Conjure up a warm summer days with flowers.




These arrangements are perfect for the season—fresh, bright, and easy.









Our theme this Monday is a flower arrangement in a jar


or other container with paper labels.



My inspiration for these floral arrangements comes from the gardens of my childhood.






Picking flowers from the borders in my grandparent’s European garden



is a memory still so clear in my mind, and one I cherish.





Until I was eight and moved to the U.S.,




my mom and I lived with my grandparents in their large home.






Although my grandfather had a daily gardener




he liked to walk through his garden after coming home from work each day.




His garden was his pride and joy – he loved each and every flower in his borders.






So much happened in that garden of my childhood.




It was where I learned the names of my flower friends.

It was where my aunt and I found and adopted the cutest little hedgehog.

It was where our family and friends gathered for tea parties on the lawn,

and enjoyed elegant candle lit evening dinners on the paved patios.




My arrangements are varied, as you will see,




each one features a favorite in my childhood garden.







For a casual summer dinner, I set the back garden table with our favorite




striped linen runners with the embroidered bees and matching napkins.









At each place setting I used these melamine plates with bees!




They look like paper plates, but are not.





I just had to add them to our FrenchGardenHouse Summer Gift Collection.







On top of each linen ruffled napkin, I placed an antique French laundry paddle {!!}




and a grape leaf, on which is a small round of brie, some crackers, and hazelnuts.







Shades of pink, blue, purple and yellow make up this fun color palette.




I chose peonies, hydrangeas, stock and little carnations to help fill out the arrangement.




Summer is the perfect time to mix bold, vibrant colors together in arrangements.







Because the table is pretty long, I also filled some small glass bottles




with a few small carnations or one stock stem.







In the smallest antique French jar,




the hydrangea and a purple stock flower that accidentally snapped short




are low on the rim to help hold up the taller yellow stock.







For this arrangement,  I chose the beautiful green antique French jar with a Savon label.



{Of course, never mind that peonies look great in e v e r y t h i n g!}




A few purple stock and one gorgeous light blue hydrangea add a pop of color.







For the large arrangement, I chose this wonderful antique glass jar with the blue label.




It’s tall enough to hold the long stock stems,




along with big, beautiful hydrangeas on longer stems.









Pink Peonies

Blue Hydrangeas

Yellow Stock

Purple Stock

Pink  Miniature Carnations





French Apothecary Vase | Linen Bee Runner | Gilt Bee Place Cards |Linen Bee Napkins | French Green Jar


French Glass Jar | Bee Plates | French Laundry Paddle


Bee Flatware





I hope you have enjoyed this Monday Morning Blooms!



Please visit my dear friends, below, by clicking on their links.




MARY at HomeIsWhereTheBoatIs




SHIRLEY at Housepitality Designs




PAM at Everyday Living




and me, LIDY at FrenchGardenHouse


à bientôt