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Happy {Flower Friday}

‘Tis the season for all sorts of lovelies showing up at grocery store flower sections as well as nursery & garden centers–amaryllis, paperwhites, topiaries, tulips. This Flower Friday brings you an assortment of them on the dining table in town, along with a hydrangea bloom that has dried so beautifully it still looks like it was just plucked off of a bush. We have opted to not have a tree at the apartment as we will have one at Hawthorne when we arrive there Christmas Day. The potted plants and blooms will bring the festive-ness of the season, along with tons of candlelight. Have a grand week-end everyone!



 

 

Inspiration In Red and Green

This time of year I especially love red and green together. Or separately. Does not matter. But when combined they do have a jolly-ness to them. The hues in many forms are the inspiration for the post today.



 

 

A Beautiful BIRTHday Bundle

Happy Flower Friday all. This bountiful bundle of blooms presented to me the other night at a joint birthday dinner along with my friend Jackie. We have now celebrated several years together at Spinasse. Dear old friends with the best Italian food, a majorly winning combination in my book. The flowers from London Plane, a sublime mix of hearty and delicate. Earthy elegance.



 

 

Livia Cetti Paper Geraniums

Bundles of single stems and potted paper geraniums by Livia Cetti from New York arrived at the shops recently. Her work is exquisite, the detail work of the painting of the leaves quite something. The petal of the blooms hard to tell they are not real. I knew some would have to come home with me. We have been so smitten with the jasmine that has been growing through a small crack in our living room window I wanted to recreate it in a few other windows in the apartment. The geranium stems would be just the ticket. The potted plant on the bar in the kitchen finding a happy home as a real one would not get enough sun. No watering required! Livia’s work makes me supremely happy. Whether a single stem or many, they can’t help but make you smile. Both shops have a lovely variety.



 

 

Wreath Making Workshops with Catherine Nielsen at Watson Kennedy

These glorious wreaths are from our friend, the talented Catherine Nielsen of Moss & Twigs, who has been crafting wreaths and leading workshops for over 30 years. Saturday the 1st of December she will be teaching a workshops for us, from 11 to 1. You will learn how to make your own wreaths, as well as work on one that you will leave with at the end of the workshop. These spots are coveted, so please call early if you would like to grab one. The cost is $95, which includes mimosas during the workshop and 25% off on your shopping that day at either or both WK locations. Please call me directly at 206.617.9678 to reserve a spot. The perfect gift or a lovely time to spend with a friend being creative together. It will be a ton of fun and you get to take home the stylish wreath you created!



 

 

Tulips, A Fern, A Paper Geranium & Kale

Flower Friday brings the 3 table vignettes I did yesterday on ‘NewDay Northwest’ with Margaret Larson. It was a super fun morning chatting with her on the show about setting a creative & festive Thanksgiving table. Here is the link, click here to take a look. Seven and a half minutes flies by! TV time just seems to go quicker. She is a delight and I think I got some good tips in for setting a table that can also translate to setting a stylish table any time of the year.

Quick reminder, our first Holiday Open House of the season is tomorrow at our First & Spring shop. If you are in the area I so hope you will stop by. X, T



 

 

NewDay Northwest with Margaret Larson

Tune in Thursday morning at 11 Seattle time on King 5 as I set a few creative & festive Thanksgiving tables on NewDay Northwest. My signature green is sure to make an appearance. Margaret Larson will be the host and I will share all sorts of tips to make your table sing. {Here is the link to the show after it aired on Thursday.}



 

 

Ted’s Tip No. 175

If you are fortunate enough to have a hydrangea bush or have access to one, cut those glorious, started to dry already blooms before the cold seriously sets in. Cluster all together in a vessel of your liking and enjoy the heck out of them in the Winter months.



 

 

Scented Geraniums, An Orchid & Mint

Flower Friday brings a dining table tableau. TPS cut back all our geraniums and herbs out on the island this week-end, they then made the ferry crossing into town. The apartment dotted with them all over the place, but the big clear compote just had to get the lion’s share of the scented geraniums. I wish the screen were a scratch & sniff. Can’t begin to tell you how deliriously happy that overflowing vessel makes me. Adding to that a bundle of mint and a grocery store orchid. Have a lovely, lovely week-end all!



 

 

Flower Friday

Happy {Flower Friday} from Seattle by way of Hawthorne when I captured this image minutes before we closed up the house to head to the airport. Have a lovely first week-end of November!