I have a special place in my heart

for watering cans.

 

 

The older, the better.

 

 

This time on our MONDAY MORNING BLOOMS,

 

 

we are using a watering can as the inspiration for our florals!

 

 

 

 

If you came here via my floral friends Shirley, Mary or Pam –

 

W E L C O M E !

 

 

At the end of this post, please click on the links so you can see all the floral beauty

they created for this Monday.

 

 

Seeing a watering can reminds me instantly of three men I love most

 

 

My grandfather, my father-in-law, and Mr. FrenchGardenHouse.

 

Each one of them gardeners who love {d} their gardens.

 

 

 

 

 

I love watering cans that are chippy, shabby, painted and just plain zinc.

 

I love the “real” ones,

 

but also the smaller antique French enameled cans

 

that I am sure plenty of French gardeners have used for

 

a quick “emergency-my-pansies-are-drooping” kind of watering job.

 

 

 

 

For this very first day of setting an outdoor table –

 

{I’m so excited!}

 

I created a French Country table for spring,

 

 

I love the way the sunshine dapples through the leaves,

 

 

Creating playful shadows.

 

 

 

 

I’m using this little table for serving drinks,

 

and dessert.

 

 

 

 

Even the antique French wine basket gets a sprinkling of blooms!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Spring has been a long time coming

 

 

even here in Southern California.

 

 

How I adore this weather, and the birds singing their lovely songs.

 

 

 

 

 

For a very casual setting

 

 

I sprinkled a few of our antique blue enameled cans around the garden

 

FLOWER RECIPE:

Pink roses

Pink star gazer lilies

Dark pink ranunculus

Pink wax flowers

White fluffy chamomille

 

 

 

There is no trick to creating this type of arrangement

 

just cut the flowers at an angle, and put them in.

 

They’ll do the rest.

 

 

 

 

 

The old cement bunny bench

 

 

Is a wonderful place to sit and enjoy a glass of Lillet

 

 

and some berries.

 

 

 

 

 

 

I hope it’s spring where you are!

 

or close to it.

 

 

 

 

Please visit my three friends by clicking on their names below.

 

 

 

  MARY at HomeIsWhereTheBoatIs

 

 

PAM at EverydayLiving

 

 

SHIRLEY at Housepitality Designs

 

 

 

 

and Me, LIDY at FrenchGardenHouse

 

 

DO YOU LOVE ARRANGING FLOWERS FOR SPRING IN YOUR WATERING CANS?

 

 

 

If you want to romance your Home and Garden with antique and vintage treasures to make you smile each time you come home, visit our shop FrenchGardenHouse.