|I feel like I'm running late - having my first cup of coffee and already the sun is up.|
We live on one of the quietest streets in the city, so I stepped outside to see what all the noise was about. The 'tile men' arrived early this morning to finish a neighbor's "new" bathroom. Some one's lawn guy is here and mowing before 8 (isn't that against the law?). The recycle collectors are not letting any grass grow under their feet - that is one noisy vehicle - especially when they dump our cart into their big truck.
|(Sent to me by a friend - who knows me tooo well)|
Once the door closed behind me and I was standing outside on the front porch I just had to smile. Yes, chaos is all around but the sweet smell of my first blooming gardenia was intoxicating. On closer inspection I noticed two blooms. I put broken oak twigs into the pots to 'hold' the plants - this also helps when you are trying to get a picture of the flower and the leaves keep getting in the way.
|Wish you could smell this, just two blooms and GARDENIA is everywhere.|
Personally, I think the gardenia plant would be a great topic for Vintage Thingy Thursday. How many grandmothers wore gardenia corsages or how many brides carried this beautiful flower in their bouquet? If you want to grow something 'vintage' try these beauties - they work in containers or in your garden. Sometime in my youth, I remember someone bragging about her gardenia bush growing just outside her bedroom window. Back then I thought 'So What?' Today I can't help but think what a clever friend my mom had.
But Suzanne has rules and I'm not sure my one year old gardenia is truly vintage. So today I'm visiting Suzanne's blog ColoradoLady with my vintage Salt and Pepper shakers.
|We've had these for years (we're not the original owners,|
but we did know and love them and that's why these
beauties have a place of honor on our table).
At night, work continues on
|I'm looking forward to seeing how this turns out.|
Hope you have a blessed weekend.