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Pretty in Pink

They are just so darn good! The pink-y dahlias get a second shout-out this week as they are dreamy beyond words. Seattle has heated up this week which means a profusion of dahlias are showing up at stall after stall at the Pike Place Market. I get a little lightheaded from all the beauty as I meander. Happy Flower Friday all. X, T



 

 

Singing For Their Supper, Dinner Plate Dahlias

The dinner plate dahlias are aptly named as they really can be that large, which just gives you more fluttery beauty. They stopped me in my tracks when I saw them this Saturday at one of my favorite flower stalls at the Market. You certainly don’t need many to fill up a container. First stop, the shop for the day for all to enjoy in a pink display. Then they got packed up and headed to The Gainsborough finding a home in a vintage tennis trophy for us to enjoy for the week.



 

 

Ted’s Tip No. 158

When the main bloom on a dahlia stem starts to fade, cut it off and enjoy the little blooms and buds remaining on the stem. Often the tiny flowers can grow up to be equally divine. Then cluster them together for a stellar bunch.



 

 

Towering Dahlias

A quick spin into the West Seattle Metropolitan Market after leaving the island heading back to town produced not only a stellar shopping bag of food which included my beloved Poilâne bread, but these extra long stemmed dahlias. Each getting their own single stem vase placed around the apartment to create some crazy good dahlia LOVE on this Flower Friday.



 

 

The Year in Flowers

This last Flower Friday of the year is a look back on the last twelve months of blooms. Whether a single stem or a large mass, the beauty of flowers for the soul is like air or water to me, as I know they are to many of you, necessary on many levels. Here are some of my favorites I think you might remember, and for certain know you will enjoy…



















 

 

Ted’s Tip No. 121

With Autumn in full bloom, if you get a gorgeous sunny day, grab it! Dine outside and soak up every last drop.



 

 

Dancing Dahlias

Flower Friday has me savoring every last dahlia as the season begins to wrap up. A bunch of simple fluttery white caught my eye, each living in a single stem vase at the end of the dining table. Their dance enjoyed with each meal and each time we walked by the table. 



 

 

Autumn Dahlias

This Flower Friday is about the dreamy dahlias this time of year. How they seem beautifully patina-d from their time in the sun, a slight wash over them like a perfectly faded over time pair of jeans. Savoring every moment they stay around.



 

 

Inspiration in Red 

Whether it be a flower, goods from the shops, a table setting, you name it–my eye has been drawn to red this past week. I find it energizing as well as comforting, the warmth of the hue goes right to my heart.










 

 

Supper With An Old Friend 

The dahlias going strong, anchoring the dining table for a meal with one of my oldest friends. Devin was my college roommate, fraternity brother and someone I laugh more with than almost anyone. Simple white plates and a bunch of other white vintage porcelain bowls and objects were pulled out to add visual interest. The green striped piece of fabric we found at an antique store right when we bought the house just keeps getting better & softer after every washing. Music filled the air and old stories were re-lived, that poor Mister Sive has now heard a ton of times, that still make us all laugh until we cry.