Thursday, April 3, 2014

~Fresh Flowers~

It's amazing how just a pop of color like the pink in these Camelia blooms can make an impact on a room or even brighten your day.  This time of year it's exciting when things start to bloom in my garden and I love to bring them into my house, especially the bathroom.

During the dark rainy days of Spring it's nice to have fresh cut flowers to help remind me that the sun will come out again another day.  Enjoy!  xoxo K.

These blooms don't have very long stems, so I decided to place them in a very small old enamel pitcher that I bought years ago.  What a better place to enjoy them than on my dresser turned vanity.

The bush that these blooms came from was one of the first things that we planted when we first moved to our property 19 years ago.  Camelias are such an old fashioned flower and I often see huge bushes, some even looking more like trees in front of old houses while I'm driving the country roads around here.

I hope everyone is enjoying Spring and things are warming up where you are. I've been very busy lately with kids' activities, working out in my yard when the weather permits and getting ready for the Farm and Frills Show coming up May 10th.  

Linking with: 
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Shabbilicious Friday
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Knick of Time 
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  1. Oh how very beautiful! I can't wait till things are blooming here.........

  2. I love the candle sconces on each side of the vanity mirror! Can you tell us a little more about them? They look like they were originally electrified. We're they a vintage find?

  3. Well that's one gorgeous bathroom !!!
    Are you ok without glass on the top of that vanity? I'll be installing a dresser in mine and thought I'd have to have a glass cut!
    The flowers are a perfect touch :)
    Visiting via Common Ground

  4. What a beautiful room!
    I'm going to show my husband...I'd love him to make a vanity for our bathroom like that!

  5. The pink of the flowers is nice. I like the vanity..lots. xo,Susie

  6. Very pretty, Kathleen! That bit of color from your blooms is just perfect in your bathroom. Nothing to cut here yet, but I'm looking forward to some blooms from the hydrangeas and rose bush I planted here around the condo this year. I've been tempted to buy a bouquet from the grocery store and just split it up and place around the house.

  7. Very pretty Kathleen. That dresser for a bathroom vanity is great. Love love love that. So pretty in there. The pop of color is very spring like and does make you smile.

  8. Oh wow, this is so pretty. I love the vanity and the flowers are fabulous.

  9. Such a pretty pop of spring in your gorgeous bathroom, Kathleen. It looks like such a soothing place - perfect place to start the day! :)

  10. Love that beauty of a bathroom! I want a dresser-turned-vanity on my powder room. Popping over from Be Inspired at Common Ground.

  11. These flowers are a gorgeous color! We don't see camellias much in the Midwest; they are lovely!

  12. Very pretty, Kathleen...I love my red camellia's and have enjoyed bringing them inside since they started to bloom in January. You have such a charming bathroom...lucky for you!

  13. Gorgeous blooms and absolutely beautiful bathroom.

  14. Flowers in a bathroom always feel luxurious. The pop of pink is very pretty. I purchased periwinkle pansies today, it reached 63 and felt wonderful. Have a wonderful Friday!

  15. How dreamy...can I come and stay? Mimi xxx

  16. Very nice...and I love the vanity.

  17. your bath is so gorgeous, love love love that amazing dresser and sink makeover!

  18. I wish camelias would grow here. I think they are such a beautiful flower. and speaking of beautiful...your bathroom is so lovely Kathleen. I love everything about this pretty room!!!!!!!!!!
    sending hugs...

  19. Kathleen, your vanity is just gorgeous and I do love the happy touch of color and life from the pretty flowers! Things are still very pretty "dormant" around here. I just noticed the first buds on the trees and shrubs this week!
    Thanks for sharing your lovely bath!

  20. I always feel this amazing 'calm' come over me when looking through your pictures. Thank-you for today's calm. :)

  21. Gorgeous flowers! Your bathroom is so pretty, Kathleen! You inspire me every time I visit.
    You always have the most unique pieces on display.

  22. Your bathroom is full of charm, just like the rest of your home! And those flowers are such a pretty color! It's finally getting a little bit warmer here :)

  23. So love your style, that bath of yours takes one back in Prairie time.
    Flowers always add cheer.

  24. I love your Bathroom..and your Blog..
    Have a nice Week..and happy Spring to you and your Family..
    Tanja from Germany

  25. that lovely color just stands out in your wonderful room!

  26. Kathleen, I love your dresser vanity - it is so pretty. If you haven't already, please link it up over at the DIY Sunday Showcase Party (
    So glad I found your vanity at the Knick of Time Party!
    Marie @ The Interior Frugalista

  27. Such a charming bathroom, I love the vanity!

  28. I'm sure it is lovely after your cold winter to be able to bring these gorgeous spring blooms inside Kathleen. Our summer blooms like frangipanis and hibiscus are just on their last, which means winter is on the way and there will be slim pickings in the garden. Hope your days of spring sunshine are increasing so you can get out to your beautiful garden again.
    Hugs ~ Kerryanne

  29. So beautiful and I love your sink in the old dresser!

  30. Yeah, Everything is perfect, that flower stands in your entire room!