Thursday, July 16, 2009

Bottles and journals

Kitchen window circa 2007 or 2008

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.


Grace said...

I like this idea of having a scrap book journal with pictures that inspire you. I think I'll have to start one for myself.

The Mangerchine's said...

Hi, I just came across your blog via a link. Wow! I love this scrapbook journal idea. I have to try it! Can't wait to read more about how you approach it!


scrappy quilter said...

I love the journal idea. Can't wait to see more posts on that. Great job Brenda on the window flowers.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing your journal/scrapbook!! It is lovely. I have begun a type is the story of how my husband and I got together and things that happened along the older daughter requested it. It will be a very long term project as it gets put aside for long periods when life has other demands. Thanks for all you share here...most encouraging in so many ways!!

Joy said...

very pretty. I am a bottle collector too. Love the pretty flowers you added.

Jonell said...

I luv that window sill photo..reminds me of my kitchen windows..check "my husband's perfect roses" entry on my " then to the left you'll see a pic of my kitchen window sill. I CAN'T NOT do that with a kitchen's the natural thing to do dontcha think?

JD said...

I'm enjoying looking at your scrapbook journals...I been trying to complete one for years...I start them, and don't get them finished. I so enjoy looking at other journals for ideas...thank you for sharing...