Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Beautiful Colours of Australia


First let me say "Happy Australia Day"! I know it's over now, in Australia, but we're celebrating here today.

The scent of eucalyptus, and the soft pretty colours are two of my favourite things about Victoria.   Pale greens, grays, blues, gold and pink with a little rusty tin thrown in. Absolutely beautiful and calming. 


I'm feeling a little homesick for my adopted country, so I created some soft, pale floral arrangements using vases in blues and grays. Just wanted to share them with you!





I've been adding images to my Flickr page, so for some more Australia click here!

That's that for today. Have a lovely day all! Back soon.
janis

24 comments:

Felicity said...

A belated Happy Australia Day to you too Janis.
I think sometimes it's more poignant when we are living away.

Your arrangements are lovely and the vases divine.
A little corner of Oz where you can click your heels together, take a deep breath and be transported home.

Felicity x

jan said...

And love the vase! Hey I have one just like that! : ) Thank you again - I love it! And Happy Australia Day !

Pinecone Camp said...

Thanks Felicity!
Jan, I'm happy you like your little "penguin". You know how I feel about them ;)

sunday collector said...

Gorgeous! Reminds me of my wedding flowers - I made sure there were a few natives in mine too (see below). Happy Australia Day - I spent the day at the beach, the weather was FAB!

http://sundaycollector.blogspot.com/2010/08/succulents-from-wedding.html

liza said...

Happy Australia Day to you! The photo and floral arrangements are beautiful.

Lindsey said...

I am so digging this palette! That muted blue-green with the warm hues and natural texture is so gorgeous!

nesting journal said...

ahhh such calming colors. ok you have officially inspired me to treat myself and our tired winter home to some fresh bought flowers. beautiful arrangements btw!

Angela Furlong said...

Janis, I loved your post! Delicious as always and particularly sweet of you to acknowledge Australia Day in such a beautiful way.

Angela x

Jennifer, Decorum said...

Those vases are the perfect Eucalyptus colours. Hope you're having a pie for dinner followed by a lamington for dessert.
Happy Australia Day in Canada.

Jennifer xx

Kerry said...

We'll have to adopt you if you keep that up :) And thanks for the tip about Colin...may have to put Vancouver on the travel plans!

gbf... said...

lovely wrap for australia day....i love the blue gum we had massives wreaths made with blue gum that hung from a marquee ceiling on the day we got married. looked gorgeous....Dayle x

julie said...

Beautiful images Janis, I love the way you have collaged them together.
x

shopgirl said...

These photos are gorgeous! I love how you capture the essence of each subject in the photos!

Hope you're having a fantastic day Janis!

the southern hostess said...

What a great post! I love this idea. You have such a good eye.

lisaroyhandbags said...

Happy Aussie Day!
Your pics are gorgeous as usual! Love your grouping, especially your mix of vessels - my absolute fave colour!

Oh! I made your gruyere cheese puffs during the holidays and they were DELICIOUS! :)

'odd and old' Linda Dacey said...

the colours are so fresh and as you say calming. what is australia day?...

Pooch Purple Reign said...

yes, i think some flowers are in order... well, when i can get out my laneway :)
PEI is stormed in today... again !!
happy australia day
~laura x

elisa rathje said...

so beautiful, i'm not so familiar with the place, wonderful to see it through your eyes. x

Natasha said...

Oh happy Australia day! Such a gorgeous country, and such gorgeous photos.
Natasha xx

Where My Heart Is said...

Such lovely photos Janis. Your floral arrangements have inspired me to try something similar - thanks.

kate / tinywarbler said...

you're right, such pretty and calming colors!
i love all of the arrangements, but the bottom image is my fave! what is the pretty little white flowers in it? is that eucalyptus? so delicate!
happy aussie day!

Sarah said...

Such charming floral arrangements, they really capture the bush palette beautifully. What a wonderful collection of vases also!

MAURICE and KING said...

Stunning. Beautiful blog! Nice to find you x

Martini said...

I just discovered your blog and love it! My Honey is from Melbourne. I visited in November and will go again in October. I love Oz. I'll try to take some more pictures like this when I go back.