Sunday, February 14, 2010

My friend Sal talked me into buying white tulips…


Recently our town had a Garden Fest in a park near the beach

Tons of tropical flora

always a great place to find

a rare bromeliad…or bamboo…or banana

But... I came home with some different sort of loot


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A French baguette mold

you know…where the dough was once left to rise.

but it is made in Mexico. Whatever.

you can see I have not worked on the table yet…priorities people.


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Spring has sprung.

‘cause I said so, that’s how.

I also found a carved wood piggy bowl

wait a minute…I found him at our local Marshalls.But he is hand carved and I oiled him with our butcher block oil.

he loved it.

He is currently tending the guac ingredients


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Child #4 says:

"Ewwww...who wants to eat anything out of a pig?"


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Um...Me.

Brought home two of the glass fishing floats from the fest…

why? Dunno. Maybe they’ll go outside in the garden

see the tulips Sal?


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But my fave is the old German educational poster...loved it’s age…


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Although I’m pretty sure I don’t know what a laubmoose is.

It hasn’t found a forever home yet...

so is borrowing some space in the messy family room


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Garden fest and nary a garden flower.

s’ok…Sal’s hooked me up!


Have a beautiful day of chocolates and white tulips!

48 comments:

Between You and Me said...

love the tulips...I went to the farmer's market in Winter Park yesterday and picked up some fresh flowers.

Sharon said...

Love your writing style! And that display of tulips and pears is the wooden bowl is inspiring!!!

Lavender and Lilies said...

I love the tulip and pear centerpiece.

vintage simple said...

The vintage poster is such a great find..! I love it. And white tulips? You can never go wrong with white tulips.

-maria

Julienne said...

I will very happily eat out of the pig!!!

Acanthus and Acorn said...

Good call Sal...love tulips! These images are all soooo good.
HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY !!!

erin said...

what great finds! i especially love your shots of the mold on the table (that sounds gross...i mean baguette mold!) my baguette mold tips over quite often if i don't perfectly balance what is displayed inside. yours=perfectly balanced!

Melissa said...

Love all the purchases, especially the tulips. I'm a sucker for white flowers and tulips in particular! But the glass fishing floats are a very close second!

Karena said...

I once had a Holiday Party and the floral theme was white tulips and orchids through out. It was beautiful!
Karena

Sharon said...

Oh I want a French baguette mold too! It makes for a very pretty center piece without taking much space.

Joyce said...

Beautiful photos my friend. I have the same little bud vases! Enjoy your wonderful flowers. xo

Ragland Hill Social by Gwen Driscoll said...

Simply creative images. Love them. Hope you have a great Valentine's Day!

Deborah said...

Laubmoose; noun. Moose were once used in experimental labs until the Laubmoosepoo became too much work to clean up. Hence, the switch to Laubmice.

Happy Valentine's Day ♥
Deb

Linda at Lime in the Coconut! said...

OMG Deb....that one had me snorting coffee out my nose, girl!

Angie said...

I think the wall art looks perfect in it's temporary home! I'd make it permanent! ;)

Marija said...

I adore that last image! I'm not sure what I like more, tulips and chocolate or those guac ingredients!

Zuniga Interiors Design Studio said...

Hi Linda!

flowers in white are always perfect! love the poster!

have a lovely V-day with the one you love!

xx,

Michelle

becky at abbeystyle said...

Linda, You've just fed my decorating diva side...not too many people can do that but you CAN!

Happy Heart Day!

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kj said...

deb's comment: HAHAHAHAHAHA! she is a riotous doll of a woman!

linda, all i can say is beautiful, beautiful, beautiful. you know how to take common things and have your way with them. you are not constrained, and i love that!

ps i'm not either.

happy happy ♥ day

Anonymous said...

love the fishing floats! I have many of them in all sizes from huge to tiny. I have some of mine in the yard too. If you have never had them in the sun before make sure not to get them wet when the sun is shining on them. They can crack. The Florida sun may be more gentle than Texas sun though.

Susan

Pat@BPM said...

I'd love to have some of those white tulips to go with all the white stuff that keeps falling from the sky!!;-)

Love those floats!

Centsational Girl said...

Girlfriend, that shot of the pears and the tulips is right out of a magazine. Come to think of it, all of them are ! I'm so excited for spring ! And now I'm craving guacamole.... love that you add tomatillos too !

Kristin Lea said...

i love your eye for style!! and I totally loved your piggy bowl....and all the yummy goodies the pig was holding! mmmmm-makes me wished I was in your neck of the woods!

ALVN of WhisperWood Cottage and Junkologie said...

That poster is fabulous! The coloring is fantastic. FYI...I looked it up...Laubmoose is German for "mosses." :)

Amy

simpledaisy said...

I love tulips!! I love how you displayed them!! Very nice~

Renee Finberg said...

i love any kind of tulip.
but....
how dumb am i?
i never knew that that long skinny wood thing was for french bread!!!

i keep telling people that blogging makes you smarter!!
hahahah

love you & happy Vday.

Cobalt Violet said...

F R E S H! LOVE white tulips ...
And the float balls! My Mom collected them for a while and I am thinking I might suggest she get them out of storage to come live with me in Los Angeles for a while ... my wheels are turning.

Happy Valentines Day Linda!

Porchlight Interiors said...

Gorgeous tulips...and so beautifully displayed! Tracey xx

Linda Lou said...

Love the display of tulips in the antique baquette bowl! These kids they don't know anything about decor and making statements, do they??

Deborah said...

Oh Linda, you were the first to comment on Spread The Love, so I will be making a love tag Just For You. I already have your address from the Milo list.

Speaking of Milo, he is currently in Michigan and guess what...you are next on the world tour!
♥♥♥ Deb

Amber Cargile said...

We just don't have such coolio treasures here! Love everything...the piggy bowl, the German poster...wow. You are awesome, Miss Linda!

Ivy Lane said...

Lovely post! I am off to get some bird seed .... and see what the flower section has... need a bit 'o spring! Happy Monday!

Renae said...

I have some LOVELY white tulips on the counter right now...BOUGHT THEM FOR MYSELF...I do like them and they say SPRING! I like your arrangement on the bread rising wooden thingy too!

xx

Dagny @ Beautiful Living said...

That's a GORGEOUS vignette!!

The Polished Pebble said...

The last 3 photos were great!!!!

xx kelley

Frenchy chick said...

I love tulips...Can't wait for spring. I love everything tropical...Love Hawaii too. Lovely decorating...
www.lechateaudesfleurs.blogspot.com

Kimberly said...

What a wonderful collection...your photos are so artistic...great talent! I think the white tulips are a fantastic purchase, as is the german poster. I love it coupled with the hat collection...shame that's not it's forever home!! I think it looks great!

Cheryl said...

love glass fishing floats! and who cares if the table isn't finished... that centerpiece is too fresh for words!

anita said...

so refreshing..love whites and spring greens! I'm totally spring inspired

anita said...

love the fresh light background color too

serena at the urban farmhouse said...

Love the wine jug! Bought one myself recently and it's now home to some quince branches. I love your writing too. One of the best things about these blogs is how the personality of the writer comes through.

Serena

Fifi Flowers said...

J'adore tulips!!!

Vix said...

Table? What table? What a sleight of eyes you're pulling there with that stunning bread mold/tulip display!

How come you never seem to try hard very hard, but the results are always amazing? I swear.

Splendid Willow said...

Oh la la! Love the baguette mold but the poster I would have snagged right in front of our eyes - had I only been there! A lovely find! And a lovely home! xx Mon

Black Zebra said...

Loving the tulips ,but I've fallen deeply in-love with the glass fishing balls.....cool.cool.cool.

Mélanie said...

Love these photos of white tulips. It inspire me

PK Studios said...

I think it's all about the hats! Just love the hats!!!! Do I have to have a beach house to hang up hats? Glad I found you... My sister (Cobalt Violet) knows the good ones. : ) Cheers,
Penny

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