Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Peonies and Inspiration Vintage Magazine!

Our peony bushes finally blossomed last week, albeit with fewer buds this year.  Nevertheless, I made the most of this time to photograph and cut the beautiful blooms we were blessed with.




Keeping good company with the foxgloves....


On a nearby fence our New Dawn rose climber is growing gangbusters.  I photographed this first bloom last week:

The cut peonies offer such a lovely fragrance to my corner desk in the living room:







I was so happy to receive the Inspiration Vintage Magazine yesterday in the mail!  Have you seen it?  Talented Melinda, from Alabaster Rose Lifestyle, has put together a sumptuous magazine full of gorgeous photos and inspiration.  Many talented bloggers have contributed to create a feast for the eyes.  I love it!


Melinda includes a gorgeous article on playing with peonies, so I couldn't resist showing you a peek next to my vase of peonies.

Be sure to visit Melinda and take a look for yourself.  The magazine is available in both digital and printed formats.

Sharing with:
Be Inspired Friday
Feathered Nest Friday
Shabbilicious Friday

15 comments:

Inspiration Vintage Magazine said...

Oh Susan,
Your garden is gorgeous!!! I wish I had space for a garden.
Thank you so much for posting on my magazine, I really appreciate your support!!! And I am so thrilled that you like it!! Thank you sweet friend!!
Have a beautiful day.
Sincerely,
Melinda

Marilyn said...

I'd love to have some beautiful peonies like yours! And that pink rose will also be on my list for my next garden bed. Still cleaning up in my garden as we had such an odd spring...and now it's almost summer!♥♫

Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

Your garden is looking lovely Susan!!
I have to get the magazine, looks great!

Daisy Pink Cupcake said...

Hi....I just wanted to stop by to let you know of a GIVEAWAY being hosted by Koralee from Bluebird Notes blog to help celebrate the opening of my new Etsy shop: Daisy Pink Wish.......if you have the time please stop by.....we would love to see you enter!
Daisy~

Sandi said...

Sure wish I had more peonies! Someday maybe...if only. :) Gorgeous photos!
Blessings~

Bente said...

Love your garden. It`just gorgeous.
Your decoration with the window is beautiful.
Your kitchen under here is so pretty.

Bente

June said...

Hi Susan! I love peonies and mine are just now starting to bloom. I can't wait to have little photo shoots of them :) I decided to sell some of my blooms this year because I have hundreds of blooms and I hate to see them go to waste. A local florist buys them and while I love to dry them to make wreaths, it makes sense to sell some.
I loved your beautiful kitchen all freshly painted. It looks so pretty and I love how you have decorated it too.
sending hugs...

Rhonda said...

Bonjour Susan! Your peonies are simply gorgeous!!! Love your desk, makes me wish my desk was so clean and pretty. :)

Junkchiccottage said...

Hi Susan,
Oh my your garden is so gorgeous. All so pretty. Brought a smile to my face.
Kris

It's me said...

Beautiful Susan !!,....love Ria ...x !

Donna said...

Your peonies are just gorgeous, Susan! Mine finally bloomed too, though I missed them in their full glory when we were away last week. I just love the cottage feel of your garden with the pretty foxgloves and roses! I've not heard of that magazine, I'll be sure to check it out, as it sounds like it's right up my rue:)

Nancy Lee said...

Hi Susan!
The flowers are lovely!
I also wanted to let you know that there is a new Tilda book available for pre- order
http://www.amazon.com/Tildas-Sweet-Shop-Tone-Finanger/dp/1446304000
I saw a sneak peak and it's based on vintage images of sweets and cakes, including more angel dolls and Santa's.
Cheers!
Nancy

The Porcelain Rose said...

Hello.... Susan!
I LOVE peonies, too! Second to my roses.... of course.
Lovely pictures! Your photos are always so pretty.
I just rec'vd my copy of Inspiration Vintage! Yeah!
Have a wonderful weekend!
Will visit soon.
xoxoxo
Elizabeth

Jennelise said...

Just gorgeous! They are so lush and what a beautiful colour! You obviously have a lovely garden. Thankyou for sharing!
Jennelise

Kerryanne @ Shabby Art Boutique said...

There's a lot to love about the blooms in summer gardens. Thanks for sharing yours at Shabbilicious Friday Susan.

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