Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Covert Operation : Mission Accomplished!

It was a little risky doing this during the day, but mission was accomplished and Char and I had a great nature walk. I loove them. :)











What kind of tree are these branches from?

Side note: When I originally asked about the Docksta table, many of you mentioned it's very wobbly. I learned if you screw in every single bolt and screw with an electric drill, it will not wobble. I also sprayed the bottom with a protective clear spray paint so it won't get dirty.

38 comments:

  1. I wish I had the answer for for you-- they are gorgeous!

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  2. Looks like it could be from some variety of cherry tree :)

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  3. They look like cherry blossoms and they're gorgous!

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  4. Gorgeous! I'm glad your mission was successful. ;)

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  5. I think it's a redbud tree--we just had a cold snap in TN and my Granny calls it redbud winter (there's also a blackberry winter and a dogwood winter, in which a cold snap occurs while they are in bloom).

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  6. I have the Docksta and love it too! Those blooming branches are SO PRETTY!

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  7. Awesome! They look so good! I've found with IKEA furniture that if I make a regular habit of re-tightening the screws every so often it helps too!

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  8. Sigh, I wish I had your great sense of style! I wouldn't know where to begin with my space!

    Looks great!

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  9. They're actually a Purple Plum tree (Prunus Cerasifera), they are still in the family of Cherries though, so they do have that small pink flower, but they get their purple leaves as the flowers emerge. Cherries bloom first and then leaf out. *Amy

    http://landscapeandlifestyles.blogspot.com/

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  10. Bryn! those look so good... I might have to go on a mission myself!

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  11. I love the impact simple cherry branches have!!

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  12. So beautiful! Great colors for year around too. Loving your table as well...

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  13. Love it Bryn, glad to see all is going well in your new place :)

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  14. SO worth it! Beautiful photography btw! : )

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  15. Cherry tree?
    They are gorgeous!! :)

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  16. branches are from a plum tree. i love them so much, they finished their blooming in california almost a month ago.

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  17. What a great arrangement.You are so brave!! Love your table too!

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  18. hahaha I'm glad I'm not the only one who does this sort of thing. actually during the day is sometimes safer because people are at work :)

    good to know they are plums ... the do look like cherries but I was thinking it is early for them. they still aren't blooming here in AL.

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  19. Looks stunning, what a statement! I love the idea of putting the branches in the old glass bottles!

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  20. southerners all call them "redbuds".
    one of the many flowering trees and bushes that i am missing! i love the whole procession of blossoms that happen in a southern spring---redbud, bradford pear, forsythia, dogwood, azalea. seriously, the most beautiful springs i have ever seen were the ones in north carolina!

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  21. It's either a Crape Myrtle or a form of Cherry, a little hard to tell without seeing the whole tree :) But those are the ones many Charlotte developers use. Just avoid the white Bradford Pears, they are very smelly and will kick up allergies if you have them!

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  22. Beautiful! Definitely worth the risk! lol ;)

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  23. Cherry blossom? I don't know, but they're lovely!

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  24. Spring has definitely sprung in NC, everything is so pretty right now. Just waiting for the azaleas to bloom. This morning driving my son to school I was looking for trees I can go back to "prune". :)

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  25. so pretty! and loved how your table turned out!

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  26. I have the Docksta too... love it, but hate how the base gets dirty. Would love to know exactly what you used to protect it!

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  27. Hmmm not sure..but they sure are PRETTY! OH! I have the same tall mirror! :)

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  28. So pretty and springy! They look great in that space.

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  29. The best part about your covert operation is that we got to enjoy some lovelyy photos of the end result. I love your dining room and the contrast of light and dark, soft and hard.

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  30. The flower arrangement looks great! Simple, but HUGE.

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  31. They are Quince

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  32. They are called an Ornamental Plum tree. We had one in our yard growing up :)

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  33. Beautiful- and great photos, its my pic of the day :)

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  34. Great thinking with the spray on the table base - this idea will make one of my clients very happy! Thank you! Beautiful pics, by the way! Marija

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  35. I have the Docksta too... love it, but hate how the base gets dirty. Would love to know exactly what you used to protect it!

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  36. Cherry blossom? I don't know, but they're lovely!

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