Wednesday, July 29, 2009


We have had a lot of momentous occasions here at our house, an engagement, a birthday, and a baby leaving the nest. So according to my style, we decided to throw a party in 3 days. I panicked. I didn't need too. People helped and we pulled it together.

With my hubby's dahlia garden, we are never lacking for decorations. This was his contribution. He cut dahlias and used all the small vases he could find and lined them up across the island countertop. I would have liked the vases to match, but it was pretty. However, I needed all the space I could find for food for 40 people. So they were dispersed around the house. 
This is my favorite. It is an un-named seedling. 
Most of them have names, but I don't know them and hubby wasn't here when I was typing this. Some of them are very striking. 
Not only do they vary in size from a golf ball to a dinner plate, the petals also differ in shape. This is a spikey one. 
I didn't get anymore pictures as the party was over as quickly as it was planned. And I think it went very well. 


Connie said...

Those are just beautiful, honey. I think you should show us more of them!

Lori said...

those dahlia's are just stunning...i bet they made all of your parties that much prettier!!!

Jennifer said...

Karen I think your party was beautiful with all the flowers in vases.I LOVE all those vinatge ornaments.The one with the deer is my favorite one.Hugs,Jen

blushing rose said...

Oh, gosh ... that empty nest syndrome is really hard to adjust to. I haven't & never will ... I like mine really snuggly close. Hopefully, your son will be safe on the road & enjoy his new adventure in live ... cup of tea time, Mother.

TTFN ~Marydon

Anonymous said...

Such pretty Zinnias! I love the colors sooooo pretty!

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Hi Karen! Those flowers are BeautifuL!! Please let me know when the big day is for Audrey!!

Angelic Accents

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Karen, The flowers are gorgeous. What a perfect display around for your party, which looks wonderful. Sounds like your summer is fun and busy. The party must have been great with 40 people.
Have a nice day and blessings always.
hug, Celestina Marie

Rebecca said...

Are those flowers Dahlia's or Zinnia's? Gorgeous!

I love family stuff...does my heart good to have a party of any kind.

Thanks for sharing....great pics.


Shirl said...

Hello Karen, I'm so happy that your party went well, the cakes and flowers are just beautiful!
Bless you, Shirl
Shirls Rose Cottage

Bertie said...

I knew you would pull it off, Karen. You have such a wonderful hostess in you that comes out just when you need her. I'll bet everyone had a fabulous time!

Hubby's Dahlias are just lovely!! Is he entering a show this year? Please show us more of them.

Aunt May's Cottage

vickie said...

Wow Karen! Just beautiful, the cupcakes look yummy! Glad you had
a great party. said...

My dahlias haven't bloomed yet! I am waiting impatiently for the first one.

Amy said...

Beautiful flowers!!