Thursday, July 16, 2009
Bottles and journals
I must take the time to look through Comments and answer some questions. These two were easy to remember so I'll answer them now.
I had lots of comments about the flowers on my kitchen windowsill that I posted a few days ago. This picture above shows a slightly different view with taller flowers and a milk bottle in the middle. They were originally a bouquet purchased at the farmer's market.
This photo was taken last week when I "snipped" a few zinnias off flowers on my deck.
I originally got this idea from a picture in a magazine that I keep in my original scrapbook journal. The only difference... their bottles were lining a larger window and the glass bottles were all that beautiful deep blue (the same as one of the famous brands of water has for their bottle).
This color works better for me. I've been able to find a lot of various sizes at thrift stores, Goodwill, and garage sales. I love the look that either one flower or many flowers in each bottle provides.
I also will place only one flower in the middle bottle... or a tiny bunch of my favorite Lily of the Valley flowers in early spring.
A look at my original scrapbook journal, which is mostly pictures, poetry, prose...
A page from my "newer" scrapbook journal which is actually used as a journal.
That brings me to the scrapbook journal posts, which a reader asked about. I will take some recent pictures of my journal soon but if you click... here... it will take you to the past journal posts.
They include links to some journal posts in other blogs using a similar scrapbooking approach.