How is your garden growing, and do you bring blooms in the house to enjoy?

If you like what you saw today please pin the collage above, and if you are not following yet, what are you waiting for? lol

Don’t forget about the give a way it ends on the August 31, 2015. I am so excited to send this to one of my great followers! Good luck my friends.

Click below to enter.

Give a way Collage

water mark Jo

I will be at these amazing parties this week, come and join me!


Amaze Me Monday @ Dwellings-the heart of our home

Inspiration Monday Party @ What Meegan Makes

Make It Pretty Monday @ The Dedicated House

Show and Share @ Coastal Charm

Something to talk about @Karen’s Upon the Hill

Inspire me Monday @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia

Mod Mix Monday @ Mod Vintage Life


The Scoop @ Cedar Hill Farm

Trash to Treasures Tuesday @ Kammy’s Korner

Roses of Inspiration @ The Enchanting Rose

Let’s talk Vintage @ Bella Rosa Antiques

Inspire Me Tuesday @ A Stroll Through Life


Vintage Inspiration Party @ My Salvaged Treasure

WOW @ Savvy Southern Style

Moon Light and Mason Jars @ Cherished Bliss

What’s it’s Wednesday @ Ivy and Elephants

Before and After Wednesday @ The Dedicated House


Treasure Hunt Thursday @ From My Front Porch to Yours

Share Your Cup Thursday @ Have a Cup with Mrs. Olson

Share your Style @ The Essence of Home

Blog Hop @ Katherine’s Corner

Idea Box @ Mila’s Little Things


Show and Tell Friday @ My Romantic Home

Feathered Nest Friday @ French Country Cottage

Shabbilicious Friday Link Party @ Shabby Art Boutique

Home Sweet Home Party @ The Charm of home

Anythings Blue Friday @ The Dedicated House

Home Matters Linky Party @ Life with Lorelai

Simply Sweet Fridays @ Rooted in Thyme

Friday’s Furniture Fix @ Patina Paradise


Pretty Pintastic Party @ Seeking Lavender Lane

Upcycled Linky Party @ Funky Junk

Inspiration Spotlight @ Dear


Sunday’s at Home @ Thoughts from Alice

Silver Pennies Sunday @ Silver Pennies

28 thoughts on “How is Your Garden Growing?

  1. Oh my goodness, what a sweet gift from Kris! My only wish is that nloggig friends were closer geographically, to visit in person.
    I am savoring my garden flowers still for about another month, at least, but mostly leave mine in the yard, letting the birds, butterflies & bees have their way with them. 🙂
    Have a great day, Jo.


  2. Love the angel vase! I take cutting from my summer plants and try to make cutting from them. Right now I have some angel wing begonias that are rooting in a little red vase that sits in my bay window. My favorite season is fall because of Halloween and the burnt orange colors! I am already looking at vintage Halloween decorations on Pinterest-so many good ideas!


  3. Seeing your beautiful roses reminded me of how much I miss the old-fashioned single rose shrubs we had at the house. Their scent was incredible and when they were in bloom the entire back yard was filled with it.


  4. A little bouquet, no matter how small always lightens up our days, doesn’t it? I love your roses, they are beautiful Jo. Hope you have a happy weekend!


  5. Hi Jo,
    Your bouquets are so sweet. Love having fresh flowers around the house too. So happy you loved your spoonful of friendship angel. Hope she is a special guardian angel to you. Thanks for your sweet friendship. Have a wonderful week end.


  6. Yes, summer is slipping by and like you I will miss my freshly cut flowers. Although my arrangements do not look anything like yours. Talk about inspiration, I truly need to step up my game. Absolutely love your arrangements and how you disperse them troughout your living space. I’m not one who loves winter but my favorite season is soon approaching, absolutely cherish everything about fall.
    And seriously, that little gift from Kirs is adorable, what a treasure.


  7. Your flowers are so beautiful, Jo! Love all your sweet arrangements. What a special gift from Kris. I didn’t realize she was in Romantic Homes/Cottage Country; I’ll have to look for it.


  8. I wish had pretty roses like yours to clip and bring inside. i love how you’ve sprinkled them around your house in little vases. That was so sweet of Kris to send you a magazine AND a sweet gift along with it. She is a sweet lady!


  9. Hi Jo, your roses are beautiful. Mine didn’t do too much this year. I love to add herbs in with a bouquet. You never can have to much rosemary and mint to poke into a bunch of sweet posies. Kris is such a sweetie, isn’t she. Love what she sent to you. I missed the magazine so will have to see if they are still on the newstand..Happy Weekend..Judy


  10. Beautiful blooms Jo! I can barely go a week without roses in the house. Thank goodness for gardens! Kris is such a love and her gift to you is so lovely!
    Wishes for the best-est week ever!
    sending hugs…


I love to read your comments. Thank you!

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s