Wednesday, August 08, 2012

A Colorful way to greet your guests

Who would have imagined that these..... 
could look so beautiful, vibrant and colorful?
My Crepe Mrytle stems (which I never would have thought to cut) in various colors from the front yard
placed in a straw tote with a small chalkboard sign
And perched on a chair near the door to Welcome You!
For more beautiful outdoor gardening ideas, I invite you to visit my Flip Flop Gardner Series (which is also located in my sidebar).


Sharing with:
Fishtail cottage
French Country Cottage



20 comments:

Kirby Dunton Carespodi said...

This looks great! My crepe myrtle bloomed really early this year--I was hoping for a second round, but it didn't happen.

Morning T said...

Such a pretty vignette - I used to cut my crepe myrtle blooms too.
xo~
T

Anonymous said...

so beautiful

Cozy Little House said...

Oh, I have some pink ones. But wish I had white and red.
Brenda

My Little Home and Garden said...

Your basket of blooms is just wonderful, Laura!

Diane @ The Checkered Apple said...

Terrific idea! Lucky you, you have all the lovely colors too!

Annmarie Pipa said...

very welcoming! and very beautiful!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

I love crepe myrtles, too. You arrangement is very pretty. They are messy though if you bring them in.

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

I never thought to cut those Crape Myrtles....great idea and such a beautiful array of colors!...They would make me smile if I came to your door!

The Cottage Market {Andrea} ♥ said...

This is a FABULOUS idea!!! It looks so inviting and oh so pretty...the chalkboard was the PERFECT touch to bring it all together...you rock once again! (hugs)

Heidi @ Decor & More said...

Gorgeous! I cut my crepe myrtle, too but I only have white... mind if I sneak a few of your pinks? ;)
xo Heidi

Paula said...

I need to do that as there's not much else blooming right now. Your arrangement looks gorgeous.

Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking said...

Oh my goodness they are gorgeous! Love the beautiful colors!

Deidre said...

Laura such a simplistic idea yet so stunning! A Bold statement:)Love it..

cathy@my1929charmer said...

Stopping by from Fishtail - love your Crape Myrtles, what beautiful color!

Jessica @ Stay at Home-ista said...

Look at all that color! You are really bringing out the color at the end of summer:)

Kim @ La Belle Époque said...

Beautiful color! It's amazing what propping flowers in a basket can do!

Margaret said...

Beautiful! I love having fresh flowers at home.

Fishtail Cottage said...

Laura...i love this! your crepe myrtles are so pretty! what a pretty variety of colors you have! thanks for linking up to Fishtail Cottage's garden party! xoxo, tracie

Keeping it Cozy said...

I love crepe myrtles... all week I've been admiring them in bloom and told my husband earlier today that we have got to plant them this fall at our place! Yours are beautiful... I love the variety of colors.

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