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Monday, September 26, 2011

Fresh Fleurs

Hello Ladies!
Hope you had a wonderful weekend!  We had such a nice time with our friends who visited from back home!  It was great seeing them, and showing them some of our favorite places out here in Washington State.  On Friday, we went to downtown Seattle, first to Pike Place Market (always lots of fun!), then to our favorite waterfront restaurant for dinner.  Thought you might like to see a few shots I snapped of the glorious blooms at the market!
 Aren't these sunflowers and glads amazing?  What a gorgeous fall arrangement, I think.
 I am especially in love with stargazer lilies.  Wish you could have smelled them!
 The dahlias were just stunning!  I didn't realize that they came in so many different colors.

 The pink ones were my absolute favorite!
 This is only a small sampling of the many flower vendors at the market.  You can purchase huge, stunning bouquets for just $10!
After a busy week last week last week cleaning, cooking, and entertaining, and site seeing, I hope to get caught up on all of my visits with you!  Have a great week!


Kim K. said...

Such gorgeous bouquets. I'm sure your friends had a fabulous time with you both. Hugs!!

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

I am so glad you had such a wonderful time with your friends. The dahlia's are gorgeous! Mine is just now blooming.

Chris @ my arty attempts said...

These flowers look even more fabulous because of your photography skills. Fab post!

NanaDiana said...

I am so glad that you had some visitors...but it always kind of nice to get bavk to your regular routine, too. Those flowers are just amazing. The Stargazer lilies are my daughter's favorite flowers...and those dahlias are just amazing. I love those pink ones too! xo Diana

Debbie said...

how nice for you, Donna. Happy to hear you all had a good time.
I can't believe those gorgeous flowers are only $10 for a bunch!!

fabriquefantastique said...

nothing like the smell of lilies. I went to that market several years ago and your pics bought it all back.

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Thanks for sharing those beautiful blooms. Glad you had a nice time.

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh wow, I love fresh flowers!!! What gorgeous pictures!!!

Kathy said...

The best photos I have seen all day...just yummy!

Kathy said...

The best photos I have seen all day...just yummy!

Rachel Pallas said...

Hi Donna~ I LOVE the Pike Place Market~ I dont have you on my blog roll so I will be sure to add you~ so nice to see another blogger from WA state!! xo Rachel

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Kaybe said...

Hi Donna,

If I lived there my house would be full of flowers all the time. The Market is such a fun place.

Linda said...

The flowers in the markets are always so wonderful! Beautiful photos, Donna! Looks like the perfect way to spend a day!

Susan said...

Wow, such vibrant flowers. Lucky you to be able to visit such a market, Donna. Thanks so much for your kind words on my new Etsy store.
I thought of you yesterday as I decided to paint some brown frames of mine...can you guess the color? Heirloom white of course!
Take care,

LuLu Kellogg said...

That is my favorite place to go in Seattle! I love to watch them throw the fish down there!

Those flowers are gorgeous!