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June 5, 2014

Fresh Cut Garden Flowers

I walked around the yard and cut a few branches and flowers to make an arrangement.

Liz from Rose Vignettes mentioned Roses and Honeysuckle for the flowers of the month so I added a little bit of Honeysuckle to the arrangement, although mine are just about done.

I cut some Spiraea, ferns and clematis from the woods and my garden.

I added this lidded tea cup with a lilac design on it that I got from Mackinac Island several years ago. They have the Lilac Festival going on on Mackinac Island right now! 

There were just a few pieces left that I bought.  I'm not really a hot tea drinker except when I have a cold, but I thought it was pretty and unique so I had to have it.  

I think she said that this was the last of the china like this made for their store, and there wouldn't be anymore.  

I potted up some violas that I hope to keep going all summer.  I just love them- such sweet faces!

I used this MacKenzie Childs watering can that I ordered on one of those clearance sales they have on their web-site a couple of years ago.  
(Excuse the messy deck- the stain wears off from the drip line on the house- we haven't had a chance to destain yet)

I'm joining Rose Vignettes for
Fresh Cut Friday

I'm also joining Have A Cup With Mrs. Olson for Share Your Cup Thursday


  1. Lovely flowers, I love that childs watering can.

  2. It is so gorgeous, Liz. I absolutely love your arrangement and the columbine in there is so pretty. I love your lilac piece, too. My daughters used to go to Mackinac every year for the lilac festival...until they got married and had kids....lol...
    I hope you have a wonderful time in your garden this weekend- xo Diana

  3. Ahhh Liz, you are ready for a nice relaxing afternoon! A flower arrangement always adds so much to a table. Christa

  4. Your flowers are so pretty and I just adore that teacup. I love lilacs.

  5. Hi Liz, Your flower arrangement is gorgeous. Love the sweet lidded teacup with lilacs. Your garden is the perfect place to enjoy a relaxing weekend.

  6. Lovely flowers & china. I can't wait until my Hydrangea are huge and don't mind cutting some of the blooms for inside. Right now I'm not ready to give them up in my yard. :) Have a nice weekend Liz.
    Cher Sunray Gardens

  7. So pretty, Liz! Those violas are TOO cute!! Love their colour, all bright and bubbly in the sunshine!

    Have a great weekend!


  8. Your bouquet is beautiful. I love the addition of the fern fronds. I'm definitely going to have to try to plant some. Your header is stunning, and I love the dragonfly shown in your previous post. I'm not sure my comments are posting. laurie

  9. Absolutely gorgeous!! I would love to have a woodland garden. These 100 + days are frying everything! Love the scent of Honeysuckle and Roses, actually I love anything scented, but Honeysuckle brings back memories of Mom's garden :)

  10. Liz, your arrangement is beautiful! There is nothing I like better than a mixed arrangement...so casual and relaxed. The spirea branches look so pretty leaning over the watering can.

  11. Hi Liz,
    You deck looks like a lovely spot for a little break. I would love to join you! :)
    Love that darling watering can too. You did great job of pulling together a sweet little vignette. Thank you for joining in and sharing this fun post on Fresh-Cut Friday!

  12. FIrst of all....I love your MacKenzie-Childs watering can. LOVE it! And your arrangement is so loose and casual...perfect for your patio setting! So pretty. I bet the lilac festival is something to see. I would love to visit it one day!

    Linking from Fresh Cut Friday,
    Ricki Jill

  13. Your fresh cut flowers are just beautiful. Love your lilac tea cup, so pretty!

  14. Liz, I just love your fresh bouquet! I never think about cutting my spirea and honeysuckle :-) Treasure that gorgeous lilac teacup.

  15. Liz, fresh cut flowers from the garden always make such a pretty arrangement! My Spirea is through, but I love it's trailing blooms. The teapot is gorgeous! How fun would it be to attend a Lilac festival? So happy to have you join SYC.

  16. Honeysuckle has always been one of my absolute favorites! I can still smell it in the air from my childhood summers in Pennsylvania. I also love the ferns, they add some nice contrast and texture. I am a big tea drinker so I love that teacup, so unique! xo KATHLEEN


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Welcome to Home and Gardening With Liz. I have combined my previous blogs “Infuse With Liz” and “Sit With Me In My Garden” into this new blog. I love interior decorating and gardening. I enjoy redefining interior spaces by moving things around and reusing decorative items already found in the home. I also enjoy creating tablescapes and an occasional crafting project. I'm so pleased you've stopped by. I invite you to follow me and I do hope you will keep coming back! Liz
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