Monday, July 20, 2009


This is one of my all time favorite little bouquets I have ever had in this house. All of the fowers are from my garden and the little vase is an estate sale find from who knows when. The Dahlia is Sayonara and it has been so big and beautiful and prolific this year. The Hydrangea in the back is my all time favorite, Limelight. It is from the same bush my husband mowed over a few years ago. Lucky for him it came back with a vengance. (Plus he bought me another one to make up for the one he mowed down so now I have two!) The little hot red flowers ae some sort of sage that my dog smells like because he walks through that part of the garden and it rubs on him. Chocolate Cosmos are the little dark ones and I would hate to go a year without them. And round it off with that fabulous hardy fushia. Doesn't that just make the whole thing? Love it! Here is one more. The roses are store bought and so are the white flowers but I love those colors together.
We had a party last night and here is the dessert table. The plastic orchids on the cupcakes are my favorite! I found them at Layer Cake on etsy. Click to enlarge and see them in all their gorgeousness. They were coconut cupcakes with white chocolate cream cheese frosting. Thankfully their are a few leftover in the fridge for after dinner. That chocolate cake is Deep Chocolate Sour Cream Poundcake and it lasted about half a minute.
Both recipes are from the Cake Book by Tish Boyle.My favorite! It was a great party and a nice reminder of what a nice thing it is to have a party in your backyard on a nice summer evening. We havn't done that in forever.

1 comment:

Cathy said...

It all looks and sounds yummy! The flowers are beautiful.