Tag: Johnson Brothers Staffordshire Bouquet

In the Potting Shed: Fresh Flower Market and Tabletop Gardening

 While garden flowers are waning by the end of July in the extreme summer heat, tabletop gardening provides a flower fix, no watering required! I planted some Garden Bouquets for some blooming tabletop fun and flower therapy . . . Genus: Windsor Ware, Species: Johnson Brothers, Cultivar: ‘Garden Bouquet’ A ‘Fresh Flower Market, Seeds, Stems,…

Woodland Table and Vignette in the Potting Shed

Join me for with a little woodland tabletop and dish fun in the Potting Shed and to escape the heat, if only in our imaginations. . . My inspiration came from our Blue Ridge Getaway over the 4th of July holiday, where we escaped to North Carolina’s High Country, enjoying delightful 70 degree days in contrast…

In the Potting Shed: A New Pair of Chippy Shutters and Camellias

I found a pair of chippy green shutters at a favorite antique mall a couple of weeks ago, and loved the patina and texture of the old paint when I spied them. I bought them knowing I would use them in my Potting Shed but not exactly sure where. I decided to hang them to frame the window shelf that provides…

Potting Shed: Birds, Nests, Butterflies and Teacups

It’s been a mild winter and things are greening up and blooming early this year. We’ve had weeks of 60 and 70 degree temperatures which inspired me to do some spring cleaning around the Potting Shed. In my cleaning and organizing, I ran across a pair of plates and platter I found at HomeGoods a…

Stop and Smell the Peonies!

I’m taking time to stop and smell the peonies. . . Enjoying their lush blooms. . . And heady fragrance for the brief time they’re here. I cut some peonies to enjoy as Ball jar bouquets for my Potting Shed. I found this stamped spoon marker on Etsy. . .  “Love what you grow and what you…

Blooming Dishes and a Flower Fix

I gathered some blooms for a flower fix, a guaranteed spirit lifter to combat the August blues that comes from a long month of heat and humidity! Summer flowers are beginning to look tired, wilting from the summer heat. . .  just like me. White Stock and peach roses in a $4 blues-buster bouquet from the grocery store add some welcome fragrance.…

Flower Fairies in the Garden

I’m in the garden, looking for Flower Fairies with Cicely Mary Barker’s How to Find Flower Fairies as a guide. . . Just in time for Cuisine Kathleen’s Summer Whimsy Challenge. Suspend your disbelief and enter the Flower Fairies’ magical realm. . . after all, only true believers are able to see the fairies! From How to Find…