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.
As November begins to unfold, Flower Friday eases us in with tiny creamy white roses and pumpkins brought back in our suitcase from New York because I just could not leave them all behind. They will be enjoyed on the dining table right on up to Thanksgiving. A lovely start of the week-end to you all!
As we would ring customers through with their purchases yesterday, I would say good-bye with a, “Have a lovely Valentine week-end!” I think Valentine’s Day is so much more than just the focus on an individual you love. I have always taken it to be a time of love and showing it to all those around you that you care for.
I promise day three will conclude our flower tour of the year. It has been such a treat choosing the images for this re-cap. It makes me so appreciative of all the places I find blooms–the Market, the grocery store, our yard, floral shops, farmers markets. I am always on the hunt for what looks the freshest and most interesting. As I mentioned the other day, the joy they bring is immeasurable.
The flower love continues with more, more, more of the sumptuous blooms that filled the year. Whether massed together in a big bunch or solo running down a table, they bring so much added life to our life.
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.
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.
The flowers continue, as the rest of the year unfolds.
The year in blooms…
Thank you so much for following along. I think we make pretty awesome travel mates. Truly, I love having you all along for this ride called life. My hope has always been that sharing some of my/our moments makes us all slow down a bit and savor the moment. Savor those incredibly rich moments we all have. We just have to see them. Cheers to many, many more in the new year!
Sending much gratitude, love & thanks,
Having flowers in my life, if even just a single stem by my bedside, is of great importance to me. I also know many of you feel the same way. They give us energy, inspire us, and are just food for the soul. I actually meant to type the word ‘good’ for the soul, but it autocorrected to the word ‘food’ and I thought that was even more fitting. Here is a little homage to the flowers that brought a little brightness to us all as the year closes. Starting off with those stupendous red tulips that started off the year with a bang in January to the dancing paperwhites in December. Enjoy!
The cool days of Autumn got me thinking yesterday of all the flowers of Summer. Scrolling through the images of the past season just brought a smile to my face. This year the season seemed to change over quite quickly. Looking at the flowers took me back to the heat of July and August for just a moment. Here is a glance back at some of the beauties–big & small, singular & massed.