Monday, December 13, 2010

Pretty pink gerberas

Aren't these gerberas just perfect?? I bought them the other day in a little craft shop.There were about 6 buckets full to choose from. Apparently some poor man had been growing them for years for a couple of our supermarket chains and suddenly they stopped their order as they could buy them in from China much cheaper!! They are now available to the public for a donation to the Cancer Foundation. A great cause but the nurseryman doesnt get any income - I couldn't resist a bunch of these pretty pinks.

They just seemed to match my sunroom perfectly -as well as my decorations!! 

The light from the large window was bouncing off this urn a little but it still looks pretty.

I decided to use some of my depression glassware on this little coffee table. I'm using three dear little milk jugs and a sandwich tray.

I love this little fluted edged bowl. Just right for lollies and Christmas decorations.

These beautiful green balls are new this year (actually I bought them in the after Christmas sales so this is the first time they have been used!!). Every year I tell myself I just don't need any more decorations but I can't help myself when they are all reduced.

This bright pink candle is a favourite but I just can't light it....maybe if I find another the same I'll be ready to use it then. Does anyone else feel like that??

I have bowls of baubles everywhere - there's nothing prettier and easier than that!

I have been back to my beachhouse to tidy up the garden and prepare the pool for Christmas Day. It will be so much fun as some of our family haven't had chance to see our new home yet. I have used lots of white and silver decoration there as it certainly isn't a pink house like the farmhouse.



Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Beautiful, Suzy! I love Gerbers and the pink balls are gorgeous!

Christmas Blessings,

KathyB. said...

Beautiful Suzy. I forget Australia celebrates Christmas with much better weather than most of the U.S. Your pinks and greens are perfect with the Gerber daisies.The green glass is so lovely for any time of the year, but it does look wonderful with the ornaments.

I too am unable to resist buying special ornaments on sale, if I decide I can't use them I can always embellish a gift wrap with the ornament.

Snap said...

Beautiful pinks, greens and silver. love the gerberas. Happy tea day!

Julie said...

I love the colors of the ornaments! Beautiful, And I think the glass mixed with them is a fantastic Christmas display. Thanks for sharing the photos. I enjoyed seeing your talents putting all these things together for SPARKLE!

Unknown said...

So pretty!! Love your depression glass dishes.

Unknown said...

Ohhhh, Suzy, your pink decor & florals are marvelous ... my kind of colors. Sad for the grower of the Gerbers ... everything including flowers is going overseas?!

Christmas hugs & wishes ~
TTFN ~ Marydon

Debbie-Dabble Blog and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

What stunning pinks and greens and they look so lovely in your green depression glass pieces! What a terrific idea!!

Debbie @ A Debbie-Dabble Christmas

Martha's Favorites said...

Hi: What a beautiful blog. I love the green depression glass. I wish you the best this Christmas Season. Blessings, Martha