Hello Dear Readers!
Welcome to the first Monday Morning Blooms of the month!
It’s real – – – no April Fools’ shenanigans today.
Just truly amazing floral inspiration
from me and my Monday Morning Bloom friends, Lidy, Mary and Pam.
Today’s common theme is Watering Cans.
The links to their beautiful watering cans in bloom are below at the end of the post.
So let’s see what I came up with for my watering can in bloom.
A BLOOMING WATERING CAN
I selected one of my favorite watering cans that was so kindly gifted to me
by a special blog friend.
I knew I wanted to create a vignette in the Great Room using the design
of casual elegance on the chinoiserie coffee table.
The juxtaposition of the elegance of the table and the casual look of the watering can.
I love the way the gold/brass watering can (by Smith & Hawken) with a brass underplate
blends so nicely with the gold detail of the top of the table.
I added the gold jeweled pineapple lidded box along with the mother of pearl
and brass box to continue the theme of the metals on the table.
All of the flowers in the watering can were purchased from Trader Joe’s.
They are getting in more and more beautiful spring florals.
Here is a list of the flowers contained in the Blooming Watering Can:
I was thrilled to see Ranunculus arrive at my Trader Joe’s as I love the way
they dance throughout an arrangement.
The pagoda lantern shuffled over to the coffee table too.
Since today is April Fools’ Day, do have a favorite April Fools’ story?
A long time ago back when my son was a young teenager, I had a friend who dubbed herself
Queen of April Fools’ Day. She actually did do some pretty cool tricks.
However, one year, I was dubbed Queen of April Fools’ Day as I topped all of her stunts!
Well, at least for that year!
It was a challenge!
She LOVED her car!…So on April Fools’ Day Eve, her son (my son’s friend),
spent the night at our house. My friend’s hubby was in on our April Fools’ joke.
He went out that evening and hid the keys to her car so we could find them.
About 1 a.m. we drove over to my friend’s house, found the keys that her hubby hid,
we unlocked the car, put the car in neutral and pushed it out of the driveway
and about a half a block down the road, then started the car and took it to our house.
The next morning her hubby got up to get the paper and to also check to see if the car was gone.
As planned, he ran into the house and said, “OK, funny, funny April Fools’, where’s your car?”
She in a panic asked, “what do you mean?” She ran out in her robe,
to discover her beloved car was gone. “Oh, is this a joke?” …. “No joke!” he exclaimed,
and proceeded to pick up the phone to call the police, but he was really calling us!
As I picked up the phone, I listened to his “dialogue” pretending he was talking to the police.
I told him to wait outside for the patrol car (ha-ha) right away as the police,
rather we, would be there in a few minutes.
My friends were outside in the front yard waiting in their robes!
He said that she truly was in a state of panic!
A few minutes later, there were 4 people (us) driving slowly by their house in her car
waving our arms and screaming at the top of our lungs . . . “April Fools”!!”
We got her!….I know it was a bit cruel to say the least, but this was the kind of thing
that she would do . . . but all in fun! 🙂 She even had a good laugh and admitted
that we got her!!
That was about 35 years ago when we were young and playful!
Do you have any April Fools’ stories to tell?
Hope you enjoyed my Blooming Watering Can, and it’s no joke, but there are some fabulous
and beautifully blooming watering cans by my friends of Monday Morning Blooms below.
Be sure to stop by each and every one for some fabulous floral inspiration!!
Pam ~ Everyday Living
Lidy ~ FrenchGardenHouse
Mary ~ Home Is Where The Boat Is
AND ME! – HOUSEPITALITY DESIGNS
I wish you all a most beautiful Spring day hopefully surrounded by beautiful Spring blooms!