it seems it was the fashion to plant a frangipani at the front of a house in the early 1900's. many federation homes in our area have them near the entry. the divine scent reminds me of happy times at my grandmother's house when we were kids.
a small branch of frangipanis from our garden has added happiness & life to our living area.
what flowers make you happy?
enjoy your week :)
What a beautiful plant! Oh how I wish I could come visit Australia right now and get away from our cold, Pacific Northwest weather. I am jealous of your summer days!ReplyDelete
I love that surfer photo - someone you know?ReplyDelete
hi kim..it's the legendary american surfer tom blake. i love vintage surfing prints. xReplyDelete
What pretty vignettes, love the old surfing pic!ReplyDelete
Love frangies - my fave flower for summer! My mum has a huge collection - pinks, reds, whites, doubles...even a rare lavender one. I have quite a collection too, they're just gorgeous. K xxReplyDelete
Beautiful flowers frangipani and they smell amazing! We have a few around here too but not like in Oz, they're lovely :) xo KReplyDelete
I love frangipani, although we don't have them locally here in Texas.ReplyDelete
Hydrangeas make me happy :)
That is a happy flower. Almost any flower makes me happy but I love tulips.ReplyDelete
We have a frangipani tree out the front of our house and it is in full bloom at the moment. The smell is divine. I think any flowers make me happy. I love them all. LeahxxReplyDelete
Oh this styling is too beautiful. I'm so glad you have this story up today as I gave your photography a big shout out today in my Coastal Styling Post. As you know I love your shotsReplyDelete
Have a great week
The frangipani's are gorgeous, Cheryl. I really love all flowers but Daisies and Roses are favorites - oh wait, I love hydrangeas too. lol.ReplyDelete
It's so FUNNY I saw this today as I was just WONDERING what to do with an old set of white painted shutters that have been taking up space in the garage......ReplyDelete
By the way, I just LOVE your house!!! I'm off to check out your ladder love post because I have some of those as well. Thanks for the INSPIRATION!
Tania Maree xx
I love this post. Beautiful. They look like plumerias.ReplyDelete
all so beautiful. love your lamp- may i ask where you got it? Kate xReplyDelete
We have an old Frangipani by our front door... I hadn't given it much thought but obviously a 1920's thing too . Happy 2012 ( better late than never !! ) xxReplyDelete
Funny how we all have flower fragrance's that bring back grandma memories. Nothing has the heady smell on a summer night like a frangipani (maybe a jasmine) OK - now that is one long long board. Great picture.ReplyDelete
I don't know this flower but it looks very pretty and tropical! I'm one of those types that hears a song, smells some food or a flower and it takes me to another place and time! In the spring when the Magnolias bloom and then the peonies flower I am in heaven! Too bad it's such a short lived love affair! Love your shelves and your displays...the paddles look awesome standing there~ that is one handsome man too!!ReplyDelete
plumeria in other parts of the world :)ReplyDelete
Oh I am with you, frangipani's are the most gorgeous flowers. The scent, the colour, the soft sweet petals. Always makes me smile seeing a tree or a cluster of trees in people's front yards too. Have to say I also love roses and iris flowers :o) xoReplyDelete
Different type of flowers are really increase beauty in the drawing rooms.I really inspire from this idea.ReplyDelete
Love your pictures and all the beautiful vignettes. Gorgeous and that flower is stunning. Thanks tons for joining TTT. Hugs, MartyReplyDelete
Hi Cheryl, i'm a lover of frangis too. We have a few in our yard. my other favourite is lavender. have a sunny day! Jane xReplyDelete
PS. nice cup resting on the magazine.
Lovely vignettes and pictures. We used to have a Frangipangi tree here in florida years ago, but think a freeze got it if I remember correctly. I loved the flowers too,
and their fragrance is wonderful.
I am a rose and hydrangea lover,
course, honestly, don't think I ever found a flower I didn't like....
well, maybe Marigolds, but only cause of the way they smell....
the flower is pretty.
Thanks for sharing your beautiful pics,
so lovely. I like bougainvilleas (spelling?!) they remind me of the carribean and California where it's tropical all year long!ReplyDelete
Gorgeous flowers and I love the vintage photo! Thanks for linking up to Share the Love Wednesday!ReplyDelete
I love plumeria! But didn't realize it has another name - very cool. Don't they just smell like heaven? A few early plumeria are blooming around here, but it will be a few months before they come out all together.ReplyDelete
I love plumeria. I grow 4 varieties of plumeria in my garden. This summer I will do a post about them. I like your arrangement and the color of frangipani. Thanks for sharing.ReplyDelete
Wonderful coastal inspiration. You have a lovely style.ReplyDelete
Glad to be your newest follower, Mary Alice
Fun post! I love the scent of plumeria. Your little arrangement is perfect for moving around the house.ReplyDelete
This post would be perfect for Fresh-Cut Friday. I hope you will consider joining the party! :)
That makes me dream...because, here in France, it's very cold !!!!
Bon vendredi, Mylise
Thank you for joining in! :) I'm so glad you did!ReplyDelete
Oh my, are those gorgeous photos all of nooks around your home? They're lovely!! I love the blue and white striped throw on your couch - do you remember where it's from by any chance?ReplyDelete
All flowers make me happy! Love your photo'sReplyDelete
I just loved the foundation plantings at my Grandmother's house. This is a delightful tropical take on that. Beautiful flower! Thank you for sharing! Thank you for joining me at Home Sweet Home!ReplyDelete