Thursday, February 25, 2010

A flower is a flower is a flower.....

A snow storm is headed my way again here in the Northeast but I have a little garden here inside that never fades or wilts. This is the base of an Italian tole floor lamp that I have beside the chair where I read and watch tv. I have had it for years so sometimes I don't even notice it anymore. Do you do that? Find that you don't see your lovely things sometimes because they have been with you for so long?

These metal tole flowers are the same original bright colors, I didn't paint them. This rose is my favorite. 
Some forget-me-nots.
Dogwood or.............?
Not sure what this is but I LIKE it! The graceful shape is so pretty. 
Spring is around the corner, I know it, least I hope it is?!


Rochelle said...

I hope it's around the corner S*O*O*N*!!! I can't take much more of this rain!! I think I would rather have snow white and clean looking. This rain has been making my yard into a muckville - can't wait to get out and garden. Your lamp will have to suffice me for now!
Cheers for a great day!

Julie said...

Good morning! So glad I found your lovely blog today! I love those flowers--especially the forget-me-nots...just beautiful!

Hope you have a wonderful day!

Lori said...

it is snowing buckets here right now...the storm has arrived...your lamp looks really beautiful...the colors really are lovely!!!

Connie said...

I've done that: forget an item that I see everyday. It's common I think. But that lamp is beautiful. Hope it stops snowing soon for ya, sugar!

Nice and Easy Antiques said...

Gorgeous piece!!!
You read our mind, we worked today with ironstone platters and would post them in a couple of days...great minds....

Bertie said...

Oh how darling, Karen! Yes, I do forget to see the things around me. I think we all do until it's time to dust it.

Hope you don't get snowed in again! I'm holed up for a few days too, I'm afraid.

Aunt May's Cottage
Shades of Old

vickie said...

WOW, Karen, the lamp is beautiful!
I love the way you photographed each flower.

Jeanneoli said...

I am so ready for spring.

Little Pink Studio said...

So lovely!
I too hope spring is near. I am quite tired of winter this year.
Cerri xo

Christine said...

Those flowers are amazing, they look almost real.

I don't think spring will ever arrive.

Deborah said...

I thought Mother's Day was in May LOL. Yes sometimes you just have to look at things with new eyes. I love your tole lamp. Love the tole chandeliers too. Your honey sounds wonderful down to the planting dahlias part.