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Monday, March 07, 2016

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Cindy at enclos*ure

I wonder if Loi pressed his leaves in a book.

Lisa at Greenbow

How interesting. I would never have thought to do this with Lily of the valley. I bet if you put this dried arrangement in the sun it would fade to the color you wish it to be. I hope to remember to try this this year. Happy Monday.

Susie

Nice idea Linda. They are interesting on their own and you may find a way to incorporated it into a vase later as well.

Amelia

Those Lily of the Valley are so pretty dried, I would never have guessed you could dry them!

Linda from Each Little World

Cindy — ​Loi's leaves still have some curl on them so I don't think he pressed them. But I am going to try it again this spring so we'll see what kind of results I get.

Linda from Each Little World

Lisa — I definitely will try drying them in the sun next time.

Loree / danger garden

I think they're both beautiful, and they've got me missing my Lily of the Valley plants.

Cathy

I like the green leaves Linda so if it doesn't 'fit' with the Gustavian style perhaps you could rename the style! Thanks for sharing

Kris P

Like some of the others, I'm surprised that Lily of the Valley can be dried so successfully. They make a beautiful decoration. Thanks for the link too - I'm Scandinavian by heritage (Swedish and Finnish) but I know remarkably little about my ancestry, much less traditional household decoration although I'm always preferred simple design.

Linda from Each Little World

Loree — They're so aggressive but I've managed to keep this variety in check. I got rid of the ones with striped leaves which I kind of regret.

Linda from Each Little World

Kris — "Finland Living Design" and "Scandinavia Living Design" are two of my favorite books on design. Kitchen of Light (Norwegian) is a great cookbook: good recipes, gorgeous photos and lovely family stories. ​

Linda from Each Little World

Cathy — Your comment made me realize that the "green" leaves work better in my interior than the all brown version.

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