Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Hollyhocks and Rest

 Just about the time I start feeling sad because the peonies won't be back for another year along comes the happy hollyhocks.  They're sprinkled all around the neighborhood in almost every color of the rainbow.  I have two of them behind the gate on the alley.  The little fawns have been nibbling on them but they're determined to bloom!  How can you not like such an optimistic happy flower?
Look what came in the mail today - from my own potter!  A new spoon rest.  All snuggled down in a Vosges truffle box tied with matching tulle this little sweetie came all the way from Alaska.  I had chipped mine and she made me another one.  I love the old typewriter letters impressed in the middle of it.  Thanks Bean!!!       Diane


Ruth's Photo Blog said...

I love the Hollyhocks.This is such an old standby,yet so pretty.Rest,is a good thing,and you are so blessed to have received this piece.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

How neat, Diane... Love the Hollyhocks... I remember them in your yard last year... Gorgeous!!

AND how neat that pottery piece is.... That is special!!!!

mudderbear said...

Hey Diane...I'm trying to figure how I've missed so many posts. Have you been extra busy here lately? They are all especially beautiful. I love the skies and the soft yellow flowers in your yard...the last one. Are they daisies or mums,or..? Shows you all that I don't know. Also love the cotton snow...that's a lot of cotton.I really enjoy your pictures. Hope you have a great week.

Pondside said...

That little dish is very, very easy on the eye - restful!

Name: Amanda said...

Your welcome! Do as it says!

Also, love your hollyhocks! So beautiful and summery.

Love you! Bean