An Homage to Dahlias

20140906-072747.jpg The dahlia season is by no means over, but I woke up and just wanted to give a little shout-out to the blooms that are so perky, colorful and lively. They come in so many shapes, sizes and colors–I think it is all this variation that I am most attracted to, as they are so fun to play with when setting a table or dotting them around a room. Oh sweet dahlia, I do love you so.

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20140906-073431.jpg Always a fan of them cut super short and just resting on the lip of a clear glass. You just really get to visually enjoy the petals that way.

20140906-073622.jpg And I love them dancing down the middle of a table for all the guests at the meal to enjoy.

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20140906-074040.jpg I am often drawn to the crispness and simplicity of the white.

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20140906-074331.jpg But then I just fall in love with all that glorious color. Ahhhhhhhhhh.

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20140906-074603.jpg Thank you dahlia for all the beauty. You help make Summer pretty darn special.

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  1. Dahlias are a most beautiful late summer flower. The petals in abundance make then so prominent, even as you have done Ted, putting one large bloom in a glass!

    xoxo
    Karena
    The Arts by Karena

  2. I love Dahlias, I went to Chelsea Flower Show last year with my Mum & sisters (Mum was 70, so big birthday for her). Anyway, my younger sister & I ended up buying a Dahlia called Doris Day – very beautiful & bright red. It looks heavenly in the carden, a massive shock of bright red that makes me smile everytime I see it.

  3. This American Wife

    Beautiful. I love dahlias!!

    Do tell about those little initials in the fourth picture? It doesn’t look like they are exactly scrabble tiles. Are you using them as place cards? Clever and fun. Can we order them from your store?

  4. Yep, give the shop a call at 206.652.8350 and we can fill you in. Best, Ted

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