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Tulips, A Fern, A Paper Geranium & Kale

Flower Friday brings the 3 table vignettes I did yesterday on ‘NewDay Northwest’ with Margaret Larson. It was a super fun morning chatting with her on the show about setting a creative & festive Thanksgiving table. Here is the link, click here to take a look. Seven and a half minutes flies by! TV time just seems to go quicker. She is a delight and I think I got some good tips in for setting a table that can also translate to setting a stylish table any time of the year.

Quick reminder, our first Holiday Open House of the season is tomorrow at our First & Spring shop. If you are in the area I so hope you will stop by. X, T



 

 

Spring Flowers, A Look Back

As Summer begins, I thought our Flower Friday could be a look back on all the beautiful blooms Spring brought us. Oh my, it was a good flower season indeed.



 

 

Peonies & Tulips

They took center stage. The peonies and the tulips snuggling right up next to one another. From there, the rest of the table was super easy to set. Red became the color story and we were off and running with a table for deux. These were the first peonies of the season for us, the lone bucket at one of my favorite flower stalls at the Market a happy sight. They sat perky at the shop on Saturday for all to enjoy, made the ferry trip over, made the ferry trip back, and are now in the city on the dining table to be enjoyed like crazy this week. A peony might seem dainty, but quite the opposite. 



 

 

A Singular Sensation 

Sometimes you need just one to stop you in your tracks. As the tulip season marches along, this singular sensation and the beauty it possesses was all that was needed to spruce up this spot in the bookcase. Absolutely, I swoon over an overflowing vase of blooms. But sometimes one just does the trick. Happy Flower Friday all. A lovely May week-end awaits!



 

 

Ted’s Tip No. 147

Vintage glass bottles as vessels scattered together can turn an ordinary bunch of blooms into something visually appealing where the single stem of the flower becomes the star.



 

 

A Hint of Yellow

Flower Friday brings us these stupendous red streaked tulips that were a gift last week that continue each day to bring us much joy. The hint of yellow peaking out of the one bloom tickles me beyond measure. A little ray of sunshine…



 

 

Green & Blue 

They always stop me in my tracks. The above tulips with the big green streaks, just stunning. There was one bucket of them at the Alm Hills Gardens stall in the Market on Saturday morning, so I snatched up the better part of them for our week-end out on the island.

Things tend to be pretty red, white and blue out there, but this time green took the front seat. I have always been a lover of blue and green together. Think the sky and grass and off we go. I pulled a bunch of blue plates, bowls, silverware and glassybaby and we were set. The combo has a freshness to it. As the rain pours down outside as I type, I will longingly think of this as a Springtime combination. With a little sunshine tossed in too!



 

 

Happy Fluttery Flower Friday

Just can’t get enough of the creamy yellow fluttery tulips this season. This round almost peony like dancing around the dining table in a variety of vessels. Have a lovely week-end everyone!



 

 

Vibrant Fluttery Yellow Tulips

Yellow has been the theme so far this tulip season. Yesterday the vibrant fluttery yellow grabbed my attention most. These will just be extraordinary once they begin to fully open and do their dance. They will be perfect for our dinner host & hostess this eve. Happy Flower Friday one and all! 



 

 

Orchids & Tulips

Flower Friday brings a grocery store orchid and a bunch of Market tulips. The above a 5 stem orchid the fab floral buyer at QFC had set aside for herself but so graciously said I should have when I asked her if they had any small pots of orchids left–a gift in many ways. She knew how much I would adore it. The below a compote full of orange parrot tulips that caught my eye as I looked through the stellar assortment of Market tulips out right now in all the flower stalls. Their ruffly beauty gets me every time. The stems doing a lovely swirl-y dance. Both of them have brought so much joy as we walk by them this week.