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Tulips and a Geranium

Flower Friday brings fluttery creamy tulips with bold hits of green running about. They were in honor of St. Patrick’s Day. Along with a leggy scented geranium that was a lovely gift. They brighten up the end of the dining table. Have an exquisite first week-end of Spring everyone!



 

 

Lily Love To The Rescue

My love of flowers runs deep. The happiness they bring to me is immeasurable. This last stay at Hawthorne is testimony to that fact. The eve we arrived a good sized snow arrived and we did not leave the house the next day. Which on almost all levels is heaven to me. Only thing missing were some blooms set about which we would normally pick up shopping our first full day there. I can honestly say I felt a tad off kilter that first day. Once we got out and did a little grocery shopping and picked up a bundle of lilies, all was right in my world. I know for some of you reading that might sound/seem extreme, but I really did breath easier once they dotted about the rooms. Flowers settle me. They make a space come alive. Others of you reading completely know what I am talking about. I am not meaning anything excessive or overly extravagant, just a few blooms that make the rooms full of life. Moments after arriving back in Seattle the other evening to the apartment, I walked straight to Whole Foods to pick up a bundle of tulips for the very same reason. The rooms woke up once the single stems were set here and there and all was right. The world may be chaotic outside, but home can envelop us. With a few flowers it certainly does for me. Happy week-end all! Much love, TKW



 

 

Kale In The Country & The Beach

This Flower Friday is not about blooms but a big bunch of kale filling in for the centerpiece of the table. Both at Hawthorne and WestWard, the produce aisle at the grocery store or a quick stop at a roadside farm stand can reap big benefits when it comes to beautiful bundles of greens or herbs. Often times the grocery store flower section will be slim pickings, so I go to plan B. Kale is usually the winner as I love how full and ruffly and rich the greens are–perfect for a showstopper in the middle of the table.



 

 

Beyond Fluttery Yellow Tulips

Flower Friday this week brings us some pretty miraculously beautiful fully blown out ruffly yellow tulips. The snow kept us from getting over to the island for a few weeks. We have some pretty treacherous hills on the way to the house so we opted to not risk it and stayed in town. The house gets quite cold when we are away so the tulips we had left there from our last visit sort of remained in the state they were in when we departed. Tulips love the cool and these most certainly did. The moment we started a fire on arrival, they began their final stretch and dance. They began as tight creamy blooms and ending gloriously yellow ruffled which pleased us both to no end. Have a lovely week-end all! X, TKW



 

 

Lily Love

Flower Friday brings us a single lily stem I picked up at the new Whole Foods a few blocks from the apartment on Monday. The buds were tightly closed. Within days they started to open ever so beautifully. The scent catching me the moment the elevator doors open on to our floor. Heaven. Hope you all have a grand week-end! X, T



 

 

Yellow Fluttery Goodness

Flower Friday is all about a little fluttery yellow tulip goodness. Running down the middle of the dining table in little vintage bottles greeting guests all along the way. They bring lots of thoughts of Spring on these chilly days. Have a lovey week-end everyone!



 

 

Entry Hall Hyacinth

There might be snow on the way but our entry hall in town is thinking about Spring. Hyacinth have a way of doing that. A new Whole Foods opened a few blocks away with a fun flower section. I snapped these right up as I knew their scent and the sight of them would makes us ever so happy on these chilly and soon to be snowy days. Happy Flower Friday all!



 

 

Three Bunches

Flower Friday brings 3 bunches, all at differing stages. I love the poetry of their dance all along the way. The dining table tulips just cut and starting the sway. The bunch in the hall as the elevator opens to greet us, all cozied up, ruffly. The third bunch in our entry hall, in full dance beginning to drop petals, which I always adore seeing. As if taking a bow…



 

 

Watercolor-ish Tulips

Flower Friday brings a vase of exquisitely dancing tulips that almost look like they have been painted with watercolors. The light coming through the shutters was incredibly diffused, creating all sorts of interesting things going on with the image. The tulips some of my very favorite as they start creamy, then opening up with stripes of red and turning the lightest, lightest buttery yellow. Thought you would enjoy. Happy Friday all. Have the BEST weekend!



 

 

Fluttery Orange Parrot Tulips For The Win

The entry hall could not have been happier. The first of the season orange parrot tulips just shouting at me from the buckets at the Alm Hill Gardens stall at the Market last Saturday morning. Pick me, pick me! But, of course, they knew I would. Happy Flower Friday all. Hope your weekend is grand.