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A Snowy Hawthorne 

We arrived to Seattle late, late Monday eve, the memory of all that glorious snow staying with us this week. Thought I would share some of those captures as well as quiet moments when I snapped away in the house as the snow fell outside.

Our favorite bench outside sits under all that snow!

A lovely week-end to you all. Hope it is a great one.



 

 

Yellow Fluttery Goodness 

These yellow tulips are brightening up the rainy/chilly days and can’t help but make me smile on this Flower Friday. Hope they do for you too!



 

 

Roses as Respite

This Flower Friday brought to you from the John Derian booth at the show earlier this week. Truly, dreamy, right? Walking the aisles of the Javitz Center for a few days looking for shop goods is wonderful and challenging all at the same time. One must look at a bunch of ‘not great’ (ok, sometimes really awful) to find the gems, so when I stumbled into John’s booth to write my order, my heart skipped an extra beat when I spotted these roses in a display. A respite of floral beauty. I hope you enjoy them as much as I did/do. 



 

 

Beauty Abounds

The grocery store floral section had the sweetest hyacinth bulbs started in clear containers that found their way to our dining table. The beauty of the roots captivating me as much as the bloom. I think there might be a metaphor for life rolling around that thought. To see it all and to appreciate it all. Cheers to that on this crazy snowy Hudson Valley day!  



 

 

Happy Hyacinth In Any Time Zone 

My oh my, what a sight to see those buckets of hyacinth last week at the Market on a chilly, rainy Seattle Winter day. Pure heaven. Looking at the images while in snowy New York makes me think of Spring on this Flower Friday.




 

 

Still Life at Hawthorne 

We arrived Sunday evening. Oh how I had missed this place. The drive up the long driveway seeing the lamps illuminating the front sun porch that Bill turns on for us so the place is not dark when we arrive makes my heart sing.

The feeling of instant relaxation hits us. Our shoulders loosen up, we inhale the country air. It is a full day of travel but worth every moment. This stay is almost all holiday. Just a few days in the middle of the trip into the city buying at the show, which by now you know I love, along with the town & country contrast. And lots of rest, reading, cooking, napping, hosting family & friends. With a bit of vintage shopping for the shops for good measure. And snow! There was a good amount when we arrived and it has snowed even more the first few days. Heaven. We are taking a respite from news and enjoying the quiet. The stillness. I snapped a few images, with more to come. Oh so good to be back. Lovely to have you along. 





XX, T2+B



 

 

A Valentine Window

Happy 1st of February everyone! I like to think of it as the kick-off to Valentine season. A few weeks of a little extra emphasis on LOVE is A’ok in my book. I adored this time of year as a kid, and little has changed in that department. It is a time that we get to tell & share with all of our loved ones how much we care for them. Which leads us to the Valentine window we worked up awhile back to get us rolling into the season…





 

 

Ted’s Tip No. 90

Good design is as much about what you take away as what you add. Edit, edit, edit.



 

 

SF Ferry Building Tulips

This Flower Friday brought to you from the awesome Ferry Building in San Francisco. An outdoor farmers market in front of the building greeted us as we hopped out of the taxi. The Ferry Building is a ‘must see’ when in the city. The shops & the eateries stellar, the entire place just feels good. It is a visual feast. We had breakfast there and then got on a ferry to Larkspur in Marin to shop for a few hours. The gorgeous day dictating our schedule, the idea of being out on the water for a bit was just perfect. Oh, and these heavenly tulips, oh my! Dreamy in their variation of color and their poetic dance.



 

 

Flower Friday, Tulips

My Market strolls have been a little flower light the past months, so I am happy to report that Alm Hill Gardens is back in full swing with bucket after bucket of glorious tulips. While I think of them as a Spring bloom, they make my heart sing even greater on these chilly, rainy days of Winter, injecting hits of energizing color and major Flower Friday happiness.