Friday, February 6, 2009
A Trip to a Garden-Decor Shop in Memphis
I live in a town that has greenhouses and florists, and, since I have a notorious black thumb, I seldom visit. However, when I was in Memphis, Julie and I stopped by Le fleur: A Unique Flower Shoppe.
The old, tiered iron table caught my attention, and suddenly I remembered that I had brought my camera, so I started snapping.
I'm sure this "tree" will bloom in a few weeks, but I liked it bare. I didn't get a chance to ask the type of shrub/tree/bush, but maybe Tootsie will know! I could just see these bare branches all strewn with Susan's fireflies, or white lights.
The bench and daffodils reminded me of Jain's garden (Once In A Blue Moon blogspot) on the West Coast.
I do wish I'd planted tulips--we don't have squirrels, so the bulbs might have stood a chance. (I did plant irises.)
Inside the shop, orchids were everywhere.
And the Easter items were everywhere.
A closer look at the egg tree.
What an adorable bunny. And I love the planter on the left.
More Easter items--I'm happy we have chickens, so I won't have to buy eggs....if Dr. G will let me decorate with them (I'm sure he'd prefer an omelet). When he sees me gathering guinea eggs, he just shakes his head and calls it "eggcentric" decor.
This was a cute idea--beads and eggs.
I loved these dishes...but I resisted them.
Everything smelled fresh and lemony.
I have my grandmother's old Fiesta, and these dishes are a newer, hipper version of that colorful pottery (not the reproduction Fiesta).
Bunnies and clay pots
Lemons in an iron wall pocket.
I loved the green Majolica bunny..but resisted!
These faux chocolate bunnies are the only kind that are safe in my house.
Love the fluted egg bowls.
The wispy, paper edges were so whimsical--just the sort of thing my mother would love.
If you've ever looked at the Room Service catalog, then you're familiar with the faux bois dish collection. These look very similar.
I love cloches--and here are more faux bois dishes.
Le Fleur: A Unique Flower Shoppe is located at 4538 Poplar Avenue, Memphis, TN. 1-800-846-9633.
Finally, here's a photo of our own Laurie, Paul Shipley, Julie Schoerke, and Mary Gay Shipley at That Bookstore in Blytheville. This is the children's section--it's so layered and inspiring.