Tag: gardenias

Gardenias in Bloom

Our Gardenias are in bloom. . .I wish you could smell them!  I apologize for there not being a ‘scratch and sniff’ option here ;) Almost overnight our two shrubs were covered in fragrant blooms and seashell-shaped buds. . . Our gardenias are 15+ years old. They were here when we bought our house and have thrived since we…

Stop and Smell the Gardenias

Our Gardenias are in bloom, I wish my photos had a scratch and sniff feature. . . :) I was afraid our colder than normal winter had taken its toll since they were a little later blooming this year.  I smelled their fragrance as I stepped out the back door before I even saw them. . . “Sultry…

At the Table~ Mikasa Daylight

 I’m at the table with a botanically inspired celebration of green and Mikasa Daylight Dinnerware.  Mikasa Daylight appealed to me when I first saw it with its fresh, crisp design. I loved the vibrant green leaves. . . a shade that reminds of the first tender growth of spring. You can see the versatility of this pattern, paired with…

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…

Blooms, Bees & Bliss

A few pink Rose of Sharon blooms~  Providing a pop of color~ Attracting busy bees. . . Buzzing from bloom to bloom. . . In a state of pollen-collecting-bliss. . . “Like the bee, we should make our industry our amusement.”  ~Oliver Goldsmith Wishing you a little bliss & amusement in your tasks :-) Thank you for…