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A Table for Take-Out

To me a supper of take-out deserves equal respect to a home cooked meal when it comes to setting the table. During these busy times, ordering out can be a lifesaver. Case in point, last eve, we had a hankering for barbecue. Our table for two using the English Wedgwood plates from Mister Sive’s Hamilton College days got things rolling, as well as the new Libeco Belgian linen dish towels we stock at WK that I like to roll up and use as napkins. We were off and running! A few pomanders I like to make in honor of the season, paperwhites in a pot as well as being forced in a glass compote, a happy potted fern, lilies in full bloom, the myrtle topiary in an old silver trophy–and a cozy table was set, ready to honor the meal.





 

 

The Paperwhite Dance

It is a foggy Seattle morning outside, but the kitchen inside is feeling pretty sunny with the paperwhites doing their dance. I look forward to these blooms/moment all year which fill me with such glee. Happy Flower Friday everyone!



 

 

Moments in Time

When reflecting on the tip from yesterday and trying to stay in the zen of the moment, my mind went straight to flowers and candles–two of my great loves. I think what draws me to both is they help me to slow down a bit, be present. Looking at a bloom or lighting a candle becomes a moment in time.

In the hustle & bustle of the day on Sunday, with customers swirling about, I lit a candle in a shop display. The moment so clear in my brain that time seemed to stand still for that second. The lily in the hallway at The Gainsborough and the paperwhites in the kitchen blooming catch my eye as I walk by, giving me a second of pause. To remember that time, that feeling, that pleasure.



 

 

Amaryllis, Myrtle Topiaries, Paperwhites & Tulips

Flower Friday brings us all sorts of blooms. The first day of December has us feeling all flower-y in town. We head to Hawthorne on Christmas morning this year, where a tree will await, so we opted to not have one in Seattle this year. Instead, flowers will be the hit of Holiday in the city for us, and we are A’ok with that, as it is so much fun to have all these different blooms await us each day. The big bundle of red tulips ushering us into the season.

The shops this time of year are bursting at the seams, in a very good way, but we still try our best to tuck a bit of flower goodness here & there. The below amaryllis opening up for us the other day, greeting customers as they head to the back counter to get their gifts all wrapped up. Cheers to the flowers of December!