Wednesday, 15 October 2008

Foxgloves, Delphiniums & Roses......

Oh My! Look what I found. I just happened to be passing my favourite thrift shop yesterday and just had to pop in. I am so glad I did!!

I had purchased some lovely vintage crochet hankies and a beautiful damask table cloth and was about to leave when my eye caught this vision of lovliness!!

Sometimes in this particular shop some things are not for sale - display only!! I can never work it out. This little beauty was hanging behind the counter, so I asked if it was for sale and of course how much!

Much to my delight and surprise - $12. Well I couldn't leave this confection of satin and tulle there when my beautiful mannequin needed a new summer outfit.

So home the lovliness came with me. I keep fluffing and fiddling - adding the corsage and the "diamond" necklet!

Perfectly delicious!!!

I just love my foxgloves. They are flowering beautifully. Such amazing flowers.

Delphiniums reach for the sky.

Roses of all colours bursting into flower - how wonderful is the season of Spring.


Angela Louise said...

Beautiful Leisa! AND your delphiniums and foxgloves...well they are to die for. I have never had much luck with delphiniums. I think that just as they are starting to get going, the weather turns nasty and I just don't keep enough water up to them. Too many other things to water. The only year that I had any luck with the smaller more perennial type was when I ordered some crowns from Tasmania and the garden was in it's infancy so they had plenty of everything. At least I can get to enjoy yours hey?
Happy day, Angela.

Cheryl said...

What a fabulous vintage treasure you found!! the perfect companion for your model...
and your flowers are really beautiful, they look like they've come straight from a gardening magazine!

Bobbie Lynn said...

What beautiful flowers. What a great buy for that beautiful dress. I pressed some of my delphinium flowers and have used them in my card making. They press nicely in between the pages.

Knitty, Vintage and Rosy said...

What cheery loveliness.

Have a great day.

Knitty, Vintage and Rosy

Sal said...

Gorgeous Foxgloves!
Would you believe that I have a Foxglove in flower,in my garden..very odd for the UK!

Janellybelly said...

Hi Leisa
Just saw a lovely pic of you and Melly on Leanne Beasley's blog :)
Janelle xx

Lissa Jane said...

wowweee.. $12???

You know, our opshops in Newcastle everything is over priced... *sigh* I had been looking for something like this earlier this year for a dance costume and everything was $80++ in an opshop!

Lovely lovely lovely...

PS got your link through Leanne's blog

Lorraine said...

I can see why you couldn't leave that treasure behind!! just fabulous!! and love your pics of your garden is trying to do spring and summer has leapt out and is strangling everything..too hot ....tooo soon...I am not ready yet!

sarah @ a beach cottage said...

hi Leisa

oh wow you got that for $12, I would have snapped that up too! great thrift! I love how it looks on your mannequin, I would love me one of those...

great flowers especially the roses, I don't have a single one yet here at the cottage, but I've seriously got my eye on some David Austin roses when they are not all sold out!

thanks for popping by my blog, glad you enjoy it!


Angel.Pearls said...

Hi teher -cute blog!! Love the flowers! // Best wishes AngelPearls Eva