Dried peony flowers fill a large clam shell in the gathering room. Those peonies were beautiful fresh flowers about 4 weeks ago. But I must say that they are just as pretty in their dried state. I simply cut off the heads and dried them on baking racks at room temperature for a couple of weeks.
New pink spatulas from William Sonoma fill a champagne bucket and make me want to make a spring dessert. Grocery store roses fill a pink iced tea glass and rose lemonade adds a beautiful spring color in the light filled window.
Plants are watered and vases are filled- ready for a spot in the house.
A camellia is brought in from the yard.
I love the color of this garden rose in the old French canning jar.
Bunches of Queen Anne's lace fill galvanized buckets. I ordered it online from a company called
Whole Blossoms and it was gorgeous and lasted 2 weeks.
And filled a large glass wine bucket on the dining room table.
More garden roses for the gathering room coffee table.
Once withered, these roses were still too pretty to be discarded. So I dried them for potpourri.
Still so beautiful.
It was a warm 75 degree day and it was time to replant the pots by the front door.
Spring flowers are eagerly waited for each new year.
Back to a chilly day so its a good time to bake.
Two toasted coconut chess pies coming out of the oven- one for a friend and one for us!
Tested out a new recipe from
Making the pastry to fill with the cream filling
Strawberry whipped cream filled crème puffs with fresh blackberries- another cooler day project-
A yummy spring treat- can't wait for the fresh strawberries in a couple of weeks to try this one again! The filling was simple. Beat 2 cups of heavy whipping cream with 4 T. of strawberry jello and 1/4 cup of confectioners sugar until it forms soft peaks. It was so good and held it's shape well. Here's where I found the recipe-
Happy Spring puttering!