Florabundance: A Tote Full of Posies


The best part about Valentine’s Day is the abundance of fresh flowers blooming in the grocery stores.


Flowers feed the soul and these Baroness Roses home stopped me in my tracks when I spied them.


 They’re joining hydrangeas, lavender carnations and pink & white alstroemeria for a tote full of posies!


I purchased this adorable tote bag that I found through Jenna at The Painted Apron. Her original art is available at Society6 to enjoy on bags, as well as on prints, canvas, as note cards, pillows, phone and laptop-skins, travel mugs and more!  Society6 was offering free shipping and a discount prior to Valentine’s Day that I was able to take advantage of. Ordering and shipping was quick and easy, paying through my Amazon account. You can find Jenna’s art and designs available, here.


This tote bag design is ‘Flower Pot’. You can find her other tote bag designs, here.


We’ve had a warm winter with temperatures in the 60s and 70s this week, but filling the flower pots won’t happen until April when the threat of frost is over.


Meanwhile, I’m chalking it up to enjoy the bloom in the Potting Shed with a tote full of posies. ;)


“Flowers always make people better, happier, and more helpful; they are sunshine, food and medicine for the soul.” ~ Luther Burbank

Flowers quote

♥ Hope you had a Happy Valentine’s Day ♥

 This is not a sponsored post, just happily sharing a little flower therapy. 


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  29 comments for “Florabundance: A Tote Full of Posies

  1. DianeD
    February 15, 2017 at 7:46 am

    I love the phone skins and the totes. And my first sign of Spring that I look for are the Robin’s back in the yard and the small grape hyacinths coming through the snow.

  2. Sue
    February 15, 2017 at 7:47 am

    Hope you had a wonderful Valentines day too Mary!!!

  3. Laura Heywood
    February 15, 2017 at 7:49 am

    So pretty! Thank you for a colorful start for my day.

  4. February 15, 2017 at 8:01 am

    I too love Jenna’s artwork! What a wonderful display of beauty.

  5. Terri
    February 15, 2017 at 8:20 am

    Hi Mary! Your flowery post brightened up this rainy birthday morning!

    Seeing your sweet potting shed in ‘She Sheds’ has been like visiting an old friend! Please show us more of your grandmother’s pink chest. I love the colour & glass knobs.

    • February 15, 2017 at 4:10 pm

      Thank you Terri, Happy Birthday!

  6. February 15, 2017 at 8:23 am

    I recognized that tote as one of Jenna’s works right away. I bought a couple pillow covers and just love them. You’ve done the tote justice with that beautiful arrangement.

  7. February 15, 2017 at 8:45 am

    OH my stars Mary, I had to blink twice when I opened your post!! I was thinking boy that looks familiar and then I realized it was one of my totes!! Who would have thought to fill it full of flowers, why you of course!! That looks over the top cute, and I am thrilled and flattered you bought something and featured it on your blog! The blooming tote with your chalkboard artwork is not only shouting Bloom, but it’s saying Happy Spring too! Thank you so much for the fun, kind words and links!

  8. February 15, 2017 at 8:51 am

    Mary, I recognized our sweet friend, Jenna’s tote in your first picture. How gorgeous are her art and your creative use of flowers….together they make a stunning combination! Happy Wednesday

  9. Linda L
    February 15, 2017 at 8:53 am

    Delightful in every way!

  10. Linda Charlton
    February 15, 2017 at 9:10 am

    Your flower arrangements are spectacular.

  11. February 15, 2017 at 9:31 am

    This tote and how you so beautifully filled it with flowers is gorgeous!…Love the Baroness roses..how great that you found them in the grocery store!I Will have to check out Jenna’s Society6 items…She is so talented! How did I miss this?

  12. February 15, 2017 at 10:15 am

    Beautiful post of flowers, Mary! Those Baroness roses are gorgeous! All the flowers are pretty and look nice in Jenna’s tote. We all needed a lift and your pretty post has done just that.
    I bought the rosebud tote and think it is pretty too. I also bought a mug and small zip bag in the Mother’s Day floral that I like.Jenna is so talented.
    Have a great week.My azaleas are blooming! Can you believe the crazy weather!

  13. Tracy
    February 15, 2017 at 10:20 am

    Such a wonder tote of sunshine to brighten a winter day.. thank you for sharing and I just ordered to give as a gift from me to me!!

  14. February 15, 2017 at 10:37 am

    Oh Mary…this post just lifts my spirits on a cold, dark & dreary snow filled day!! Thank you for sharing Jenna’s links. I had no idea her art was available like that.
    I also never heard of “Baroness Roses”….soooo BEAUTIFUL!!!

  15. February 15, 2017 at 10:40 am

    Mary, I recognized the tote right away. I sent some as gifts. Jenna’s work is like flowers, it can’t help but make people feel happier!
    I love all the gorgeous blooms. I don’t see the Baroness roses here. They would definitely come home with me. Love the frilly pink tulips too! Your bouquet makes my heart flutter!

  16. February 15, 2017 at 12:13 pm

    WOW! Thank you for sharing these beautiful images of those gorgeous flowers and tote. They are such a lift to the spirit and soul.

  17. franki
    February 15, 2017 at 2:04 pm

    This is so bloomin cool!! I’ve been using “colorful/art-ie” bags and placing pots of flowers in them…fun! franki

  18. Morwenna Schifter
    February 15, 2017 at 4:25 pm

    I wanted to let you know that I made the no bake chocolate tart with cookie crust for Valentine’s Day. It was delicious! And ridiculously easy! Thank you for a wonderful recipe!

    • February 15, 2017 at 4:30 pm

      So glad you enjoyed it Morwenna! Thanks for letting me know ❤️

  19. Jacklyn carney
    February 15, 2017 at 6:34 pm

    Mary, I just love those baroness roses, I’ve only ever seen them on different
    Blogs, I don’t believe any of our flower shops have them up here in Ct., had
    never seen them! Thank u for always putting a smile on my face!! 💐

  20. February 15, 2017 at 9:29 pm

    Jenna’s beautifully painted tote filled with flowers looks beyond spectacular, Mary. Those Baroness roses are so dreamy, aren’t they? What a happy addition to your potting shed.

  21. February 16, 2017 at 5:13 am

    Very pretty Mary, I love all of the gorgeous colors:@)

  22. Ellen Stillabower
    February 16, 2017 at 6:40 am

    Gorgeous Gorgeous Gorgeous!!! What a unique idea and soooo colorful!!! Thank you for sharing!!!🌹❤🌸🌼🌺🌻🌷💐

  23. February 16, 2017 at 7:51 am

    How gorgeous – both the flowers and the tote! I love Jenna’s art and how fun to be able to take it with you! Your post makes me feel like there is beauty around the corner! Flowers do make me happy, and they bring such sunshine into my life.

  24. February 16, 2017 at 7:33 pm

    Jenna’s art is so much fun. I love her! The baroness roses are to die for….I love old fashioned roses. Your bouquet in Jenna’s bag makes the perfect statement in your potting shed!

    This is one of the prettiest things I’ve seen all day, and I’ve seen lots of beautiful stuff!

    Ricki Jill

  25. February 21, 2017 at 7:34 pm

    Your tote and the flowers are both gorgeous!

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