{floral friday}

{floral friday #86}

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Welcome to this week's {floral friday}!

Things are still a bit crazy around here and I just haven't had time to do anything really. So once again, I am SO grateful for my mom to let me use some of her beautiful photography and share it with you on my {floral friday}!

I know I already posted about the "sister" of this beauty, but I still wanted to share this fun-looking plant with you. ;)

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A few facts about the campanula:

  • Common names are Bluebell, Bellflower, Chimney Bells, Canterbury Bells, Stars-of-Bethlehem and Falling Stars.
  • The flowers are bell-, star- or funnel-shaped, are 1 inch to 2 inches wide and come in loose clusters at the ends of long stems.

  • The genus name “Campanula” comes from the Latin word “campana” for “bell,” referring to the bell- shaped flowers. {source}
  • The Brothers Grimm's tale Rapunzel took its name from this plant. {source}

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14 Comments

  • Reply
    Loulou
    Friday February 15th, 2013 at 03:48 PM

    Oh I lve your flower posts! Once again your mother has done a beautiful job at photographing these lovely ones.

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    Tracy @thecityofmotherlylove.com
    Saturday February 16th, 2013 at 01:16 AM

    Love these!!! In the US, Trader Joe’s starts selling beautiful little pots of campenulas for $5.99 in lots of great colors. I think I may have to go get me one!

    • Reply
      Vanessa @ {nifty thrifty things}
      Sunday February 17th, 2013 at 03:16 PM

      Thanks a bunch, Tracy!
      That’s a great price for the campanula! You should definitely get one of these pretties. :)
      xo! Vanessa

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    Monsterscircus
    Saturday February 16th, 2013 at 01:18 AM

    So beautiful flower and photos! Both your mom and you are so great with the photography! Sorry to hear that’s thing still aren’t going allright, hopping the best for you and your hubby. Hugs :-) Mette

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      Vanessa @ {nifty thrifty things}
      Sunday February 17th, 2013 at 10:05 PM

      Thank you so much for your sweet words, Mette!
      Things aren’t back to normal yet, but they’re getting better every day. :)
      I hope you will have a great start into the new week!
      Hugs, Vanessa

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    malia
    Saturday February 16th, 2013 at 04:38 AM

    Beautiful post (and educational too)! Hugs, Malia

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    Wanda Ann @Memories by the Mile
    Sunday February 17th, 2013 at 05:44 AM

    Thank heavens for Moms and Daughter’s too! You take care of you and that guy of yours!
    xoxo
    Wanda Ann @ Memories by the Mile

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    Elisabeth Andrée
    Sunday February 17th, 2013 at 11:43 AM

    Hello Vanessa,
    Your mother’s pictures are beautiful again, the third one is stunning! Can’t wait till it is spring and the campanula’s are going to bloom in my garden.
    Hope you are fine?!

    • Reply
      Vanessa @ {nifty thrifty things}
      Tuesday February 19th, 2013 at 06:01 PM

      Thank you so much for your sweet comment, Andrée! :)
      Things are getting better, but are still not 100% back to normal yet.. How are you doing?
      Hugs! Vanessa

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    Phyllis
    Sunday August 11th, 2013 at 06:02 PM

    I want to complement you on your choice of mothers! LOL! How blessed you are to have a mom who is so talented. She really creates beautiful pictures of God’s handiwork. I am curious if she is a professional photographer. And YES! – they look like paintings! I’m glad I stumbles across your blog referred to in “The Cosy Little Kitchen”.
    Keep a’goin’!
    ~ phyllis

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      Vanessa @ {nifty thrifty things}
      Sunday August 11th, 2013 at 08:43 PM

      Thank you so much for your sweet comment, Phyllis! :)
      I’ve been telling her to make more of her talent, but unfortunately she’s just taking pictures for herself so far..

      Have a fantastic start into the new week!
      XO! Vanessa

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