strawberries and roses – the red and white bouquet

by Sharon Santoni
[blank]Roses are blooming,
strawberries  are fruiting,
the sun is shining
and the evenings are warm….[blank]
[blank] two outsized bouquets on my table,
in white tureens
a little buxus,
five different roses,
some chamomile, or feverfew (I can never remember)
a couple of peonies …..
and the strawberries [blank]
[blank] candles,
good food,
charming company ….
it’s not much to ask is it? [blank]
[blank]hope you had a lovely weekend 
with something pretty on your table too! [blank]


Wild Oak Designs July 1, 2013 - 4:50 pm

Beautiful! I love it! So simple and charming!
Have a great week!

Castles Crowns and Cottages July 1, 2013 - 5:08 pm

Oh là là – j'adore les roses Madame! Bonne journée! Anita

I Dream Of July 1, 2013 - 5:18 pm

Not too much to ask at all! What a lovely table you've set. The flowers are just gorgeous. My table top is the last of the peonies and some hydrangeas which are just starting to bloom in my yard. I love July! Happy Monday. XO

Catherine July 1, 2013 - 5:30 pm

You have real MAGIC when it comes to arranging flowers!!! I can hardly say this is the best ever but it is one of my all time favorites.

Karen Albert July 1, 2013 - 5:39 pm

Dear Sharon a truly visual delight! Gorgeous florals!

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La Table De Nana July 1, 2013 - 5:58 pm

I just picked Roses and Feverfew..sadly no strawberries here because they look beautiful in your bouquet.You have a true flair for flower arranging..and I love that they do not look arranged.
Charlotte Rampling beautiful..:)Natural.

manuela carvalho July 1, 2013 - 6:34 pm

Dear Sharon, your blog is on my "best blogs" list. I love your blog! A lovely, lovely post!‎

Babi July 1, 2013 - 7:03 pm

I'd like to live in France …
AMAZING pictures, I'm a little bit jealous, in the positive sense.
Have a great week.
Bisou, Babi

Jamie Herzlinger July 1, 2013 - 7:11 pm

Happy summer! The table looks fantastic! Champagne, good food, and good company, What could be better! I loved keeping up with your blog! Love, Jamie Herzlinger

wendi yates July 1, 2013 - 8:04 pm

Thank you for posting this beautiful bouquet – it is Canada Day today, July 1st and of course our flag is the red and white…so apropos Sharon! Merci beaucoup!

Ms Lemon of Make Mine Lemon July 1, 2013 - 9:09 pm

I gasped when I opened your page. You are so talented. Thanks for sharing the beauty. It is the picture of the way I want to live.

Hjem & Glede July 1, 2013 - 10:09 pm

Wow…….a lovely post……
Beautiful bouquet :))))


Bonnie July 1, 2013 - 10:56 pm

The bouquet is beautiful. I love the use of the strawberries. Your requests are quite sensible. Enjoy!

Kathryn Bechen Ink July 2, 2013 - 12:23 am

So pretty and love the fruit with flowers combo. 🙂

Missio Terra July 2, 2013 - 12:42 am

Absolutely charming and lovely! Thanks for sharing…

Anonymous July 2, 2013 - 2:52 am

Never have commented on a blog before but I am an avid reader of My French Country Home, always seem to make my day a little lighter. That beautiful bouquet and the simpleness of the setting was sweet and charming so I just had to say thank you. Also love the use of the wine cooler that you found over the weekend. Thanks very making my winter days a little warmer!

Reply July 2, 2013 - 9:18 am

Really, you are a breath of fresh air. I love your blog and always look forward to opening your email.everything is beautiful.

The enchanted home July 2, 2013 - 2:01 pm

Spectacular Sharon. I think you need a book "My French country flowers" it would be a best seller1

Linda Stansbury July 2, 2013 - 4:14 pm

I love the strawberries mixed in to this arrangement. So fresh! I like the book idea too! You already have enough images…

Colleen Taylor July 2, 2013 - 6:08 pm

Love this bouquet & that extra touch of strawberries, beautiful Sharon. xo

karen lacombe-fritz July 3, 2013 - 1:51 am

Wow this arrangement is so gorgeous. I usually hate the color red but this is so fresh and elegant.

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peggy braswell July 3, 2013 - 4:45 pm

the red roses are so beautiful + happy 4th + have a wonderful weekend.

Martin & the Magpie July 3, 2013 - 9:32 pm

simply beautiful…esp the addition of the strawberries….xx

Barbara Sparhawk August 19, 2014 - 3:47 pm

Your photographs are such a pleasure, always robust and delicate at the same time, and a banquet of color. A few years back I had a brief stint managing weddings at a splendid central coast horse ranch. The weddings were done in 24 hours following intense planning and gorgeous everything, and I’d always bring the discarded bouquets and florals…the world’s most fabulous things….home to my studio/apartment in the barn on the hill. I’d put the flowers in anything I could find, and there were hundreds of them, and for a week I’d smell and see hothouse glories. I did a painting of the studio filled like that once, called Saving The Bridal Bouquet. It reminds me cheerily of the joy of excess. You’ve got a good feeling for that on your blog, and I admire it.


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