I made the bi-weekly trip to Trader Joe’s over the weekend and came home with these. Aren’t they gorgeous? They’re waxflowers and I’m crazy about them. I like the wildflower-like big splash of color they bring to the living room. And look! There’s my pink milk glass hobnail vase.
I found this in a local antique shop a couple of years ago. It’s been nestled in my china cabinet ever since. I thought it might be nice to actually use it as it was intended…as a vase. This is one of my favorite finds. Such a soft, pretty shade of pink.
I wonder…can I plant some waxflowers in my garden? Are they compatible with my zone? Hmmm.
At the moment, we have an abundance of fresh flowers in the cottage. Some yellow alstromeria on the kitchen table, some mixed alstromeria in the den…
although the petals have begun to fall. Do you see the blue book in the foreground? It’s a vintage copy of Great Expectations that was just sent to me by my friend, Sharon. She enclosed a sweet note that said she was sending it to me because I ‘like old things and proper English.’ Oh, I do, Sharon! Thank you so much! An interesting accidental vignette, don’t you think? Charles Dickens alongside of modern day suspense/mystery writer Lee Child and my iPhone: When Centuries Collide.
Today I plan to pick up more rocks from the endless swath of dirt that is my front yard. There are a lot of them – we have rocky soil. I don’t want them there when I reseed. I’ll use them as edging for my garden beds.
The crocheting continues. And I am reminded that I have some prep work to do on The Tempest. Rehearsals start in just about a month.
Have a wonderful Tuesday!