Field to Vase Dahlias

Wednesday, August 6, 2014


I may have mentioned a time or ten that I have a slight obsession with flowers. They make me so darn happy. And during this past week, they've brightened up our home and my spirit even more than usual. 

I've been going to the farmer's market down the road from us each week since we moved here. There are some amazing vendors who I love getting to chat with and learn a little more each time about their farms and produce. I always leave inspired, with recipe ideas in my head and my bag full of flowers, eggs, meat, veggies and fruit to take home. I look forward to it every week. This time, I got there at the end, when Thomas Farm was giving away two bunches of dahlias for every two bunches bought. I came home with an armful of them, beaming, which made Cam chuckle, and mixed in some sage and roses from our yard. One of the things Cam and I have looked forward to about living in this part of California is supporting local farms and building a relationship with the people we buy our food from. And without even realizing it, now our flowers, too.


There's so many good gifts here. Bright dahlias, a pretty table found at an antique store in Pacific Grove, an olive tree from the farmer's market, snapshots of our adventures from all over the world, and the very best and sweetest -- our darling baby boy on the verge of taking his first steps.

25 comments:

  1. Gorgeous! Your posts are always so PRETTY! It's like blogger eye candy!
    Love the picture gallery above the table too!

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    1. Haha, thank you so much Stephanie!

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  2. LOVE those flowers. makes me want to stop by trader joes & grab a bundle!

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  3. I love flowers too lady and always love when you post pictures of your flowers because they are GORGEOUS!! Thank you for sharing!! :)
    p.s. - John Shea is ADORABLE!! Look at him almost walking!!! :)

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    1. Thanks Rebecca.. and thank you so so much for your heartfelt email yesterday... writing you back:)

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  4. SO GORGEOUS!!!!!!! Xxxxxxx

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  5. it looks like a show house my love! and gotta love some red flannel lumberjack pjs!
    love and prayers - lanneybear

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    1. haha thanks Lanneybear! have you gotten snail mail from me yet?? should be there by now...

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  6. You have the touch of magic with your decorating, so beautiful, all of it!

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    1. Thank you so much, Bev! So kind of you to say.

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  7. I just love Pacific Grove and all of the adorable shops! That table is a beauty!

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    1. Ahhhggg me too, too much I think. I find myself wandering over there all too often!

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  8. LOVE the bright colors of your pictures and your flowers!!! So perfect to brighten up your house and mood :)

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    1. Thanks, Sam! I agree - so uplifting!

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  9. absolutely gorgeous! such a lovely obsession to have :)

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  10. Please come decorate my some-day house. Thanks! :)

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  11. Those look so beautiful! I love having fresh flowers in my house in NYC. Your photos look lovely as well! You must have so many amazing pictures to choose from from all of your travels.

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    1. Thanks, Daina! I think it is actually one of my very favorite things in life, to have fresh flowers in the house!

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  12. Thanks for inspiring me to see all the beauty that is around me! Praying for you today

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    1. Thank you SO much, Caitlin. I can't tell you how much I appreciate it.

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  13. I love your decorating style, well actually, your style in general is impeccable! Little John Shea is so adorable in that little sleeper!

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