Saturday, May 7, 2011

Mother's Day Blessings

Usually I have my plant containers potted by now, but all the rain and yuckiness of the last few weeks has really slowed me down. After hitting all the garage sales in my immediate neighborhoods, I did manage to get to the corner nursery to find a few flowers to get started with.

Do you have "corner nurseries" where you are?
Around here, larger nurseries set up "satellite" sites around town
 to make it easier and more tempting
to spend money on whatever the current blooms might be.

I don't buy them all at once,
 I have to spread it out to decide what and how I want to use them.
Not to mention that flower prices seem to have skyrocketed...eeeck!!

So they are usually my "Mother's Day Present" to myself.

Here are a few blooms waiting to go into containers for the back deck,
in one of my galvanized metal carriers.

Then to wish you a happy Mother's Day,
a framed Mother's Blessing print from 1939.

(You know I love my English Cottages!)

After storms last night and this morning we're expected to have a lovely weekend.
The guys are opening the pool today,
so it's a work day for me too, cleaning and arranging outside furniture.

Have a wonderful family weekend,

I'm linking to these metal parties this weekend:

And if you haven't entered my May Give Away

love to you all,


  1. Happy Mother's Day to you too dear Debra!... love your Million Bells, they look so pretty! And that is such a sweet little Mother's Day blessing...yes, we have little local corner nurseries here too, one I can walk to in less than five minutes... I while away many a Spring day there!... enjoy your gorgeous MOther's Day weekend... xoxo Julie Marie

  2. Happy Mother's Day to you beautiful Debra! Enjoy your family - and the pool!!!

    ;-D xoxoxo

  3. Beautiful, Debra. I love those rusted nail heads against the silver and how the nail on the right of the handle is popped up some. Gives it such character. Happy you didn't pluck it out and toss it. That old, weathered wood is pretty too. Your framed print is so pretty. We don't have corner nurseries here but I agree that the price of flowers has sky-rocketed in what we do have. I really need to take time and learn to plant gardens.

    Thank you so much for linking up, friend.

  4. You have perfect cottage style. I love looking at it. I somehow gravitate to something else. Don't know what. Corner nurseries are so smart for everybody! Your watering cans and flowers are so heart warming! I like my gifts to myself the best! Ha! Have a lovely weekend, dear Debra!

  5. we have a few privately owned nurserys here for plant buying and then all the larger grocery stores have theirs set up.Wal-mart of course has the big set up.I make much fewer the purchases I once did,, but i still do it in several trips,, i like to think about it and then theres always that something you just have to have after seeing for the first time.I hope you have a wonderful weekend.

  6. Gorgeous! I love the vintage watering can and basket. We have some gorgeous nurseries and garden centres here, both large and small. The weather is still a bit cool and unpredictable, so we bring them in each night until all chance of frost has passed, usually in late May or early June. My husband and youngest son are out right now buying me two hanging baskets for Mother's Day and have called three times to check on colour etc. You'd think they would know me better by now, men!

  7. Beautiful pictures. Happy Mother's day weekend to you as well.

  8. Really like the basket container. I have not noticed the corner nurseries, but then there are so many large stores that carry flowers/plants, plus quiet a few large private owned local nurseries.
    Happy Mother's Day!

  9. Happy Mother's Day Debra! LOVe love Love you rnew masthead with the sweet little birdie!
    Your vignettes are always so drool-worthy.
    Love your galvanized pieces full of spring posies.
    Thanks for sharing.

  10. The plants look gorgeous in the galvanized carrier, too bad you will be taking them out to plant them. Maybe leave a few in there too. So pretty.

  11. Lovely flowers Debra. I've been planting some containers too. Nothing prettier, than potted plants on the patio.

    Happy Mother's Day.


  12. Such charming photos! I may have to give myself some flowering plants for Mother's Day, too! Great idea!

    Hope your day is joyful!!

  13. Beautiful photos, Debra! I hope you have a wonderful Mother's Day!

  14. Hi Debra
    Lovely shots of your beautiful carrier.. I'd love one just like it at my place!! Hope you have a lovely Mother's Day.. ciao xxx Julie

  15. Beautiful Planted Posies.... I Love your vintage Cottage Card ~ Just Beautiful, Have a Wonderful Mother's Day...

  16. Yes, do love the cottage have a GREAT Mother's Day!

  17. Those are so pretty and you make everything look so special with your vignettes.

    Just came by to wish you a beautiful Mothers Day.
    Love, Tracy :)

  18. Just gorgeous containers of your floral beauties...happpy mother's day!

  19. Happy mothers day Debra-
    I love your beautiful pink mother`s day gift to yourself, dear-they looks so sweet and lovely.
    I don`t know what nurceryes for flowers are , dear- so no we don`t have such things here, I guess....
    Hugs, and a very happy day.

  20. Happy Mothers Day Debra!
    Duane and the kids surprised me with a couple of flats to get in the planters, so it looks like I get to play in the dirt today! xoxoxoxo

  21. Wishing you a very special day... Blessings on Mother's Day.
    Have a fun time with your family today, the sun is shining here this morning so hopefully it is where you are also!
    Blessings today

  22. Wishing you Debra a Happy Mother's Day


  23. Your flowers are very sweet...have a blessed Mother's day Debra....Shelley

  24. Happy Mother's Day. Your pictures are just beautiful. Is there something special that you do to them? I would love to achieve that blurred background with some of mine but I don't know how to do it. Just thought I would ask. It never hurts to ask....or so said my mother :).

  25. Lovely arranged flowers and beautiful verse too! Have a wonderful day and week Debra, it's suppose to be rain free (I hope for a tiny break!).
    Blessings ~*

  26. Such charming pics ~ you made me smile big!! Happy Mother's Day to you.

    Susan and Bentley

  27. Happy Mother's Day, Debra. Lovely post. Your vintage card is so sweet and all your pics.

  28. Happy Mother's Day Debra! What a lovely blessing that is, and a cute image.
    Enjoy your gardening!
    - Susan

  29. Happy Mother's Day Debra! Beautiful post, your vintage card is just beautiful!


  30. Happy Mother's Day to you too. Your beautiful flowers are giving me a push to get out to the nursery. We don't have anything like a corner nursery here, just the big guys these days. Enjoy your gardening.

  31. happy mother's day sweet debra! wow, corner nurseries would be great!



  32. Love your Mother's Day gift to yourself - I just love flowers! Hope you enjoyed your day!

  33. Love your pretty flowers Debra! The framed print is precious AS IS the beautiful poem on it! Have a blessed day! HUGS!

  34. These pics are so pretty Debra!
    I hope you had a wonderful and blessed Mother's Day!

    Love ya!

  35. I love the flowers, and the print is beautiful. The print is from the year that my own beautiful was born. Hope you had a happy mothers day.


  36. I love your vintage watering can and blooms!

  37. I love all your shots. Metal and flowers go very well together.

  38. Wonderful work!
    Have a great day...

  39. All of your blooms look beautiful Debra. I love them in that little carrier. Thanks for sharing your pretty pictures at Photo Feature Friday!

    hugs ♥ tricia

  40. I like your pictures and blog. I'll be back again to visit. Glad I stopped by.

  41. A beautiful Post... alas, many of the smaller Nurseries and even those in such places as Target have closed down in our area so it's difficult to find plants and thus I've been planting many of mine from seed or cuttings now.

    Dawn... The Bohemian


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