Friday 1 August 2014

Floral Friday | A Floral Arrangement

A pinch and a punch for the first day of the month. No returns!

August has arrived, and the sun is out, the temperatures are high and I'm wondering if our Winter will be cut short.

This month's focus is on a floral arrangement. I was excited to buy myself a bunch of flowers and showcase them to you today but it turns out that the floral gods had something better in mind.

Heading into my local florist, I was confronted my large displays of roses and tulips and lillies and orchids. But I wanted to find something different, something not so extravagant. Then in the corner of my eye, I saw a little basket filled with 3 little pots of African Violets and I fell in love.

They may not be a proper floral arrangement but they were what I needed in that moment. 3 little pots of beauty that provided me with joy and provided my home with colour.

Sometimes we don't always need the extravagant. Sometimes the simple will work just fine.

Yes, yes it does.

***Floral Fridays is a monthly photography project with different themes each month. This series is about fun and taking time out to smell the flowers. To play along, please email Trishie ( for next month's theme or visit her here
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  1. What a sweet trio if African violets! They look really pretty on the window sill. And such gorgeous colours too. Remember not to water too much, and they will stay lovely for you.

  2. Why must your pictures be so sweet?

  3. Beautiful! My dad gave me an African violet for my birthday and I've kept it alive for three years now *feels proud* I think they're such a pretty flower - lovely and understated :)

  4. Such sweet and cheerful little flowers! The perfect thing to make you smile! xo Karen

  5. Love them in the basket! They sit so nicely on your window. Happy little flowers:)

  6. I love African violets and yours look so pretty both in their basket and on the window sill!
    Simple is often best, I find :-)

    Thanks for sharing!
    Sarah x

  7. Ah, these are so beautiful. And you chose such a beautiful place for them to live. :)

  8. they are so cute. and i love the mood in these photos.

  9. ahhhh, the colors! <3 Gorgeous

  10. Oh goodness the cuteness is strong with these!

  11. Such delicate and delightful little darlings!!


  12. African Violets are so sweet and I love the way that you have arranged them in the little pots.
    such a nice way to dress up the windowsill.
    Happy weekend

  13. Hello Samantha
    These little pots are so sweet and beautifully photographed on your window sill.
    Hope you're enjoying your weekend.

  14. They are so pretty and look so sweet in their pots!

  15. Wow, love your photos here - quiet atmosphere, stunning colors! Am your new follower - come and follow me too? Have a happy sunday!

  16. You really have an amazing eye for beauty! It takes a special kind of appreciation to see such loveliness and beauty from simple and meek things, even in flowers. Anyway, I love the photographs you took. They are all just perfect. Thank you for sharing your lovely post! I hope you've had a fun August!

    Breanne Kunzman @ Nan's Blossom Shop

  17. What a beautiful flowers! You place it on a perfect spot!

  18. What a beautiful flowers its perfect shoots and place!

    Send #flowers #gifts to the #philippines


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