Category Archives: flowers

Blue Roses

My eyes light up brighter than a starry night when a package arrives from Seattle. I know it’s from Drizzle & Shine. Recently, Jean sent me three new things from her eco boutique: a blue tie-dyed dress, a black dolman-sleeved … Continue reading

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Synergy two-piece dress – Drizzle & Shine

This lovely skirt is one of the skirts I bought in Seattle at my daughter’s store. It came with a matching top and I regretted not having bought the top. Thankfully my daughter (owner of Drizzle & Shine eco boutique) had … Continue reading

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Florals Forever

Magnolia blossoms. One of my favourite times of the year–though brief and fleeting–is when the magnolia blossoms appear. Alas! The blossoms are vanishing like champaign bubbles and photos are all that remain. Florals are here to stay and will never disappear because … Continue reading

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Casual Utility Jacket and Pink Roses

We’ve had enough rain; April showers bring May flowers. It’s delightful to see all the blossoms and flowers blooming, just like the old adage. I’ll be showing fashionable flowers every week for the month of May. One of my favourite shades of pink. … Continue reading

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Thrift shopping: dressed up, dressed down.

The splendour of the blossoms have come, trees and shrubs garbed in delightful colours. Northern Gold Forsythia has prolific yellow flowers, the same shade as in my blouse that I bought in a thrift shop in Seattle. The blouse is a slightly … Continue reading

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Old-fashioned Picnics and the Simple Life

A Sunday afternoon picnic. It’s such a simple pleasure in life. I packed up a tasty little lunch in my watermelon picnic basket. ♥ Avocado and cucumber sandwiches. ♥ Hummus and radishes sandwiches. ♥ Strawberries and grapes for dessert. ♥ Lemon … Continue reading

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Elisa Cavaletti and my new lace shrug

I bought this white Elisa Cavaletti blouse and lace leggings in Dinkelsbuhl, Germany last summer. The design is unique, embellished with dazzling mismatched buttons and the quality is superb. A very unusual “V” shape high low style The lace leggings … Continue reading

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A Midsummer Day’s Dream

Every time I see bales of hay or straw in a country field I’ve wanted to do this. At age 64, my dream finally came true. Climbing up on this huge bale was so much fun! Not a big dream, but it was … Continue reading

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Made in Italy

This cool cotton summer top is made in Italy. It’s loose and flowy, comes with this cute scarf that I can wear around my neck, tied as a sash around my hips or worn as a hair band. The top … Continue reading

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Blue skies smiling at me

My life is a song, I always have a song dancing around in my mind. When I see a blue sky, I start singing, even if only in my head and no one can hear. I can hear the voice … Continue reading

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