Bittersweet

I was thrilled to see the post from a friend on facebook announcing the arrival of bittersweet and its’ availability for purchase.

I just love bittersweet – that was not quite strong enough – I really, really LOVE bittersweet!

I had reserved my bunch and knew it would be delivered today, so left my check with Mr. Doctor just in case the delivery came while I was on a jaunt to the wholesale florist (that is another story!).

Well, I am so glad that I was here for the delivery because I have known the beautiful friend behind the bittersweet for a while, but really just as an acquaintance, and now I have found a new friend!

Some of the sights at the wholesale florist…

christmas trees, owls

there is something about these sticks that I find appealing, can’t quite figure out exactly what I would do with them though…

sticks

they kind of give me that winter wonderland feeling…

christmas trees

what would I do with a box of fish?…

fish

any color tinsel wreath that you can think of…

tinsel wreaths

I was there on a different mission which will be revealed in the near future but look what I found while searching for as many white flowers as I could find…

peppers and pumpkins

I knew I needed these because the bittersweet was coming…

bittersweet

Isn’t it fabulous?  My friend’s brother lives on Cape Cod and sends the bittersweet home every year – it was a tradition for their mother to offer it to Jacksonians for their seasonal decorating.  Their mother passed away last year and the daughter is carrying on the tradition.  I love this, aren’t traditions wonderful?  For me this is a new tradition, but forever tied to an older one, the beginning of a deeper friendship I believe.  I think that their mother is smiling down on them for keeping her tradition alive…

Bittersweet

isnt’ it gorgeous?…

Bittersweet

Bittersweet

Cammie loves it…

Bittersweet

and in the living room…

Bittersweet

Bittersweet

Bitter sweet, in that my friend is really missing her mother, but really so sweet that she is carrying on the tradition.

I have only used one bunch

Cammie will be thinking about what we will do with the second…

Jack Russell Terrier Cammie

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Comments

  1. Kandy Sims says:

    Love family traditions!!

  2. Lynn Grenfell says:

    Got my bunch yesterday and love it so much I ordered more!!! Sweet Retta!!