Monday, November 11, 2013

Flowers in a Vintage Jug

Good Morning Beach Dwellers and top of the morning to you.

I am all inspired about Christmas blogging finally and after my annual Christmas trip to IKEA yesterday, I am armed and ready to make an advent calendar this week.

When I indicated I was stuck for inspiration, the lovely girls over on my facebook page, provided lots of ideas for treats of the non sugar variety, to go into the calendar, so thank you very much for that.

But my Christmas series is yet to start, so today I offer you a pretty vintage jug bearing flowers.

I love it when friends come to lunch and it's not just for their wonderful company either.  They bring beautiful bouquets as well.

The white flowers in this jug are still going and the luncheon was almost 2 weeks ago.  I don't know what they are called, but they sure are the gift that keeps on giving.

I was unable to sell this jug at my vintage sale, either as a kettle (which was not advised, even though she comes with a made over cord) or a vase.

Unfortunate, because I think she is beautifully stylish.  Perhaps not selling her was for the best.

Also we have gardenia.  Is this not one of the most beautiful creations of all time?  My back garden is full of them right now and I hope this heavy rain we are experiencing in Sydney, does not completely knock them out.

Well I am off to get the ball rolling this Monday morn.  Kids need to be at band, lunches made and I have a date at the gym with a cross trainer.  Trust you have a great week, even if you are starting with some Mondayitis like me.

  If you are looking for some easy Christmas inspiration,  on a budget, you might like to take a peek here.

I shall be adding to the series across the season. so stay tuned.

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  1. I always like unusual vases, the jug looks delightful!

  2. Hi Carolyn. I love the jug! My nan had one just like it when I was growing up, so thanks for the precious memories you just evoked. Looking forward to seeing your advent calendar. Jane x

  3. I'm loving the sound and sight of rain. Your gardenia looks happy to have a good drink, thank you for sharing your vintage jug. I have something similar.

    Have a good week Carolyn

  4. Love it Carolyn... do think its meant to be that you keep it! You know I love a little vintage styling and think you have done it justice by turning it into a vase. Looks beautiful!

  5. Hi Carolyn!!!

    I collect old English jugs and love displaying them with flowers!!!
    Love this jug and putting flowers in it made it the perfect fit!!!

    Have a great week!!!


  6. Wow these are gorgeous, I love the colours! Love the idea of displaying them in a jug too.


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