Wednesday, June 14, 2017

The Beautiful Little Church Bouquet From Adlestrop

When my husband and I visited Adlestrop for its Open Village Day to see some of the local gardens that opened to the public for this event, I spotted a woman walking on the street, holding a beautiful little bouquet of garden flowers in her hand. Then shortly after, I saw an elderly lady with another very similar bouquet. I thought there must be a connection and this time I simply had to ask her where she got her flowers from. She held her bouquet up and asked me to smell the roses used in it (they had a very lovely fragrance) and replied, that they were for sale for charity purposes in the little church of Adlestrop. So, of course, I had to go there and see if there were still some left and I also might be able to acquire one of these beauties.

We toured a few more gardens on the way to the church and when we finally arrived the bouquets were pretty much picked over and already a little disheveled. Most of them were past their prime and had started to wilt a bit. But that didn't deter me. I found my own little jewel under the last four small bouquets that were most likely made by volunteers from flowers from their gardens. The little plonk came with a tag attached that said: "From Adelstrop made with love". Isn't that sweet?

Happily, I brought it home with me, meaning back to our self-catering cottage. Directly after we arrived there, I cut the flowers back and most of them recovered pretty quickly.

I want to share this little source of joy for me and hope it will be the same for you.






The combination of the white and peach colored roses, together with the intense blue centaurea montana (blue violet cornflower) and the small blooms of the white mock orange simply spoke to me.



I like the contrast between the soft colors of white and peach and the strong saturated blue in the small bouquet.





From this angle, you see only blue and white which changes the ambiance of the small posy quite a bit.

 

 The sun was caressing the flowers.




All photos for this post were taken on the table standing in the little courtyard behind our rented cottage with the early evening sun shining through an adjacent tree creating interesting patterns of light and shade on the bouquet. 



I find this little plonk so beautiful and cheerful. It makes me want to grow all these typical cottage flowers in my own garden to be able to recreate something similar myself.

 

The magic of flowers!


 

Initially, I couldn't find a suitable vase in the cottage, but when I searched it for a fitting vessel, I came across this one in the bathroom. It was sitting on the sink and I believe it is meant for our toothbrushes and toothpaste, but I think it is ideal to hold this little bouquet.

I hope that a little flower bouquet finds its way into your homes this week as well and brightens up your days!

Warm regards,

Christina

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25 comments:

  1. Lovely flower bouquet, the colors are soft and pretty.

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    1. Carole, I was also particularly smitten by the colors of this bouquet!

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  2. What a lovely bouquet Christina. I think I would bought it also.
    I like the way you photographed it. I like it when the light is playing with the flowers.
    Have a wonderful holiday.
    Warm wishes Marijke

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    1. Marijke, thanks, I am happy if my way of photographing things appeals to you! I also love sunlight on flowers, but this is very hard to capture in photos since it easily comes across as too glaring.

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  3. It seems you have a wonderful time in the UK! Groetjes Hetty

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  4. What a sweet bouquet, created with love, meant just for you.

    Thanks for sharing ~ FlowerLady

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  5. Very pretty, Christina! It sounds as though you've found a way to fold yourself into the swing of village life. I'm glad you're enjoying your trip.

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  6. Love your bouquet and happy that you found the perfect vase.

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  7. Es un ramo precioso. Besitos.

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  8. Super sweet little bouquet, and now it has been immortalized on the Internet. What a wonderful vacation!

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  9. Christina, I love the bouquet! I would have hurried on over to buy a plonk, as you call it too. :) I don't have those exact colors of roses, but I have the other flowers in my garden. I've never picked my Mock Orange to use in a bouquet. Love it! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  10. It's a beautiful bouquet! I can imagine the fragrance is heavenly, as well.

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    1. Cynthia, thanks, I really loved the little bouquet, too! The fragrance was wonderful, but interestingly it was mainly the mock orange that gave off an incredible scent, the roses fragrance fainted in its presence ;-).

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  11. Zauberhaft !!! Herzliche Grüße und einen schönen Sonntagnachmittag, helga

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  12. Helga, so nice to see you popping over and leave a comment. I am happy that you like my entry to your lovely flower arrangement meme. I really hope that I can participate more often in the future.

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  13. Dear Christina,
    lovely bouquet! Nice to hear that you´re in England at the moment! I am in England too, enjoying my first ever garden vacation and it is such a lovely experience! Enjoy your stay!
    Best wishes,
    Lisa

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  14. What a sweet little bouquet. I liked how they combined the cream roses with the cornflowers.

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  15. Garden roses make the prettiest bouquets and this one is very sweet, indeed. Something to treasure while on your trip! xx Karen

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    1. Beatrice, I agree, garden roses make the most beautiful bouquets! I so enjoyed having this little bouquet in our cottage while were there. We are back home now, the flowers are long faded, but this little plonk will live on forever in my photos and on my blog!

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  16. You entry will make a lovely souvenir of your holiday here. The vase of blooms is beautifully arranged...

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  17. It certainly brightened up my day. Thank you!

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  18. You're right about Magic. If only you could freeze them in time. Beautiful.

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  19. Beautiful!
    Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY!
    Blessings,
    Cindy

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