Hello Dear Readers!
Happy Monday Morning Blooms Day!
I will be sharing another grand day
of flower love along with my
wonderful flower loving friends,
Lidy, Mary, and Pam.
As always, the links to their beautiful
flower inspiration will be
found at the end of this post.
Today our common theme is
So today, I am bringing you
Flowers and Silver Linings
(There should always be flowers in a room
that you often begin and end the day in)
I am certain everyone
in these difficult times
are trying to find “the silver lining.”
I know I am.
This week, after having the
opportunity to purchase flowers (lucky me)
I was trying to decide how I would
approach the theme for our Blooms Day,
Then something happened.
Without going into much detail,
a shelf on our bookcase in the
Great Room fell. The shelf fell
on the TV below and it smashed it
along with my beloved blue and white
antique commode piece.
It was a piece from a treasured friend
gifted to me MANY years ago.
Now if this had happened years ago,
I would be sobbing for days over
my loss. The TV you can replace,
but not this piece. THEN, my hubby
handed me this pair of vases that
were gifted to me after my dear friend
passed away. They had great meaning
of our friendship. They were unscathed!
Not the tiniest of chips were gone from
either vase! The only survivors from
that shelf and below, other than some books.
It was a sign . . . a message.
Look for the silver lining!
Things may break and be gone
from us physically; however,
the treasured memories of
love and friendship lives on forever.
So from this incident, I found
my silver lining in message
that was sent to me.
From the person who always
gave me so much inspiration from
her fortitude and incredible
outlook on life even though I
know she struggled many days.
The next day, I gathered some silver
pieces and started to create simple
flower arrangements in them.
I knew I wanted to have
flowers in my bathroom, so I
polished up the silver coffee pot
and placed it on the vanity.
(see images above)
I have a table that is next to our
tub and a chair. It is filled
with smiles. Yes, a photo of
my Sweetie as an infant after
her bath, and a jar of one of
her favorite things, shells.
(In which she collected)
Simple mini flower arrangements
were placed on the table
in silver baby cups.
Silver baby cups that belong
to my son. My Sweetie’s dad.
A wonderful pair of sterling silver
cups gifted to us as a shower gift.
So this table, truly does
have lots of smiles for me.
My Sweetie, my son, treasures
and the comments from my hubby
on how much he likes it too.
Now let’s talk flowers.
My hubby took me to Trader Joe’s.
I heard that they were excellent
in providing the utmost of precautions
for their customers. So we went to see
if they had flowers….and they did!
I promised that I would not spend a lot
of time (which I usually do) in choosing
flowers. Choose some and leave.
A combination of these flowers
were placed in the various silver
containers that I chose.
This silver container bears my
initial “S” A sweet blog friend
brought it to me when we attended
the Haven Conference several years ago.
It sits on top of my
Venetian stacked tables
in front of my treasured armoire.
I tried to use special silver pieces
for all the arrangements.
I did not have a silver piece
from my mother-in-law; however,
there was a vintage powder shaker
with a silver lid that belonged to her.
I took stems of Ranunculus
and pushed them through the
holes at the top of the jar.
I was planning on possibly
starting a hat pin collection
and use this jar for that purpose;
however, I think I found a better purpose now.
Last but not least.
I had just unpacked my
Kentucky Derby Mint Julep cup
gifted to me by friends who
toured the Bourbon Trail with us.
I learned a lot about bourbon
on that trip. Lots of great information
from the distilleries; however,
the greatest amount of information
came from our friends.
There were many silver linings
on that trip; a designated driver,
(my hubby never liked to “drink”)
making memories with friends, AND
someone saving my life!
Which is a story for another day!
One of today’s silver linings is
being with my wonderful
Monday Morning Blooms friends,
sharing our love for all things flowers!
So it is time to give them a visit!
The links to their posts are
below their gorgeous images!
Pam of Everyday Living
Lidy of FrenchGardenHouse
Mary of Home Is Where The Boat Is
And ME! ~ Housepitality Designs
I wish you all a most beautiful day
and hope it is filled with silver linings.
I have come to learn more than ever
this past year, to look for
The Silver Lining!