Saturday, 5 October 2013

Glamorous...Graceful...Grand Gerbera.....for me!!





The other day...

While grocery shopping...

I noticed they had Gerbera Daisies at the front of the store...

This usually annoys me...

As...

I have already checked out...and then spy something floral that I must have!!!

This time...

I didn't let myself be refused!!

I grabbed one...

And marched to the courtesy desk...

And asked.....no.....demanded....that she ring this thru for me...without having to line up again...

Of course...she obliged!!!

I have been shopping there for 35 years...and know most of the people by name!!!

Also....my daughter Erika....redesigned their floral department...and put them on the map for fresh flowers and arrangements!!!

Anyway....woudl you have been able to pass this gorgeous thing up...

                                       For $1.99!!!!

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And....

My sunny kitchen...

Is the perfect plce to take pictures of beautiful things!!!


The colour of this gerbera is what grabbed me...

I don't think I have ever seen this deep rose before...

Usually they are yellow...or pale pink...or peach...

But this...

SPECTACULAR!!!














She is resting comfortably...

On my family room table...

Where...

I...

Can...

Keep a close eye on her!!!


Hope you are enjoying your weekend...

Dull...damp...dank...humid here...supposed to rain overnight...

We took a drive to the cottage today...

Will put that together for another post...I already had this one ready!!! swapped it for the rainy one!!! but........I know you don't mind...right????


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On the menu this Saturday night...

          Roast Rack Of Lamb....

            Onion soup roasted potatoes...

                and a few fabulous tomatoes I brought home from the cottage!!



Enjoy your evening......

                                  Cheers!   :o)
                                      linda

26 comments:

  1. Lovely Gerbera I haven't seen one that colour before . I have a few still in the garden in bloom , they are orange , yellow and pink . It is nice to have flowers in the house on the off times of gardening , That's why I like to bring in my Geraniums cause they still bloom through the winter . Supper sounds YUMMY ! we love lamb . Thanks for sharing . Have a good rest of the weekend !

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    1. Bring those Gerbera inside!! They will flourish!

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  2. That gerbera was definitely meant to be in your home. :) It's a gorgeous colour and a great price too! Quite cloudy here this afternoon and cool at 13. Not complaining at all. :)

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    1. What a lovely thing to say,Pam...thanks!

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  3. That is a beauty, no doubt!

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  4. I love gerberas and that is a gorgeous color! I would have bought it, too!

    we've had rain all day!

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    1. Perhaps I should have bought more!
      I'll see if they are still there this week...
      Same weather here...and humid!

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  5. I love Gerbers too -- so big, bold and cheery!

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    1. Cheery for sure....especially in that colour!!

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  6. She is a great colour, and a great price too! What a lovely cheery plant.

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    1. She is......isn't she!
      You can never have too many beautiful flowers in the house!!

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  7. I love Gerbera Daisies!! I have a few planted in my front beds.
    You and hubby must be feeling better!!
    We didn't go to the cabin this weekend. I am missing it!!
    xo Kris

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    1. Yes....we are...thanks Kris!
      I am sure you are missing your cabin...just like I am have withdrawals from our cottage!!

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  8. You know I am going to ask you what you named her.

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    1. Why......Birdie, of course!!!
      What else!

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  9. She is a gorgeous colour, I can understand why you had to have her.
    I was once in a restaurant with a friend, and they had a single gerbera bloom in a vase on the table. My friend commented on how lovely it was, but couldn't help touching. As she did, every single petal fell off!

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    1. Yikes....how embarassing!!!
      I guess the flower was past it's prime!!!

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  10. Gorgeous colour. A local florist has a sign advertising them ... 12 stems for $10 ... I wouldn't buy them for that price, but I took the sign literally and said I wanted the blooms too and not just the stems!!!!
    It's a rainy Sunday, off to watch the grandkids at swimming lessons ... and I'll be wishing I was in the lovely warm pool too as it is chilly!

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    1. Well....aren't you humorous today, Crafty!! hahaha!
      My daughter brings me the gorgeous stems from work...altho she is first and foremost a floral designer, she has been in sales at the biggest floral wholesaler for about 3 years...and she gets an employee discount on all fresh goods!!!
      Soon.......she will grab me some winter greens...which I beef up with my own clippings!

      Enjoy your day!

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  11. Beautiful flower with bright color...

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    1. Thanks Weekend Windup!!!
      Thanks for visiting!

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  12. She's lovely. I'm glad you got such good service there. Maybe they could teach our grocery stores a few things! :)

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    1. It is an awesome store, Jennifer...
      Small...but everything is so fresh and lovely!!

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  13. This colour is amazing! I love Gerberas but agree that they are usually in the pastel colours. This is a perfect colour to warm up home decor for autumn. Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous! xx

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    1. Hi Chel....
      Yes..it is a good autumn color...I had not thought of that!!!

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