Monday, January 4, 2010

Blue Monday - And Something Blue

It's Blue Monday! To participate: just click here for BLUE MONDAY INSTRUCTIONS or check out the instructions in my sidebar.

Visit other Blue participants by clicking on their links.

We had a family wedding yesterday, and I bought the bride her bouquet. She wanted tropical flowers in a tight bunch. Here are some shots of the finished product. Please notice the touches of blue.

The large green orchids were flown in from Holland.

Here's one tiny shot showing the groom's boutonniere.

Happy Blue Monday!

Blue Monday Participants
1. Lana G!
2. ellen b -
3. Diann @ The Thrifty Groove
4. LaVoice
5. Fifi Flowers
6. Sherri@lavenderfields
7. JohnC
8. Rose, WV
9. Sarah @ Hyacinths for the Soul
10. Anne Fannie
11. Boogieboard Cottage
12. Mary@OnePerfectBite
13. Rinkly Rimes
14. Christine
16. Maggie B
17. JLS Hall (Joysweb)
18. Maria, Sweden
19. dhemz
20. Clara
21. Yira-Glass Beach, Cuba
22. Grey Like Snuffie
23. barbara jean
24. Irene Photography, Norway
25. gengen
26. Karen @Elsie Eleanor Designs
27. A Vintage Cottage Home
28. LUNA
29. Anne S
30. shirl
31. Becky K.
32. Linderhof
33. Baba's Special babies
34. cindy
35. Maria Berg, Sweden
36. Kvasthilda, Sweden
37. Jeanne,backyard neighbor
38. ...Molly,
39. Jean Stockdale
40. Dayle - 1st time blue
41. DeniseMarie
42. mizhelle
43. hapzydeco
44. Helen
45. Tricia at Altered Schoolmarm
46. Kathy
47. Joy- Books and Life
48. Mary
49. kristina
50. Yoli ~ Apron Senorita
51. Lindy MacDuff
52. storyteller at Small Reflections
53. Katt
54. Maria
55. Shy@Milestones
56. Hagemor-Norway-Fotosafari
57. Hagermor-Norway
58. Carrie - Carola Nativity Gallery
59. arrie @ Cottage Cozy
60. Carrie @ Cottage Cozy
61. Martha
62. carolynUSA

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Lana G! said...

That is so pretty! Love the touches of blue!! Happy Twenty Ten Sally!

ellen b said...

What a beautiful bouquet Sally. Love the little splash of blue...
Happy New Year to you and yours!!

Diann @ The Thrifty Groove said...

Absolutely beautiful flowers!

Fifi Flowers said...

GORGEOUS flowers!!!

Sherri@lavenderfields said...

Beautiful flowers Sally! all the best to you in 2010! Happy New Year! Sherri : )

EJ said...
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EJ said...

I love the touch of blue in that bouquet!

My Blue Monday post. Have a blessed 2010!

Sarah said...

Stunning! ~ Sarah

Chubskulit Rose said...

Lovely bouquet, good luck and best wishes to the newly weds!

Sharing how we Welcome 2010. Have a great week!

Anne Fannie said...

Hi Sally,
What a beautiful bouquet, I love the flowers and color combinations!

Happy New Years and Happy Blue Monday!
Hugs, Ann

Boogieboard Cottage said...

What a beautiful bouquet! Happy Blue Monday and happy new Year to you, Mary

xinex said...

Beautiful bouquet, beautiful flowers! I love the colors, Sally....Christine

bj said...

What a beautiful bouquet..
Thanks so much for hosting this wonderful day for us,Sally. You are known throughout Blogland, far and wide, as Smiling Sally's Blue Monday. ;)
love, bj

JLS Hall said...

Lovely mix of colors. And I love the blue touches, but that red rose is really spectacular.

Maria said...

Beautiful bouquet.

Dhemz said...

oh my! that is too pretty Sally...very thoughtful of you!

terie said...

Beautiful flowers and nice touch of blue!

pam said...

Beautiful flowers....hope you have a grand week!

Barbara Jean said...

Thanks for hosting each week


barbara jean

CJ said...

I loved the bright colors of the bouquet. Happy blue Monday!

Glo said...

Beautiful! Love the colors!

Coralie Cederna Johnson said...

The flowers are lovely! The bright orange brings out those beautiful touches of blue! Happy Blue Monday! Coralie

Luna said...

Love the touches of blue!!
Beautiful Blue Monday, Sally!

gengen said...

It is very pretty flowers. Happy blue Monday. Mine is up also...

Shirl said...

Hello Sally, Happy Blue Monday. What a beautiful combination of flowers. I love this. I always loved to add a touch of blue when I was working as a flower designer. Love it!
Have a great week!
Shirls Rose Cottage

Becky K. said...

Very clever of you...the flowers are lovely!

Baba said...

Hi Sally, a beautiful wedding to start the new year ...the flowers are gorgeous..thanks for sharing ...
Have a good day... hugs, Baba

Cindy said...

How beautiful! Love flowers.

Darlene said...

What a beautiful bouquet!! Happy 2010 Sally!♥

artis1111 said...

Sally, these flowers are beautiful!!Kathy

Kvasthilda said...

Beautiful flowers!! Just lovely :-)

I am short of time and short of breath but have added a mixed and hurried theme to my blog :-)

jeanne said...

Hi Sally, the brides bouquet is gorgeous. I love that it is so different from the average brides bouquet. The grooms matching boutonniere is just perfect. What a beautiful wedding gift for the bride and groom. Congratulations to the happy couple.

Hugs, Jeanne

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful bouquet, love the colors together.And a great way to begin the new year, going to a wedding.


sara said...

oh my gosh, that was a gorgeous bouquet!!!

Maggie said...

Such beautiful flowers, bringing a much needed touch of spring. O.K. Just wishful thinking!

Denise Marie said...

what a refreshing bouquet.

Barbara H. said...

That's a gorgeous bouquet! On my screen the blue flowers look purple. But they're still gorgeous!

Marjorie (Molly) Smith said...

Very lovely, Happy Blue Monday to you.

Dixie said...

Happy Blue Monday Sally! What a beautiful bouquet!... and that's about the fanciest boutonniere I've ever seen...

Stay warm down there... Dixie

Nanna said...

what pretty flowers, & weddings are always nice!Happy Blue Moday Salley!

Diane at Crafty Passions said...

Its very pretty, love the little blue touch in it !
Have a great week.

LV said...

That is truly a beautiful bouquet. I have no doubt the bride was elated over it. You did a very kind and thoughtful deed.

Tricia said...

What beautiful flowers! They truly are gorgeous. Thanks for sharing and continuing to sponsor Blue Monday!

Blessings and Happy New Year!

The Muse said...

sometimes...just a wee bit, can be a giant blessing...!

and those little peeks of blue are glorious!

♥ Kathy said...

Those are beautiful Sally! Happy Blue Monday ♥

Anonymous said...

Gor-juss flowers! I adore green flowers of any kind: roses, spider mums, orchids.... What a lucky bride to have such a special bouquet and the groom's butoniere is just a smaller version. I would so love to order flowers from Holland ;) Lovely!
Happy Blue Monday and 2010 :D

Marice said...

love the flowers! so beautiful :)

u may view mine here

Anonymous said...

Wow! Sally the flowers are absolutely beautiful! What a wonderful gift. I hope you are getting settled into your new home.

Katt said...

The flowers are absolutely beautiful!! I can only imagine what the rest of the wedding looked like...
Happy New Year to you!!

Lindsay-ann said...

Love the tropical flowers, so pretty and so wonderful that you bought them for the happy couple.
Happy new Year in your new home.

Lindy said...

I love all the colors in the bouquet and boutonniere, but I think the blue is what really clinches it! I'm wondering...did they smell as beautiful as they look?

Thanks for visiting my post. =)

shy said...

What a lovely bouquet! The tropical flowers are very pretty. I love the red rose and the blue flowers that inserted in the bunches of flowers. Best wishes to the newly wed.

Your header is nice. Happy Blue Monday Smiling Sally.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Oh, Sally! They are lovely! I know they must have been thrilled. Thanks for sharing...


Sheila :-)

Mary Bergfeld said...

Sally, the bouquet is really lovely. I didn't know that this was a talent of yours. I sure do now. Have a great Blue Monday.

Carrie said...

Beautiful flowers!
Happy first blue Monday of 2010,

Carrie @ Cottage Cozy said...

Looking forward to visiting all the "blues"!

Stay Cozy, Carrie

Martha said...

Beautiful. I joined in today for the first time!

I love the sandhill cranes in your header. We just moved from FL, and I loved our neighborhood families. I was never able to catch them when the babies were young. So cute!


Jean Stockdale said...

Love your pictures. Thanks for stopping by. I agree that is one hat that will never be worn!! Blessings in 2010,

Unknown said...

Bet that was a beautiful wedding! Love the flowers!

Happy New Year!

Ruthie said...

Well, I didn't post anything blue - but I am happy that I actually got back to posting again. I want to do more China stories and be more regular in my blogging again. (Been a busy summer and fall...and I got way behind on blogging.)
Good to catch up on your blog. :)
Blessings for 2010.

Scooterblu's Whimsy~Rhonda said...

Hi Sally, The tropical flowers are gorgeous!!! I bet the bride loved her bouquet! ...very pretty indeed!

Wishing you many blessings for 2010, dear friend! ~hugs, Rhonda :)

Cottage Rose said...

Hi Sally; What a beautiful floral bouquet. How sweet of you to gift it to her, love all the beautiful colors...
Have a great week.


Sue said...

Hi sally,
WOW! What beautiful flowers, I haven't seen a bouquet like that in a while. You have excellent taste. How blessed the bride was to have something this beautiful to have on such a special day.

I would so love to participate in Blue Monday,(now don't laugh). I have very few blue to share. lol. I just don't know why, I love blue but just don't have that much. go figure. lol Now if you would have green Tueday I would have lots of stuff to show.

Betsy Banks Adams said...

Beautiful bouquet, Sally.. And YES---I do see the BLUE for Blue Monday.

Love your header also.

Barbara Jean said...

Sorry to hear your husband is sick.

Hope he will be better real quick!!

Thanks for coming by


barbara jean

Jennsmere said...

Hi Sally! What a beautiful bouquet and how precious a thing for you to do for the bride! Those roses are my daughter's favorite, and I love the mix that you chose.

Be blessed and Happy New Year!

Candy said...

Still as fresh and lovely on this Tuesday.
I'm a bit late in posting my BLUE...trying my darnedest to get back into a blogging routine.
Cheers! ;-)

Nezzy (Cow Patty Surprise) said...

Oh Sally, those colors really pop together. It must of been a beautiful wedding!

You have yourself a fantastic day in the Lord!!!

Sara's Sweet Surprise said...

Hello Sally~ These flowers are beautiful. We've come a long way in wedding bouquets. These jewel tone colors are so vibrant in your photos. I also like the subtle touches of blue.

Sweet wishes,

Carly said...

I love your cute header!

Irene said...

Beautiful bouquet! I'm a bit late to say happy blue monday, so happy blue week :o)

Bargain Decorating with Laurie said...

Beautiful. How nice of you to do that for the bride. I know she was thrilled with the results. laurie