Saturday, December 22, 2012

Christmas present

We finished the last of the mantles today.  We made Christmas arrangements, set up Amaryllis gifts, picked up containers for Christmas Eve flowers, tried to salvedge a crate of paper whites that had fallen over, and failed.  We welcomed regular customers who shopped for last minute gifts and bouquets for their Christmases, we enjoyed visits by previous employees who came to wish us well and say hello to 
the rabbits and catch up with their news and ours.   We drank hot lemon water, ate roasted squash and pumpkin soup, a few cookies and we started the morning with Burdick's hot chocolate demis.

We're open tomorrow from noon to five and Christmas Eve from ten to five.  We're closed Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. We'll be open on Friday and Saturday and then I'm going back to The Circus for my left knee replacement.  I'll be blogging while convalescing and we'll be back on January 16.   We wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year and a winter without ice. 


Jen said...

Gorgeous flowers--that green and pink at the top is amazing, and the bouquet at the bottom seems Dutch master-ish but also contemporary.

I'm so sorry I didn't get by before Christmas, and to hear about the knee surgery. You need a good rest, but not that way. Keep us posted.


Bow Street Flowers said...

Jen! see you in the New Year! Kittens and baking and reading good books is what you should be doing now!

Merry Christmas!!!

An Urban Cottage said...

Pretty pics, Shelley! I love the branches!. It's never too early for spring branches.

webb said...

Thanks for the lovely presents.

Good luck with the knee. Take the drugs. Seriously, take them as prescribed. Will think of you.

flwrjane said...

Nothing says Christmas quite like the thorns of quince

Merry merry Shelley. Your pictures have grown in size and beauty.

I didn't know abut this surgery. But I wish you the best and we'll be texting and maybe a phone call through the drug filled recovery, yes?

Love to you and Joe.

Miss you from afar.

xo Jane

Amelia said...

Beautiful flowers! OK, I'll admit it when I saw the first picture for a moment I thought it was an artichoke :)Have a wonderful relaxing Christmas and good luck with the knee surgery.

Noelle the dreamer said...

Stunning flowers arrangements as always! The last one being my favourite!
Sending best wishes for a speedy recovery!
A Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all (hugs to the bunnies!)

marlowe said...

Beautiful flowers!

Can I visit you when you're convalescing ?!

sebba63 said...

Lovely looking flowers, beautiful arrangements. You do seem to have a wonderful gift of lighting up the room with some magnificent flowers.

Lucy, Prestige Flowers

Alicia said...

These red and white flowers are breathtaking! Merry Christmas and I hope your operation will be ok.