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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.



 

 

Happy First Day of Spring!

On this first day of Spring my wish for all of us is sunshine & tulips! 



 

 

When Just One Will Do

Flower Friday is just one spectacular bloom that seemed to last forever. Placed in front of a mirror in one of the bookcases, it did double duty in the beautiful department. Each day the color seemed to change just a tad, opening up just a bit more, loving all the individual attention it was getting. Lighting the candle each eve when we returned, it seemed to greet us and welcome us home.



 

 

The Yellow Fluttery Tulips Win Again

I just can’t get over the beauty of these yellow fluttery tulips, as I sort of missed having them at home last week, so they were top of my list again this week. The bunches have been sending me over the moon with happiness all bundled together, each day the vases get fuller and fuller, as each bloom stretches out a bit. A lovely Flower Friday to you all and have a stellar week-end!



 

 

An Orchid & Orange Parrot Tulips 

I snapped the above photo the other day for Flower Friday as I am so enamored with our $10 grocery store orchid and all the happiness it brings. Just a reminder to all of us what screaming deals you can find on blooms when running in to get a quart of milk. The below sent to us yesterday by Steven, who has so beautifully taken care of our home in town for close to 20 years now. He texted it when the sun was shining down on the orange parrot tulips on the dining table. Totally made my day. A lovely week-end to you all!

 



 

 

One New Thing 

Often one new thing added to your table can refresh it and bring new life to the setting. In this case, it was the hand painted owl vase from England that arrived at the shops last week. The minute I saw this one, I knew he was coming home with me and right where he would live, watching over the dining table. The piece instantly freshening up the whole setting. 



 

 

More Creamy Yellow Fluttery Tulip Goodness

This Flower Friday is all about these fluttery blooms I just can’t get enough of. This is the 5th week straight they have come up the winner when choosing tulips standing at the Alm Hills Gardens stall at the Market. They last the full week and each flower has a specialness, whether bundled up as a pack or singly, when they begin to open and do their poetic dance. Happy Friday everyone!