Friday, June 4, 2010

five bucks at the farmer's market

Look what I got for five bucks at my farmers' market last weekend! I cannot begin to tell you how much joy these six peonies have brought me this week. And the silverplate pitcher they have been living in...two bucks at a garage sale. It says "Kent Silversmiths" on the bottom.

I mean, really...if you can't have summer-like weather (ours is downright depressing and resembles November more than it does June)...than luscious, early-summer blossoms in your living room are the next best thing.

And for five bucks? The cost of a Starbucks stop...only this find stays with you (in a good way) for days. And did I mention they smell lovely too? For several days I commented on them every time I entered the room.

My week's been a little topsy-turvy with the discovery that my mom has colon cancer. She will go in for surgery on Tuesday morning. I am praying the surgery totally takes care of it.

There are times where a tiny spot of beauty in your home really means a lot. This is one of them. I plan to bring more peonies like this to my mom as she's recuperating in the hospital, and then again when she's at home. I think it's so important to have beauty around you when your body and your heart are weak, sick, and tired. I'm praying that her recovery will go smoothly and she'll be cancer-free. And my flowers will get to hang out with her even when I can't be there.


  1. the peonies are beautiful, and I do think your mom will appreciate while recovering. :)

  2. I'm sorry to hear about your mom, I will definitely pray for her. I love peonies. I cut some from my friend's yard last Friday and they are still pretty! I wish they bloomed longer. It has been very hot and humid here in Ohio.


  3. I'm sorry to hear your Mom isn't well and do hope she has an excellent and speedy recovery.

    Now those peonies are lovely. I like using silver plated tea pots and think your Mom would enjoy seeing an arrangement just like it during her hospital stay.


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