Bluebottle Flowers for Blue Bottles


 I picked some Bluebottle flowers,

also known as Bachelor’s Buttons or Cornflowers,

from my field of dreams . . .

Bachelor's Button

 Bluebottle flowers grow in drifts

alongside daisies in the field . . .

Wildflowers in field


It seemed fitting to use

blue bottles as vases

for Bluebottle flowers:)


 And to enjoy for a little nest feathering and

 blooming on a shelf in the Potting Shed.

Blue Bottles & Flowers







“How does the Meadow flower its bloom unfold? Because the lovely little flower is free down to its root, and in that freedom bold.”
~ William Wordsworth

Bluebottle Flowers & Daisies Field

Hope you’re enjoying a
few blooms where you are!


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  35 comments for “Bluebottle Flowers for Blue Bottles

  1. Lynn@Happier Than A Pig In Mud
    May 7, 2014 at 7:26 am

    Very pretty Mary! G-Mom-B always had bachelor’s buttons in her cutting garden-enjoy:@)

  2. May 7, 2014 at 7:41 am

    I haven’t grown these for way to long, I adore blue in the garden, add stock, dishes and potting shed=perfection~

  3. vicky
    May 7, 2014 at 7:51 am

    Love your post today! The pictures are beautiful – the crisp blue and white of the Batchelor’s Buttons and lilacs, the gorgeous old blue and white platter, the blue bottles, all of it!

  4. May 7, 2014 at 7:55 am

    So so pretty! Love the blue flowers in the cobalt blue bottles~your vignette with the platter and garden sheers is wonderful, another Mary photo that just makes me smile!

  5. May 7, 2014 at 7:58 am

    shears :)

  6. Suzi
    May 7, 2014 at 8:21 am

    So pretty! I had several antique blue medicine bottles that I had collected for decades but sadly the got broken a few months ago. :-(. After seeing yours I am going on the hunt once again.

  7. May 7, 2014 at 8:23 am

    Beautiful, simply beautiful!

  8. May 7, 2014 at 8:25 am

    Hi Mary, Your bluebottle bottles are so pretty and those white lilacs must smell heavenly next to them. Mine are just coming into bud now! The potting shed is perfect in the new location, lakeside and field side. It looks like a cozy little house on the prairie, so inviting. Linda

  9. May 7, 2014 at 8:30 am

    This post is absolutely beautiful!!! I am so envious (in a nice way) of your potting shed. You must have hours of fun each day in there :-)

  10. franki
    May 7, 2014 at 8:48 am

    One of my favorite shades of blue!! Lovely!! franki

  11. May 7, 2014 at 9:31 am

    Oh so pretty, Mary, highlighting blue in my favorite potting shed. That cobalt blue shade is so striking in showcasing the pretty bachelor buttons. I also love that pretty pitcher with the white flowers. xo

  12. May 7, 2014 at 10:00 am

    I love the color blue…especially cobalt and indigo. Your photos are gave me such a visual delight. Thank you!

  13. May 7, 2014 at 10:04 am

    This is certainly a charming sight to see as I start my morning, Mary. A field of daisies and blue flowers must be incredible. The vignette in the potting shed is perfection. You continue to amaze!

  14. May 7, 2014 at 10:17 am

    Blue and white in the potting shed!!!!!!!!!!! 2 of my favorite things:):) You are a MASTER at all things beautiful and can elevate something simple into a thing of beauty!

  15. May 7, 2014 at 10:45 am

    I love all the blue! I want to come over and play in your potting shed!!! ;P

  16. kathy
    May 7, 2014 at 11:47 am

    “Bachelor’s Buttons” take me back to wonderful childhood memories of picking them as wildflowers in SC on visits to my grandmothers home. Does anything compare to thsi beautiful hue of blue? Once again you have inspired and amazed us!

  17. May 7, 2014 at 12:54 pm

    Blue, what a beautiful color! There isn’t a more beautiful color combo than blue and white.

  18. May 7, 2014 at 1:25 pm

    I collect cobalt and have quite a few bottles…some old that were my mother’s and grandmother’s, …and some new… I love using them as vases!

    When I lived in SC, there were several places I would visit during certain times of year, to pick the wild flowers growing there…bachelor buttons, daisies, Queen Anne’s lace, daylilies and in an old abandoned farm site, I could find both blue and white hydrangeas… I loved making arrangements with ‘found flowers’ to place all over my house!

  19. May 7, 2014 at 1:39 pm

    I need some of those flowers for my blue bottles! And is that a white lilac? I love the scent of lilacs.

  20. Ellen
    May 7, 2014 at 2:01 pm

    How I love wildflowers! Adore Bachelor Buttons, such a wonderful shade of blue. And the daisy’s’, are as fresh as my sweet little granddaughter!

  21. May 7, 2014 at 5:50 pm

    You always create the most innovative and thoughtful vignettes, Mary! A simple pair of garden shears…what a statement they make!

  22. May 7, 2014 at 7:50 pm

    Gorgeous. Of course I love the blue! Perfection as always!

  23. Katie Coates
    May 8, 2014 at 2:33 pm

    Beautifully done!

  24. May 8, 2014 at 6:27 pm

    Stunning! YOu need to write a book on styling and photography! When I need beautiful inspiration, I come to your blog!

  25. Marie
    May 8, 2014 at 8:17 pm

    Thank you for adding real joy to my day. Bachelor buttons are one of my favorite flowers, I had them in my wedding bouquet. Growing up they grew in one of my mother’s flower beds and I miss being able to just go outside and pick a bouquet. You have refreshed a beautiful memory. MM

  26. May 8, 2014 at 10:24 pm

    Never knew the cornflowers were also known as “blue bottle flowers” …. love how you displayed them in your pretty blue bottles….you always amaze me on the way to present things…like the flower in the garden shears…and love the glorious flowers in that beautiful pitcher!…I love that NC has such amazing wildflowers!…

  27. Ellen Martin
    May 8, 2014 at 10:29 pm

    Love, love, love this post!! The blue and white platter with garden shears and blue bottles with bachelor’s buttons is perfect!! I have a field of bachelor’s buttons and daisies near me, and love to gather them for wildflower bouquets. Thanks for bringing smiles and beauty to my day! You never cease to amaze with your lovely settings and photography.

  28. fairhopesupplyco
    May 8, 2014 at 10:31 pm

    Blue is the hardest color to find in nature, and it is such a stunning thing to find! So beautiful.

  29. May 9, 2014 at 10:25 am

    I enjoyed your pictures o much with the old platter and cobalt bottles in the window I have a window similar and love seeing the sun peek through of the mornings, what apretty potting shelf

  30. paula
    May 9, 2014 at 4:23 pm

    So pretty the blue flowers !! I heard the “Blue Bonnets” in Texas are a site to see !!

  31. May 12, 2014 at 3:37 pm

    This is simply stunning, I love blue and white, as a matter of fact I just posted about my living room and dining room makeover in blue and white, great job…. Love it

  32. May 15, 2014 at 10:34 pm

    Wow that was unusual. I just wrote an really long comment but after I clicked submit my comment didn’t show up.

    Grrrr… well I’m not writing all that over again. Anyway, just wanted to say superb blog!

  33. May 20, 2014 at 9:36 pm

    I’m enjoying your pretty blooms right now Mary. The blue bottles perfect for the sweet blooms. The vignette is glorious with the blue and white platter, blue bottles and flowers. Stunning……………..

  34. May 22, 2014 at 4:42 pm

    I used to grow those. It’s been ages. Now you make me want to go find some seeds for them! Very pretty setting there with the bottles etc…lovely.

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