Monday, June 11, 2012

Larkspur & Lilacs

Hello everyone!


Lately, I have fallen in love with purple lilacs.  However, I recently discovered white lilacs are just as pretty, especially when mixed with blue larkspur.  I found these "faux" flowers and decided to make a small bouquet for my secretary.  It is a pleasing mix, if I do say so myself!  I love the fluffiness of the lilacs mixed with the spiky larkspur. 



I have quite an affinity for purple, white and grey mixed together!


It just screams summer to me and is so feminine.


Since these are not real, they will last forever.  This is the only way I can have them, too, since they are not native to my area.


You may recall that a beautiful purple orchid (that was real) graced the same spot here on my secretary.  Unfortunately, it is not doing so well right now.  Some of the flowers began falling off.  I've been careful not to over water it (as many of you advised).  I'm trying to save it, so in its place are these non-real flowers that I have better luck with!  Ha!

Do you have a favorite flower combination?

Thanks for stopping by!

~ Kelly ~

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34 comments:

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Beautiful colors with all your gray. Filling the bottom with shells would be great, too to cover the bottom of the stems.

Deserae said...

Very pretty! I had no idea that was the name of those white flowers too! Have a great week :o)
~Des

Olive Cooper said...

Pretty Kelly. I was once given an orchid and kept it for a few years before its demise. It is hard not to over water. I do much better with real ivy:}

Elizabeth (Blue Clear Sky) said...

Very pretty, Kelly. At work we have a lilac tree that has purple on one side and white on the other half. For years we have been fortunate to take clippings from its plentiful branches, but last summer an over zealous custodian trimmed it way too much. It seems to be fighting back but the blooms are not as dramatic this year.

Poppy said...

Lovely job of combining larkspur and white lilacs.... they look so pretty together on your secretary...love how you added the magnifying glass in your vignette. The white slip-covered chairs with burlap pillows are looking gorgeous in your room...loving it!Thanks for inspiring!Have a wonderful week!~Poppy

Anne said...

Kelly,
I love that color combo too.I love pink roses with green hydrangeas.I don't have much of a green thumb either when it comes to indoor plants.
(((Hugs)))
Anne

Daniela @Frugal Aint Cheap said...

orchid are so hard to care for. I killed one...that was enough for me :)

Debra @ Common Ground said...

so pretty... I have never been able to keep orchids. not sure what I to them. that's why inside I just do faux, or ivy,so much easier!

Cindy said...

They look lovely on your beautiful piece of furniture! If you hadn't told me I would have thought they were real. Faux Sho!

NanaDiana said...

I love the colors, too....faux OR realt-equally gorgeous- xo Diana

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Hmmmm... a favorite combination. I think it depends on what is in front of me for the moment. I just love flowers, Kelly. Your combo of the colors is fantastic. blessings ~ tanna

bluebird1959 said...

The color combo with the purple and gray is so fresh and pretty. Jane

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Beautiful Kelly! That second shot is stunning!!

AntiqueChase said...

Love them. so summer-y... but I love that last pillow more!! You have the best pillows. total pillow envy over here!! where's it from if you don't mind me asking?

PAT said...

Your bouquet is beautiful Kelly. I love the color combination you used.

Linda Chapman said...

Roses and honeysuckle are my favorites. Both grow in my front yard. I am actuallu cutting one rose bush down but all the others are blooming nicely. I want to get a 'Seven Sister' bush to replace the one I am digging up - next spring!

Your post has inspired me to cut a fresh bouquet! I will put it in one of my 'clean' rooms......house cleaning this week!!

Lovely post....as always!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Bummer on the orchid, Kelly, but maybe you can save it. I've heard they can be difficult to keep up. Your fauxs look great; love the colors.

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Hi Kelly: Pretty combination of flowers and looks really pretty on your desk. I have a housefull of faux plants and do get embarrassed sometimes when I take photos but I can't keep anything alive in the house for any length of time so they do me and my pocket book fine..Happy Monday..Judy

Blondie's Journal said...

Very pretty arrangement, Kelly! They look real and I love the color combo! Perfect on your secretary! :)

XO,
Jane

Sandy said...

Love your new flowers! They certainly look real. Hope your orchid makes it. I love this room Kelly! I agree, the shade of purple you chose goes great with the grays and the white in your room. Love your secretary! The glass is gorgeous! Thanks for stopping by the virtual garden tour! I just love seeing how everyone decorates and I love visiting different gardens. The column in the corner of your room is really cool, love it!

Gail said...

Oh Kelly, how pretty! I love the purple larkspur with the white lilacs. Hope you have a wonderful day, Gail

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh they looks sooooooo beautiful. Simple and elegant. Thanks tons for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Flea Market Makeovers said...

How pretty! Love the color combo.

missy max said...

Pretty..very crisp..I have a bunch of white peony looking silk flowers that I mix with various colors as the seasons change..I like lime green and yellow esp in the fall..

Pondside said...

Beautiful - such a lovely foil for the calm palette in your room.
My favourite combination? Roses and anything!

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Kelly...love the "pop of purple" in the room...Such a showpiece..love it.....I love orchids...I always have at least one blooming in the house as they can last for a couple of months with their blooms...after they bloom I take it outside and "baby them" and they will eventually bloom again....Hmmm favorite color combo for flowers...yellow, white, and purple...such happy colors together...

Jamie said...

I love your combination of flowers. I like hydrangeas, champagne roses, and blue delphiniums (I had them all for my wedding). Your secretary is just beautiful. I really like the color. Your chairs and the pillows are beautiful too. What a lovely room! Visiting from Wow us Wednesday. ~ Jamie

thistlewoodfarm said...

I love the purple of those flowers against all the white and gray. What a tribute to summer!

Have a blessed and wonderful day.
karianne

Emreen said...

Beautiful flower arrangement... Love the purple and white color combination... Very pretty !

Holly said...

Pretty Pics Kel - I can never keep orchids alive either.

Sandy said...

Hi Kelly,

You must be hanging out at the pool! Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek at my garden. I'll be back to see what you've been up to. I've commented before on this room and I'll do it again, love it!

Designs By Pinky said...

Kelly, put some stones and water in that vase and you will fool everyone!!! Love the color combo. Love the vase too. XO, Pinky

SHERRY HART said...

You have lightened up everything in your home! And those flowers do not look fake....very pretty!

Art and Sand said...

I just discovered you via Savvy Southern Style and I love your style.