Tuesday, June 19, 2012

~White Wednesday #157~

It's that time of year....for peonies!!  My favorite flower and I wish I would have planted my whole property in these beauties years ago.  The bushes that I do have, one of which came from my Grandma's house when she died, did really good this year with lots of blooms.  Since it is Oregon and we do get a lot of hard rains I had to cut most of them because of the weight and bring them inside....which I don't mind because they smell heavenly:-)

My newest enamelware purchase is perfect to display a few white ones in.  It has a hook to hand with a spout on the bottom.  I just put the flowers in a glass jar and placed it inside.  I needed something new to hang on these shutters in my dining room and can replace the flowers as new ones bloom in my garden this Summer.  Enjoy!  xoxo K.

These started out pale pink and ended up more white when opened all the way.  I have many more pink ones that I will be sharing with you later this week:-)

Here is a larger view showing my feeder filled with wild white roses on my dining room table.  This room smells so wonderful when you walk in with both the peonies and roses. 

    

47 comments:

  1. I am a huge fan of peonies! You cannot beat the scent! I wish they bloomed longer! I love your enamelware container!
    Thanks for hosting the party!
    Blessings,Lorraine

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  2. Thank you for hosting! beautiful peonies! Little Bit

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  3. Pretty as a picture, Kathleen. Love that little vignette. Thanks for hosting.

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  4. oh how I love peonies, and such drama in acquiring some here! I made a post about it but I also got some white ones and took alot of pics of them too, like you :D I've linked it up here, and thank you for hosting. Lady

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  5. Hi Kathleen, your lovely peonies look so pretty in your enamelware container. just linked up, thanks so much for hosting!

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  6. Hi Kathleen,

    Your peonies are just lovely! I wish I could grow those here!!! Your home is just as enchanting as well. :) It's been a very long while since I've linked up with you (or linked up at all, for that matter), so I'm excited to be able to do so this week. :) Wishing you a most wonderful White Wednesday!


    Hugs,
    Jessie

    acozycottageinthecity.blogspot.com

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  7. Beautiful photos! Your peonies are gorgeous!
    Thank you for hosting a wonderful party!
    XO
    ~Wendy

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  8. Your peonies are so pretty Kathleen!! I sure wish I had better success at growing them. I had one bloom this year. lol
    Blessings~

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  9. Love your flowers in the enamel pitcher, framed by that gorgeous oval! Thanks for hosting.

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  10. That little enamelware piece is perfect for displaying your beautiful peonies. Lovely Photographs!
    Blessings!
    Geneva

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  11. Hi Kathleen,
    So glad you came over to visit! I was so excited to join in on your "White Wednesday"
    today...but when I went over to check, you hadn't posted it yet...well, now I've joined the party!!
    Love your peonies and your newest piece of enamelware...don't think I've ever seen one with a spout! The vignette you've created is just lovely!
    Thank you so much for hosting!

    xoxo
    Debbie

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  12. This is a great vignette! Absolutely love it with the peonies.

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  13. Peonies are such lovely flowers! They certainly don't last long enough! I appreciate you being a gracious hostess,
    Kathy

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  14. I love the way you featured your beautiful peonies in that enamelware on the shutter. How clever Kathleen! Everything looks lovely in this room.
    I wanted to share some fun news with you - I wrote an article about 'the allure of white' for the summer issue of Somerset Life magazine, which will be on newsstands July 1st. In it, I mention your blog and weekly White Wednesday party. It's my favorite place for whites!
    Hope you get a chance to see the article. Thanks so much for hosting my favorite party!

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  15. Your peonies are beautiful. I had them when I lived in Michigan...loved them...and in the vase on the shutter...adorable.

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  16. How lucky to have beautiful white peonies!!! You have them displayed impeccably! You have such wonderful collections. Thanks once again Kathleen!

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  17. Beautiful pix. Lovely post - as always! Thank you so much for hosting each week! It's a pleasure being part of your party :)
    Greetings from Australia♥
    ~Pernilla

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  18. I LOVE peonies! Yours are beautiful. I have only a few bushes and the rain ruined them this year. These are from my husbands Grandma. I also have a bush that starts out pale pink and opens to white. Love that one! Thanks for hosting!

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  19. Hi, Your peonies are beautiful. Enjoyed looking at your pictures...Connie

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  20. Kathleen, That is a lovely piece of enamelware. You have put such a beautiful arrangement in it!!!!
    Thanks for hosting. This is the first time I have participated in WW! I hope there is enough white in my post to qualify!
    Thank!!!

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  21. I love your peonies and enjoyed looking at your pictures...Connie

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  22. Lovely. I always enjoy looking at your lovely photographs.

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  23. Oh how I love Peonies. I only have three bushes and they are all pale pink. I love them, but would like some other colors. They do smell heavenly and I love how you displayed yours. Thanks for letting us share our whites.
    Hugs,
    Jann

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  24. Hi Kathleen,
    your peonies are beautiful and I love your photos.Thanks for hosting.
    Happy WW.
    Hugs,
    Marie

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  25. enamelware is so nice,especially displayed like this. Lovely peonies. I must plant some. I have seen so many blogging about them lately,they must grow well over there. I will give them a try. xxoo

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  26. i love your blog wonderfulllllllllllllllllll.))
    Kisses Tanja

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  27. How pretty Kathleen and I love the way you framed them!

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  28. Beautiful peonies. Love how you have displayed them. I have posted a white artifact. Not sure if I am displaying it right.
    I noticed you have one just under your peonies. Can you tell me a little about them. Thanks for hosting.

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  29. Your peonies are lovely. Thanks for hosting.

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  30. another good showing for white wednesday I always enjoy seeing what all people have that is white

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  31. Your peonies and how you have styled them are gorgeous! My favorites!! :) Thanks for hosting!

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  32. LOVE the white peonies with a "blush" of hue. so sweet...how clever of you to hang them in that enamelware pitcher the way you did!! Happy WW dear Kathleen! ;)

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  33. Beautiful pictures! I absolutely LOVE that your plant came from your Gramma's house. What a beautiful way to always think of her!!

    Take care my friend,
    Sue

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  34. Hi Kathleen! I love peonies too!! My sweet hubby took me to a peony farm last month. It is located in Bernardsville, NJ. It is called "Peonies Envy" They also have a website, and you can order them!! Just beautiful!! Love your enamel pitcher too! I love to plant things in old containers. thanks for sharing! I am linking up, too.

    Hugs,
    Debbie

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  35. Thanks soooo much for hosting!!!
    Francine

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  36. Thank you for hosting each week Kathleen.

    Love your shutter, frame, cup with flowers idea!!

    blessings
    barbara jean

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  37. What a beautiful post! Thanks so much for hosting.
    Patti

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  38. Love the vignette you put together with your shutter. Very pretty.
    Thanks for hosting another great party!

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  39. Kathleen,
    Thanks very much for sharing your lovely home, and creativity with all of us. It is very inspiring!!
    Thanks for hosting such a great party! Love it!
    Meegan
    What Meegan Makes

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  40. Oh I love peonies too. This little vignette so pretty. The jug is wonderful as are the shutters.
    love
    Alison
    x

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  41. I love the peonies propped against your weathered shutters.

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  42. YOu have the most beautiful and elegant design. I love your blog!

    I Heart Pears
    Elise

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  43. I love your blog, I just discovered it from blog hopping and now not sure which blog linked up :(. I have added a post I think your viewers will enjoy, thank you for hosting a lovely party.

    Ps..I love your Peony photos, I paint huge canvases of flowers and Peony's are my favourite flower to paint.

    Lee ☺

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  44. I love your blog, too!
    Have a nice day!

    Greetings
    Rosine ♥♥♥

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