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Friday Finds - More Peonies and a Print Studio Give Away



Welcome to Friday Finds..... 

Let's celebrate what we have found, discovered..... uncovered...this past week.

If you are new to this space.... 
Welcome..... so glad you are here.... 

Please say hello....share your finds below.... 

What is Friday Finds ?.... You ask....

Friday Finds is a place to gather and share your finds with fellow creatives....

So many find possibilities.....unique treasures...... special moments..... life lessons......little things.....big things too...... nature's beauty..... heart shaped stones, a special cup.....a pretty flower....wise words....

To play along... post your find on flickr or your blog... share the story behind your up to Friday Finds  (grab the button or share the link).....then pop over here to link up.

Simply put..... you are invited to post a fabulous find of any kind..... 

My wish for Friday Finds.....that we stop .... pause.....simply.... cherish life's simple pleasures......

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Kim Klassen dot Com



My Friday Finds  

The peonies John planted 2 summers ago are blooming..... First the dark pink..... sooo many pink peonies........and now the white..... Definitely need to plant some soft pink ..... hmmm....maybe next year.....

Anyhow, as long as they are blooming I will be taking picture of them....No apologies.....

I do believe they are my most favourite flower..... I will not look back and say 'shoulda, coulda'.... taken more pictures.

I'm not sure I always loved peonies.... funny how our tastes change and evolve...over time..... 

In other 4 x 4 prints from Social Print Studio arrived this week...... Oh my.... I'm just so PLEASED with them. 

I even picked up a few 4 x 4 frames today.... Can't wait to hang them..... But,  they will be just as fab... hung by little washi tape..... here and there..... around the house and studio.

I highly recommend this company.... and good news.... they ship internationally!! 

Tell me... have you printed your art lately? 



Give Away

I wanna share the Print Studio love.....Today, I'm giving away a $20 gift card to one lucky commentor.... 

To enter, simply post a comment. Double your chances by linking up your Friday Finds.

Winner will be announced Sunday evening.


Here's to a peace-filled weekend.....


Love & Gratitude.... ♡ 






Reader Comments (83)

Mmmh ... loving your peonies. They're up there with my all-time favourites too. Lovely, lovely photos. Thanks again for hosting, Kim. Have a great weekend, Bonny
July 11, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterBonny Bonafilla
I love peonies too! I have many planted back home in the states - not a flower you will see here in Singapore. I miss seeing them so I am loving your photos! thanks kim.
Poeonies are one of my favorite flowers too, I wonder about how late they are blooming in your garden. I Germany they are
showing their wonderful blossoms in May.

Lieben Gruß, Patricia
July 11, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterPatricia
Love print studio. Have just received magnets and mini prints from them and they're lovely - the quality is amazing. Love your peonies here. We have one peony plant and I get one beautiful bloom every year and that's it! Might have to look in to feeding it up or something...I'm not a great gardener!...Happy Friday. :)
July 11, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterBecs
Peonies just make me smile! I really need to plant some in my garden next year. :) I love your photos and the 4x4 prints are so inspiring! Thank you for sharing these with us.

And so good news about the Print Studio shipping internationally, so I will check them out.

Thanks for offering a $ 20 Gift Card to us, your so generous!

I wish you and everybody a wonderful weekend which hopefully warm nice weather! (we do have here just cold and rainy days since a week)
July 11, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterSkye
Love those 4 X 4 cards. I must get some of those, since I am terrible at getting my stuff printed, maybe this will be a less intimidating size for me :) I don't know what happened to my peonies this year, no blooms. Maybe it was all the snow we had this winter piled on top of them. Oh well hopefully next year.
July 11, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterSarah
Please don't apologize for taking photos of your gorgeous peonies - I would never grow tired of seeing them. :)

The 4X4 cards are lovely...I must confess that I've never printed any of my work. It's an area I need to learn more about!

Have a wonderful weekend, Kim.
July 11, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterSherri B.
I love peony's as well. I once had a very old fashioned type that was single petaled, pale pink and pale yellowish inside with an absolutely wonderful aroma.
July 11, 2014 | Unregistered Commentera spirit of simplicity
I haven't printed anything up in a LONG time! I'm kinda lovin' your linen cloth (puffy heart!)
July 11, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterKelly kardos
Those prints look awesome, Kim! Thanks for hosting Friday Finds and have a wonderful weekend!
July 11, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterBarb
Love these photos especially those with lemon ice water - so refreshing. Your peonies are so pretty and such a full bloom - happy sigh that John planted and they bloomed this year. Will check out the print site. Yours are so sweet!
July 11, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterBeverly C
I was so taken by your earlier post on Social Print Studio that I too ordered some little contact cards! They arrived yesterday and, as you said, are truly beautiful, so much so I'm now going to get some 5X7 greeting cards made (and they apparently come with envelopes which is extra nice). The quality of the card stock is awesome, colors perfect……..thanks for the heads up Kim. It's always such a fun thing to print one's own photos to send out, and really much less costly than buying readymade cards!

Lovely peonies, mine did not do well this year after the usually long, cold Winter here I believe - also the hydrangeas were zapped and have almost no blooms whereas usually they are covered. Nature has her way with us!

Happy weekend - hope life is going really well for you now.
Blessings - Mary in NC
July 11, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterMary
Your peonies are so lovely, Kim, nice to have them in your own garden !
And the 4x4 cards are gorgeous !
Have a nice weekend,
July 11, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterSylvia
good morning Kim....Peonies have always been my favorite too...somehow i think that they are such a romantic flower. Ours are all finished blooming ... enjoy yours now! Thank you for offering such a wonderful gift away. Your generosity is never ending ... i hope your enjoy your weekend!!
July 11, 2014 | Unregistered Commenternancyjean
Love those peonies!!! Peony season passes much too quickly for me, but I planted some tree peonies to prolong the pleasure. And thanks for the info about Printstagram--I downloaded the app and can't wait to create some prints!
July 11, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterRoxanne
you always take the most lovely photos of such a delicate and simple setting
July 11, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterRese
lovely pics - both of the peonies and the prints...can't wait to try printing out some of my images...
First Time here, glad to find this adress and Foto-Project. I have Seen this adress by Pieni and by Seraphina. Now I linked my Blog, my Friday-Post also :)

Thank You for Hosting this theme. Wish you a very good weekend.

XO Heidrun
July 11, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterHeidrun
Ah, those prints are very lovely. Thank you for the giveaway!
July 11, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterDolly Madison
I miss my peonies! I had the beautiful light pink ones and lost them all when we had to do our weeping tiles. I will plant more once we are in our new house. Beautiful pics!
July 11, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterLynne
Quite lovely, Kim. Flowers are just so fun to capture on film.
I have never heard of this studio. Thanks for the giveaway.
July 11, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterSharon K
Thanks for hosting a giveaway. The prints are nice and the peonies are gorgeous!
July 11, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterAnne O
I love the water glass with the white flower in the background. I was wonder what type of fabric/curtain are you using in the background to get the soft sunlight coming through the window? Are you shooting midday or afternoon?
July 11, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterKay Broeder
I ADORE peonies! I think I always have. And, I adore your photos of your peonies and think you should definitely plant more peony bushes! I practically had hedges of peony bushes when I lived in St. Louis (Missouri), but alas they do not grow in Houston, Texas... I think it's because it never gets cold enough so the bush doesn't get a true dormant season. I am anxiously awaiting the development of a hybrid peony that will thrive here, too! Enjoy your peonies, Kim, and keep capturing their beauty!
July 11, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterAnne
You photos are truly inspirational to me. I love the still life of your flowers. Thanks for sharing "you" with me. :)
July 11, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterTanya Robinson
I love peonies also, I haven't seen them quite so dark around here though. They are absolutely gorgeous and smell heavenly. Your photos are always beautiful.
July 11, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterCynthia Woods
Love peonies unfortunately too dry where I live for them to survive. Beautiful, beautiful work as always Kim. Going to check the links for the printing company. I am trying Blurb for a book but don't know how that is going to work out yet.
July 11, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterRoberta
As always, your post brightens my day. I think I need peonies in my yard, too! Your photos are so dreamy. Loved the Print Studio site -- the 4x4 prints and frames especially! Thank you for all you do.
July 11, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterMicki
These are just beautiful!
July 11, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterTere Maldo
Love Kim and Social Prints... both are awesome!!!
July 11, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterTammy Wilson
LOVE your peonies!!! Peonies always remind me of my mother who delighted in them and so she brought up two plants from California to Oregon and then dug in the dirt with her hands in the hot summer heat in order to plant them. She passed last July, but the peonies bloomed leaving a reminder of mom's love.

Thanks for the memories!
July 11, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterLinda Branch
Everything is beautiful!
July 11, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterBeverly Lee
Love peonies too but totally in love with the red singles with bright yellow centers. AmaZING :)
July 11, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterLIsa Flewellyn
I miss my peonies. I think they were frozen out during winter. Love seeing yours. Love also the 4x4 prints. Those look so fun!!
July 11, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterStacey Dawn
I would love to print some of my IG images!
July 11, 2014 | Unregistered Commenteranita
The peonies are lovely! And so are the prints... 4x4, where have you been all my life?
July 11, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterJan
Beautiful peonies Kim and the 4x4 prints came out so nice! What a great opportunity this is. Thank you for the contest! Congrats to whoever wins!
July 11, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterCFile
I love peonies. This year the rain devastated mine before I could cut any blooms for photos. I just planted more, so maybe next year.
July 11, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterSuzanne
Love me some peonies...any flower for that matter. My zinnias are absolutely gorgeous right now...and I can't think of anything I love more to photograph (smile). HAPPY WEEKEND TO ALL!
July 11, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterCindy
We don't have any peonies this summer (backyard is ripped up =() so I get to live vicariously through your pictures, Kim!!
July 11, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterJordan Blackstone
Love your 4x4 prints and I love peonies. I just wish they weren't so short-lived. Thanks for the chance at winning the gift certificate!
July 11, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterNatalie E.
Hi Kim. I echo everyone's sentiments about peonies. I didn't think they were all that pretty until I saw your photos! Sadly, I went looking for some around my little town in SD and they are done blooming! The florist told me that they would be $4 apiece if I wanted to order a couple! Ouch! I'll just have to plan better next year...or maybe plant my own! Thanks. Have a great weekend!
July 11, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterLinda Chaplin
I love peonies, too, but they don't grow down here in Florida. Thanks for the info on Print Studio. I'll have to give them a shot! (was that a pun?) Have a fantastic weekend!
July 11, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterDannie
I'm loving my prints too. I've started a bowl in the living room with them in it - I'll keep adding to it so when guests come they can sift through them if they like.
July 11, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterJen Hunter
I'm so excited to see these adorable prints and can't wait to try printing some of my own! the perfect size to make a card or hang around the house like you said. I found 4x4 frames at Wal-mart and had to buy I know I need prints to put in them -- they will be so cute! thanks for the chance to win and for sharing this company with us.

on peonies...i actually just got a new (my 2nd) tattoo 2 weeks's a peony on my shoulder! we have them in our backyard and i just love them...never really thought about that type of flower before we lived in this house. it will always remind me of living here and the good times we had. i have to say, i think i'm in love with the tattoo and can't stop looking at it. i'm so proud of it and want to show it off! it's shades of pink and just so pretty.

thanks for sharing your peonies with us!
July 11, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterMeg
lovely post
July 11, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterlinda henderson
So love your peonies! Ours are done blooming for the summer. I got lucky this summer the greenhouse I went to do get one gave it do me. It's a soft pink hoping it will bloom next summer.
July 11, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterBrenda Suhr
I will never tire of looking at your peonies, post away. I haven't found any where I live so I have peonies envy. Thank you for having this giveaway you are so generous.
Kim S.
July 11, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterKim S.
I have heard of this site but wasn't sure of the quality: now I know they are good! If you think it's a good thing…then it must be! Please enter me in the Giveaway!!
July 11, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterLibby
Your peonies and your appreciation of their beauty are a delight. Happy weekend, Kim!
July 11, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterElke

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