Monday, October 24, 2011

Friendships Flower

A few days ago a friend of mine emailed me to see if she could "drop off a little something" to me.  She lives about an hour away so I arranged to meet her the next day when she would be coming in town.  When we met, she popped the back hatch of her van and this is what I saw.  

My friend has a beautiful garden in her backyard that she and her husband lovingly tend all summer.  She explained that she picks the  the blossoms and hangs them to dry in a room in her basement.  

The only thing that is not from her garden are the sunflowers (and the real pumpkin she used as the vase). 

Look at the beautiful dried peony!  She also has, hydrangea, allium, brown-eyed susan, globe thistle, ornamental grass, and so much more!

When the pumpkin "vase" goes the way of all good pumpkins...I plan on lifting out the bundle of dried flowers and setting them in another container. 

I am blessed!

Friendships Flower

Life is like a garden
And friendship like a flower,
That blooms and grows in beauty
With the sunshine and the shower.

And lovely are the blossoms
That are tended with great care,
By those who work unselfishly
To make the place more fair.

And, like the garden blossoms,
Friendship's flower grows more sweet
When watched and tended carefully
By those we know and meet.

And, if the seed of friendship
Is planted deep and true
And watched with understanding,
Friendship's flower will bloom for you.


  1. Hi Tanya,
    What a lovely fall arrangement...Beautiful everlastings!
    Yes, it will be great to re-use the arrangement after the pumpkin has expired. Maybe change it up a little with some Christmas picks!

    Have a great week!
    All the Best,

  2. What a nice friend you have, and I am sure she feels the same. Beautiful arrangement. xo

  3. Oh my word, what a precious gift and such a fabulous arrangement. All the dried flowers are just stunning, and using the pumpkin is such a great idea. Wow, love it. Thanks so much for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

  4. This is beautiful! What a nice friend you have. Those hydrangeas look so perfect - they look fresh, not dried! Thanks for following me on Art,Books,Tea!
    Hugs, Cindy

  5. Tanya, you must be a wonderful friend to have someone make that gorgeous fall arrangement! I love love love all the everlastings in it! I bet she got a big hug from you!

  6. Visiting from Not So Simple Housewife, and I love this! The perfect fall centerpiece.
    :) crafty texas girls

  7. That is really, really sweet! And what a beautiful arrangement! What a thoughtful friend you have.

  8. I've awarded the Versatile Blogger Award to you. Here's the link to my blog to post about it.

    Hugs, Kitty

  9. Yay, I am so glad you shared this @ Show & Share! Thanks so much!

  10. What a fabulous friend, and what an amazing floral arrangement. You are one lucky lady!! I have joined your followers list and invite you to join my followers list; as well,I hope you will grab a blog button. Hugs, Gayle

  11. You are blessed. What a great friend...she's a keeper! Beautiful flowers!

  12. This is such a lovely gift from your friend and to us for sharing it! The floral arrangement is fabulous. Yes, you are blessed.

    Thanks for linking this beautiful post to Potpourri Friday!


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