Friday, March 26, 2010

Friday flowers

Tulips, three ways.

1. Freshly arranged, in just home from work light.

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{tulips, map}

2. Same day, 28 minutes later, in sharp shadows of early evening light.

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{tulips, map}

3. After three days, minus four minutes, drooping but still beautiful.

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{tulips, map}

*edited to add sources of various things - the footed glass vase is from the thrift store (probably not really vintage, but one of my faves), the clock was a lucky flea market find (even though it picks up time quickly and we have to adjust it every couple weeks), the various ceramics are all made by D, including the awesome faux-styrofoam cup you can just barely see in the last picture, holding pencils, the map was purchased at a vintage store in Prague.

43 comments:

  1. i love this series, especially with the clock and shadows to show the changing time! the drooping tulips still look lovely.

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  2. They are beautiful!! Wonderful pictures!

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  3. the last photo came as a gorgeous surprise

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  4. i love all the accompaniments on your banquette/dresser. i totally want to know where they all came from. all vintage?

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  5. droopy tulips are as sad as droopy lupines in the spring - i just want to lift them up and say LIVE FOREVER!!!!!!!!

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  6. tulips! ahh. so easy on the eye. i'm terribly jealous.
    i agree, still beautiful when dangling.
    as per usual, love the vase and photos!

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  7. i need to get some tulips for my place. they're the quintessential flower for spring and so pretty.

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  8. i like how you found the beauty in the drooping when normally we'd think drooping flowers are rubbish.

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  9. You are amazing at flower arrangements! We're doing our own flowers for our wedding and I keep getting great ideas from you! Maybe you could post a tutorial someday. :)

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  10. i love the insides of them, so cool. i really, really love your friday flowers!

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  11. my favorite friday flowers ever.

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  12. those 3 pictures are exquisite...very inspiring from a photography stand point as well!

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  13. sooo pretty i especially love them on the last day :)

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  14. so pretty! i love how the clock is next to it to show the time. i love your blog, rachel. it's my absolute favorite.

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  15. One of my goals this spring/summer is to surround myself with more plants and flowers. These are the prettiest pink!

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  16. Gorgeous. And I love the drama that a whole 28 minutes added to the 2nd photo.

    I might have to go buy some tulips now.

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  17. l.o.v.e the whole tableau...that vase is gorgeous. pretty.pretty.pretty.

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  18. I love the drooping shot. So beautiful!

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  19. Absolutely beautiful. And I love the map in the background! It's perfect! :)

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  20. beautiful! I love tulips, they are one of my favorite flowers! (I love too many to pick an ultimate fave!)

    and I agree with Helena, that last photo did come as a gorgeous surprise!

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  21. @ Michelle - Thanks! I went back just now and edited the post to give the sources of all the bits and pieces. Clock, vase and map were thrift store/flea market finds. All ceramics were made by Dustin years ago.

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  22. @ Thao - thank you! You're way too sweet. I have absolutely no real floral expertise, but I'd be happy to do a post at some point on my general method of arranging. It's dead simple, because I don't have the experience necessary to do anything complicated!

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  23. might have to agree with jamie; perhaps my favorite friday flowers yet simply because it's about the tulips as signs of the passage of time. and such rich light! the last one would make a killer still life painting...

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  24. Tulips are beautiful until the very end...

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  25. Excellent!! the clock is perfect. The droopy tulips are lovely.

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  26. They look so pretty open and droopy! Love it.

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  27. What a great idea!

    Next time you do this, you should switch out all the items around the flowers for each photo.

    So cute.

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  28. I'm drooling! It's all just perfect.

    This may sound crazy, but have you ever thought of selling (or even trading) the occasional thrifted find on here? You're eye is fantastic and some of us live in less-fortunate places for thrifting.

    Or, do you know of any good websites that aren't too expensive? Other than the obvious, Ebay.

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  29. I'm a sucker for flowers... these tulips are GORGEOUS!! I've heard that putting ice in the vase helps with the drooping. Sounds crazy but I've seen it work. I think it's just tulips though.

    Beatriz.
    thatgirlinpearls.com

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  30. gorgeous!
    I love the map, and the droopy tulips. :)

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  31. Try putting a penny in the bottom of the vase. It will help the tulips last longer :)

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  32. I love tulips and these pictures are so pretty! That clock is awesome! It reminds me of a clock my grandma had in her house. :)

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  33. i love how tulips change and get all slouchy. love this friday flowers update! i want that cup!!

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  34. I love when tulips drop like that--so lovely!

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  35. you have totally inspired me to put more flowers in my room, with all of your 'friday flowers' posts! =] my cat seems to love it too, haha ;)


    Jess

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  36. My favorite is the picture of the flowers drooping, so lovely!

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  37. I just have to say that I love the way you did your progression of pics and gorgeous flowers and the staging of your table they're on.

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  38. ohhhhh! freah tulips. spring is coming , yay!

    i have to get me some fresh flowers today.

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