Happy Friday and Mother’s Day Weekend!
I’ve taken some time to stop and smell the roses and peonies that are in bloom this week!
The peonies smell heavenly. . .
Peony blooms are so fleeting, especially when you factor in heavy rain showers and thunderstorms that pummel the petals.
Time to gather ye peonies while ye may and enjoy the bloom!
In addition to peonies, I gathered some vintage mason jars along with some blue and white transferware for a blooming table in the Potting Shed.
Blue and white floral salad plates were found at Pottery Barn last spring. The crackle glaze and transferware-inspired floral motif had a vintage look without the price tag.
They’re layered on Mikasa English Countryside plates and topped with favorite nesting bird dishes.
Pieces of blue and white transferware were collected over time. . .a little shabby and time-worn.
Platters with crazing and chips. . .tureens and sugar bowls with missing lids.
But imperfectly perfect to serve up flowers!
I cut some blooming blackberry bush to enjoy the little white flowers. Blackberries grow along the edge of the field by my shed and the distant rumble of a tractor told me they were moments away from their demise with the annual spring mow.
Handle with care, these delicate little flowers grow on thorny canes, more hazardous than the thorns on rose bushes!
Garden gloves hold napkins with a bouquet of mismatched vintage floral flatware.
I hope you’re taking some time to stop and smell the roses!
♥ Happy Mom’s Day ♥