Category: Flowers

Thanksgiving With a Touch of Blue

I took advantage of  warm temperatures to set a table for two~ with a little color inspiration from a pair plates I found at HomeGoods. Blue married with shades of rust and brown seemed like an unlikely Thanksgiving color combination but Mother Nature, seemed to give her stamp of approval with the water reflecting the blue sky, along with the…

Mini Pumpkin Pies and a Blooming Can

Mini Pumpkin Pies are portion control bites~ Quick & Easy to make with a package of refrigerated pie crusts!  You need a 4-inch round cookie cutter (or bowl as a template) and a muffin tin. One box of 2 pie crusts gives you enough dough for 12 mini pies with pastry leaves (rerolling the scraps).  My fall piecrust cutters…

Sunflowers on the Porch

Summer is slipping away and we’re on the cusp of Fall~ I’m ready to make the transition! I had hopes for a picnic with the sunflowers here, but it was much too hot. Instead I’m enjoying the hint of fall in the air with a Sunflower Picnic on the Porch! And enjoying Archer Farms Sunflower…

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…