Friday, February 19, 2010

~ A Beautiful Day ~

You never know what each day will bring.
This morning started off with some unexpected, and delightful, mail!

Dearest Noel Solomon, over at Fanciful Designs, sent me the most amazing dark chocolate orange peel sticks from Laduree!  Her card enclosed said "We don't need an occasion".  How sweet and thoughtful is that?  We had just talked about how they were our favorite last week.  I had these gorgeous lavender sweet peas, that also came this morning ... and I will tell you about below, that I had to throw into the photo since they looked so gorgeous with the Laduree box and bag. 
I have eaten almost half of the wonderful chocolates already!  Thank you, Noel!!! You are beautiful person, inside and out.

 Then FedEx arrived with a huge box of flowers that I had ordered for a photo shoot this weekend.  My shop was to be featured in a magazine and I had the interview scheduled this week.  To make a long story short, I had an unexpected medical emergency and was at the hospital when the interview was to take place.  I will be fine, after a week or so, I hope! ... but the magazine could not do the interview a day later.  I decided not to cancel the flowers, as I always have flowers on my desk, in my studio and in my shop.  I love being surrounded by the beauty of flowers. They inspire as I work. 
You will be seeing more of these flowers as I decided to take the opportunity to update my website and hopefully be better at keeping up with my blog.
The lighting was not very good for these photo, but is a sneak peek at some of what I ordered. I am going to arrange them in vintage containers, ink wells, and other unique containers this weekend.  I think they all have that charming, romantic, vintage feel that complements the scripts and art I do for my clients.

  garden roses
sweet peas
antique hydrangeas and tulips

... and last, but certainly not least, an amazing painted flourished piece my dear friend Heather Held sent to me earlier this week. Heather also sent beautiful flowers to us when Ginger died. She is an amazing person and truly one of the most thoughtful and generous people I have ever met.  Thank you, Heather!

oh...and on top of all that I completed three commisions that I will share with you later and we finally have sunshine after 2 months of clouds, snow and rain. 

What a beautiful day it has been and a great way to start the weekend!

I hope your weekend will be as lovely.

How beautiful a day can be
When kindness touches it!
~ George Elliston


  1. What beautiful gifts from caring friends, and your flowers are gorgeous! Just looking at them has brightened my day and has me longing for Spring!

  2. Dear Dana~

    You are SO loved by Noel! A beautiful gift to a beautiful person from another beautiful person!
    I can't wait until our sweet peas bloom, my favorite scent of spring!


  3. Beautiful post Dana!!!!! You are loved! The flowers look wonderful! Makes me want Spring to arrive even sooner!
    Big hug,

  4. Sweet Dana~~

    I'm finally getting around to see some recent posts and what a beauty this one is! That picture is sooo beautiful! All your pictures are! I love the bright & cheerful colors~ Thank you for the sweet thank you, and happy thoughts. Your painting is so special..


  5. Hi Dana,
    I hope you are all healed up by now! We have the same taste in flowers, too... LOVE sweat peas and hydrangeas! :-)

  6. Dana, I hope you are Ok. I was thinking of you the other day on my way to work and have been getting home late so I was thrilled to see your comment on my blog. I had to hop on over. I hope the magazine opportunity will come your way again. Take care of yourself my friend. Your flowers are beautiful- I'm glad you kept the order. xo