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!
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
It is always a supremely joyful sight & day to see the colorful TULIPS sign that Alm Hill Gardens hangs above their stall at the Market is flying about. Such is the case late last week. Bucket after bucket of their divine hothouse tulips just in time for the festive holiday week ahead. Their stall is at the end of Pine Street–tell them Ted sent you if you are in the neighborhood and in need of a hit of tulip happiness.
Always a very good thing when tulips start showing up in buckets at the grocery store. A simple tableau of fluttery whites in a swell vessel that was a recent fab gift next to the quince that just keep going strong. Flower Friday is back on track. Hope your day is a grand one…
I missed Flower Friday last week with all that has been grooving & shaking at the shops, so thought we could start our week off with a bloom. Tulips have started showing up already at the grocery store, and I could not be happier. This single stem doing a little dance to check out the silver bowl of vintage mercury glass ornaments. They have made happy mates on the dining table for the week.
If you are setting a table this Thanksgiving, or really anytime, keep in mind flowers don’t have to be just for the center of the table. You can scatter blooms about, in addition to a stunning grouping in the middle. Or create little arrangements and have them at each setting or dotted around the table. Bottom line, getting a little creative with your flowers, however simple or grand, will bring huge visual enjoyment to your guests. And you.
Flower Friday a new post idea. Not sure why it has taken me close to 5 years to think of this. Insert very large smile. Silly me. So look for my favorite blooms coming your way each Friday. These intensely yellow tulips echoing the incredibly beautiful sunshine we have had a bunch of the last few days. Yellow equals happiness in this case.