Happy 2nd of January 2013!!! Already! Just thought today I'd show you something pretty. Well, more than one thing pretty....so, let's start with the flowers. Bought them on a hurried trip into WallyWorld on Saturday...you know, one of those fast trips to buy all the stuff you had run out of during the blizzard! I supposed I was in a 'flower state of mind' because I just had to buy these. You can watch them grow right before your very eyes as you scroll down the post. They don't look all that remarkable right here....but watch....
and while you watch, notice the little pitcher they are in....it's so cute. Can you see the little English cottage?
and the crocheted runner? I bought them both at one of the local flea markets recently. Little pitchers always catch my eye....and crochet like this...who could leave it in the store?
Can you see the flowers growing?
Here is the back of the pitcher....it's pretty too!
And the handle....as you know...I think everything is in 'the details'......
See...the flowers are getting bigger.....look at those little 'pods'....they open up into the most delicate, 'ruffle' flowers...they look green here.
And then, there is this gorgeous flower..........so beautiful......what great flowers to have in your home when there is SNOW everywhere!!!
And, these little green/yellow ones. No idea what they are....but they are sweet. You know green is my favorite color!
The pods are opening and look very pretty now....they will open even more.
A close-up of the pitcher....see the cottage now? There is a bird....is it a stork of some kind, a heron? Trees and flowers that match the ones on the back of the pitcher.
Now do you see how big they have become...fully opened.....and gorgeous.
Look at the center of this one....it's amazing!
Flowers are such fun....and these so pretty.....lovely to look at on a cold Winter's Day.....
Here are the markings on the bottom of the pitcher.....well, I guess that explains the Thatched Roof Cottage then. Love it!
Last, but not least, here is something very special:
This is a photo taken by my favorite son several days ago....on his iPhone. He was just getting home from work, driving down this street in his neighborhood and there was that rainbow! Isn't it just great? Nothing prettier than a street in San Francisco.....all nice and shiny with rain...and a beautiful rainbow. Well, unless it's a vintage English pitcher filled with beautiful green and white flowers!
Hope all is well with you this new year, this new day. Take care out there. pat