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SIMPLE BEAUTY


A weathered looking but new wicker basket
holds a bouquet of
delightful shades of purple & soft whites.

A simply beautiful pairing...

I found these lovelies
~ also known as Sea Lavender ~
at the grocery store -$4.00 for a bouquet
& was inspired by the shades of purple
and their simple blooms


In charming wicker
they are perfect
for a farmhouse table


On a
french chair

or
adorning chippy old cupboard doors.
The peeling paint is a perfect shabby backdrop to the dainty purple flowers


Statice flowers make me think of wonderful
days at the beach...

smelling the fresh air,
digging my toes in the warm sand,
listening to the waves on the shore


so
inspiring


and
simply beautiful.

Farmhouse table tutorial coming your way~
As soon as I get a break in the weather for a few photos...
will be sharing the how-to.
Hope your week is off to a great start!

57 comments

  1. Hi Courtney,
    I was excited to see this come up on blogroll! I saw the first shot on your FB. I love purple and white, this is pure eye candy!! LOVELY!!
    Hugs,
    Bella

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  2. They are beautiful, Courtney! There is a simplicity in their beauty {and vice versa} and they look wonderful in all the areas you've shown. Supermarkets are carrying really nice flowers these days. One of the stores I frequent has quite a flower area set up.

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  3. Courtney simply beautiful is right! Soooo pretty! Girlfriend did you make the slipcover for your french chair? I just love it! You have a stylists eye my friend! Happy Memorial day! Vanna

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  4. Anything to do with lavender is my favourite.

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  5. I can almost smell the wonderful fragrance from these beautiful flowers.

    hugs
    Sissie

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  6. I flowers are so lovely, I love purple statice, It stays pretty for a long time, even after it dries out. I love it in the wicker basket, very beachy. Happy Memorial day! Mary :O)

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  7. Hi Courtney! Oh, this is such a beautiful post! Love your purple blooms and they look gorgeous in every place you've placed them!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  8. So beautiful!! Hugs, Rachel ;)

    French Farmhouse 425

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  9. Simple, beautiful, and serene. Thanks for sharing.

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  10. This is just simply gorgeous, alright! I love lavander and the color of them is sooo very pretty! I also love that french chair, it's so romantic! Really nice! I'm also at NTT. Have a great week.
    FABBY

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  11. Courtney- What a beautiful, sweet post. It just makes me smile with its simple lines-oh so beautiful! Hugs- Diana

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  12. So pretty, Courtney. I love the lavender :D This post is gorgeous, and I love the little wicker bucket!!! It looks great everywhere you photographed it!!!

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  13. Gorgeous flowers and spectacular photos! Especially love them on that yummy chair.
    - Susan

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  14. So lovely Courtney! I have so many fond memories of statice flowers at the beach too growing up and this just put a smile on my face. :-) Thanks for that friend!
    Vanessa

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  15. Oh I love the look of the wicker basket and the lavender! It looks so soft and pretty!

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  16. Its a lovely arrangement. The statice will last forever, dried.

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  17. Absolutely beautiful - as usual - Courtney! Love the mix of that weathered wicker with white. Totally swoonworthy, girl! :)

    xoxo laurie

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  18. So, so pretty and purple/ blue is a favorite color of mine for flowers
    KAT

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  19. Beautiful Courtney! It does have a nice summer beach feel :)

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  20. Sea Lavender! Now that has to be sweet!

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  21. Oh the sweet look and smell of lavender!

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  22. so beautiful!!

    thanks so much for stopping by & leaving a comment on my porch swing makeover ~ i really appreciate it! i wanted to let you know i did come by over the weekend to link up but didn't because of all those issues with google friend connect ~ i will check back again :)

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  23. They are so beautiful. I've always loved purple.

    xo
    Claudia

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  24. Simple, yet beautiful! I can't wait for my lavender to bloom!

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  25. I can't hardly wait for the farmhouse table tutorial Courtney! Your home is soooo beautiful!

    Hope you can stop by for a few seconds to join my poll and giveaway mon amie!
    -Marie

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  26. Simply lovely photos every one!!
    blessings, Nellie

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  27. How lovely! I am all over purple and white this year. One of my favorite plantings is a white mandevilla underplanted with purple calibrachoa.

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  28. Courtney, last night I was browsing and didn't have time to comment on posts, but happen to share your post with my Husband who thought as I do, your photos in this post are breathtaking! Beautiful beautiful beautiful! I love the softness of the chair and starfish against the rustic basket then the prettiness of the lavender flowers. You did a wonderful job as always, xxx

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  29. Love, love, love the baskets. They look wonderful and I can almost smell the beautiful aroma through the computer. Gorgeous. Thanks so much for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

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  30. beautiful!!

    blessings
    barbara jean

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  31. That basket really is so versatile, Courtney! Love the way you staged it with those gorgeous flowers.

    Erin
    (whose favorite color is purple!)

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  32. Beautiful!! Love the touches of sea...

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  33. White with lavender is so underrated! But those are my two garden colors. Adore the basket and the various backgrounds. What a pleasure to see your creativity. Jane

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  34. Courtney,
    Inspiration, indeed! Lovely post!
    Lovely voice!
    Fondly,
    Pat

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  35. Gorgeous Courtney. Love that basket. The purple flowers look wonderful in it.

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  36. These are so pretty Courtney and the basket is perfect. I hope you enjoyed your holiday weekend.
    XO

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  37. Stopping by from Yards and Yards to say hello. I love your blog and will have to come back fro more inspiration! It's lovely.

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  38. Love your wicker basket and all of its many faces. I picked up three similar ones at TJ Maxx and love them. Happy White Wednesday.

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  39. O, they are so beautiful. You have such a wonderful talent with your camera, dear one.
    So sorry about the link not working..I will check and see why.
    Thanks for the heads up on it.
    xo bj

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  40. Now that is just plain pretty... love the soft lavenders in the weathered basket...

    Cindy

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  41. These photos are seriously gorgeous, Courtney. Simple beauty is right!

    Hope you're having a great week.

    Hugs,
    Marie

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  42. I agree...Simply Beautiful! I adore the basket. A very sweet post.

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  43. Courtney, you are very inspiring! A true artiste!

    Trinidad

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  44. Lovely photos! And I agree...those flowers pair perfectly with the faded vintage basket! Simply lovely!
    Best Wishes and Blessings,
    Amanda

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  45. Beautiful photos! Simplicity is always very sophisticated as well.

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  46. Courtney!
    You have too much fun with your photo shoots, don't you?
    I love the colors and the lighting and the softness in your pictures. The subject matter is delightfully endearing, too!
    I have a basket similar to this on my front door and love it every time I see it. Of course, my flowers are faux, but don't tell anyone :)
    Thank you for the beautiful inspiration!
    Have a wonderfully blessed day!
    ~me

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  47. Courtney, Thank you for sharing these beautiful flowers at my party. I love the wicker container and your photos are just gorgeous.
    xo,
    Sherry

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  48. Those are beautiful. I almost bought a lavender plant the other day at the grocery store, but thought I might find some better ones at a nursery.

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  49. Very pretty flowers and the photos are also pretty. Thanks for sharing.....Julin

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  50. I'm crazy about that French chair! Lovely photos!

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  51. Courtney,
    This lavender flower is beautiful and a perfect match to the natural wicker. Very pretty! Thanks for linking it up at HSH!
    Sherry

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  52. very pretty and summery. hope you had a great weekend. Thanks for sharing this at Transformations and Treasures!

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  53. Aren't those purple flowers amazing in that basket. And that basket looks great in all settings seems to me. Where did you find it? I've been wanting something like that. Thanks for joining my party.

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  54. Gorgeous! You always find such lovely flowers. I'd die for some little basket arrangements like these around the house, but I'm sure my cat would destroy them. Sigh!

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