Monday, January 30, 2012

It will have to be this instead

I began dutifully hemming our new curtain fabric after the orders were out this morning:  Katy making tissue flowers, me with a needle and thread, the IPod playing Keith Jarret; it was a real domestic scene, until....the curtain went up in flames when I layed it on a candle burning on the counter.  No firemen were involved, but we had quite a nice fire.
So, rather than blog about our wonderful new curtains, I'll show you Miss Twinkle, my favorite orchid that finally came in a month later than usual.




When these bloom, they'll be the color of claret and they also smell amazing.

And, my friend Marlowe over at Orts and Fragments brought me this beautiful stained glass window as a present.  She was ready to hang it but the transom window wasn't steady enough for it, so we've been moving it around to see where it best fits.


Two more parasols are completed.  Installing them today.  The curtain installation is set for tomorrow.

11 comments:

Jen said...

Ooh--fire is scary. Glad it wasn't worse.

An Urban Cottage said...

OH MY! Glad everyone and everything is okay. That's scary!

Sharon Parker said...

Scary about the fire. That orchid's going to be quite a stunner when its buds open. And the stained glass window is gorgeous; too bad you can't hang it on the transom, though, that sounds like just the thing.

flwrjane said...

Am I the only one who laughed? I'm sorry I have a black sense of humor.

I was just so impressed you were making them yourself when kaboom!

Glad no real damage was done and I know just how the orchid will smell and envying you the experience.

xo Jane

Bow Street Flowers said...

Jane... Glad you laughed. Not a serious fire, but I've done it before when we were attaching fabric to chuppah poles...it's comedic when it's not serious. We were laughing too.

flowers on my table said...

Quite a dramatic day then? The Orchid is so small I have never seen one like that, can't wait till it blooms.Glad you managed to stay out of hospital! Have a good week, love Linda x Oh I nearly forgot the stained glass panel is wonderful, I love the blue in it.

annieb said...

Glad all is OK. It makes a fun post though! I need to visit your blog more often. It's charming. Love the orchid and that window is amazing! I stopped by the shop a while back and bought a couple whale ornaments. I liked meeting the rabbit too. I'll visit again soon. I need some new plants to cheer up the home before spring arrives.

gillian. said...

Th blue chuppah fabric was the first thing that came to mind! Ha!

Bow Street Flowers said...

annie, thanks for commenting. Say hello next time you're in. I love looking at all your sweet 'finds'.

webb said...

The glass is gorgeous - hope you find a great place for it. And, please show the orchid when it's in full bloom. I have the feeling it will be gorgeous!

marlowe said...

Oh my goodness!! I'm so sorry to hear that your beautiful fabric went up in smoke! Sooo glad there wasn't lasting damage to your space (I assume?).
Hugs,
M