Saturday, November 9, 2013

Today is Bouquet Day

It has finally happened!  There are no more flowers to be picked from the garden - the frost took the last of them a few days ago.  Which means I will have to rely on the grocery store from now until spring. 

the last flower from the garden on our sideboard

Yesterday I bought a bouquet of yellow freesia when I was getting some milk.  Don't you love freesia.  They have such pretty complex flowers arranged along their stem and they come in such a variety of gorgeous colours.  Fortunately the store only had a few colours or I might still be there trying to chose which ones to buy.

The bouquet came with lots of fern leaves, but I separated them and added the fern leaves to the blue salvia that we had on the table all last week and is still going strong.

I paired the freesia with one of my favourite thrift store tablecloths (do I say that every week?)  I have a collection of different gingham cloths - yellow, beige, brown, navy, red - and I love how they look on the table.  This one has been used a lot and has a few spots, but I still love it.

I'm not sure why, but looking at my Bouquet Day pictures side-by-side on my Pinterest Bouquet Day board makes me ridiculously happy.  I love seeing the progression of flowers that have bloomed in the garden and the pairing of the different colours of flowers with the tablecloths. Almost nobody visits this board so I feel like it is my secret place, just for my own enjoyment (which I'm sharing with all of you). 


  1. The Freesia is very pretty with the lovely gingham tablecloth in the background. It is sad to think that there will be no more flowers growing in the greens until spring...I have enjoyed my flowers tremendously this year.
    I hope you're having a lovely weekend!

  2. Yes, I love freesias. It drives my mother-in-law crazy that I can grow them, and she can't (I don't know why not).
    I can understand why you get enjoyment from seeing your Pins all together. They do look impressive.

  3. I love freesias, too!!! They are so sweet and delicate. Your board is looking great! I'm following you on Pinterest now. :D

  4. Lovely and I love your table cloth. :) Kit