Happy Friday one and all!
Today is the first Friday of the month and that means
you are in for a treat because it is Floral Friday, when I and three of my sweet,
talented and most creative friends/bloggers present beautiful floral inspiration
for you to enjoy.
Today, I present to you Peonies in a teapot and more!
I have been stalking Trader Joe’s . . .
even to the point that I would go quite often early in the morning right after they
would get their flower delivery. . . . looking for Peonies . . . no luck!
I wanted Peonies to place in my Royal Albert, Old Country Roses teapot
as my mom loves flowers that remind her of her native country.
But then again, my mom loves every flower on earth!
I started collecting the Royal Albert, Old Country Roses china back in the 90’s
(way before the existence of HomeGoods)
one place setting at a time. One serving dish at a time and receiving many pieces
for birthday and Christmas gifts. I so loved the delicate pattern and colors then.
I do not use this china as much as I should. I am vowing to use them more often
for everyday purposes . . . need to bring out more pretty in our lives every day.
With Mother’s Day fast approaching we ladies of Floral Friday thought . . .
how great it would be to create a floral arrangement in a teapot!
I had a light bulb moment . . . why not see if the Farmer’s Market
has any Peonies? They usually have wonderful flower vendors.
So off I went . . . a great excuse to make the trip and get flowers and fresh
fruit and veggies.
We parked near the area where I knew the flower vendors were.
And there they were . . . Peonies!
I spotted one in a large pre-made bundle of flowers. Only one peony in the bunch!
However, they also offered to sell single stems of peonies for $5.00 a stem.
So at that price, I just bought one extra to place in my teapot floral arrangement.
I remember when I saw this cover of an issue of “Flower” magazine,
I gasped. Oh the Peonies! . . . I thought, hmmm…if I buy a Peony plant . . .
plant it in the the yard and then surround it with an electric fence (just kidding)
maybe it will survive the deer feasting on the blooms!
Oh you cannot blame them for considering them a wonderful dessert!
And speaking of dessert?!! …. I found these wonderful Petit Fours
to go with our tea. My mom is a sweets person like me.
Just a little bit of sweetness with tea or coffee to a pleasant afternoon snack or
that sweet treat after dinner. Petit Fours are perfect . . the “just enough” !!
I purchased these cute Petit Fours with the flower designs
at my local grocery store bakery. I knew I wanted a mini dessert and when I saw them
in the bakery case . . . perfect! . . . The flowers . . . the colors.
I had so much fun creating this vignette of Tea For Two to celebrate
the day of wonderful, caring and loving moms everywhere.
Creating the teapot arrangement of Peonies, Iris, Dianthus, Straw flowers,
Statice (Limonium), and Daisies was so much fun. I smiled throughout the process!
I am hoping that this made you smile too!
And speaking of smiles . . . you will certainly smile from ear to ear
when you visit Lidy, Pam and Mary seeing their stunning teapot floral arrangements!
Have a most beautiful day and weekend filled with beautiful smiles!