7.14.2009

tiger, tiger, burning bright...

Just a pretty photo for you today. Tiger lilies remind me so much of my grandmother, who died while I was in college. There was a long row of these old-fashioned beauties along the stone wall outside of her back door. The window above the kitchen sink looked out on them as well so she could enjoy them while she washed dishes.

tiger lily

It's really hard to choose a favorite flower because I love so many of them. But these come pretty close, at least they're among my top five!

8 comments:

blushing rose said...

They are so pretty, they don't last long enough. TTFN ~Marydon

Melody said...

What a beautiful bloom! Isn't it funny how a flower or an aroma can carry us back to a person or place. We can describe exactly when and where it was. I love flowers for that reason.

Patricia said...

So beautiful!

Heidi said...

Janet, I'm seeking your vintage button expertise! Yesterday I bought a large jar of FABULOUS vintage buttons but many of the metal buttons are covered in green corrosion (which has then rubbed off on other buttons, making them grimy). I gave them all a good soapy bath last night and scrubbed gently with a brush, but do you know of any way to remove the corrosion from the metal? Some of the buttons are so neat and I'd love to save them if possible. I'd appreciate any advice you have to offer! Thanks!

Cece said...

Hey Janet, Just a out of the blue note to tell you that your pillow that I bought from you long ago still remains one of my very very favorite things in our family room and I always get compliments on it. I love my other purchases too but the little pillow I bought from you is front and center. :) Hope all is well, Cece

Ms. Moffatt said...

My tiger lilies are not out yet. Great picture.
You have a silver bug? I love them, wanted one since high school. The walk you see on my blog outside my studio was done by my husband. It's tumbled blue stone with small stone in between.It does look nice but we have to keep up with the weeds that grow between the stone.

{Louisiana.Bride} said...

I just found your website and I love it! All of your vintage aprons are awesome, as soon as I can make up my mind I will surely be getting one.

janet said...

Heidi, I didn't know the answer to your question but I did a little research and found a few suggestions. Try rubbing the buttons with white vinegar on a Q-tip or try metal polish and an old toothbrush with soft bristles. And check out this site I found - lots of info on cleaning all kinds of buttons:

http://www.buttonsintime.com/howto2.htm