On Friday I made my regular weekly visit to the Plant Man on the market to buy some fresh flowers. The dahlias were looking magnificent as usual, and cost a mere £2 a bunch. I picked out one bunch of pink flowers, and a second bunch which (unusually) had a mixture of red and yellow blooms. Together they packed a terrific colour punch, I felt quite giddy just looking at them in my hands. I told the Plant man how much I LOVED buying dahlias. I think I might have made some weird excitable type noises too cos the Plant Man really laughed, I was quite hyped up by the colour clash of flowers I'd chosen.
He then proceeded to tell me that these are the Last Dahlias of The Year, that there would be no more now till next year. I confess I nearly started to cry. How very, very sad!! No more dahlias!!!! Boohooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! So the dahlia buckets will be empty next week and fuddy-duddy chrysanths in Autumnal shades will replace them. Yeugh. HOWeVeR.........it has made me determined to enjoy my Last Dahlias to the full here at number 24, yes, I shall appreciate them Completely.
The jug above is on my bedside table, oh how I love to have flowers beside my bed to fall asleep with and wake up to. One of my joyful little luxuries. I had a small jar of sweet peas there most weeks through the summer months, and now these beauties. Sigh. Such glorious beauty in that jug!
I also decided to put some in the bathroom, it always gives me such a wonderful heart-jolt to walk into this little room and be faced with Floral Goodness on the windowsill.
Wow. The way the light shines through the petals is so pretty!
Pretty, pretty, pretty.
I love my bathroom. Remember when it had it's Ta-dah moment? Can't believe that was almost two years ago. I've just ordered myself a clock for this room, I can't wait to show you when it arrives. Think colourful bobbles :: it's going to be perfect for in here.
Oh I know, nothing whatsoever to do with Dahlias or bathroom bobbly bits, but hoping you won't mind another quick ripple-update. I went with the aqua/celery/mustard combo and I think it's looking rather fab.