April 9, 2015
I am excited, nervous and continually questioning myself about starting a blog.
Hopefully, it will grow into something that is fun for you to read and get inspired by.
After playing with my camera and getting some tips from my friend- the pro, Erin Cobb, I think I am taking some decent shots(she also took the pictures of me, which totally embarrassed me.)
Another friend, Lori Webber, designed my logo. Second to flowers, I can love some birds(one day I will tell you about my bird watching class that I took Spring semester of my senior year in college- binoculars on the quad.Ha.) and of course, she worked one in- I LOVE it.
Buckets and Blooms is just my work in progress. I have not written in years and I’m sure it will be a struggle as well. My husband John, who listens to a podcast called Grammar Girl, has already pointed out my dangling participles. I have no idea what he is talking about.
Taking something that is a hobby (flowers) and documenting it, makes me laugh. I am excited to see where this takes me- how my style will change and grow! What I think is pretty in 2015- will I still think it’s pretty in 2020? Who knows, but what I do know- I love working with flowers and love thinking about working with flowers and planning what’s next!
So Spring seems the perfect time to start writing. All the different color greens popping up all over the place. One of my favorites to watch come up are the hostas. They start as just little green sticks emerging and then one day- you have a huge plant…. like it just happened over night. Creeping jenny is starting to green up again right now too. As I am tooling around town doing the mundane everyday stuff, I am constantly looking for forsythia(now gone) and lady banks roses that are in full bloom. Oh my gosh, next I will look for peonies and hydrangeas and then finally my all time favorite- Dahlias. Spring- it is here!
This is an arrangement that I did with just things from my yard.
5 random tulips that keep showing up each year, lenten roses ,fern,
golden euonymous(which everyone HATES, read about it here!)
azalea – waiting to bloom, loropetalum, and a blooming tree that I have no idea what it is…
I did buy the yellow tulips. And, I used a frog for the very first time!
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Photo Credits: AIS Portraits, Glass Jar Photography, Kim Box Photography, Leslie Hollingsworth Photography, Jessie Barksdale Photography, Rachel Carter Photography and White Rabbit Studios
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Congratulations on your site!!! It is absolutely beautiful!
Thank you- love you! xo
I love your blog and am so proud of you!! Looking forward to many, many entries! Xoxo
So nice! Thank you! xoxo
An old songwriters adage, “keep righting your writing!”
Amanda and I are growing some flowers this spring and summer. If any survive we’ll drop some by! Hope y’all are well!
We miss you guys so much! Please bring me some flowers! I have some great pictures from your wedding that you will see on here!
charlotte…I am so excited for you and your courage to get outside the comfort zone and do a blog!! You are so talented and I can’t wait to see what else you do for jills party this weekend!! So far it’s a fabulous mix southern tradition with an unexpected twist!! Love the unexpected! You go girl!
Thank you, friend! I have loved getting to spend time with you. I hope that Jill loves everything- what a special occasion!
charlotte – so proud of you!!! This is going to be such fun to follow. As well as your cute husband, I hope you asked for Tod’s insightful and creative input! Good luck! Lyn
Thank you! I love seeing what all LeeLee has up her sleeve! I know you are proud of her! xo
Love your photos and writing! Can’t wait to see what blooms over the summer!!
Pam!!! You will not believe how grown up F is! Thank you for reading. Would love to catch up soon! xo
Boutonniere time? Ally immediately thought to call Miss Charlotte:) How cool to have a floral expert on call!!! Hooray for Charlotte!
She is so adorable! Thank you so much! xo
love your pictures and blog
Please teach a class
Thank you so much! I would love to- I will keep you posted! xo
Char- I am SO proud of you!!!!
Thank you- make me keep it up:) xoxo
YOU DID IT!
Seriously- I feel like it has been in my brain forever! Can’t wait to see you! xo
finally! I am so glad you are finally gonna share that talent with the rest of us! You are amazing and I can’t wait to see where this journey takes you. Love you bunches! And will love you even more when you schedule an arrangement class! Xoxoxo
You are too nice!You could do this with your eyes closed! xo
OMG, this is just fantastic. Please teach a class 🙂 So excited for you and all of your flower loving friends!
I really want to teach a class- will need some guinea pigs! Ha! xo
I want to keep up with your blot…know it will be fun.
Thank you for reading!
WOW!! I’m so proud of you for busting out with a blog! Don’t forget the “little people” when you make it big, sister! Xoxo-
Yes- all the little people. Haha! Thank you for reading! Miss you! xoxo
Oh Charlotte, you are wonderful! Can’t wait for the next post!
Pride- you are crazy talented! Thank you for reading it! xoxo
How exciting! I am looking so forward to all you have to show us. Congrats on your blog.
Thank you, Libba! xoxo
Love this! Congrats. So happy to see you writing about and sharing your gorgeous creations. Xoxo
Miss you and can’t wait to see you soon! Thank you! xoxo
What a marvelous talent you have! Your website is great! I am thrilled for you!
Thank you so much! I have had a great time working on it- I hope I can keep it up!
I love your blog and can’t wait to read more and see more of your beautiful creations. Thank you for sharing this. You are so talented!
So nice- thank you! xoxo
well sister, just stumbled across this site and it’s you! So so proud of you! What a gift you have! I’m already enjoying it! Xoxo
Thank you so much! xo
Beautiful flowers and words! Congratulations!
Jane- thank you very much! xo
All the flowers are fabulous!!! Thank you for sharing your gift with us.
You are so talented! Can’t wait to see what you post next.
Ann-you have always encouraged me, thank you! xo
Yay Char!!!! Such a talent- so proud of you!!
Thank you, Jen! I love to watch you and Nat get all creative- Happy Hour Crafts is so much fun! xoxo
Congratulations on your new blog! I love the concept and can’t wait to follow you!!
Thank you so much! We need to get together soon!
Charlotte, you are so talented! I am glad that you started this blog so that we can all enjoy seeing your beautiful arrangements.
Thank you- so nice of you to say!
Charlotte – I love reading your blog and if there are any dangling participles in it – I really like those as well. The pictures are amazing. Well done!
this made me laugh!!!! xoxo
Charlotte- So excited to read your blog and benefit from your amazing talent! I hope to absorb some of it by reading your blog. I adore your garden arrangement — it feels wild and imperfect- like nature itself. I can’t wait to keep reading! xo Sarah
Sarah- thank you so much for your kind comments! It really means so much! xoxo
Congratulations on the great work and the amazing response so far!
Keep it up- I am proud of you and happy for you!
that is very sweet. love you.
Your work is beautiful. What a talent. I would like to add your blog to y link page on my website. Beautiful.
Thank you, Cindy! I know you liked the picture of Willow!!!!
❤️ Love you and your many talents. So proud of you!
Thank you, sweet friend! xoxo
This is so great!!! Love the pics! Also, this is so random but the painting/photo at back left of one of the pics I feel like a remember at your house in Anniston…is that even possible? Again, great job!!
Thank you! Are you talking about the pastel? That is of my daughter- but the ones of us look way similar- frames and all! That is so crazy that you remember that. I saw your Mom one night when I was home- we were getting Mata’s to go. She was so lovely. Hope you guys are doing well!
I can tell already that I am going to become totally obsessed with your blog. I laughed out loud at the dangling participle remarks. Just think though, all that Wordly Wise will really pay off! xo
Wendy- thank you so much! I am so paranoid about my writing-John is trying to be my editor and not hurt my feelings- I need a crash course in Wordly Wise! Hope you are doing well! xo
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