Sunday, March 1, 2009

Happy Blue Monday



My friend, Sue, who owns Sue's Floral Art, called me on Friday and invited me to go to her shop. Sue had offered to dry flowers from Johnny's funeral and make arrangements for my daughters and me. She wanted to show me some ideas that she had for arrangements as the flowers are almost ready to make arrangements. Sue is one of the sweetest persons that I know. I asked her if it was okay to take some photos of her beautiful work. These are some of the lovely blues in her shop.



This lovely wreath is on the inside of the front door of the shop.




The blue berries and blue ribbon on this wreath are lovely together.


I really like this blue China bell.


This dried arrangement is my very favorite. There are a variety of shades of blue and the total effect is beautiful.

Sally at http://smilingsally.blogspot.com/ hosts Blue Monday. Each week there are more posts than the week before. There are so many wonderful blue posts. It's exciting to meet new blogger friends. Thanks Sally!

47 comments:

Happy To Be said...

its all lovely Sweetie...and how special the have thr flowers from Johnny for you and his girls..love the that idea...how are you doing girl?? prays coming your way...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

Hi Sweetie,what a nice thing to do for you . I love her work, especially the last one.You need to get that blue bell.

Fifi Flowers said...

What a lovely photo of you and your family! Love that pretty blue bell!
ENJOY!

Kathy's Red Door Welcome said...

I don't know why you need anything on this post but that gorgeous photo of your big family in their blue jeans. I would imagine with a family that big that blue bell would come in handy.

Diane said...

Your friend's work is fabulous! My personal favorite was the wreath with the blue berries ane and the gingham checked ribbon...would be perfect in my country living room! How precious that she has offered to use the flowers from your dear husband's services to make arrangements for you and your dear daughters to keep as a remembrance of the love shown to you at the time of your loss. I am praying for you Sweetie because I know your loss occured only about a month before my own dear husband went home to be with Jesus. It is so true what I've always heard at the death of a Christian...our loss is heaven's gain, but oh how I long to see him again. I know you must feel the same. My prayers are with you.

Diane

Snoopygie said...

the china bell is cute.

Charli and me said...

Good morning Sweetie, All of the flower arangements are just beautiful. I don't think I could pick a favorite. Love your china bell and your family photo is really nice. I hope you have a wonderful day :>)

Jeni said...

Making beautiful items from the funeral flowers -what a wonderful idea that is. Those wreaths -all very beautiful and I loved the blue bell you showed too! Wish I could create things like those dried floral wreathes.

Smilingsal said...

This is a good idea; I've never heard of drying and arranging the flowers from a funeral. Each arrangement you've shown would be an asset as well as a sweet reminder. Thanks for sharing. Happy Blue Monday.

bj said...

What a sweet friend to do this for you. And, very talented, it seems. I love dried arrangements..especially with pretty bows tied to them....
Now...go back and buy yourself that pretty blue bell....:O)
hugs, bj

Heidi Pocketbook said...

I enjoyed the mini tour of Sue's shop. How kind of her to offer to make lasting arrangements for you--I've never heard of that being done and I think it's great.

Have a good Monday, Sweetie☺

♥ Kathy said...

Oh I really like the bell too! Very pretty pictures Sweetie. Happy Blue Monday ♥ Love, Kathy

Becky said...

First of all love the flowers in your banner above.Very cheery!I like all of the wreaths.I think my favorite is the one you choose for your favorite.Lovely pink in that one.Thanks for sharing your trip to the shop and have a nice day Sweetie!

Cam said...

The ceramic bell & wreaths are great! Love the Elvis music too :)

Barbara said...

Dear Sweetie, Love the arrangements done by your friend, she is a very special person to dry the flowers and make arrangements for you and your daughters. You have a beautiful family. I am sorry about your husband, life takes an ugly twist
sometimes.
Thanks for coming by and have a Happy Blue Monday...come back.

Elaine said...

I really enjoyed your blue post today. Your friend does lovely work!
Elaine :)

Maya@Completely-Coastal said...

Very lovely. Happy Blue Monday!

Debra said...

So pretty! Happy Blue Monday!

Judi said...

Hi Sweetie *hugs*
Isn't it amazing how beautiful dried flowers are...the wreaths are so lovely.
The blue bell is pretty too.
thank you for sharing
and I hope you are having a lovely BLUE Monday.
Judi

kbbryant said...

Drying the flowers from your husband's service is such a precious idea.

I hope this makes you giggle. My dad, when my mom died, took all the wooden stakes from the funeral spray flowers and took them home to use in his garden. He was such a practical guy. He just didn't want that good wood to be wasted. It makes me giggle when I remember.

I hope the dried arrangements turn out wonderfully.

Kathy b

ps I just stopped what I was doing to take time to pray for you for today to feel God's comforting presence in a very very real way.

Raggedy Girl said...

They floral arrangements are so pretty and so Spring like. Thank you for sharing them with me.

Have a Wonderful Day
from Roberta Anne

Mojo said...

Now that's a pretty special gift to give. The gift of a memory. How grand.

Nancy said...

They are so pretty. That is so nice of your friend to do the flowers for you. What a very special keepsake for you.
I hope your day is going well.
Love Nancy

Melissa Wertz said...

Beautiful blues there Sweetie! Your friend has some nice things. Happy Blue Monday!

Cynthia said...

What a beautiful looking family you have, thanks for your nice comments and a nice post for blue monday! 6 daughters, Wow! Cindy

Knitty said...

Those arrangements are beautiful.
I am sorry for the losses you've experienced. I hope good memories always surround you and fill your heart.

Love Bears All Things said...

Let me see if I understand correctly. She is drying the flowers from the funeral to make you some arrangements? I've never heard of anyone doing that but it is a lovely idea. I can't wait to see them.
Mama Bear

Lisa ~ A Cottage to Me said...

Thank you for stopping by my blog today! I really like your blues, especially your bell, it's cute!

Becky said...

Thanks for coming to visit me Sweetie. You have been through so much the past couple years I am glad you have such a blessing in your family.

Your blue is beautiful. I love that bell. And the wreaths are nice too. I hope your friend is able to do something incredible with your flowers.

ellen b. said...

Hello Sweetie,
What great displays your friend has. There are some pretty blues. How sweet and special that she's drying flowers for you for a memorial...Blessings.

Amariah said...

Hi,
I just found your blog. I love your arrangements- they are quite beautiful.
I'm sorry to hear about the loss of your husband, I cannot imagine how you must feel.
Best wishes,
Amariah

jeanne said...

Oh Sweetie, what a wonderful idea to remember your dh. Your friend sounds like a very thoughtful person. I will look forward to seeing photos when she is done. All of the blues in her shop are great. I know whatever she does it will be special and treasured by your family.

Hugs...Jeanne

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Hi Sweetie, what a lovely thing for her to do for you..her shop is wonderful..I love the blue bell as well.. thanks for the visit today darling..I always love when you stop by...hugs ~lynne~

Sher's Creative Expressions said...

Hi Sweetie, What a great friend Sue is to you. Very kind and thoughtful! Love that first wreath. It's adorable!

Blessings,

Sher

Anne Fannie said...

Hi Sweetie, what a lovely looking wreath! I haven't been by your blog for a while. Hope you are getting along ok. I see that your family comes and visits every Sunday. That is very sweet!
Love, Ann

PEA said...

Omigosh, such beautiful arrangements! I really love the wreath with the blueberries and blue bow, it's gorgeous!! I love the idea that Sue will make arrangements for you and your daughters using flowers from Johnny's funeral. xoxo

Susan said...

I am running late. I hope you had a
Happy Blue Monday!

Susan

Lorrie said...

I love looking at these arrangements--how beautiful. What a special lady your friend Sue is.

Kathy said...

What a sweet friend and what beautiful things she did with the flowers.
xo...Kathy

Linda said...

What a sweet friend to do this...she is very talented, I like all the arrangements, especially the second wreath. I think maybe that precious little bell has your name on it...hugs, Linda

Linda said...

What a lovely idea to keep as a rememberence. You have a thoughful friend.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Love everything on this post, Sweetie!

Sending you much love...

XO,

Sheila :-)

jeanne said...

Hi Sweetie, I came over to ask you to read my post today. I think you will find it meaningful to you. It sure made me sit up and think.

Hugs...Jeanne

Balisha said...

Hi Sweetie,
The arrangement idea is wonderful. This is away from the subject, but I was going to tell you that a friend and I made a memory garden in honor of her Mom. We planted her favorite things and the Grandchildren each made a stepping stone to go through the little garden. The stepping stones were made from kits bought at Michael's I believe. This might be a nice project to get your grandkids involved.
Losing a husband is so hard.I went through that a while back. Your kids and grandkids are a blessing....especially at a time like this.

Cherdecor said...

She really does beautiful work! She is such a wonderful person to do this for you.

prof en retraite said...

Hi Sweetie...What beautiful arrangements. I have never heard of drying the flowers from a funeral like that. I think it's a wonderful idea. Hugs...Debbie

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