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Red Buds

Hey my friends!
I wanted to share some photos of blooming red bud branches
I brought inside to add some color.
I also took the white slipcover off the sofa to add a touch
of spring green to the den.

My kids helped me gather these blooming branches from a tree on
the side of the road 🙂
Have you ever stolen borrowed branches from back roads in the country?

I really have fun with photography now that I “sort of” know
how to use my camera.
Takes lots of practicing.  Flowers are the best subject.

Check out my new french pillow slipcover.
I got it from Andrea at Faded Plains when she had an incredible 1/2 off sale 🙂
I love it! The texture and softness is fabulous.
She packaged it beautifully, with so many little vintage extras.

I used a texture from Photobucket for this shot:

And a grain texture to this one:

Did you know Donna at Funky Junk Interiors is having a
“Bringing the Outdoors In” Saturday Nite Special??
Well, I am joining the party, how about you?

Thanks so much for visiting today,
have a fabulous weekend 🙂
Becky C

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41 Responsesso far.

  1. Beautiful! I love that blossom! I think I'm about to commit my first crime (stealing branches, LOL! 😉 I have just started to notice a few trees around here. We got some heavy rains and wind this week though, hopefully that didn't damage them.
    I am thinking I'd love to get some faux white blossoms at the craft store, to have permanently!!
    Have a happy weekend!

  2. Beautiful images!!;)Love the branches you found!! Hugs,Rachel

    French Farmhouse 425

  3. KATHY says:

    The branches look beautiful,and i love your new pillow.


  4. Mariaelena says:

    Thanks for the beautiful touch of spring…Nothing like a branch of bright pink flowers to brighten up the room….can't wait until something blooms in this area…love your blog….xo

  5. sissie says:

    Your photos are so lovely. You have really captured spring!
    Your livingroom looks wonderful.


  6. Angela says:

    Great photos. Spring has definitely arrived in your living room. Looks great.

  7. Vintage Gal says:

    Beautiful photos. Yes, I have borrowed a few blooms from the side of the road in my day 😉

  8. I love red buds! Ours is not blooming yet. And its not in great shape. I dread the day when it meets its demise… Love your photos too!

  9. Fantastic photos! I just love the spring branches!

  10. The pictures are so pretty!
    Ummm….well, yes, I have "borrowed" some branches before 🙂
    Hope you have a great weekend!

  11. Looks like your practicing is paying off- your photos are gorgeous!

  12. Gorgeous pictures! I really like the 3rd to the last picture. The flowers look beautiful with your color scheme. They really pop! Nothing wrong with borrowing a few flowers. They found a good home 🙂

  13. Willo says:

    Beautiful! Our red buds won't be around for a couple months yet. Thanks for cheering me with yours!

  14. Beautiful pictures, Becky! I have stopped to pick wildflowers along the road but always feel a little guilty! The red bud branches are gorgeous and I love your new pillow. I have to check out Andrea's shop!


  15. leah mari says:

    the pictures are just lovely! im so ready for spring!

  16. Anne says:

    Gorgeous spring buds! Love those trees. Have you seen the Lavender Twist variety that Monrovia has come out with? Amazing!

  17. Love the "texture" pic!

  18. Becky… nice photography! If you love textures that you can add to your photos… check out this blog, the textures are free! http://shadowhousecreations.blogspot.com/

  19. Those red bud branches are g.o.r.g.e.o.u.s.

  20. Ms. Bake-it says:

    Fabulous pictures! Yes, I have definitely "borrowed" some branches and blooms from the side of the road a time or two.

  21. Becky….your photos are to die for…loving them! xo

  22. Amy Kinser says:

    Beautiful flowers, Becky. Does hubby approve of the smell? 🙂

    Ok, girl, your pictures look amazing. I wish I had you here to help me take pictures for my Etsy shop.

    Good night and sleep well.

  23. Beautiful!

    Love that old door!!

  24. Hi Becky,
    I love the redbud…reminds me of my grandmother…she had a tree and gave me one that I planted at a previous home….memories.

    LOL about taking pictures of flowers…much easier, than say, children? Still shots are much more cooperative, no? Great shots!
    THANK YOU for the sweet anniversary wishes…we had a wonderful time together

  25. Janice says:

    Beautiful Pictures! Yes flowers are great subjects to photograph and I have helped "prune" several trees along the back roads!

  26. Becky, Your pics are stunning! Love the pics of your room and your decor. Yes, I have stopped and picked branches from the side of the road ~ wild rose hips. I can't wait to have some spring color in our home.
    Have a great Sunday!
    ~ Julie

  27. Miss Kitty says:

    Your photography is just SO GREAT! Very inspirational. I also "borrow" blooms and greenery often…I am surprized I haven't been arrested yet.

  28. What beautiful pictures Becky. Those flowers add the perfect touch of spring to your home. I wonder what they are? Hope you're having a nice weekend 🙂

  29. Love the branches. They are amazing and really make it feel like Spring.

  30. Rozmeen says:

    Just beautiful!! Hugs,

  31. Susan Hemann says:

    Love the red buds! Great photos too. I'm still learning on my blog. Yes I have for years picked things in fields. When my children were young I did it all the time. I haven't done it for a while, but am forcing buds from my pussywillow and forsythia now. A lot of the farm land and open wooded areas where I live are gone now. Sad to say, I miss them. Wish I had taken some of the wildflowers home.

  32. Stephanie says:

    Great photos and I love the pop of color your spring branches add!

  33. Tricia says:

    Very very beautiful! I love these, especially the vintage! =)

  34. April says:

    Wonderful blog….love the red buds! I will have to go cut some myself now:)

  35. Annie says:

    Very nice and inspirative blog!

  36. michelle says:

    Your photos are beautiful and the buds are so wonderful to see! I can't wait for Spring.

  37. The redbuds in spring
    remind me of when we
    lived in Indiana. We
    had one planted in our
    front yard when our
    daughter turned one.
    I'd love to see it, now!
    Yours are beautiful.
    xx Suzanne

  38. laura says:

    Hi, i have just found your very lovely blog, such beautiful branches!! I have taken a few from parks etc, but none so lovely as yours!!! will be on the lookout now I know i am not the only one!!!
    Laura xx

  39. plenty of times….out here, a lot of the trees just spring up (pun intended) by the farm creeks…like the one by our farm

    there is a crab-apple tree I was thinking of "pruning" today actually 🙂

    love the redbuds…they certainly don't last long enough!

  40. Just beautiful, Becky!

    I've missed you, while I've been in my desert time. Everything is just as beautiful here as I remember. 🙂

    Big hugs,