You may have noticed that I like to take pictures of flowers. I like growing flowers. I love the colours, textures, shapes and infinite beauty of the simple flower!
I have many China cups with flowers on them in which to drink my tea. I live with my Mother’s Floral Petit Points around me and my friends know that flowers will always bring a smile to my face.
Well I have found a new (to me) way to surround myself with flowers all year round.
About two and a half years ago I went to a Church Bazaar. I sure that you have been to one: tables in the middle, where they serve tea, sandwiches, cut into quarters, some of the bread carefully trimmed of crust, and little sweet goodies perfect for the tea! Around the outside of the tea-tables were the tables for the bazaar items.
Each table was “manned” by a woman – a fervent bargainer – who was out to make the most for the church, by making sure that the best price was received for each of the formerly treasured items on the table!
At that Bazaar I fell in love with a small piece of China – A Vintage Aynsely Floral! I bought it – after a little haggling and brought it home and have been living with it for the last two and a half years. Quite content with my one little flower.
Flash forward to two weekends ago. I was cruising around Pinterest – a very dangerous place – it eats time like no one’s business! And I stumbled upon a picture of some china flowers – sort of like mine. I followed the link back and stumbled upon Ebay – a place I had managed to ignore – like – forever! They had lots of my flowers – all kinds of flowers in all kinds of sizes!
An hour and a half later – I had ordered two more flowers and had about 20 more on my watch list! I was hooked!
This Tuesday the first one arrived. This was a big bouquet – lavish with roses and jasmine! The second arrived on Wednesday, a little bouquet with miniature flowers and myriad colours! These were not expensive – in each case the shipping was more than the cost of the flowers. This will be an easy obsession to feed!