Sunday, 18 November 2012

Frilly Petals


I bought myself some carnations the other day.  
Well, I felt that the house needed just a wee bit of colour so they weren't really for me, I bought them for the house. Does that sound like quite a good excuse, it sounded good inside my head :))

It has been so grey and dismal here and the weather is fairly horrid at the moment, What I wouldn't give for a lovely blue sky - oh well I suppose it is November!!

Anyway I bought these carnations - aren' t they pretty??
I just love their frilly petals.



In fact when you get in real close it is like another world in there - with all of those shapes and colours (that's what I think anyway, but then I might be a wee bit daft!!)

Sharing today with 

Nancy 
with
Your Sunday Best 
Have a great week everyone!!!

25 comments:

Giga said...

Za oknami domu szaro, ale w domu dzięki kwiatom jest weselej. Bardzo lubię goździki. Pozdrawiam.
The windows of the house gray, but at home with flowers is merrier. I like cloves. Yours.

eileeninmd said...

Lovely carnations! It is always nice to have some fresh flowers around the house. Have a lovely evening and a great week ahead.

Kara said...

Beautiful! I love the colors

Rosemary Aubut said...

Wow gorgeous color! Great photos!

Nancy Claeys said...

Red carnations were my dad's favorite flower -- thank you for the memory Ellie. xo

Bev said...

I love carnations...and I love buying them for myself...I know what you mean...for the house...the house just feels better with fresh flowers:))

Pam :) said...

Hi Elli, your not daft.. there is a magical world of beauty in the center of each and every flower.

TexWisGirl said...

i think carnations don't get their due. they are pretty blooms. :)

Sandra said...

It's so nice to buy oneself some flowers when the weather is grey outside. They make our homes come alive, don't they? I'm sure these flowers made for a cheerful corner and gave you an excuse to get out your camera to capture their cut-out petals and the cheerful colour!

Busy Little Chicken said...

Flowers are a must when the weather is horrid, they just make you smile and cheer you up! These carnations are particularly lovely! :)

Dianna said...

Flowers certainly brighten up a dreary day!
I nominated you for some blog awards over on my blog today - maybe they'll brighten your day too!

Jeanne said...

Lovely flowers Ellie! and what a good idea to buy flowers... I haven't done that for awile....glad for the reminder!

Kayla said...

Definitely other worldly. They are so detailed, they almost look fake or like they are made out of paper!

DIMI said...

Hallo Ellie!Great pictures!The carnation flower looks so beautiful!Nice color!Wishing you a lovely week my dear!
Dimi..

Ana Eugénio said...

red carnations in Portugal are a symbol of freedom and democracy since 1974. one of my favorite flowers and lovely photographed :) xxo

p.s. flowers for the house doesn't sound like an excuse to me, homes deserve pretty things!

EG CameraGirl said...

These carnations lifted my spirits. I'm glad you bought them for your house. ;))

Words Of Deliciousness said...

The carnations are lovely. Great photos too.

Rohrerbot said...

Sometimes you need a little color to brighten the day:)

Paul said...

Truly beautiful carnations!

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

Lovely macros Ellie.

Karen said...

They are a gorgeous colour! I often treat my house to a bouquet of flowers ;)

Anna said...

Hi Ellie,
Yummy color and captures! Flowers are perfect for these dark November days. The other day, I was just thinking, "I need to get some flowers...need the color". Great minds think alike :)

Rose said...

These are wonderful...if they are half as beautiful in real life then I sure don't blame you for buying them.

laura.forestdreams:) said...

they sure are pretty...frilly...and you certainly can get lost in there!! =)

Debbie said...

gorgeous blooms that last a really long time!!