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In my thirties, I had the coolest white overalls from a company in San Francisco called “Esprit de Corp.”.  I wore them and patched them into almost shreds.

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Ahhh wordplay!
Un mariage d’anglais et de français!
En français?  Esprit de corps!
In English?     Body of Spirit!
                                                                                                                                              noun es·prit de corps \i-ˌsprē-də-ˈkȯr\ :: Definition of esprit de corps :: the common spirit existing in the members of a group and inspiring enthusiasm, devotion, and strong regard for the honor of the group.
 
 ( I’ll never quit my start – the – day – dreams . . . )
 
Today, I deliver you “esprit de fleurs” in white overalls . . . to celebrate our common spirit!
                                                                                                                                                     ( . . . and to tell me . . . “work those tri’s a little harder! )                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           w/L

Saturday Shelfie! {A Play Flower Shop Day!}

Hellooooooooooooooo Beautifuls!

Mr D. just poured me a cup of coffee.  We are up beyond early. It’s 3:58am as I begin.

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The shelfie image  (above) is from 2013.   The floral scene, featured by Gardenista, calls for “off on the wall” fun.

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“Let’s all just play florist today and leave our computers home!”

What threw me back to 2013, was this post , and it’s image from The Everygirl on Instagram. It had me swooning and once again thinking of  . . .  the always a whim of mine . . . owning and styling a flower and gift shop.  The post, timed perfectly . . . the day before my paper flower making class at Paper Delights.

I had the most wonderful time at the class.

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[“#1 ” . . . it threw me back to high school . . .  with my girlfriends  . . . when we would  gather after school to make hundreds of paper flowers for our special school dances and teas. ]

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Alicia served desert, and a beverage of choice. The experience was creative, colorful and so inspiring for me.  (Well worth the twenty-mile drive to and from after a full day at the clinic.)

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First flowers.

There will be so many more . . .

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. . . as I plan many “Let’s play flower shop and leave the computer alone days on 34!”

3:58am on a Saturday?

Wow!

(Perhaps I am playing “farm girl” too!)

It’s the words!

They couldn’t wait to be cultivated.

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Seed Shopping . . .

This morning I woke with thoughts of this year’s flower garden to be.  Perhaps it was the image of these strawflowers last night before I went to bed.  The apricot to orange hues of the flowers transported my thoughts to warmer days ahead, and set my creative mind in motion.

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I “caved”.

On the way to 34th street are Strawflowers. . . Apricot Mix via Floret Flower Farm .

I visualize them dried and tucked here and there around the house for late Summer into Fall house dressing.  They can be gift embellishments. Gosh . . . lovely strung onto natural twine.

Erin’s site inspires me.

Teaches me.

How to Grow
Start seed indoors in trays 6 weeks before last frost. Seed requires light to germinate so do not cover. Bottom water until seedlings emerge. Transplant out after all danger of frost has passed.

6 weeks before the last frost . . . a reminder we are nearly half way to the next season.

Feelin’ warmer already.

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