Saturday, September 4, 2010

Fresh Produce Can Make a Pretty Arrangement

The last weekend of summer is officially here!! I know many of you are off camping, boating and barbecuing. I on the other hand am staying at home and enjoying some beautiful produce from the local Farmers market.

It is so fun to buy local produce. I had to get some of the many varieties of small tomatoes. They come in all different colors, sizes and shapes. Red peppers, cucumbers and fresh crisp grapes, YUM!!

I also had to buy some flowers that had a  Fall look so I bought some pinky/red small mums with yellow centers and yellow lilies.

As delicious as all the local produce is to eat, I have to take advantage of its beautiful colors and put them out to display in simple bowls on my counter top. It does not have to be an expensive floral arrangements to be beautiful. Sometimes just simple flowers in a vase or a bowlful of fruit or veggies is equally as beautiful. Or at least I think so. I will let you be the judge.

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The light was coming in the window at an angle and it looked so pretty. I had fun taking pictures, I hope you don’t mind seeing a few?!

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So there you have it!! Next time you visit your Farmer’s market or even your local grocery store produce department. Look at the fruit and veggies as a still life and have them out to look at and enjoy their beauty before you gobble them up!
HAPPY LABOR DAY!!
“Enjoy the Process”: Of
 Displaying your produce in an artful way and the Extra Day Off!!!
Kathysue

12 comments:

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Beautiful photos, Kathysue. Happy Labor Day to you, too.

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Oh, Kathysue! Only you could make veggies look like art! Lovely! I simply drooled over your basket post! I saw some lovely ones at Tarjay...may have to head over tomorrow to buy one! Have a wonderful Labor Day! Hello to Mr. GLODesign, too!...hugs...Debbie

Sarah said...

Ditto what Debbie says about the artful vignettes and the basket post. I just read the basket post. Fabulous!
Have a great holiday weekend. ~ Sarah

Julienne said...

Wouldn't miss a Farmer's market for anything and yes, I keep all the beautiful produce on the bench tops, in baskets!

Liz, Viive and Benji said...

Kathy Sue: I'll be in tears when the fresh tomatoes peter out! Farmer's markets are really on the uptick, they are all over town, and its wonderful!
All the Best,
Liz

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh Kathysue, you are so talented. I love your pics of the veggies and the flowers. So pretty. You can take the most simple things and make them look fantastic. Hope you are having a super weekend. Hugs, Marty

Sally J said...

I love fruit to eat, to paint, to decorate with. The colors are so rich and real that it's difficult for something artificial to hold a candle to the real thing. Those tomatoes look so luch, but that little bowl would be decorating the inside of my fridge because I like them cold! Everything looks so fresh and pretty in you home....wishing....

Jeanie said...

I was going to post the comment, "Only YOU could make tomatoes look this beautiful," however, I see that others beat me to it!! BEAUTIFUL!!!

Leah said...

Oh I adore your arrangements. They are so fresh and happy, a great way to celebrate the end of summer!

Luvs!

Courtney @ Project Pretty said...

Absolutely beautiful photos! Your dining room is lovely! There's nothing better than fresh poduce & flowers!

Kat said...

Beautiful photos Kathysue. These could be in a magazine shoot! I love to display fresh produce, it's beautiful and practical too. The colors are so rich, and they really are lovely subjects for a still life. Love the yellow lilies against the green and white - perfection! Hugs, Kat

xinex said...

Are you serious, KathySue? Summer has officially ended? My gosh, it still feels like the middle of summer here. I love all your beautiful flower arrangements....Christine