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Season Ending Dahlias & Tomatoes

Flower Friday brings season ending fiery red with orangey yellow tipped dahlias along with a plate of gorgeous tomatoes alongside French sea salt. With Summer ending Monday may we all grab every bit of it we can, so we may have it stored up in our memory for when the days turn cold. May the dahlias & fresh off the vine tomatoes be a sight and taste that instantly warms us come January. Sending much love from Seattle, Ted



 

 

Lilies and Dahlias

Flower Friday brings the combo of lilies and dahlias. They both looked so great at the Market on Saturday morning that I just had to snap up the pair. We were on the island for part of Sunday so the rest of the weekend was city filled. Thought it would be such a treat to look at these on the dining table throughout. Even as I write this on Friday morning they are still going strong and looking pretty spiffy. My eyes hitting them often this morning as I sat at the table having my oatmeal reading the paper. A geranium playing nice between the two. The below a new app I have been enjoying playing with called Waterlogue. It takes your photo and turns it into a watercolor. Hope your day is flower filled!



 

 

Dahlias For Days

My Market strolls always filled with such beauty, but during dahlia season, actually make that towards the end of dahlia season, at times it is all so good I could weep. The dinner plate dahlias get me every time. Look at all that detail. The range of color in a single bloom heavenly. Snapped these the other day as my bundle was being wrapped up. Wishing you the best beginning of September weekend–hope it is grand. X, T



 

 

Happy Geraniums

On this the last week-end of August as we head to Labor Day, Flower Friday is a happy pair of geraniums that greeted us as we returned to Seattle Wednesday eve. Flowers and plants are like water to me, I need them to survive. They nourish my soul. A big thanks to Steven who has so beautifully taken care of our city home for close to 20 years. Such a huge treat to return having everything so spiffy. The flowering geraniums made my heart sing. I just had to share. Have a lovely few days everyone! X, Ted



 

 

Zinnias with Carrot Greens

Flower Friday brings a colorful bunch of zinnias mixed in with the greens of carrot tops. I am a big fan of mixing zinnias with overflowing late Summer herbs, such as rosemary. It speaks of the season to me and I quite like the contrast between the two. But I was having no luck finding rosemary at the farmers market on Saturday. I walked by a booth and one of the women working was helping a customer with a big bunch of carrots. She asked her if she wanted the long luscious carrot top greens or if she should snap them off. The customer passed on the greens and I swooped in and said, “I’ll take those if you are just going to toss them” and she kindly passed me the bundle. Done! These would work swimmingly in place of the rosemary. The leaves such a vibrant green and just so darn pretty. They got tucked here & there in the vase and the zinnias placed in around all that green goodness.



 

 

Bartlett House Beauties

Snapped this on our way up the stairs to enjoy breakfast at Bartlett House yesterday morning. They have the prettiest little garden where you park your car and walk up to the restaurant. We sat outside on the covered porch which enabled us to enjoy all the blooms while we savored our meal. Sending tons of love from the Hudson Valley on this Flower Friday. Hope this August week-end is lovely for you in every way. X, T



 

 

Dahlias and Tomatoes

August days. They really are the Sunday of Summer. The profusion of dahlias at the Market. Time seems to linger a bit.

Flower Friday honors not only the grand dahlia but the gorgeous tomatoes that are presenting themselves at the much anticipated time of year.



 

 

The First August {Flower Friday}

Zinnias always remind me of August. Warm to hot sunny days and vibrant to washed out colors like the sun has bleached them out a bit. Divine and happy in every way. All sorts of signs of Summer peaking and I want us all to revel in it. From the geraniums producing sweet flowers, to the celery at the farmers market that is too pretty to pass us and rivals any bouquet, to the dahlias that have so much stage presence that just a few blooms will light up a room. Oh and I forgot to post a few weeks ago the blooming jasmine outside our window in town, so today is the day. You can also see how much it has grown inside the window too. The apartment has smelled heavenly for quite some time. I wish you all a lovely first weekend in August Flower Friday in your part of the globe.



 

 

Pike Place Market Dahlias

Summer is in full bloom when the dahlias start appearing in flower stall after flower stall at the Market. I can get a little lightheaded with glee over all the beauty. This Flower Friday brings big dinner plate dreamy dahlias. Believe me, I realize how fortunate we are to live in a climate where these thrive. Each petal a work of art, each stem a treasure. Have a lovely last week-end in July everyone!



 

 

A Hydrangea Filled Flower Friday

These are well traveled hydrangea, let me start off by saying that. They started in Seattle, made their way to Vashon Island, then made the ferry crossing again back to Seattle. A big, and I mean big, bucket of these creamy hydrangea made the journey down the 8 flights of stairs to WestWard as a gift from our guests for Sunday supper. I made a big arrangement out of them for the house and still had a bunch left over. So back up those stairs they went to a welcome city abode where I dotted them around the apartment to enjoy at every turn during the work week. They are doing just that! These lovelies are our Flower Friday blooms on this day. Enjoy and have a stellar July week-end. X, T