Monday, 1 October 2012

white lilies

Hi.. how's your weekend going?
A long leisurely one here in Australia.

I'm enjoying having a few kinds of white flowers around the place after my birthday. I don't think there's a white flower i don't like! These gorgeous tiger lilies were a lovely surprise from my son.  


I like how they look in an old jug against greeny aqua colours. The anchor cushion is a new purchase from etsy and the navy and white ones have been stored away for a while. Swapping cushions has given the room a new look for little cost.


Can you imagine the beautiful scent of a french vanilla candle combined with the lilies? My own little sanctuary.



What's your favourite flower?


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22 comments:

  1. white lilies are definitely one of my favs (my bloggy name kind of gives that away!) but i also adore a bunch of lisianthus. they look alot like roses, but last longer!! Kate x

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    1. i thought so kate! love those long lasting flowers too.

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  2. Very pretty. A son who gives flowers must be a thing to behold. Hope you long weekend is travelling well.
    Carolyn

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    2. thanks carolyn...it was a surprise and a first! one of the advantages of grown up kids
      x

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  3. Well I love white daisies with yellow centres but these lillies are gorgeous!
    Happy Birthday to you Cheryl......;O)
    Tania xx

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    1. thanks tania! i love those daisies too.
      x

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  4. i love peonies. your vignettes are enchanting!

    hope you'll visit soon.

    michele

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    1. thankyou michele! & i like them too.

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  5. I don't think I have an absolute favourite..it depends on the season and what they're surrounded with. I do love daisies though, I've just bought a pale yellow one that really looks good with some pale grey. I also love agapanthus and jacaranda in a garden, orchids, roses..the stripey blousey ones..and I could go on..and on..haha! Your lighter looking cushions are a great look for the warmer season.

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    1. i'm the same as you carol... i like a lot of different flowers. the pale yellow daisy sounds nice.

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  6. How lovely of your son and such good taste. Oriental lilies are stunning. One of about fifty of my favourite flowers! x

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    1. oh, thanks penny, i thought they were tigerlilies.

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  7. Hi Cheryl, love your lilies and hope you had a wonderful birthday :) Specifying a favourite flower is tough but if I had to narrow it down to a few it would be tiny daisies, peonies and lavender ;)
    Cas x

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  8. Gorgeous flowers Cheryl, your son has great taste and what a lovely gesture. Yes I can imaging that vanilla scent as I gaze at your lovely cosy display. Hmmmm favourite flower??? I adore jasmine and daisies, both reminding me of my childhood.
    have a great week.
    Bec x

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  9. Oh, I love these pretty photos!
    and my favorite flower is hydrangea...
    Magda

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  10. What lovely flowers from your son! I love so many flowers it's difficult to choose one outright. My favourites would include tulips, sweetpeas, roses and lavender.
    Sarah x

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  11. Beautiful flowers and photos. So peaceful and serene. Thank you for sharing. Visiting from Coastal Charm. Would love it if you would share this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. http://thededicatedhouse.blogspot.com/2012/10/make-it-pretty-monday-week-17.html Hope to see you at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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  12. I really like the idea of the vanilla scented candles mingling with the scent od these lilies ;O)
    Tania xx

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  13. Hi, you have reminded me that I have some navy blue anchor stud earrings somewhere?....must dig them out.....and my pop ( who is 94! ) has a anchor tattoo on his arm from his navy days....it's faded and blurry but I still love looking at it. What a lovely son!....mine is 6 so I get blades of grass....which still have to be beautifully displayed of course ; )
    Loved visiting your blog....found you thru Tania.
    Allison x

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  14. Wow love your "white lillies" (such a beautiful name) & your new etsy purchase...a cushion/ costume change can make a world of difference. Nice to meet you! Rachx

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  15. Beautiful Cheryl... Happy Birthday! I love lillies too, I also adore tulips, lavender and jasmine :) Jo xx

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