Pretty Pinks

I love carnations.  
I love their spicy fragrance and blooms that seem to last forever...

...and their old~fashioned charm.


I brought home this heavenly bouquet for Christmas and had these long stem blooms mixed with Frazier fir in a cobalt blue vase on our mantle.  It was lovely.


When we took down our Christmas tree and all associated limbs throughout our home, I saved these petite pinks and snipped them to fit in an Italian style rustic stone planter.


The other day, the light was so soft outside that I grabbed my camera and shot these dreamy images of the carnations on my dining room table.  The light coming in from the wall of paned windows provided a beautiful bokeh backdrop.


These flowers remind me of my Mother a little bit.  When I graduated from high school {a million years ago} I had a bouquet of pink carnations delivered to my Mom.  {My Dad helped me with the surprise that day.}

This sweet smelling bouquet is still making our noses tickle  ~ nearly two weeks since I brought them home from the market.

Happy first weekend of the New Year.

Ciao amici,

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It's been a while since I joined the Pink Saturday fun, so I am linking up!


Felicia said...

beautiful :)

Jeanne said...

Hi Suzanne,
Your photos of pink are beautiful. I haven't had much time to visit this past year but I am hoping to better in 2013.

Happy 2013.
xo, Jeanne

Margie said...

Carnations never looked so beautiful my dear!

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

:D What a sweet post....I love the pretty little blossoms in the rustic stone planter, Suzanne.

Happy New Year, my friend!

Beverly said...

Happy Pink Saturday, Suzanne. I am so glad you joined us. Thank you for making Pink Saturday special.

I love carnations, too. Their delicate scent does linger. Thank you for sharing your pretty blooms.

Jennifer Grenko said...

I'm sure your home was lovely for the holidays. I love the fresh, non-smell of carnations. They're my birth month flower too! Happy New Year!

Winnie said...

I just discovered your blog after reading The Artful Blogger. I really enjoyed the tips you gave (I am a new blogger ((since March)). Your photography is just gorgeous. I smiled when I saw your header as I love Cia Bello especially the Key Lime Graham Cracker one. I love handmade gifts and I will be paying your shop a visit later. Take care.

Suzanne ~ Italian Girl in Georgia said...

Hey Girls! Thank you all for you sweet comments. I am looking forward to seeing your pink posts.

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