My hope is that this blog is like a visit between friends. I enjoy hearing from you and will try to reply to you in the comment section right after your comment, so stop back by and continue the conversation. - Patty

September 6, 2012

fresh flowers

My favorite four year old boy decided I needed some fresh flowers in my vase because the old ones were all crunchy.   So with a little searching (and help with the pruning shears) he found a couple of roses in the garden to cut and bring inside. 



He has such a sweet heart and loves to surprise the special people in his life with their favorite things.  For his pop-pop he will ask to make a batch of chocolate chip cookies, for his mommy he will paint a picture and while we were visiting my mom (his great grandma) last week he insisted we cut her some flowers so that when she looked at them, she would think of him.  

As for me, he knows the quickest way to my heart is always through the garden.


He's right.  That's why when I spotted this pretty cup from Anthrpologie on Jen's blog months ago, I knew it would someday make it's way into my online shopping cart.


Pretty cute, huh?  It was the perfect indulgence and the final accent for my dining room.  I can't wait for the weather to cool a bit so that I can whip up a batch of scones, brew up some tea, curl under a quilt and fritter the day a way.  Never been much of a fritterer but it does sound wonderful...

Now it's your turn, what would your perfect frittering day be?

xo, Patty

29 comments:

  1. wow!!! i love the cup... i wish, i could have make a tour to your home, to see everything in my own eye.
    http://from-a-girls-mind.blogspot.com/2012/09/crochet-bag.html

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  2. Patty - What a sweetheart of a little boy!! To think so much and so deep about other's feelings. How precious. Love your teacup.

    Judy

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  3. What a dear little boy! He's a keeper!!!! My idea of a fritter-away day is to have a good cup of Starbucks, a good book and the grandkids spread out on the floor in front of me watching a movie- xo Diana

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  4. Four year olds are so fun!!! How lucky to have one as a grandson!

    I LOVE to fritter :) A chai latte, a quilt and a good book, preferably on a rainy day. A good movie is also a favorite! xoxo Debbie

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  5. What a delight he is,would melt your heart. Grandchildren are so precious.
    My favourite would be to sit in the Spring sunshine with a nice cuppa and my favourite mag Country Style. xx

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  6. Patty, I was trying to love the story but seriously distracted by that gorgeous cup! No seriously, he sounds precious. Little boys are so sweet. I miss when mine were little...always bringing flowers or bugs. :)

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  7. Grandsons are the best. That cup is deliciously cute. I especially love the yellow flower within the handle. Our Conner called me yesterday to tell me he was on his way to his first day of first grade. Oh so sweet.

    Magazines, a quilt, feet up, coffee or tea, and a sweet romantic comedy on TV. You've Got Mail is my favorite movie that I could watch again and again.

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  8. Patty,
    I'm not a fritterer either, but sometimes I dream of it.
    I would either sit in the hammock swing in warm weather, or inside with a quilt in cold weather, with a Grace Livingston Hill book and an endless stream of Hershey's kisses or milk duds to consume. Or peruse an Old House magazine.
    Maybe some coffee or tea to go with the chocolate.

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  9. I tend to fritter too much, and I love apple fritters, not good either! Your gson is a sweetie. xo

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  10. So adorable... both your granson and the cup.

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  11. I misspelled grandson...getting it straight now...grandson. Have a good night.

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  12. That tea cup is so adorable. I may have to indulge myself and get one. Love your blog, Patti.

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  13. What a sweetie that grandson is!! Oh to fritter. I tried to last night. I sat down with my crocheting in a comfy chair outside. Feet up relaxing and then that brain kicked and reminded me of several things I should be doing. So that fritter didn't last long. My mother always said I wasn't a good sitter!

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  14. I love pretty cups and mugs! My perfect day would be to spend it in my cozy Home with a cup of my favorite latte' and little munchie and a good book or craft to work on....with No interruptions! What a sweet little guy to make sure you have fresh flowers! I love that!

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  15. My day would wonderful if I was curled up under an afghan, with the fireplace burning brightly, and reading a good book, all while large soft snowflakes dropped outside.

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  16. Very pretty cup and it fits right in with your color scheme:)

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  17. What a sweet little grandson you have there.
    A pure and joyful hearted little guy :)

    My perfect way to fritter away the day, would be curled up under a blanket, reading a good book. Outside, the snow would be falling, and inside the fireplace would be crackling away :)

    *smile
    K.

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  18. Oh how precious...flowers picked, usually weeds, from all my boys at that age is such a wonderful memory...enjoy your fritter day!

    the cup is such a happy cup

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  19. What a sweetie-pie grandson you have! Love Anthropologie too - that mug is just perfect. My frittery days usually require a hot cuppa, something chocolatey & a pile of craft & interiors magazines :-)
    Have a happy weekend xx

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  20. Patty,
    Adorable sharing your grandson and your new cup!!!
    Have a wonderful weekend, dear friend!
    Fondly,
    Pat

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  21. What a sweet little guy. Love those flowers.

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  22. What a lovely little grandson you have, he sounds so thoughtful :) Love that pretty little cup! Your description of frittering the day away sounds just perfect to me!
    Have a happy weekend, Patty.
    Helen x

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  23. Little ones are such a blessing ~ how sweet and darling your little son must be!

    What a pretty post!
    ~Hope

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  24. Happily, most of my days are frittering days...Now that I've sold my house things will be somewhat busier for awhile..

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  25. How sweet your little grandson is. There is nothing sweeter than when they want to give you something, no matter what it is, it means something.
    Love your cup and it fits right in with your decor redo. I have never been to Anthrpologie and am afraid to. I might see something I NEED.
    I'm not much of a fritterer either, but you know how I love just watching my kids play or playing with them. Lately some time spent just listening to my Jr.Hi granddaughter talk to me about school, volleyball and her friends...love that.

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  26. Hello Patty,

    How sweet of you to follow my blog - thank you!

    ~Hope

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  27. The cup is super cute and that was so sweet of your little boy!

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  28. The cup reminds me of my grandmother she had a mix of cups at her cabin and this one reminded me of one she had.
    Have a great day.
    Denise

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  29. Oh what a sweet little boy you have there. Hug him tight!

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