Sunday, April 1, 2012

Nostalgia

{The lavenders smell so good!}
It actually rained two Saturdays in a row here.  Last week, I did this flower arrangement to "warm up" our dinner table during a cold rainy day, which my family really enjoyed.  So when I saw the weather forecast predicting another rainy Saturday night, I arranged these flowers for an outdoor family brunch before the rain came.  I used a Coke bottle (better if it was the glass one) as the vase for its image oftentimes evokes nostalgic feelings of my childhood.  It brings me back to those days growing up in my native country, I used to climb up a tree in our backyard, eating the fruits straight off its branches & drinking Coke out of the bottle during the summer afternoons.  I would then sit there for hours reading a book or doing homework (assigned by my dad before he left for work that day) until my mom called me down for dinner.    I was as agile as a monkey.  It's funny how I rarely drink soda now but the seeing a Coke bottle always make me smile :).  What is one item that is associated with your childhood?
Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

32 comments:

  1. Beautiful flowers! Thanks very much for the lovely comment on my blog! Wishing you a great month of April xoxo ES

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  2. Beautiful post!!

    xx alex

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  3. That's so sweet! I really like the idea and the nostalgic memory of yours :)

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  4. I'm just discovering your blog via the sweet comment you've written on mine. Your blog is very pretty, I like the fact you write about many things not only about fashion (I looooove fashion, but like you, among so many others things.

    G.
    xxx from Paris ;)

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  5. Always i drink COCA-COLA or COKE in bottle of 20 cl....is amazing this pic my dear.

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  6. Lol I used to love playing
    outside, exploring the
    nature when I was little c:
    But I'm not so agile as
    you are haha, I was a
    scardy cat lols.

    I wonder where they sell
    glass coke bottle? Anyway
    I hope the family brunch
    went well!!

    xx

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    1. Thanks for sharing your story:) . I found some here: http://www.drsoda.com/6pack33.html

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  7. That is such a sweet post! I grew up in India and the soda in glass bottle reminds me of the old time too! Love ur flower arrangement! I love hydrangeas in a watering can too for summer outdoor table too! Hope you are having a wonderful day!
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    2. :). Thanks for sharing!

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  8. Thanks for stopping by and commenting,dear!
    I love your warm and charming site.

    Big hugs!
    Inés

    SimplyClassyMe.blogspot.com

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  9. Hi, Great to read your blog.. adorable and yummy too !! Love foodie blogs as well of fashion of course. Keep in tough and follow on bloglovin.. I just followed you there.

    Hugs

    dawn
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  10. it looks sooo coool and creative!

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  11. I love the look of tinted green glass Coke bottles. Those flowers look really pretty BTW...

    -Shelly
    Quiet Luxury


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  12. What fun childhood memories. I used to drink coke from a bottle too (back when they were the green glass like Shelly said.) The best is if it is a little frozen so that there is an icy coke in the bottle. yum.

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    1. OH yeah, it does take better frozen :)

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  13. I like your post so much! These flowers are really gorgeous!
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  14. Love your post, in my chilhood I used to eat a lot of bicuits of Pince, when It was summer, because one of my friends was crazy of them, Nicolas and me used to sit together to eat them. Everytime I see them, or eat them, I remember him and the time we used tospend at the beach.
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    1. Aww...Such a cute story! Thanks for taking the time to share. :)

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  15. such a great idea to use empty coke bottles as vases! x

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  16. lovely flowers :) my childhood is associated with my violin, as I grew up around music, and have so many great memories from summer camps, etc. ahh good times

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    1. You must be very talented...Thanks for sharing :)

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  17. So in love with flowers, really nice photos, today I decorated my home with many yellow flowers now I feel so refreshed, isn't it said:

    Flowers always make people better, happier and more helpful. They are sunshine, food and medicine to the soul. ---Luther Burbank---

    Indeed..it's so true. Keep up dear, nice blog!

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  18. Lovely post, beautiful floral harmony !

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  19. the first photo is amazing so beautiful! :)

    xx
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