Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Flowers in a jar, ambiance and remembrance

- This bouquet of flowers arranged in a canning jar - an impulse buy at Whole Paycheck Foods.  It made a nice splash of color on my table when the book group ladies came over, as well as benefiting the Whole Kids Foundation, which promotes healthy nutrition in schools.  I like that they promote school gardens, too.

- Walking into a client's office, at a large non-profit organization, and loving that she has a candle burning.  "It's for ambiance," she says.  The scent of vanilla followed me all the way down the hall.  Lovely.


Fireblossom said...

I love candles. And book clubs!

Leonora said...

Canning jars are the prettiest, unassuming way to display flowers. I would have bought them too : )

Joanne said...

Seeing those flowers in my apartment would make me happy as well!

Granny Annie said...

Whole "Paycheck" Foods. lol Surely the flowers were worth the cost.

Wish we had a book club around here. Maybe I should start one. However not many share my taste in literature.

Patriot's Day honored. Always a good thing.

Jannie Funster said...

another lol on the WF paycheck. Yet, we Austinites like to boast that WF started right here. There's an IPO I missed out on! :) I remember over 20 years ago shopping with Jim at the original little store on Lamar St. goodness. It's now a tattoo parlor. (No, not really.) :)

Canning jars are THE BEST!!

And will you now keep a lighted candle on YOUR desk?? I'm still looking for a bayberry one the EXACT scent of the one we had at home as kids. :) :)


Lee said...

The beauty of flowers is what is important...they are what we are drawn to...perfection.

Lee said...

Lest We Forget....

I know I won't...

Elephant's Child said...

Flowers brighten and bless anywhere (and everywhere) they are found. And a vanilla candle is a win too.

Lynn said...

FB -

Me, too. Me, too!

Leonora -

I like it that I'll have this near cut out lidded jar for flowers now.

Joanne -

Is there a Whole Foods in NYC? I wonder if they have those arrangements there?

Granny Annie -

I sink so much money into Whole Foods. It's a great place to get a healthy takeout meal - I end up spending too much money every time.

Is there a library nearby? Sometimes they have book clubs there.

Yes - I wanted to honor the day in some way.

Lynn said...

Jannie -

There's no relaxation where I work - I think the candles are best burned at home for me. :)


Lee -

I think so, too. And yes - we remember.

Elephant's Child -

Flowers are a blessing! I love them.

Riot Kitty said...

Vanilla is very calming. Unlike chocolate candles, which I have had and which make me suddenly crave dessert!

Thank you for the remembrance.

Snaggle Tooth said...

The flowers are so pretty! n a good decoration plus cause. I use alot of jars for my deck flowers here- They wilt quickly, but are wonderful to see on my table. I have many colors of Petunias, orage-red Marigolds, Purple Mint, n Lavender blossoms now.

I light candles for prayer time usually. Still have an unused apple-spice one to use this fall.

Remember the souls lost on 911 Amen.

OldLady Of The Hills said...

The Flowers are so very lovely....! And Vanilla....A Yummy smell if ever there was one....!

Lynn said...

Riot Kitty -

That must be why I like it. :) A chocolate candle - that sounds nice, too.

Snaggle -

Your flowers are so beautiful on your table, I'll bet. Nice that you can grow so well in pots.

Naomi -

Yummy indeed!

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Lynn - love the flowers ... and they are so bright and cheerful ...

The ambience of the candle must be such a great idea ... and then the WF supporting others ..

Remembering all those who suffer .. cheers Hilary

Sparkling Red said...

I have gotten out of the habit of impulse-buying flowers at the grocery store. I'm going to revive that one when the cold weather creeps back to Toronto.

Maude Lynn said...

I love flowers in a Mason jar!

LL Cool Joe said...

I've often wondered why candles are so popular with ladies? Whenever I see one alight I have the urge to set something on fire! :D

G. B. Miller said...

I love most scented candles, and that flag is very nice as well.

TALON said...

The flowers just make me smile. Lovely!

Betty Manousos said...

first off, yay for the flag!

i love your flowers and your jar.
flowers always make me happy.

big hugs~

Sara said...

We used to put flowers in jars when I was kid. It's kind of nice to see the being recycled, even at Whole Foods' cost.

I often light candles in the house. I like walking into a room and having smell nice. Vanilla is my favorite:~)