Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Hyacinths for the Soul...

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"If, of thy mortal goods, thou art bereft,
And from thy slender store two loaves
alone to thee are left,
Sell one and from the dole,
Buy Hyacinths to feed the soul."
- Muslihuddin Sadi,
13th Century Persian Poet

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Aren't the colors of these hyacinths gorgeous? And the fragrance! Such a cool, ethereal scent...I could just bury my face in them!...(I'd probably get olfactory overload) ~ still, for the last two nights I've had this little bunch on my nightstand, so my ever-present fan could blow the scent over me...just heavenly! I thought they looked so pretty in my Mom's little thistle-patterned pressed glass creamer ~ in the top photo, my favorite transferware plate (Pomona, Elijah Jones; 1830s) is in the background, and in the second photo, a footed open vegetable dish (Cologne, John Alcock; 1850s).

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The center image here is of an ACEO (little artworks that are trading-card size, 2 1/2" x 3 1/2") that I did a couple of years ago...the character is based on my tuxedo Angel Kitty, Artie (the original went to my sweet friend in Switzerland) it was done in watercolor and India ink.


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Have a great Wednesday, everyone!

♥ ♥ ♥
Anne

Post Script
I added this post to the "Treasure Hunt Thursday Linky party at From My Front Porch To Yours!

26 comments:

  1. So beautiful. I love the collage.

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  2. Such beautiful work! It makes me long for spring!

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  3. Beautiful photos! I love hyacinth flowers. They are gorgeous, and the scent is intoxicating. Love that quote, too!

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  4. First of all love the kitty cat with the hyacinths! I too love the scent of hyacinths.
    June

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  5. Hello Anne...Ohhhh, I LOVE hyacinths. They are among my favorite flowers. I have a pink one in the hallway as we speak.

    Love your photos....beautiful and close-up! Wowsers.

    THANK YOU SO MUCH for following. My blog is my joy machine. It's my daily spurt of unadulterated happiness with other bloggers.

    I'm following your blog, too! How fun! Take care and have a super duper day! Susan

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  6. I Anne, THank you for visiting me! I love your blog, and had to giggle at your title, as my family also has a cat.

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  7. HiAnne, Thank you for visiting. I had to giggle at your title. My family also has a cat. Lovely blog!

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  8. Hi Anne: Love your blog. I am your newest follower. Looking forward to getting to know you. Blessings, Martha

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  9. Those images are gorgeous. I love hyacinths and the smell of them as much as the looks of them. That poem is one of my all time favorites. xo Diana

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  10. What a bright and cheerful post!! I love your transferware! I am always on the look out to pick up a piece or two!
    Thanks so much for your visit!

    Hugs,
    Deb

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  11. So beautiful, I am your newest follower too:-)) Hugs, Biljana

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  12. Beautiful! The colors are so gorgeous and yes, love the fragrance!

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  13. Sooooo... Beautiful I would love those all over my house! Thanks for popping by and I too am your newest follower~ Hugs, Diane

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  14. I am so glad you visited my blog. I love your blog and I am now a follower. Look forward to your post!

    -Kim :)

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  15. Your hyacinths are gorgeous. I would love to be able to grow then and enjoy their scents and colors, but alas, they do NOT like our heat and humidity.

    You have a lovely collection to display these blooms in.

    Thank you for becoming a follower of my humble blog.

    FlowerLady ~ Lorraine

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  16. Anne,
    Thank you for feeding my soul!

    Kay

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  17. Thank you so much for following me. I'm looking at your photos, so beautiful! I especially love that vignette with the lace shadows, the oranges and the blues! Gorgeous. I'm following you now.

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  18. A post filled with beauty, the gorgeous colors, the illustration to which I say you sure you talent, very nice work, and the collage is delightful. What a happy post and so Spring - like!
    Blessings.

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  19. What gorgeous images! I came via the Haby Goddess and am now following! X

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  20. What gorgeous images! I came via the Haby Goddess and am now following! X

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  21. What gorgeous images! I came via the Haby Goddess and am now following! X

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  22. What gorgeous images! I came via the Haby Goddess and am now following! X

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  23. What gorgeous images! So pretty! X

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  24. I have no idea why my comment posted so many times! Sorry, I am having trouble with blogger. x

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  25. The colors are so vibrant, just lovely. Thank you so much for playing along with this weeks Make Grow Thrift xx

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