Thursday, April 29, 2010

Romantic Spirea Flowers








Beautiful Spirea branches...so old-fashioned and romantic!
When my daughters were little girls, we would call it the bridal veil...
the branches always spill over creating a "veil"!
They would get under the branches and play...delightful memories!
~
Hugs, Carolyn
Psalm 28:7


11 comments:

Blondie's Journal said...

The Spirea is beautiful! Is it also called bridal wreath? It looks lovely amongst all your pretty treasures. Beautiful pictures, Carolyn!

xoxo
Janie

Kathy's Red Door Welcome said...

How totally lovely!

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Hi Carolyn, your pictures are truly lovely. Your plate reminds me so much of the ones my mother in law left to me.

Lovely to meet you.

Barb ♥

Lady Katherine said...

So lovely! I had forgotten the common name was bridal veil!

Smocking with Gwen said...

Hi Carolyn,
Love this post. As a child in south Mississippi, my mother grew spirea...but we called in Bridal Wreath. Why...I don't know why but it's interesting the "Bridal" part seems to be universal. We also used to dye the flowers after we finished coloring Easter eggs...funny how you remember things.

Is your "midwest" close to Oklahoma? We spent two assignements there in the Air Force and really enjoyed it.

Regard,
Gwen

sewingseeds4U said...

That is a beautiful flower and I love the name...bridal veil. It conjures up such sweetness.

Paula said...

Spirea looks perfect with that beautiful plate. You have a knack for creating beautiful vingnettes.

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Oh hello spring! Such delicate loveliness.

Donatella said...

so lovely!new follower! glad to meet you~

Carolyn said...

Thank you for all the sweet comments! Actually, my daugthers and I made up the name "bridal veil" ...I didn't know until many years later that the common name was actually "bridal wreath"! Isn't it funny how we came up with the "bridal" on our own? :) It makes me think of baby's breath in a way.

Gwen, what a beautiful idea to dye the flowers! That sounds like something fun to do with my girls! I am from Indiana! ...all my life I have lived here...home sweet home! :)

Hugs, Carolyn ~ Cottage Sunshine

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

What a pretty vignette!
Debbie