Saturday, August 23, 2008

An Entire Weekend to Putter

It's been awhile since I have been able to stay home and putter all weekend.

I've been enjoying my Saturday morning. I went outside to work, but after filling and hauling only three wheelbarrow loads of top soil, I decided it was just to hot for that. It's 85 degrees and very humid. So I rearranged some of the deck containers and made some new bouquets instead. Since most of my new Rembrandt dahlias have bloomed in shades of pink, I decided to embrace the color and go pink from top to bottom.

This old vase is totally adorable and I like to use it at least once each summer. I stuck a few branches of phlox in for the enticing aroma.

Can you guess what the vase is for this dahlia and phlox bouquet?
Look closely and think outside the box.

It's a light bulb cover! One of those things that hooks into the ceiling to cover the bulb.
I used both bouquets in my living room. That desk I painted in May makes a great receptacle for my garden bouquets.

This bouquet is totally different even though it also uses Rembrandt dahlias.
I did an entire table around this centerpiece. You can see the table here.


  1. Beautiful boquets! Love the light bulb cover vase! The rooster table setting is adorable. It is so nice to just spend a weekend puttering. Jean

  2. Hi Zoey,
    Love your beautiful bouquets and your rooster tablescape! It is nice to have an entire weekend to just putter and relax. That heat and humidity sounds very uncomfortable. We're just pleasantly sunny and nice here today!

  3. You do such a lovely job of tablescaping-the rooster theme is great. I like how you recycled the light cover. I'll have to look for some at flea markets.
    Your dahlias are gorgeous this year!

  4. You have a great eye for color and form. Now, where you find the time and energy for all you do is a mystery! "-)

  5. Jean, Susie, Dianne and Giddy,
    thank you all for taking the time to comment. I've been saving that light cover to use as a vase for years...let's see, I bought this house in 1987 and that's when it was removed from the ceiling! LOL. I finally used it!!


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