Hello dear readers. I hope you had a lovely weekend. It’s already Tuesday, the sun is shining here in Belgium and the day is already very warm. My little one turns two months old today, time really does fly. I am very happy to show you my submission for the June edition of 2 flower girls which you must know by now is organized every month by Elodie and Inga. My submission for last month was extremely late but this time I am right on time posting my pictures. This month’s flower to style were peonies. I loved last month’s Hortensia pictures taken by Katarina and their dark background. You can see them here and while you are there browse some of her recipes. Taking pictures with a dark background was a really interesting exercise and I had to review all the manual camera settings I usually use when shooting.
I arranged the flowers in a beautiful vase I found in a consignment store and used the top of my art deco buffet, which you can see here, to take the pictures. As you know I love thrift shopping. One of the reasons behind it, is that I love finding objects that tell a story in a way or another. In this case you can see that my lovely vase has an inscription underneath that says “En souvenir de votre “Grande Fille” février 1947″ which means “in memory of your daughter”. In this case “grande” can mean either old or tall, for me it could even say that the person who gave the vase was more of a symbolic daughter rather than the child of the recipient. This inscription makes this vase so much more special to me.
I love the way the pictures turned out. I had loads of fun taking them yesterday, some of them with my baby in one arm and the camera in the other hand.
Can’t wait to see all the other entries. Have a lovely day!