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Monday, July 26, 2010

Herbal Essence

 

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My sister-in-law came to dinner last night and instead of the usual hostess gift of a bottle of wine, she presented me with a bouquet of herbs from her garden and a single rose. I placed the bouquet in a blue glass canning jar, since it seemed to befit the humble herbs better than a crystal vase.

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The herbs bundle consists of rosemary, parsley, mint, and basil. It smells so sweet and earthy, all at the same time.  Coupled with the addition of the fragrant rose, the combination is a feast for the senses.

 

 

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Thank you, Linda, for your thoughtfulness…..

24 comments:

Southern Queen Bee said...

What beautiful pictures,that was indeed a sweet and thoughtful thing for her to do. I love the smell of herbs. It never fails if I am at a garden center and I see rosemary, I have to run my hand over it. Have a great week, Missy

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

What a beautiful bouquet, Sue! Your photos are wonderful!

Jemsmom said...

What a thoughtful and unique gift! I bet is smelled heavenly!

Kathleen said...

I love when the guests bring something for me as well as the wine for the dh!
I really like it if the flowers are already in a vase as I feel terrible when I don't have time to look for a vase while entertaining.
Picky, huh!
Your bouquet must have had a beautiful bouquet!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

How pretty and thoughtful.
have a great week!

Jo said...

what a great gift! Something to enjoy for a few days!

Rhonda said...

I love the herb and rose bouquet.
The blue canning jar is the perfect container for it.
I can almost smell it from here.

Rhonda

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

I love to bring in herbs and put them in a vase, they smell so good. I never thought about adding a rose...lovely!

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Sue, this nostalgic vignette is so pretty, and your photos are wonderful! Love the way the bouquet stands out of the black and white photo. laurie

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

Hi Sue....That was a very pretty bouquet that your sil brought to you! I love the effects on the photos! As soon as I get time I will be revamping my blog a little bit. Thanks for all your help yesterday! Whew! That was intense! lol~Hugs, Patti

Lori E said...

I have done this when invited to the home of a cook for dinner. He was thrilled to get some of my oregano, thyme, rosemary,sage, tarragon, cilantro and chives. Some of them had their blossoms on and it was a real pretty arrangement. One that gets used too.

xinex said...

How beautiful, Sue! I can smell the fragrance too. And this gave me an idea of what to use my herbs for since I cannot cook enough with them.....Christine

Rettabug said...

Hi Sue!

Glad to hear you had nice weather for Kathy's Vintage Market Day in Mansfield. Someday I'll get there. *sigh*
You picked up some really neat pieces...♥ those shutters!

I think the simple bouquet your SIL brought to you truly speaks from the heart. Such a beautiful & USEFUL little gift. I may copy her idea very soon, with basil, mint, rosemary & oregano. Please tell her I said "thanks" for the idea?

fondly,
Rett

p.s. LOVE your new profile photo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Claudia@DipityRoad said...

Hey Sweet Sue... been forever since I have been smart enough to stop by your spot. I am always so tickled and inspired when i do.

Love your vingnetts and I can almost smell the herbs. What a lovely gift.

Hope you are enjoying your summer. Stop by some time and say hi :)

Hugs GF...
Claudia

Diann @ The Thrifty Groove said...

Hi Sue!

what a sweet thing for her to bring! I love to use herbs in my flower arrangements of just as is. You can't beat the smell!

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Hi Sue! What an unusual and thoughtful gift! I love your little parcel of books tied with string and a feather! I hope you are having a great week!...hugs...Debbie

Edie Marie's Attic said...

Thanks for your comforting words Sue. Mom is at peace now and with her loved ones. She's no longer wondering "Why". I'm so happy for her.

Love the herb & rose bouquet! What a sweet hostess gift. I love the aroma of herbs. I always run may hands through the basket of herbs I have on the patio and enjoy the scent.

Hugs, Sherry

Your button bouquet is darling!

Secret Garden Cottage said...

Sue, what a simply beautiful bouquet that your SIL gave you. It looks perfect in the mason jar.
Your vignette is lovely, BTW. LOVE the vintage typewriter!
Have a great day!
~ Jo :)

Kelee Katillac said...

So lovely...love the combinations of smells....

has to be amazing.....


love, kelee

Michelle said...

Your bouquet looks amazing, I think I may copy your sister-in-law's idea.

Also thank you for stopping by and your sweet comments. The adhesive I used either came from Joanne Fabrics or Walmart. It was one of those because those are the only choices in our small town :) I am pretty sure that it came from Joanne's though.

:) Michelle

Rachelle @ Adventures in Creating said...

What a nice gift, it looks so nice on your table. Thanks for sharing it with us!

Brenda@Cozy Little House said...

What a great combination! A perky bit of color in the rose. And such fragrance with the herbs! Love it!
Brenda

Shannon Fricke said...

How divine. What a perfect gift.

A Hint of Home said...

I like how you have taken the "simple" and made the "elegant"!
It made such a pretty picture!