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Friday, January 28, 2011

Fancy Friday...The Power Of The Flower

Just living is not enough," said the butterfly, "one must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower." ~Hans Christian Anderson

I love flowers.  I mean, really, what sort of curmudgeon doesn't like flowers?  I discovered, though, back when I was a florist, that I'm actually allergic to several types of them, especially those big stargazer lilies, which I love.

I guess I was naive back then, or just plain in denial, because I somehow couldn't figure out why I was constantly getting sinus infections.  I went to the doctor and he said, "umm, you have allergies." Oh really?!  Huh.  I must be allergic to the flowers...I'm a florist, ya know?  "BINGO!"

I became a big fan of the antihistamines after that and still remain on a first name basis with Zyrtec even though I've been out of that business for almost 8 years.  

And I still love flowers, even the ones who don't love  me. Something about a little flower on a shoe, or a pretty floral print just makes me happy which is why the focus of today's Fancy Friday is all about the flower.

The soft little petals on these Italian made leather ballet flats from Sundance Catalog are just too cute for words, aren't they?  

Amazonite Blossom Ring
The precious little amazonite bloom on this sterling silver ring was handcarved in the USA and according to Sundance's product description, amazonite has been believed to improve the skin, ease fear and anxiety and provide balance to thoughts and communications.  In that case, bring on the amazonite!

Florist Measuring Cups

Are these not the most darling little meauring cups you've ever seen?  They just make me want to measure something...anything!

Daisy Does It Bag
Check out this fancy little daisy bag I found at ModCloth.  According to the dimensions, it's plenty big enough to hold a laptop.

Pink Studio Bellina Mary Jane Pumps
I think I expressed my love for the mary jane to you all last week. The darling little flirty petals on this pair are right up my alley.  I could seriously see me running into something with these on my feet though because I know I wouldn't be able to keep my eyes off them!
Embroidered Floral Tunic
What's not to love about the subtle floral trim on this sheer black tunic from Boston Proper?   LOVE this!

The Flower Power Scarf

How much happier could a flower scarf get? 

White Narcissus Mirror

Mirror, mirror on the wall... I fell in love with this mirror at first sight...the love faded a bit, however, when I saw the price tag!  Isn't it beautimus, though?!

For some reason when I envision myself in this top, there's also a mimosa in my hand.  Just sayin'.

I've been searching high and low for a new pair of pj's and I think this pair I found at Vickie's Secret is definitely in the running.  And if your name happens to be Charlie and you love me, this would make an awesome Valentine's gift.  Size M, Regular Length, Color: Ivory Floral.  No pressure, though.  ;) 

I'm not sure which I like better...this dress or the name of this dress?  I can see rockin' a pair of heeled boots with this or even with a sweet little pair of mary janes for a softer look.

Follow the Flowers Handmade Necklace

And how cute would it look with this necklace?  You could wear this with so many different things. 

We all have that one little thing we don't feel complete if we leave the house without wearing.  For me, it has always been earrings.  I feel naked if I forget my earrings.  I found this dainty little pair at Novica.  I think the name "blossom blessing" sucked me in.  Because, really, we could all use a little blossom blessing in our ears, no? 

And that, my friends, concludes this edition of Fancy Friday.  Thanks for joining me.  Have a great day and don't forget to stop and smell the flowers...after you take your Zyrtec, of course.


  1. I'm loving all blossoms on this gray winter day. I need something to perk me up. Maybe the ring?

    Have a great weekend!

  2. You might should order that amazonite bloom ring. I bet you would be 50% less stressed! Just ask the Dray Man.

  3. I have received your message and I want to say, All I want for Valentine is...YOU in AFTER HOURS SATIN PAJAMA's, Size M, Regular Length, Color: Ivory Floral. No pressure, though. ;)....LOL

    I couldn't help myself. You put that one right over the plate for me.

  4. He's right. You really did set yourself up for that one.

    I have 2 pairs of cute shoes like the first ones. One pair is black crocheted. The other is a pair of taupe heels. I haven't had heels in forever.

    I have one of the really cute flower rings, too. It's in turquoise. I have the earrings to match. You should check out My friend sells it and it is super cute.

    I am waiting for Spring!

  5. I love the shoes and the top... oh the shoes... the top... oh my!