Monday, October 29, 2012

Storm day

We closed the shop today.  Good thing becauase I hadn't prepared for Jane's Flowers in the House party.  I spent the morning fussing with the few blossoms I brought home from the shop which are featured on the longest short and easy project of bookshelves in the mantle piece I salvaged a few years ago.  You'd have thought I was installing a wall of built-in bookshelves, it took so long to get it finished.

The problem with creating a new but limited space for books is trying to decide which books should go there.  The books I value the most and read more than once are essays, reference and how-to.  I have chosen a few, but since Violet's enclosure is in my little storage room, I can't get back to my already culled make-shift bookshelf.



As storm news bellowed out of the t.v. I took photos of the flowers I brought to the party.  I moved them around, shot a few close-ups.  The white ranunculus are extraordinary.





This ranunculus was in a mixed bunch of misfits - my favorite kind.




A very grateful thank you to all of Violet's well wishers!  Her new drops arrived today, so I'll be keeping my eye on her eye, hoping for some progress.

I feel truant today:  a little guilty and a little thrilled by getting to stay home.

Stay safe everyone.  Extra good thoughts to Kris at The Dancing Donkey in Upstate New York.  She's almost sure to get a whopping portion of the storm along with her neighbors.

16 comments:

Amelia said...

That's quite the ranunculus. It also looks tiny. Glad to hear Violet's drops arrived. You got mail? Their motto seems to have gone out the window around here with impending freakastorm or whatever its called at the moment. Hope the cure works quickly. Be safe.

Lucille said...

I like all your juxtapositions very much.

paisleysummer said...

The ranunculus are so beautiful, they really need to be seen individually like that. The bookshelf is a great idea.
I hope the drops work on Violet. Very worrying.
Stay safe.
Penny x

marlowe said...

Love the photos, Miss Shelley. Enjoy the day off!
M

flwrjane said...

Beautiful. Sorry I'm so late to visit. you didn't do Mr. Linky so I went ahead and hooked you up so to speak.

Love the ranunculus and that basket? Can we talk about that beauty?

The winds have picked up here and so have our nerves.

Stay steady. Wow. wind gust.

xo jane

Bare Mtn Farm said...

Beautiful little ranunculus...we regularly have misfits...wish you were closer to enjoy them. Stay safe!

Jen said...

That white ranunculus is crazy beautiful. Love your mantle/bookshelf.
Hope you are enjoying your storm day.

gillian. said...

It looks so great! I love that bag, too. What is that turquoise table that is teasing us with its one little corner?

An Urban Cottage said...

I was also teased by the turquoise table!

Your little big project turned out really well. I'm not sure I've seen so much of your cottage before. The little vignette with the botanical and the majolica is masterful.

Positive energies to Violet's eye.

Bow Street Flowers said...

Turquoise table, Gillian and Steve is a very wobbly oak table that I painted years ago with a flat blue paint.
I keep meaning to replace it with something more substantial and a bit bigger. All my furniture is what my friend Fanny calls "sticks".

Jane, the basket was a gift from my dearest friend. It holds yarn for my wonky crochet projects.

greenthumb said...

I just found your lovely blog, such pretty flowers. I will follow your blog.

Alisi's Mummy said...

The white ranunculus are amazing!

rosekraft said...

Everything is so lovely, but I'm totally distracted by that wall color....
Sending more good wishes for Violet's quick recovery.

rachel said...

Lovely combinations there! Glad you took time off work and could play at home for a while.

Bow Street Flowers said...

Welcome Green thumb! Thanks for visiting! What a lovely family you have.

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