Monday, March 30, 2009

Pick Me Up!!!!

I have to say one of my favorite stores in the world is Trader Joe's. Besides great food, especially their frozen section, not to mention their wine selection, they have an outstanding floral selection.
My kids and I stopped at the Geneva Trader Joe's today to pick up some treats and boy did Mom find some treats. I think my eyes about bugged out of my head when I walked in.
They had cut branches of peach blossoms...gorgeous tiny pink flowers will emerge, hopefully in time for Easter.

I thought they would look perfect in my foyers where the sun should hit them just right. The mirror behind the arrangement will make it look even more abundant when it starts blooming.

I couldn't pass up these beauties....oh be still my heart. I have longed for these flowers and now I can't think of the name. Still, mental fatigue aside, they are a lovely addition to the cottage pink theme I have for this Easter season.

I decided that since the sun was shining and I felt so happy inside, I would go outside and take a walk around the house in search of other signs that would make me feel just as good.

The buds on my crab trees were there despite the snow and cold of the weekend.

The ever hardy sedum plants were starting to emerge all over the place...they too survived the arctic nightmare.

My black alder trees in the backyard were propagating with unabandoned proliferation.
So with all this joy in my heart, much different from the way I felt this past weekend, I decided to get back to my workshop. Here is a sneak preview of just one floral arrangement I created today. I was able to get three of them finished before my energy wore out.

Hopefully, I can get the photos done tomorrow and have them up on Etsy by evening.
Oh what a difference a day makes...thank you God!


Nice and Easy Antiques said...

Love Trader's flowers. They have daffodils for $1.29!!!

Victoria@WhimsybyVictoria said...

I love those branches and flowers Janet! I am going to have to get over to Trader Joes! I always hear they have the best flowers, for a great price. Thanks for giving some Spring inspiration! :)


Anonymous said...

I too love Trader Joe's, they have the best food and drinks and the flowers, amazing!! Love the floral arrangement, keep those creative juices flowing!

Ashley @ The Happy Little Home said...

Your table is so cute! I love the branches with the mirror!

Jeanneoli said...

Beautiful flowers and all the photos of spring...a very welcome site. Can't wait to see your new arrangements. So glad you are feeling better and creative!

mysteryhistorymom said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog! I have to say that I am thoroughly enjoying yours!:) I wish we had a Trader Joe's near us. Maybe someday...
I love hats, too!:) Lori

Ms. Tee said...

I really like Trader Joe's! I wish we had a store in our city, but we don't. The branches look so lovely in your foyer. All these flowers are giving me spring fever! :)

Anne Marie said...

sugar grove? heck girl...we're neighbors!!

Busy Minnesota Mama said...

I simply love the branches in the Foyer. I'm hoping to move into a different house soon with a bigger foyer. God willing, I can put something like that in there. Also want to say, You've been surfed. Drop on over to my blog to find out what that means. ~verna

Tiedupmemories said...

I am right with ya! I love all their flowers! The tulips in my table setting photos from today's post were from there! Thanks for stopping by my blog! Nice to meet you!

Acorn Cottage said...

Hi Janet,
Thanks for stopping by and visiting my blog! You have a great blog and I love all your goodies! I was just out in California and HAD to stop at Trader Joes the morning of my flight and stuffed my suitcase with whatever I could fit in. I found out they MIGHT be putting one in near Kansas City and started doing cartwheels at work! My Dad was from Peoria, Ill, and I have an Aunt/Uncle in Morton. Look forward to coming back and visiting your blog!

Smiles, Nancy

Jennifer Paganelli said...

we are so happy you are blogging we do learn a lot by being bloggers.