The sun was streaming through the shutters so beautifully, creating lines all over the dining room table and illuminating the creamy slightly washed out yellow tulips, almost to the point where they looked like they were being lit from within. Flowers can often have a spiritual quality. These certainly did. They also had a bit of a peony vibe to them. I just had to stop and gaze every chance I could. They are our Flower Friday bloom for all of you to enjoy too.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Flower Friday brings these divine creamy white tulips with a few magical tiny streaks of red running through some of the blooms. I love when they seem to be standing on there toes, stretching ever so slightly, reaching for the light.
A lovely, lovely Friday to you all in your part of the world. Have a grand week-end!
Flower Friday is not so much about a bloom this week, but about saying farewell to our Christmas tree. We don’t do a tree each year, so when we do we try and get the most enjoyment out of it, for as long as we can. We were determined to try and keep it through the 12 days of Christmas as I just liked the symbolism of it. We ate Panettone last night as we took off the ornaments while jazz filled the air. It is our first time to do this. If you partake in Twelfth Night as part of your family holiday, please let me know what you do. I love the idea of the tradition of it and would like to incorporate it into ours. Happy Friday everyone!
Thought it might be fun to make this last Flower Friday of the year a look back of the previous 12 months and the blooms that were enjoyed. Flowers are like air to me, I need them to survive and thrive. I know that might sound a little dramatic, but I really do gain so much inspiration from them, even the tiniest stem. Their beauty and often simplicity, finding a very special place in my heart. I know many of you feel the same way, as you often tell me of your joy in the flower posts when I chat with you in person at the shops or out & about. So I bring you flowers. XX, T
As promised, the big container in the kitchen full of paperwhite narcissus bulbs in full bloom. They grew so tall this year that I ended up moving them to the dining table earlier this week so they could really spread out and do their dance. I snapped the below image on Tuesday and they have even grown more and more, equalling major Flower Friday happiness as we move into the Holiday week-end.