Saturday, March 12, 2011

Red Buds

Hey my friends!
I wanted to share some photos of blooming red bud branches
I brought inside to add some color.



I also took the white slipcover off the sofa to add a touch
of spring green to the den.


My kids helped me gather these blooming branches from a tree on
the side of the road :)
Have you ever stolen borrowed branches from back roads in the country?




I really have fun with photography now that I "sort of" know
how to use my camera.
Takes lots of practicing.  Flowers are the best subject.




Check out my new french pillow slipcover.
I got it from Andrea at Faded Plains when she had an incredible 1/2 off sale :)
I love it! The texture and softness is fabulous.
She packaged it beautifully, with so many little vintage extras.


I used a texture from Photobucket for this shot:




And a grain texture to this one:


Did you know Donna at Funky Junk Interiors is having a
"Bringing the Outdoors In" Saturday Nite Special??
Well, I am joining the party, how about you?

Thanks so much for visiting today,
have a fabulous weekend :)
Blessings
Becky C

41 comments:

All That Jazz said...

Beautiful! I love that blossom! I think I'm about to commit my first crime (stealing branches, LOL! ;-) I have just started to notice a few trees around here. We got some heavy rains and wind this week though, hopefully that didn't damage them.
I am thinking I'd love to get some faux white blossoms at the craft store, to have permanently!!
Have a happy weekend!
~michelle~

Rachel Noelle said...

Beautiful images!!;)Love the branches you found!! Hugs,Rachel

French Farmhouse 425

Mariaelena said...

Thanks for the beautiful touch of spring...Nothing like a branch of bright pink flowers to brighten up the room....can't wait until something blooms in this area...love your blog....xo
Mariaelena

sissie said...

Your photos are so lovely. You have really captured spring!
Your livingroom looks wonderful.

hugs
Sissie

Angela said...

Great photos. Spring has definitely arrived in your living room. Looks great.

Vintage Gal said...

Beautiful photos. Yes, I have borrowed a few blooms from the side of the road in my day ;-)

Joyce - Quilted Nest said...

I love red buds! Ours is not blooming yet. And its not in great shape. I dread the day when it meets its demise... Love your photos too!

Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

The pictures are so pretty!
Ummm....well, yes, I have "borrowed" some branches before :)
Hope you have a great weekend!
Love
Kristin

Barb@curlywillowdiy said...

Looks like your practicing is paying off- your photos are gorgeous!
Barb

Michelle @Shellsshabbyshack said...

Gorgeous pictures! I really like the 3rd to the last picture. The flowers look beautiful with your color scheme. They really pop! Nothing wrong with borrowing a few flowers. They found a good home :)

Willo said...

Beautiful! Our red buds won't be around for a couple months yet. Thanks for cheering me with yours!

Blondie's Journal said...

Beautiful pictures, Becky! I have stopped to pick wildflowers along the road but always feel a little guilty! The red bud branches are gorgeous and I love your new pillow. I have to check out Andrea's shop!

XO,
Jane

Anne said...

Gorgeous spring buds! Love those trees. Have you seen the Lavender Twist variety that Monrovia has come out with? Amazing!

Vicki @ Curly Willow said...

Becky... nice photography! If you love textures that you can add to your photos... check out this blog, the textures are free! http://shadowhousecreations.blogspot.com/

Ms. Bake-it said...

Fabulous pictures! Yes, I have definitely "borrowed" some branches and blooms from the side of the road a time or two.

Amy Kinser said...

Beautiful flowers, Becky. Does hubby approve of the smell? :)

Ok, girl, your pictures look amazing. I wish I had you here to help me take pictures for my Etsy shop.

Good night and sleep well.

Miss Gracie's House said...

Hi Becky,
I love the redbud...reminds me of my grandmother...she had a tree and gave me one that I planted at a previous home....memories.

LOL about taking pictures of flowers...much easier, than say, children? Still shots are much more cooperative, no? Great shots!
Rene
THANK YOU for the sweet anniversary wishes...we had a wonderful time together

Janice said...

Beautiful Pictures! Yes flowers are great subjects to photograph and I have helped "prune" several trees along the back roads!

saltbox treasures said...

Becky, Your pics are stunning! Love the pics of your room and your decor. Yes, I have stopped and picked branches from the side of the road ~ wild rose hips. I can't wait to have some spring color in our home.
Have a great Sunday!
~ Julie

Miss Kitty said...

Your photography is just SO GREAT! Very inspirational. I also "borrow" blooms and greenery often...I am surprized I haven't been arrested yet.

Tricia - A Rosy Note said...

What beautiful pictures Becky. Those flowers add the perfect touch of spring to your home. I wonder what they are? Hope you're having a nice weekend :)

Simply Bungalow said...

Love the branches. They are amazing and really make it feel like Spring.
~Heidi

Susan Hemann said...

Love the red buds! Great photos too. I'm still learning on my blog. Yes I have for years picked things in fields. When my children were young I did it all the time. I haven't done it for a while, but am forcing buds from my pussywillow and forsythia now. A lot of the farm land and open wooded areas where I live are gone now. Sad to say, I miss them. Wish I had taken some of the wildflowers home.

Stephanie said...

Great photos and I love the pop of color your spring branches add!

April said...

Wonderful blog....love the red buds! I will have to go cut some myself now:)

michelle said...

Your photos are beautiful and the buds are so wonderful to see! I can't wait for Spring.

Privet and Holly said...

The redbuds in spring
remind me of when we
lived in Indiana. We
had one planted in our
front yard when our
daughter turned one.
I'd love to see it, now!
Yours are beautiful.
xx Suzanne

laura said...

Hi, i have just found your very lovely blog, such beautiful branches!! I have taken a few from parks etc, but none so lovely as yours!!! will be on the lookout now I know i am not the only one!!!
Laura xx

Anne Marie... said...

plenty of times....out here, a lot of the trees just spring up (pun intended) by the farm creeks...like the one by our farm

there is a crab-apple tree I was thinking of "pruning" today actually :)

love the redbuds...they certainly don't last long enough!

Anne Lorys - Fiona and Twig said...

Just beautiful, Becky!

I've missed you, while I've been in my desert time. Everything is just as beautiful here as I remember. :-)

Big hugs,
Anne

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