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Fresh Snow, Another Hyacinth and Sardines

I find it fascinating and comforting knowing what makes up a day, when reflecting on it the following day–all the little bits & bobs that occur, all the interactions, the food eaten, the conversations. One other way in this modern age is looking back at images. I woke up yesterday to this image in an e-mail from caretaker Bill. He knows how much we love the snow and a fresh dusting occurred. The lions looking regal standing at attention keeping watch with a coat of snow.

The day was full of meeting folks for interviews for the new position we have opening up at Watson Kennedy. But I snapped the above image right before I left the apartment as one of the hyacinth from the image I posted yesterday had grown so tall and fallen over, so I clipped it and the bloom now lives by the bathtub. White flowers against the black walls are a soothing contrast I find super visually appealing.

Not only were interviews taking place, but lots and lots of new product is arriving from lines I found last week at The Fancy Food Show, so there has been a flurry of unpacking activity taking place. I could not resist snapping these French sardine tins from Brittany. Each filled with two cans of olive oil packed sardines. That was my day in images. A full, fun day filled with tons of variety and entertaining to see what ended up being documented in photos. Hope your Saturday is grand!



Prized Hyacinth 

The sweetest little potted hyacinth that was a gift from our beloved Catherine the other morning at breakfast slipped ever so perfectly into a vintage trophy from our collection and just made the living room sing. Often the smallest details have the greatest impact visually. The moment I snapped this shot, I knew it would be our Flower Friday bloom for you all to enjoy. Have the BEST week-end! T



Wintery Whites

There is just something I find wonderfully soothing about white blooms. Massed together, they create a symphony of beauty. A quick few snaps yesterday at one of my favorite flower stalls captured both hyacinth and tulips. Wintery whites on a chilly, rainy day but they have me thinking of Spring on this Flower Friday.



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.



The Year in Flowers

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



Buckets of Hyacinth

Spring is in the air! My Saturday morning stroll of the Market had me giddy from all the buckets of hyacinth I laid my eyes on. Their unmistakable scent wafting about. The variety of colors is what grabbed my attention most. Hyacinth, in many shades, for you this fine Sunday.








Hyacinth Happiness on a Rainy/Snowy Day

20160124-054233.jpg Yesterday was quite rainy & bleak in Seattle, we had news that our flight today to New York was cancelled, records amounts of snow fell in parts of the country, and yet, this solo bucket of hyacinth at the Market yesterday turned Wintery thoughts into Spring. Please don’t get me wrong, I love the season we are in, and I love the snow, and most days I even like the rain, but the sight of those glorious blooms made so darn happy for the flowery days ahead. Hyacinth happiness…




The Year in Flowers

It is that time of year when we start looking back as we begin to look ahead at a new year. Flowers play such a large part in my day to day and bring me such immense happiness. I love sharing the blooms and stalks and leaves with you all. Whether it be a big bunch of tulips, a bundle of kale, a vase full of radish leaves, or a single dahlia stem–there is so much natural beauty around us each day, I just like taking a moment to take it all in. Here are a few of those moments from this year.




















20151226-081217.jpg Oh my gosh, choosing is not easy, and I am still in Spring! The flower love will continue tomorrow with more blooms, and maybe even the day after that…

Happy Saturday all! If you celebrated Christmas, I hope it was all just grand. I am out the door to work the Market shop today, so if you are in the hood, stop by and say hi. Our ‘After Christmas Holiday Sale’ begins today in both shops. 50% off all holiday related goods such as–ornaments, cards, holiday candles, wrap & ribbon.



TKW Hyacinth Quote in Flower Magazine

20150313-074300.jpg I was extremely honored to be asked to give a quote about my beloved hyacinth for the latest issue of flower magazine. They shot the most gorgeous hyacinth in a clear container so you can see the beautiful stems, just as I had hoped and asked that they would. The arrangement is stunning. The magazine has become a new favorite, highlighting flowers and the people that love them. A magazine devoted to flowers, yes, that is a pretty swell thing. flower, check it out!

May your Friday be filled with all good things, and if that includes flowers, even better…