March 14, 2012

Roadside Rescue Arrangement

Coming home from work recently, I saw a huge pile
of cut flowering pear tree limbs along the curb.
Who would have cut these gorgeous tree limbs down?
Well, these trees do have a bad reputation for
blowing down in strong winds so maybe
that is what happened. 

Not wanting to add to MY reputation as the crazy
neighbor, I waited until near dark and then went to cut
the prettiest branches off of the pile and brought them home.
(is that even crazier?)

The branches seemed pretty happy sitting in water
in an urn on my dining room table.

Every year when these trees bloom it reminds
me of my daughter's bridal portrait photo shoot.
Unexpectedly, these trees were blooming when
we met with the photographer on the scheduled day.
The lines of the flowering trees along a sidewalk
made a beautiful arch of branches as a backdrop.

A lot of brides and their mothers probably feel like
a wedding is the ultimate DIY project.  Here is a
if you would like to see it and/or have five minutes to kill



  1. Such a great rescue and a beautiful bride!

  2. The branches made a beautiful bouquet on your table.
    Lovely pictures of your daughter!

  3. Lovely post ... glad you rescued the blossoms; they look beautiful.
    The pictures of your daughter are fantastic. Thanks for sharing.
    Thanks for stopping by Timeless Treasures and leaving a nice comment.
    Audrey Z.

  4. Beautiful discarded flowers and an even MORE beautiful photo shoot fo your daughter! She was a gorgeous bride! xo Diana

  5. The branches are beautiful in the urn. I would have gone out in the middle of the night and taken these too. Your daughter is so pretty and her wedding pictures are stunning. Hugs, Sherry

  6. I love it...we've been known to sneak and take in the night too for reputation's sake (;

    New follower, love your clean style!

  7. OMGoodness, I don't know why someone would throw these away either!!! I am a floral designer and this is GORGEOUS. We have a flowering pear in the cul de sac of our street. I am going to go check it today:):) Just gorgeous. I will be your newest follower. XO, Pinky

  8. PS, I went and looked at the slide show. Your daughter is beautiful and you looked gorgeous too! Our daughter got married, outside also, a year and a half ago and it was a PERFECT day!!!!

  9. The pear blossoms are beautiful on your table. I see why they have special meaning for you....your daughter was a gorgeous bride and the photo shoot venue was stunning!
    Mary Alice

  10. Fabulous urn and arrangement, I love it! Your daughter looked gorgeous at her wedding and the photos are fabulous! Hugs,

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  12. LOVE the arrangement in that beautiful urn! They don't look stolen at all! Listen, I am the President of the Neighborhood Watch, and I steal from trash piles ALL the time!!

    Adore the flowering tree allee that frames your daughter's engagement photo shoot!

    Come visit me anytime! Joy!

    Vicky ~ Sleeping In An Unmade Bed

    Sleeping In An Unmade Bed

  13. What a wonderful rescue! The arrangement and your daughter look stunning (your pics are great!)! Thanks for sharing at the Rock 'N Share!

  14. That is something I would do. Wait until dark so no one see me. I love the urn and the arrangement.
    I am a new follower, Thank you for all the inspiration.

  15. Gorgeous find! And your daughter is stunning - she is the picture of a beautiful blushing bride. I love today's wedding photos - they've come a long way since I got married!

  16. So very pretty! I would not have waited!;)

  17. Pretty flowers. They look so good in ur home. Love the pics of your daughter too.

  18. The arrangement is beautiful, but the pictures of your daughter are gorgeous! What a beautiful bride. Thank you for sharing at Potpourri Friday!

  19. I love the trees, the blooms are so very beautiful! Your daughter is absolutely gorgeous and didn't it work out so well for those to be blooming? Wow! Thanks for sharing all of the pictures.

  20. Hi lovely lady.
    Your flowers are Beautiful on your table !! You did a beautiful job with the photo shoot of your daughter! She was a gorgeous bride! I would like to thank you so much for your sweet comments on my post.
    I see I do follow you. I hope you have a wonderful St.Patrick's Day with your family.
    XXOO Diane

  21. Oh wow! I am so glad I came over! That arrangement is GORGEOUS! Can't believe you rescued that off the side of the road :) I am pinning it to maybe use it for inspiration for a breakfast I am planning this weekend.

    AND your daughter's bridal portraits - absolutely beautiful :)

    Love your blog! :)

  22. by the way - my other blog is what you visited - - on wordpress :)

  23. The pear blossoms look gorgeous on your table. And your daughter's bridal photos are stunning. How fortuitous that the pear trees were blooming at the time of her portrait.

  24. Ha, LOVE it!!! Who cares if you're "crazy" for grabbing someone's "trash" - I say crazy COOL! It's just beautiful on your table!!! And your daughter is beautiful too. And that was a huge understatement!! Congrats on getting the most views on Kammy's Korner's Trash 2 Treasure Tuesday. You'll be featured tonight so feel free to grab a featured button if you'd like. :)


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