Monday, February 28, 2011


Hello Everyone:)

How was your weekend? Do anything fun?

First let me start out by thanking each and every one of you who left such sweet comments and e-mails about being featured in the two best E-Magazines. Everyone of them made me smile. You don't know how much you all mean to me:)

Now, do you need some Spring inspiration? Well, we went to the Hartford Flower Show this weekend and I brought some inspiration back for you.

This was the first booth we went to. These dealers specialize in African Violets and had so many beauties to choose from. Some of these babies came home with me;) I pot them up in vintage McCoy flower pots.

 Just look at those gorgeous ruffly flowers.
 This show really never has many displays. I don't know why but this one was pretty with the waterfall and pond. It must be so much work to set these up.
 This dealer had some beautiful Begonias for sale.
 Don't you just love this arbor and statue? I could picture us relaxing under it on a warm evening with a cup of tea. (I don't drink;) But I am sure wine would be great too.
 I really like the size of this pond with waterfall. It was a temporary home to some pretty Koi. I think I will build yet another pond this year.
 Stone fountains have always been a favorite of mine. This one is really nice.
 I love succulents! I have them in the house and in the yard. These handmade pots were really great.
                           Look at how gorgeous this is!!!
                More displays of succulents.

 This booth had it all including topiaries. Very pretty.
 Delicious smelling handmade soaps. So many too choose from.
 OK, don't you just love the middle boots? They were so me:)
           Ladies, you know you need a'thong shovel'. lololol
 Hundreds of gorgeous Prim Roses. I didn't buy them because I just don't have any luck with them. Do you? Well, I know one person who does. Carole from Maynards Greenhouse:) Hey Carole:)

Does it get any more beautiful that a huge display of Orchids???? And they were only $15.00. Why oh why didn't I buy one?

Well, there you have it. Hope this put a little Spring in your day.

~Till next time....
~Debra xxx


  1. Just beautiful! The succulents in the square hand made pots are the best.

    I don't garden, wish I did, but I don't want to chance coming across anything creepy crawly, plus it's to dang hot. Containers is as far as I go.

    I was looking at those tools and wondering what the heck you'd use that for, thong shovel, too funny!

  2. Hi Debra,
    Oh how gorgeous--you must have had the best time! And that shovel is too funny!

    What a beautiful show, indeed!!!

  3. Oh those little pots! Were they hypertufa? Succulents are a new fav of mine, (maybe because I never remember to water regular ol' houseplants.)

    Thanks for the peek of spring!

  4. Debra what pretty pictures. after seeing your post I think I'm gonna go to the garden center tomorrow and purchase a couple of plants! You put me in the mood! I like the succulants, don't have much luck with african violets and I always wanted to get an orchid. I do much better with outdoor flowers than flowering house plants.

  5. Now that's the way to spend a weekend!! I bet it smelled sooo good there!

    Happy Monday Darling! xo

    Oh, and pop by for today's perfume GIVEAWAY!

  6. Beautiful images Debra! I have a secret my Mom recently imparted about getting Orchids to lushly bloom almost continually... she discovered this trick quite by accident when I bought her two Orchids for Mother's Day and they were not thriving. She orders Pilgrim's Pride Vitamin E for herself and decided to put some drops of it in her orchids to see if it might perk them up... well, the one Orchid loved it so much it has now continually bloomed since last Mother's Day and is heavy with beautiful blooms! Just in case you go back and get some for yourself?! *winks*

    Dawn... The Bohemian

  7. Debra
    I am so in love with the slickers and the soaps! Great great inspiration for Spring. Hope that you & your loved ones are doing well! Sending you lots of love from Cali


  8. Very pretty! So ready for spring!

  9. Hi Debra,
    Gosh, those center books have my name written all over them too..they are adorable!! It rains a lot in New Orleans and I understand that at the universities so many of the young women wear those type of boots to school...they must look so cute with all that colorfulness on the campus!

  10. Good Morning Debra!
    Oh My Goodness! What a Wonderful Garden Show!I am So Ready for Spring!! Thank you for Sharing Pictures!
    Congratulations on being Featured in Cindy's Magazine! She is the Sweetest Thing and Amazing!I don't know how she does it all!
    Thank You for your Visit and Sweet Comments!
    Happy Tuesday!

  11. OMG Debra.....After seeing those pictures, I just want this snow to be gone...I can't wait to start gardening.....Glad you snatched up some of those African violets....They're gorgeous!

    Take care,