Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Friendship flowers.................

I was out in the early morning sun and cool air before leaving town for Asheville yesterday. Clad in pajamas again, slippers on my feet, with scissors in hand, I cut a bouquet of hydrangeas to take to dear friend Penny who blogs here at The Comforts of Home. Penny sold her beautiful house recently and is renting another home in the North Carolina mountains for a, until she builds a new home with a flower garden, I thought she might enjoy some blooms from my garden.

I tucked them into a vase of water, propped 
securely in a wine box, and they 
traveled well during the 4-1/2 hour ride westward.

I met up with Penny at her booth at the antiques mall 'Needful Things' in Hendersonville. When I get home I'll show you the lovely purchases I made there....while DH was reading the newspaper, and perhaps taking a little nap among the antiques, after the long drive!


  1. Your hydrangeas are stunning, I love that deep shade of blue.
    Look forward to seeing what you found whilst antiquing.

  2. What a great gift. Your hydrangeas really are doing very well.

  3. What a lovely gift for your friend. Who can resist such beautiful flowers? Your garden is so lush and lovely, Mary!


  4. I know Penny was delighted to see you, Mary. The hydrangeas were a thoughtful gift to take along. They are gorgeous. Just too hot here to grow big, beautiful hydrangea plants. But I buy hydrangea plants to have in the house while they bloom. Enjoy the trip. I look forward to photos of the adventure. Hugs ~ Sarah

  5. Good Morning Mary! I LOVE my hydrangeas...thank you so much! Looking forward to meeting again today.

  6. Looking forward to seeing you today Mary.

  7. I know Penny was thrilled with those gorgeous blooms. You girls have fun today.

  8. One of my best friends lives outside of Asheville, but will be relocating to PA for a while with her job. How wonderful that you know Penny and were able to gift her with those beautiful blooms. Dust is not as bad here today but still hot and hazy out there. Most people have maids to clean their house so you won't often find dusty homes. I'm probably in the 1% of those who doesn't have a maid in this country. Just can't bring myself to hire someone to come into my home and take care of everything I don't want to do. It's cheap labor here so no one thinks much about it and they certainly don't understand my way of thinking. They way some are treated, it's like legalized slavery -- so many ladies are in embassy shelters waiting to find a new sponsor or be deported because of the abuse they've had to deal with -- it's a very bad situation for many. Hope you are having a great week. Best wishes, Tammy

  9. Your hydrangeas are just gorgeous. I can't wait to get some planted in front of my house. We have the spot picked out, but want to paint the house first. So next year they will be planted there. What a very thoughtful gift.

  10. Your flowers are truly beautiful. That was very nice of you to share them with your friend. Hydrangeas, especially the beautiful blue ones like yours are one of my favorite flowers. Looking for antiques with a friend is a wonderful way to spend the day.-------------- Shannon

  11. My absolute favorite bush! Yours are just so beautiful; it looks like they all came back after the outside of your house was painted.
    Take Care,


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