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A Happy Note ~ Daisy Days March 28, 2014

Posted by nrhatch in Home & Garden, Less IS More, Nature.

The flowers I received for Valentine’s Day wilted in short order . . . except for one sprig of purple daisies.

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Since they seemed happy to hang around a bit longer, I relocated them to an empty crock of Dundee Orange Marmalade.

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There, they added a happy note to our days.

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Aah . . . that’s better!

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1. Tammy - March 28, 2014

They are incredibly happy flowers, aren’t they?

nrhatch - March 28, 2014

Daisies are my #1 favorite ~> white, yellow, and purple. They always make me smile.

2. Kate @ Did That Just Happen? - March 28, 2014

Love those – and they do make me think of You’ve Got Mail, Daisies are such happy flowers! LOL. I love when something lasts longer than expected and brings joy!
And – love the crock!!

nrhatch - March 28, 2014

Thanks, Kate. One reason I enjoy daisies is that they have staying power. It’s disappointing to cut flowers and have them wilt in a day or two. Daisies stay perky for weeks.

I have a few of these empty crocks. One’s on my desk for pens.

3. http://theenglishprofessoratlarge.com - March 28, 2014

A delicate flower with amazing staying power.

nrhatch - March 28, 2014

Yes! If only they smelled as good as roses.

4. Jacki Svarrer - March 28, 2014

They’re so pretty & look so at home in their crock! The simple beauty of this added a bit of “bright” to my day. xo

nrhatch - March 28, 2014

Thanks, Jacki . . . simple pleasures, life’s treasures. I’ve got a post to recommend:


Jacki Svarrer - March 28, 2014

I love that! I do all of those things, especially handwritten notes and taking out library books. Thanks for the link♥ Guess I’m old fashioned!

nrhatch - March 28, 2014

Yay! I thought you might enjoy My Light Bag. Here’s to the simple things in life. Like chocolate!

5. jannatwrites - March 28, 2014

I like daisies! But I do prefer my flowers rooted in the ground. (I have this weird thing where I get depressed when flowers die and I absolutely cannot throw them away.) Because of my flower depression, last Mother’s Day, my younger son bought me some silk flowers from the Dollar Store… they are still on the table and I just dust them once in a while 🙂

nrhatch - March 28, 2014

I know what you mean . . . especially with cut flowers that start wilting the moment you’ve arranged them in a vase.

I have silk sunflowers in several places ~ I swap them out with silk poinsettias when decorating for the holidays.

6. ericjbaker - March 28, 2014

In the plant kingdom, flowers are a relatively recent life form. Imagine a world with no flowers? What did dinosaurs give for Valentine’s day?

nrhatch - March 28, 2014

Easy! Dinosaurs gave each other Cave Men, Women, and Children as pets . . . or as dinner.

7. Val Boyko - March 28, 2014

I love daisies too. The Dundee orange marmalade is a favorite of my Mum’s and my American hubby!
Feeling a bit of nostalgia for Scotland today….. 🙂

nrhatch - March 28, 2014

I saw that nostalgia in your comments to Don ~ that’s why I loved your voice so much. A hint of the Highlands.

8. Grannymar - March 28, 2014

They look pretty. The crock is not unusual over here, but I do LOVE the starfish dish it sits on!

nrhatch - March 28, 2014

Who are YOU and what have you/Col done to Grannymar? 😉

My mom had quite a few of these crocks stashed about her house ~ I pilfered a few to put them to good use.

That starfish dish came from Chincoteague Island, Virginia. (Although it might have been manufactured in Japan).

Grannymar - March 28, 2014

I am still GM right to the core! I gave Col permission to play and then I went to my collection and came up with this photo. It has been a dull and difficult winter so I need changes all round to help me spring forward with the clocks on Sunday!

I don’t care where the dish came from, I love the colour and shape.

nrhatch - March 28, 2014

I like your new Gravatar ~ you look relaxed, at peace, content. And I feel the same about the starfish . . . whatever sea it sprang from.

9. Carol Balawyder - March 28, 2014

That’s a pretty bouquet. Amazing that the daisies lasted so long. They still look fresh. 🙂

nrhatch - March 28, 2014

They lasted about 3 weeks . . . I think 4 weeks is our all time record.

10. barb19 - March 28, 2014

Flowers always make me happy, I think they have that effect on most people. Your daisies look so fresh and full of life, beautifully set off by the croc and the blue starfish. They will keep you smiling for a while I hope.

nrhatch - March 28, 2014

Hi Barb! Same here. I snapped the photo knowing that it would last long after the flowers faded and dropped petals.

11. diannegray - March 29, 2014

They’re just so pretty! 😀

nrhatch - March 29, 2014

It’s like having a dose of sunshine INSIDE!

12. Pix Under the Oaks - March 29, 2014

They are pretty Nancy! I need some flowers! So ready for Spring!!!

nrhatch - March 29, 2014

We’ve had a wet and chilly week here too. But I had some inside stuff to attend to, so it worked out OK. Hope spring arrives on your doorstep with oodles of flowers!

13. pix & kardz - March 29, 2014

gotta love daisies! 🙂

nrhatch - March 29, 2014

A world without flowers would be gray, indeed.

14. Three Well Beings - March 30, 2014

The marmalade crock is really perfect. I love the daisies, too!

nrhatch - March 31, 2014

Thanks, Debra. I enjoy using the crockery and pottery we’ve collected over the years ~ a stable home for delicate daisies.

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