Hello friends! One of the things I look forward to every Friday - well apart from it being the start of the weekend and watching TV while we have pizza for dinner - is making a new bouquet for the table.
I like the process of selecting which flowers/weeds will go with which tablecloth. The Japanese Lanterns (also called Chinese Lanterns) are at their peak right now so I wanted to use them. When I went out to the garden to cut some I realized that EVERY single leaf has been nibbled on and is imperfect. I cut them anyway and somehow it doesn't really show when they are bunched together (isn't that a lovely metaphor for us as individuals and how we look better together than when we stand alone).
This is the first year I have ever cut the Japanese Lantern flowers and displayed them in a vase. We usually pick the fruits/flowers (they really are both as inside each of the flowers is an orange fruit) and put them in a bowl. I'm guessing we will do that later as well.
The tablecloth is a crazy one I bought at the thrift store last year. It has batiked wavy lines and fish. Fish? Crazy I know, but I like it. I thought the neutral gray would let the orange and green of the Japanese Lantern flowers shine.
Do you have big plans for the weekend? I'm going to Toronto Island with a friend. I haven't been to the islands for years - decades actually - and am looking forward to enjoying the lovely fall weather and the scenery.