Tuesday, August 24, 2010

~White Wednesday #62~


Queen Anne's Lace........weed or beauty? I guess it's in the eye of the beholder, but I happen to think they are very beautiful indeed. If you drive along the country roads this time of year you will see thousands of these beauties swaying in the wind. I wanted some for my sale last weekend so I grabbed my favorite bucket for cut flowers and walked up our road with clippers in hand. They seem to make a statement even though they are so simple. Enjoy! xoxo K.




Even the bees love them.


Here is a bouquet I had at the sale.

I really like how they look inside an old blue glass jar.


This display looks wonderful on my table in our kitchen.


Aaahhh....... Simplicity!


49 comments:

  1. I don't know how this can be called a weed, it's so gorgeous! Love how you've used it, love it in the zinc bucket!
    xo,
    Debra

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  2. Beauty...definitely beauty!!! How can soooo many bees be wrong????

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  3. With the way you display things so beautifully, I'm sure you could make dandelions look gorgeous!!!

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  4. It falls in the beauty category for me~ love it in the blue jar! Thanks for hosting :-)

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  5. I picked queen annes lace the day before my wedding, 24 years ago, so that the florist could put it in my bouquet. I love this time of year when it grows wild and I relive that memory. Thanks for the party! Theresa

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  6. beautiful...regardless if it's considered a "weed." I have always loved Queen Anne's Lace as it grew like crazy around my childhood home. HAPPY WW! Thanks for sharing!

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  7. I love Queen Anne's Lace, its one of my favorite flowers!
    ~Brooke

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  8. Love the look, but allergies take over if I even think about cutting and bringing them in...:-)

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  9. Queen Anne's Lace is beautiful! I saw some in the neighbors yard... I was thinking about knocking on the door with clippers:@)

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  10. Hi Kathleen,
    I love the Queen Ann's Lace and the beautiful ways you've displayed it... just gorgeous!!
    Thanks for hosting!
    ~ Jo :)

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  11. Your posts are always so simple and elegant. I thought about your show set up all week in my shop. I know what kind of effort it takes to put something like that together. I hope you did well! Jacqueline

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  12. I love Queen Anne's Lace in my garden. There is just something about the white simplicity of it! Looks great in all of your displays! As you showed us, it can be used anywhere. Happy WW!!

    Take care, Sue

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  13. Gosh I love Queen Anne's Lace and I really love your vintage containers for them!

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  14. Oh Kathleen they are beautiful!
    I love how they looked as a centerpiece at your sale.
    Too bad the only weeds we have here are the tumble kind, not so pretty, LOL
    Take care
    Amy

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  15. i think they are so pretty but i remember picking them as a child and they always had bugs in them, does that not happen in your house?!

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  16. I had a carrot the flowered and it looks just like Queen Annes lace!! I love this flower. I can't imagine anyone thinking it a weed- my just look at your pretty pictures and all would know it is a lovely flower!

    bee blessed
    mary

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  17. Hi Kathleen,
    I love Queen Ann Lace...it's a beautiful flower and I wish it would grow like a weed in my area. I do get some in the yard and I also have some beautiful ones that stays green. Thank you for having us again and Happy WW. Ciao Rita mammabellarte

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  18. I love queen annes lace! If you dry them in a heavy book and then stick them to a window with a bit of softened beeswax in the winter they make a beautiful natural snowflake! A window full of them at Christmas is so enchanting!

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  19. I love Queen Annes Lace! These photos are just gorgeous! Looks good inside or outside:) Thanks for hosting White Wednesday, my favorite!
    Blessings,
    Becky C

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  20. I just love queen anne's lace-it's free and wispy and makes me think of the old days-Happy WW!

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  21. Your Queen Anne's lace reigns supreme. It really is simply gorgeous especially in the contrasting pail. Thanks for hosting and Happy WW!

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  22. Funny you ask. I asked the same thing and researched to find out. I wrote about their health benefits and history. The link is in my sidebar. Yours are very pretty. I always liked them and like them even more now. :-)

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  23. I really like your tin buckets! i have been looking for one for me, but so far the prices are really high. Your posts are always refreshing.

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  24. Hi Kathleen, I'm sorry, but I had trouble getting the link up and then ended up with two of them. For some reason I'm not getting the little "delete" symbol, so I can't delete either one. If you have any ideas, let me know.
    So sorry.
    Blessings,
    Marcia

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  25. I'm lovin them too Kathleen!Pretty pictures. Hope your sale @ Molly Mo's was real good!

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  26. Definitely not weed coz I don't have that beauty in my garden. I wish I did...it's certainly pretty and dainty, and also versatile! Luv your bench with the Paris pillow.
    -marie

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  27. I agree they're one of my favorite wild flowers. It really made a statement on your table!
    xx
    Carole

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  28. I too love Queen Ann's lace! You have some great shots of them here!

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  29. I love Queen Anne's Lace and yours looks so beautiful. Gorgeous!

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  30. Beautiful!!! You have a wonderful eye for displaying every thing with such beauty.
    Blessings,
    Virginia

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  31. Sweet simple and beautiful!

    thanks for hosting

    blessings

    barbara jean

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  32. I love your Queen Anne's Lace and it looks perfect in the galvanized bucket!

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  33. Definitely beauty, I'd love to have some growing wild by me! Mary :O)

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  35. It's so gorgeous, and so is your kitchen! You have such an eye for decorating in a simple, elegant way!
    Happy White Wednesday,
    Monicax.

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  36. Hi Kathleen,
    The Queen Anne's lace looks beautiful in a bouquet. I especially love the big bouquet you had on the table at your sale. That really made a statement.
    Thanks for hosting WW. I always enjoy the party!
    Jane

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  37. I've always loved Queen Anne's Lace, but have to admire it from afar! Or in pictures - the real thing makes me itch and sneeze. Your photos are lovely.

    Thanks for hosting this! My first time joining in, although I've been enjoying everyone's beautiful white stuff for a while now.

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  38. Hi Kathleen, They are definitely beauties. I love the way you displayed them. They look great. Thanks for hosting.
    The Swedish Room

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  39. Happy WW!! Beautiful photos ~ my favorite is the "weeds" on the kitchen table!

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  40. Lovely! I am participating in my very first WW! Thank you for all the work you do setting this up!!!

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  41. Hi Kathleen
    Happy White Wednesday, Its hot here in Cali and yet it feels good. I am thankful to participate this week. So many wonderful whites to look at. Have a wonderful week!!!

    Thank you so very much for all of your love and support.

    xo
    Kate

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  42. I love Queen Anne's Lace and your photos are gorgeous!

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  43. My favorite wild flower by far. Love how they sway in the wind. I even taught my oldest g'daughter to say Queen Anne's Lace when she was 2!
    Love your images.
    Debbie

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  44. Great pictures of the Queen Anne's Lace!
    Thanks for hosting "White Wednesday"

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  45. I stopped by yesterday to see your beautiful flowers and forgot to comment and link up! Love the flowers in the galvanized bucket ~ oooh, so French flower market!

    Thank you for hosting this lovely event each week.

    Ciao,
    Suzanne

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  46. Such gorgeous Queen Anne's Lace vignettes Kathleen!I especially love the one on then glass garden table with all the small bottles around it. I too love to pick it for jugs and containers.
    It took me so long to get around to comment on White Wednesday this week but I enjoyed it nonetheless and at least I did my post in time :)
    Here's wishing you a happy weekend!
    xoxo~ Carola

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  47. i never knew that this was a "weed". infact, i bought a plant a few years back and planted it in my backyard. since then it has flourished all over the yard. i do love it so! your arrangements are just wonderful!

    happy day to you,
    becky

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  48. Hi. I just found your blog and joining your followers! Love your pictures of Queen Ann's Lace. I used to cut it all the time, but here in the south it is known as Chigger Weed. If you are not sprayed up with insect repellent, you will surely get chiggers and weeks of itching to follow! I just love the look, and really enjoyed all of your different options for display. Thanks for sharing and taking me back!

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