Pure Projects # 12

Good morning!  Ok, so like I mentionioned on Friday, I'm attempting to be back on track with the "Pure Organization" Projects Series!  (which I'm now calling "Pure Projects" because not all will be organization :)

{Just as a reminder, in case you're a new reader or forgot (it's been a few months! ;)  every Monday I'll be blogging about  a little project we can do to get organized, make things better, prettier or more fun.  It's my way of holding myself accountable (or attempting to) and I thought it might be fun for us to do this stuff together.  So, if you want to join in, I'm using Mr.Linky at the end of this post and you just have to click on the little link at the bottom of this post and link up to your actual post.) 

This week's project is to pick flowers and/ or greenery (either on a walk, or from your yard or from a nice neighbor's yard) and put them on your table to enjoy...  Just a little simple, free way to add a little beauty to your meals.  Here's a picture of some zinnias I plucked from our (very weed-infested) garden:


They just make me happy.  I love having a small arrangement on our kitchen table so we don't have to move it at meal times.  (When the table somehow always gets trashed...  Washing ours off after dinner yesterday it looked like a little food battle had taken place...)   Anyway, hope you had a great weekend & that you'll join us today with some hand-picked pretties!! 

xoxo, Lauren

If you're linking up, make sure to link it to your actual project post URL instead of just to your blog so that we can click over directly to your project. Also, please only link up if you're taking part in the project.  Thanks so much!!

27 comments:

Karena said...

Simply elegant Lauren!! Love the idea behind your projects!

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xoxo
Karena
Art by Karena

Sixty-Fifth Avenue said...

Love the little bottle you used, perfect for the zinnias. I passed up some old bottles at a flea market this summer and I regret it.
Have a great day!
Londen

LindsB said...

I wish I had pretty flowers like these in my yard, well actually I wish I even had a yard :)

mintagehome said...

Thanks for the inspiration Lauren, I went out and cut some greens from our yard to add some life and color to our space.

Amy said...

I love zinnias! You can check out the FAT hydrangeas I cut from our garden. Hope all's well! *Amy

Angela@Quarter Acre Cottage said...

I love the flowers in a simple jar! You can bet I will be planting major flowers in our yard next year!!!

Teresa Hatfield said...

Such a wonderful idea! Your arrangement is so pretty!
Teresa (Splendid Sass)

Karen said...

I love the flowers and set against your incredible wallpaper they pop.

What is the name of that wallpaper? I love it.

Karen @ Garden, Home and Party

diane@onlinefabricstore said...

I think that pop of red next to your black and white wallpaper is great inspiration for your new textile business.

Erin @ The Impatient Gardener said...

Mine's not a new bouquet but one I did a few weeks ago. It is, however, entirely picked from my also-very-weedy garden.

I'm not sure I could tolerate picking a bouquet these days ... the mosquitos are out of control!

pam@pixelimpress said...

lauren, i love your red zinnias against the black and white wallpaper! pam

Mary Carolyn Rentz said...

What a great project! Flowers make everyone happy :)
MC

*Chic Provence* said...

My backyard wedding link isn't simple...but I linked it because I used old bottles for the centerpieces!

Thanks

Kit

shari @ little blue deer said...

Oh, gorgeous! I love bringing fresh flowers indoors, you are definitely an inspiration!

Megan {Honey We're Home} said...

Fresh flowers make me so happy. I love the purple carnations I posted- they are beautiful and last forever:)

Gretchen said...

I MISS my zinnias. Your photo is beautiful! Since we just moved, we missed out on our garden this year...weeds are all we have. (sniff, sniff) So I have resorted to "borrowing"...--Gretchen O

Erin @ The Impatient Gardener said...

You inspired me so much I braved the mosquitos and did some pruning that needed to be done anyway!

Sara said...

Nothing makes me happier than bringing in flowers from the yard! I planted gladiolus bulbs this year and have been enjoying them inside for several weeks now. I've linked up - thanks for sharing!

Malinda said...

Hey Lauren! Love your zinnias. Wish I had some real flowers this year. A couple of long trips out of town, and the hottest/dryest summer in years just doesn't add up to much success in the garden. Good thing I'm not above clipping bushes and calling it an arrangement ;) Whatever works, right??? Thanks for the project post!

Dagny @ Scandinavian Chic said...

Looks beautiful, Lauren!

xx
d

Ness Lockyer said...

What a wonderful display for summer Lauren. Love the bottle.
Ness xx

Shannon @ Hase Haus said...

I'm a little late, but as soon as I saw your beautiful flowers in your post, I ran outside into our garden and snipped off a lovely hydrangea to display in our dining room. Love the series...can't wait to see what's next!

Jessica said...

I also participated and made up two little vases of flowers for the house. Zinnias, too. Very sweet and pretty. Just didn't feel like taking photo, blogging, linking etc. :)

liza said...

I love this idea. I ran out and cut some daisies yesterday. They are helping to keep Summer alive here. Thank you, Lauren for the push!

modern jane said...

It's Thursday but I got around to it! I love my purple balls... anyone what they are called? :)

Carly @ Honey and the Moon said...

I participated! What a great little project. :)

Sarah Cruze Designs said...

Thanks so much for the inspiration, Lauren. Keep those projects coming!