Wednesday, 9 February 2011

A floral frenzy

A floral theme today, dear readers.  The lovely Sarah from Modern Country Style is having a garden party today and has invited fellow bloggers to post their pics of flowers. 

Sadly, there is not one real flower to be had at J and P Towers today (very remiss of Mr J and P not to buy me any).  So, instead, this is what I've found:

Lovely Rosali duvet cover from Ikea.  Scrummy, n'est pas?


I love this painting in our bedroom.  It's entitled La Fenetre a La Goulette by Albert Marquet.  I like to lie in bed gazing at it and imagining that it is really the view out of our bedroom window.  Sigh.........


More roses, this time on a Cath Kidston oil cloth adorning our dining table:


A sketch of a lily by Little Miss J and P:


Another flower daubing by Little Miss J and P when she was very little:


A detail of a vintage silk scarf which I've made into a ....you guessed it......a cushion cover:


Flowers on a tea cup.  It's a Midwinter and the design is "Sunglow":


Flowers on a vase.  It's New Devon pottery (50p from a jumble sale):


Flower fairy lights adorning our mirror in the hall:


Beautiful pics of roses from The Concise Handbook of Roses published in 1966.  Another jumble sale buy.




Even more roses.  Great Grandmama J and P (aka Gladys) was a dab hand at painting flowers.  Roses were her speciality.



Not bad eh for someone who took up painting in her sixties!

Another tray to add to the collection:


Why don't you pop over to Sarah's and feast your eyes on some more floral delights!

43 comments:

  1. I like those sort of flowers - they last forever :)

    You never know you might get some real ones on Monday for Valentines Day??

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  2. Well, if you can't have an actual garden, then a bower of printed and painted flora is just about the next best thing. Visiting from Sarah's linky...love your blog. Off to nose around.

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  3. Your pottery and that tray are just splendid! I think our taste is very similar.
    Little Miss J&P is quite the artist. xxx

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  4. Who needs real flowers when there are so many other beauties right here? I especially like all your artwork. Great Grandma J&P was really talented.

    ps - LOVE that tray! What a glorious pattern.

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  5. Wow - your your grabdmother was a fantastic artist. Those paintings could be straight out of a book.

    Just had a funny thought that you could have switched over the two paintings by your grandmother and the 'daubings' of your daughter when she was little - and leave us all marvelling at her genius skills and the misguided notions of your grandmother!!!!!

    Well, it was funny in my head, anyway! In fact, I'm chuckling aloud to myself. Always worrying!

    I love the flowericiousness that you linked up. I'm REALLY pleased you could make it, gorgeous girlie.

    Sxxxxx

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  6. Wow, so many pretty flowery things! They are all lovely.
    Is the duvet cover a recent buy? I love the fabric and have been looking for something similar for ages. I hope you don't mind me asking.
    x

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  7. I love your duvet cover, I missed my chance of getting one years ago....I actually picked one up and put it down :( Big mistake. Now they go for silly money on ebay.

    Love your girly lights surrounding the mirror, all in all a very pretty post x

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  8. Love them all. And we've even had abit of sun today to go with all the flowers.
    Lisa x

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  9. What lovely, lovely things - I feel so flower starved at this time of year! I love that picture in your bedroom - it would make me feel I was always on holiday :)

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  10. Wow. I may have to go visit Ikea. What better way to dress up winter.

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  11. i loved them all and then came the tray... oh i love your tray!

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  12. Lots of lovely flowers! I'm very jealous that you have rosali bedding. Your comment really made me chuckle...I think a cat might be easier to get from under floorboards than a hamster!! Thanks for the map love too - I got it from a car boot last year and I think it's one of my favourite things. Once we've decorated the office I'll paint the frame a different colour x

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  13. So many wonderful florals. I really like your lamps that I can spy by the bed, very pretty. Little Miss J & P's lily picture is beautiful, what a talented wee thing.
    And the lights around the mirror are sweet.
    x

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  14. Just popping over from Sarah's linky garden party...so many lovely flowers to be found in your home and I'm loving those fairy lights! Alison

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  15. I love that IKEA duvet; I don't think they sell it anymore, right? I almost got one several years ago out of the clearance bin, but wasn't sure where I'd use it, so I passed it up :(
    Grandma was an amazing artist!
    Thanks for all the flowery goodness!

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  16. If they're no flowers outside, your home is filled with the next best thing:) My favorites would have to be your fabulous originals... beauty and intent.

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  17. Wow! I have to first comment on your grandma's paintings! They are WOW!!! So beautiful! I love our duvet cover and the Kath Kidson oilcloth, you must be in Great Britain to have such lovely things.
    Hugs, Cindy

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  18. Great pics, love the funky tray and cup :) x

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  19. All your flowers are beautiful, but I am in love with your oil cloth. That is gorgeous!!!

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  20. What a lovely, flowery post!! I used to have that tray! Your Gran was a really good painter :)

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  21. What lovely florals, we love that duvet cover! We have pillow shams with that print but they have a white background. That tea cup is darling. Your grandmother did a beautiful job on those paintings.

    Hugs,
    Laura and Michele

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  22. What a lovely post! I just bought that duvet cover from Ikea and haven't put it on the bed yet...you've inspired me to get on and do it! xxxx

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  23. Lovely duvet cover, I watched its highly sought after nature on ebay when I was looking for a similar one. Got a lovely similar one from very.co.uk really cheaply. Love the retro cup and vase! x

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  24. Lovely pictures and so many beautiful things to comment on. I love that new Devon pottery vase i have the same pattern and colour in a tall jug and i love it ;-)) And that tray wow thats gorgeous. enjoy the rest of your week, dee x

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  25. wow, im so jealous of that beautiful bed and fairy lights, they look stunning :)

    lovely post x

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  26. Lovely roses my favourite
    not bad for someone who thought they had no flowers in the house :)
    Cate x

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  27. ...a floral extravaganza! Beautiful!

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  28. You cant beat Cath Kidston roses but your Grandmothers roses are devine! x

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  29. Lovely to see so many florals - it really cheers up the day! Great artwork too.
    xx

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  30. I really love the Rosali bedding, wish there was an Ikea near us!!! :) xxx

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  31. What a gorgeous floral post - I love EVERYTHING!!! xxxx

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  32. Your Grandma's paintings are utterly gorgeous - a very talented lady. I love ALL your finds, but especially that groovy tray xxx

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  33. I'm smitten by those botanical illustrations in the book you found! I would LOVE to find something similar. How wonderful.

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  34. Thanks for the message ~ I feel a road trip coming on soon! :0) xx

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  35. In winter, we have to take our gardens where we can get them. I especially love your collection of rosey items ... that rose book is definitely one I will have to look for. Love the illustrations!!

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  36. Lovely floral collection! I saw that duvet too, looks really pretty. :) x

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  37. I'm so glad you laughed at my comment. After I sent it, I wondered if what I meant would come over, or if it would just sound bizarre....or, worse, rude. Not so good!!!

    Phew!!

    Hope you have a brilliant weekend.

    Big hug,

    Sarahx

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  38. Love the duvet and your grandmother was a very good artist for starting so late in life. Love your book of flowers, too. I would love one of those to frame some of the prints. Came by from the garden party.

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  39. Hi
    Lovely post !
    Ps. I have now at last listed the candy stripes on my Ebay (Stirfry148)
    Will get around to doing a blog post asap!
    Suex

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  40. Hi, that's great I've found your blog, very beautiful! I really enjoy it! Love this post, so lovely!
    Have a fab weekend! x

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  41. love the floral bedspread on the top picture, i really want a new sheet set, but probably don['t need one..

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  42. I love that duvet cover its adorable. I need to pick me up a set :)

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  43. ooooh what a lot of flowerie lovliness I love those paintings your grandma was a great painter and those fairy lights are so cute
    xx fee

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