Monday, September 6, 2010

A few more white camellias.

Father's Day was on Sunday and it was my first without my Dad.
It is also the month of the one year anniversary of my Father's passing.
I still miss him very much but with the help of my loving husband and the rest of my family, and all the warm and supportive thoughts and notes from all my friends here, want to say thank you very much.

I would like to say many thanks to all that sent kind wishes to the people of Christchurch, after the devastating earthquake. It is a miracle that there were no deaths and probably the fact that it happened in the early hours of the morning and most people would have been in bed, and not out and about. Wishing comfort, love and peace to those that have been effected by the quake.

Have a fabulous week and thanks for stopping by.


  1. The camellias are beautiful, Carolyn.

    Your father is still with you in your memories, in you and in your children :)

    That blue mannequin in your first photo, I almost bought that yesterday at Home Goods!!!

    I hope you have a wonderful week!


  2. Spring Blessings to you! The white is so crisp and pretty.

    May God comfort you as you remember your father. I am sorry for your loss and hope that you have many kind and sweet memories to remember your Dad by.

    Carolyn, Our weather is starting to cool down and I'm getting excited that our hot temps are going away.

    Take care and God bless you,

  3. Oh if only I was young again and about to get married - the Chanel gown would 'do' fine!!!!!!!

    The three white camellias in the bottles are really pretty.
    I'm so glad it's Spring at last...
    and I'm happily waving goodbye to Winter!!

    Carolyn, are you going to the Vintage Textile Fair on Sunday?


  4. Hello Carolyn,

    I'm glad to know you were not affected by the quake in your town. I thought of you immediately when I heard teh news on the radio. So sorry about dad; I know you must have so many wonderful memories. I hope you are able to enjoy your week, you are such a positive person.


  5. Dear Carolyn, The camellias are so pretty and I love that square bottle in the first picture.
    I'm sorry for your loss and I'm glad that your husband is there for you during such a difficult time.
    Big hugs,

  6. ahhh....the Camellias are gorgeous..

    Hope the day was filled with fond memories.

  7. i love that pic of the flowers in those transperant glass bottles!

    i love collecting bottles like those, but mine are nowhere close to those gorgeous ones you have there!


  8. Hello Carolyn my dear. Hasn't the time gone fast. Sadly it means my Dad has been gone for 2 years at that time. Fathers Day was different this year without Uncle as well but they are all at peace ah. Love you my friend. Think of you often but have been busy spring cleaning. A week on steroids does wonders! haha x ox

  9. Gorgeous post, darling!
    Love that gown in the last photo!


  10. Love that Chanel gown!

    So sorry, dear Carolyn, to read about your father - but his wonderful memory lives on in you and your children.

    Glad to learn that you are all OK in North Island & hope you have a good week ahead,


    Lola & Nora:)

  11. Hi Carolyn, sending you big hugs and flowers at this difficult time. I was shocked to also hear of the earthquake, thank goodness no one was taken. I'm having a giveaway on my Blog if you fancy hopping along, Catherine xx

  12. Your Springtime is going to be LoVely,like these beautiful flowers
    So glad to hear that you are safe and sound:))
    Memories will keep your heart
    happy forever..

  13. Chanel's Camelia, super gorgeous. I'm in love. Happy father's day to each and every daddy there is in Australia!

  14. Ciao tesoro!!!

    Certo...certo, ho sentito la notizia al telegiornale...

    Mi unisco a te alla disperazione del terremoto che anche in Italia ancora adesso fa paura!

    Un bacio grande!!!


  15. Carolyn,

    I pray for peace for you with the loss of your Dad. I hope the memories sustain you through the grief.

    I am also glad you are safe from the Earthquake. Very scary.

    All my best,

  16. My thoughts are with you at this time of remembrance of your dear Father. Glad to hear you are OK, and that others are as well.

  17. The camellias are lovely. Prayers for your on the anniversary.

  18. Your flowers are lovely.

    I lost my Father a few years ago and I still miss him so very much.
    I don't think it gets any easier with time. I'm thankful for the precious memories of him.

    Wishing you a wonderful week.


  19. Camellias are soooo beautiful..I love white flowers.

    Great post...thank you of sharing such lovely images.

    Hugs for a great new week my friend...spring should be popping up all over in your Country soon. xoxoox

  20. I thought of you when I heard about that earthquake. That would have been so scary. The flowers are beautiful. Thanks so much for the note. All the best to a week full of creativity and then some.

  21. I am loving your camillias Carolyn. So beautiful. I know that it must be hard without your father. Sending comforting hugs to you today.

  22. Spring is such a pretty season ~ it's like everything comes back to life ~ new beginnings ~ whilst not forgetting the people and memories
    that we hold precious.

  23. The white camellias are a beautiful tribute to your dear Dad's memory Carolyn.
    Millie ^_^

  24. Hi Carolyn,
    You have a lovely blog here and this post is beautiful. I love those white dresses and gorgeous flowers in the bottle. :-)
    I see you live in New Zealand. I lived there for quite a few years, in Wellington and Auckland. I really miss the great weather and the sea.
    Thank you very much for visiting me from lovely Shells blog. I appreciated your kind comments! :-)
    I would like to add this site to my creative blog list, if that is ok with you?
    I will now follow you here!
    Best wishes,
    Jo May.

  25. Hi Carolyn, lovely photos. So glad you weren't effected by the earthquake. I lost my Dad 2 years ago now, and not a day goes by that I don't remember him. Every time I think of him and the things we did together, it makes me feel like he's still around. Enjoy your lovely memories, and thanks for your kind comments on my blog, lots of hugs Robyn.

  26. We will always have our fathers in our memories, Carolyn. I miss mine too.

    Wondered if you were familiar with Peter Stichbury, the NZ artist. My daughter has a gallery in NYC and her fall opening is with Peter's work. (

  27. I know how you feel about your father. I lost my father 5 years ago and he is still in my heart. the pain at some point will go away but the memories and love will always be there.


  28. Love that chanel piece


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  29. Those camellias are gorgeous. It's tough to get through special days without loved ones but it sounds like your supportive family is with you.
    Glad to hear everyone was safe after the earthquake. The destruction of the buildings was scary to see.

  30. The camillias are lovely. My parents have a camillia bush with deep pink and white striped camillias...

  31. Hi Carolyn,
    My heartfelt thoughts are with you on this anniversary of your Dad's passing. I know the way you feel. It does get better, but takes time. We always miss them. My Dad will be gone Oct.21st twelve years already. It seems like yesterday, and not a day goes by I do not think of him and miss him too.
    We have wonderful memories and those are precious.

    So sorry to hear about your earthquake. I am glad to hear that no one was hurt.

    Your white pics are gorgeous. So fresh and beautiful. Love your Camellias. The prettiest I have seen. My bush is red and done for the season.

    Thank you for stopping by. Hope you have a great week.
    Blessings to you my friend.
    Hugs, Celestina Marie

  32. SO glad to know you have your husband and daughter to help you be strong and to love you, Carolyn! Loosing a parent is a surreal experience.
    Enjoy ALL your pretty white camellias and your family!!


  33. I love camellias Carolyn.
    What a pretty picture.
    I'm so glad you were not near the earthquake. I'm sure your father knows when you think of him.
    So Father's Day there is in Sept, and here it's in June.
    Have a lovely week, and thanks for your visit.


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