I wiped away the weeds & foam. / I fetched my sea-born treasures home... Ralph Waldo Emerson

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Summer Flowers Farmers Market part 2

Hi guys! How's summer so far?


The early summer flowers had to have their own story! For some reason the long frigid winter has created a deliciously lush blooming of all the field grown local flowers.

My Jeep trunk, below, after the market earlier today! Got my new beach chair--and, sigh, snow shovel...I have it all!

Darling poppies and ranunculas.

The antique mason jar was included!

A perfect and charming summer nosegay, isn't it?

The poppies are from the peony lady, below . Her selection is amazing.

 I thought her prices were high but she includes the neat antique and vintage glass containers with the bouquets. So fun! I want to be her thrift shop picker.

More peonies. This grower has palest pink always....Like little girls' once upon a time party dresses.

Lavender and veggie starters:

And of course roses.

An old beach cottage just requires roses, tucked into a sweet little ironstone jug.

I love ithis pitcher's faded pansies and roses and bits of old gilt...

The roses are so pretty, with their pink middles and palest chartreuse outer petals.

Palest seashell pink hydrangeas by the front door....


The buds on my deck's lilies are just about to burst! And here's little Mo, again. He too is growing fast! He has outgrown two harnesses and his baby collar/tag already! And he is Up To No Good! Get that quilt edge! What a cutie of an imp.


He is very fond of this LL Bean tote, for napping and chewing! It's an oldie, so---okay.

gone to the beach....





  1. Maybe you need to make Mo a little bed with the tote! lol
    What a colorful day at the market!!

    1. LOL. Then he'd want something else!

  2. *sigh* My comments are getting eaten somewhere before they get published again. Very annoying.

    Love the pictures of Mo. That first one practically screams "Look at me! Play with me!" LOL, count yourself lucky if the tote is the only thing he claims! Cats claim everything, especially if it's something taking your attention when THEY want you to pay attention to them!

    The flowers are beautiful, both yours and the market's. I wonder if the peony lady keeps buds in the fridge to extend her selling window? And you should ask, she might like help finding unique old pots and jars!

    Thanks for sharing!

    1. Mine too! Hope this works, Blogger is being weird.

      The peony lady seems to just have a panel truck and her flowers are in full bloom usually. But I guess she must have a cool place or way to keep the unsold bouquets. She was selling quite briskly, I was happy for her. I love the pale pink pink peonies that the other seller has, but hers were so wilted, and tho cheaper were too far gone to buy.

      My nigella is in bloom! Two tiny blue heads so far...

  3. The flowers are beautiful. It's nice for me to have a last look at peonies since I won't be seeing anymore here till next season.

    What a nice treat to get the old jars with your flower purchase. Sounds like something YOU would do for your customers.

    I recognize that bucket out front with the hydrangea. It looks cute.

    Little Mo is irresistible...this is a great set of pics of him.

    Quiet summer here so far. I can't believe we're approaching the end of June. Doing a little more walking, mostly around the canals. Gorgeous roses blooming there right now. I probably spend as much time sticking my nose in the flowers as I do walking.


    1. Your walks sound so lovely! Canals like--Venice CA? We have them here too, in the bigger town, c. 1920-30. So everyone can have a dock for their boat.
      I love the spatterware bucket but it s still not quite right. I am thinking red geraniums? The pink hyds will go one to a friend's backyard.


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