Monday, April 16, 2012

Pink Petunias & A Peachy Country Farmhouse Quilt


I picked up some potted petunia's at the nursery that are going hog wild at our place. They do well here in pots until the hot weather sets in. I thought I would showcase them while they're still looking good.



Purples seem to be showing up here on the blog a lot too lately. Are these phlox? They are a nice mix with the lilacs which are still in bloom. 




I also wanted to air out another of my cheery vintage country quilts that I've had only a couple of years. I found this one with a small stain that didn't look serious, and was priced at fifteen dollars at the fleamarket. There is hardly any wear, and it cleaned up very nicely.





My "barely there" pink bench is taking a breather in the open air too.  The day is still on the chilly side, but the winds have moved on. We have some lovely days ahead this week. Even our allergies seem to be subsiding!




I believe this hand-stitched quilt pattern is called "drunkard's path." Do you know it? The reverse is a solid peach color. I think it would look just wonderful covering a table. For now it provides a sweet backdrop for a visit on the lawn since not much else is blooming here as yet!











































Thanks for popping by for a visit!
I hope your week is off to a cheery start.
 I'm off to see what ya'll are up to. . . .

Jacqueline




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40 comments:

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Your purdy pets are awesome - love that quilt and I do think that's flox, looks like it but I have never seen it climb like that- have never seen it potted before.

Glad your weather is starting to get nice again - wow did we have winds today - my hubs told me that his clip on sunglasses blew right off his glasses on way home from work, haha.

Dawn Dutton said...

I love the look! I'm growing all pink flowers this year!

My Grama's Soul said...

Such pretty pinks you are showing us today.

jo

Cottage and Broome said...

It is not phlox, those are an annual but I have forgotten the name! Love the quilt and the soft faded color, the combination is beautiful. Have a great week, Laura

jeanetteann said...

Beautiful corner. Everything looks great together. I so am in love with quilts and what a bargain yours was.
I am finally finishing off a scrap quilt I have been doing for about 15years. :)

Marina said...

Beautiful flowers and great quilt. Yes, it is a "drunkard's path" pattern... Simple and classic...

Art and Sand said...

Beautiful vignette with the screen and quilt.

Victorian1885 said...

Your flowers are beautiful Jacqueline.. I have never seen this quilt pattern before but I do like it.. great find!

Debbie said...

I believe that's not phlox, but verbena.

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Hi Jacqueline: Pretty posies and quilt. What a compliment to each other. I might be wrong but I think that little purple flower is called verbena.But, no matter it's pretty whatever it's name is.. ..Happy Tuesday..Judy

pembrokeshire lass said...

Hi Jacqueline. I, too, believe that it's verbena. Loved the mix of pinks and purple. the quilt is lovely too. How come I never find things like that?? Joan

val's alentejo blogspot.com said...

I just love the way that you use the quilts to lay on your table.. its such a unique and lovely idea .
I bought a pot of petunias last week and silly me..forgot to get them out of the boot and now they are a little withered..am trying to get them perked up..but i love them around the cottage. They are a happy flower
Also the verbena.. it grows like wild fire.. I have it around and its just started blooming.
lovely post Jacqueline.. have a great day
thank you
val

Laura @ 52 FLEA said...

Hi Jacqueline,
Always so many beautiful photos to see here...love the soft color combination of the pinks and lilacs...My lilacs will be blooming any day now! Happy Spring! :)

Anne said...

Beautiful colours and that quilt is divine!

Nann from At Nann's Table said...

Love coming here. Your flowers are gorgeous and you put it all together so beautifully. Charming quilt...so pretty and just adds so nicely to it all.

ImSoVintage said...

Everything looks so pretty. I love the pink and purple combination. That quilt was a great find for that price.
Laura

Sandy aka Doris the Great said...

That quilt is gorgeous. And the flowers beautiful.

Fixing My Thoughts said...

A simply beautiful post! Bess

Maarit said...

What a nice cosy summer feeling you have created! And you have already the lilacs in bloom, we have them in June...

Bella said...

Hi J,
I LOVE seeing you all cheery and bright! Your verbena is a hummingbird favorite! Do you have lots of huummers? I am ready to spread your lovely new(ish) quilt out for a big nap in the sun, yummy idea huh?
Hugs,
Bella

Haworth said...

That quilt is just so pretty, Jacqueline. And the flowers look lovely together on your patio with the door and little bench. If that's 'Verbena tapien' then it's drought resistant!

Mary Palumbo Collings said...

Beautiful pictures, love all the pink & lavender. lovely blog, so glad I found you.
Ciao,
Mary

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

What a gorgeous pink post, I love petunias. It is still too cold here to even consider putting out any bedding plants.

S said...

Lovely quilt and flowers - and I agree all would look pretty on a table.

A Cottage Muse said...

Hi Jacqueline ~ stopping in to catch up with you and am so glad I did! The flowers in the post and your last are so beautiful and in my favorite colors! Hope you are having a good week!

zapach piwonii said...

Beautiful and so interesting blog! Regards.

On Crooked Creek said...

Jacqueline,
I adore how the vintage quilt softens the bench and screen door! The blending of hues in the quilt and flowers are so refreshing! Lovely gardenscape, dear friend!
Fondly,
Pat

Olive Cooper said...

That pink bench is a serious treasure. I think your purple flower is verbena. It is a perennial here and I have it in large concrete planters.

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

Your flowers are so pretty! It will be at least another 6-8 weeks before we can put flowers out without fear of frost! The quilt is lovely, too.

Blooming Rose Musings said...

Your petunias and verbena are glorious together. The hummingbirds and butterflies will be visiting you often. Your quilt is wonderful and you got it for a great price! I just love the pink and lavender colors of spring. Such a pretty post!

Kathy A Delightsome Life said...

I am just thoroughly enjoying my stroll through your blog this morning. The other day I picked up some purple petunias and found the sweetest pink petunias...we had rain - such a blessing, so it may be a day or two before I can put them out!
Have a marvelous day,
Kathy

pilgrimscottage said...

I salivate over flowers and yours are no exception. Lovely.

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Wonderfully creative photos and blog ~ love the quilt thanks for sharing, namaste, ^_^

Donna@Conghaile Cottage said...

I LOVE it all... You are using my VERY FAVORITE COLOR combo for garden flowers... Such soothing peaceful colors that ALWAYS SUPPORT "Smiling Faces"...
Wow, I LOVE that quilt. I don't know the name but it's GORGEOUS! and so is your bench...The whole setting is perfectly arranged!
Thank you for sharing your inspiration of beauty.
Have a wonderful week,
Hugs,
Donna

Robin from highpointcircle.blogspot said...

I tried to skim the comments (there are so many!) to see if anyone confirmed the name of your quilt. It is a drunkard's path pattern and is gorgeous. That quilt brought me over from Common Ground.

Cheryl~ZanyMayd said...

What a stunning color combination with the Quilt & those lovely Flowers.... Beautiful ~ Thanks for sharing
Cheryl

Rita May said...

That pink quilt is beautiful. I love the pattern and it make a lovely vignette along with the welcome sign, window, bench and flowers. Gives me some good ideas.

Kay said...

$15 for that quilt!!! Wow!! You are one lucky girl! It's beautiful! Love the pink and purple flowers and the darling bench. It's all so springy and charming! Kay

Katherines Corner said...

Wow! score!! this looks so beautiful, it looks springy and welcoming. Thank you for linking up to the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop. xo

Debra @ Common Ground said...

Hi J, well, you know I'm in love with that gorgeous quilt! I didn't read all the comments but I'm pretty sure that lovely lavender flower is verbena, which can withstand a lot of heat and sun if you keep it well watered. love the pinks and lavenders together. thanks so much for linking up with VIF.

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