Category: Flowers

Picking Flowers

I’ve been picking flowers lately in the form of books and flatware~ The Burgess Flower Book For Children by Thornton W. Burgess, published 1923 I couldn’t resist picking a few spoons & forks I found blooming from a dealer who was closing shop, along with a few vintage flower books.  A couple of pieces were…

Sunflowers & Busy Bees

My Mother-in-Law directed me to this Sunflower Field that she spied on her route. Full of Busy Bees~ If you don’t have a sunflower field nearby, you can always find some at Trader Joe’s :) Thank you for your visit!

The Fairy Realm and A Winner!

  “Flowers are our miraculous tools from the heavens, entities of light and magic the we can feel and touch in this dimension. Flowers channel the essence of the fairy realm into our world, offering themselves as the ultimate design in creation, grace, and fancy.”  ~Paulette Cole, from the foreward in Flowers for the Home…

A Fairy Little Christmas

  It’s Christmas in July in Blogland~ not unlike in my retail career when boxes starting arriving with merchandise to be unpacked and priced months in advance of December 25th! ~~~ With my encore journey into the Flower Fairies’ Magical Realm, and in the Spirit of Christmas, I’m giving away a copy of Cicely Mary…

Flower Fix

What’s a girl to do when she needs a Flower Fix, with temps in the triple digits and there is nothing to be had at the garden center until fall? When it’s much too hot to garden~ and pots of annuals, watered twice a day, are struggling in the heat?    I turned to  Mr.…

Dear French Hydrangea~

Dear French Hydrangea, I’ve long been an admirer of your vibrant hues. I must confess I have spent more time with your cousins, Annabelle and Oakleaf. While I enjoy their company, I have heard the unkind words and criticisms said behind your back. That your color is too vivid. . . Too artificial. . . Too BLUE.…

Seashells and Gardenias

What started as a table for two, in my head~ “Seashells by the Lakeshore”~ for Kathleen’s Let’s Dish~ At the Beach Table Challenge, morphed the moment the fragrance of the gardenias drifted my way. . . To me a table or picnic isn’t complete without flowers! I had already “planted” an orchid in shells in…

Lacy Queen Anne

My field of dreams is yielding a healthy crop Queen Anne’s Lace~ Replacing the daisies and cornflowers~  Cornflowers were at one time on the prohibited plant list in North Carolina since they’re so invasive~ Personally I find dandelions more problematic since we’ve never been invaded by cornflowers :)  Queen Anne’s Lace arrived with the colonists…

My Grandmother’s Flower Garden

I’m reposting this table, in honor of Mother’s Day and my Grandmother’s May 20th birthday~ I hope you don’t mind seeing it again!  This quilt came by way of my grandmother~ The quilter’s identity is uncertain~ but my mother thinks it was quilted by my grandmother’s neighbor and best friend, Mrs. Crute~ known to us as “Crutie” :-)  The…

A Teeny Bit of Table Inspiration

Michael Lee West has cooked more delicious fun in  A Teeny Bit of Trouble, the second installment and follow-up to Gone With a Handsomer Man! Lately I’ve been reacquainting myself and Tasting with Teeny Templeton! Since I’ve been following Teeny’s troubles~ I’ve been engrossed by Peaches, Red Velvet Cakes, a Bulldog named Sir, and lethal and imaginary recipes.…