Wednesday, September 1, 2010

~ Glad Mad ~




Today would have to be one of my favourite days of the year. The first day of Spring. It's the season of me [ that's what I call it anyway ]. I woke this morning with a smile. Winter is over! Yesterday I went to my local flower farm for some roses, but they were out! Oh my! So guess what I bought instead? Four bunches of Gladioli. So today, a beautiful day, my house is filled with them. Happy Spring everyone.

47 comments:

  1. It is one of the best days of the year isn't it? Happy Spring! x

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  2. The end of August is always a celebration for those of us who live in Phoenix - we survived another punishing summer. Happy Spring to you. I love having gladious in my house - such a dramatic stalk and they just keep flowering. Lovely.

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  3. Oh lucky you. First day of autumn over here in Ireland!!! You will have peonies, roses and hydrangea all so soon! Love your gladis. They look super.Sinead

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  4. So beautiful! I love Spring as well (funny that it's your autumn then!) Call me strange, but I still find it so amazing that we have opposite seasons :p

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  5. My sentiments exactly Simone! Except instead of Gladies I have snapdragons...too perfect...and the children like to make them snap too...entertaining as well as pretty.
    Have a gorgeous day,
    Kiss Noises Linda

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  6. Oh I love Spring! Enjoy every second of it!
    xo

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  7. I've always loved glads - they've been one of my favourite flowers for a long time and they look great in the jugs - so vintage-y! :)

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  8. Beautiful gladiolas!. Wow, must be spring where u r.. here its summer and those would die from the heat..

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  9. Happy Spring to you, Simone!! Love the flowers! xxoo :)

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  10. They look wonderful and its great to have a change.I always think of Damn Edna with gladies. It is my mum's birthday today and I always feel what a great day to have a birthday...the first day of spring!! Hope you have a lovely relaxing day, pottering around doing all the things you love, cheers Katherine

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  11. Aren't they just wonderful I love how you shortened them for your vases. I love them totally tall and graceful too!

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  12. Spring, such a wonderful season, I would also call in my season!
    Just the opposite here, fall is about to enter, although august had a lot of fall in it already! Still, every season has something beautiful in it, doesn't it? Hmm... trying to keep positive.

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  13. They are BEAUTIFUL!!! Enjoy them, and your first day of spring!

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  14. What a perfect way to kick of a perfect season...I just love Spring..although Mr Spring seems to be wearing this dull grey overcoat today here in Sydney...yesterday was glorious! Oh well..its Spring..and thats all I care about!! lol

    Hope all is going well lovely..love the Gladiolas...they look gorgeous in your home x

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  15. Yippie!!
    I go out and swim to the garden bed and grab afew of my Dutch Irises that are blooming.
    (lots and lots of rain here......)

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  16. Golly!..your glads are glorious.

    Cheers!

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  17. happy spring to you, enjoy!
    vivi

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  18. Simone I adore gladies. When I was working in Melbourne for many years the rat race got to me and I took a year off. I went and worked on a flower farm in Country Victoria and loved every minute of it. They specalised in gladies and lilly's I bought them home every chance I could. Love seeing them in your home. Sandy x

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  19. Oh yahooo...happy first day of spring...I just can not wrap my head around that...as our Fall is coming fast. Spring...Fall!!!??? Amazing indeed. Hugs xoxo...

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  20. Happy Happy Spring. Always brings new beginnings!
    xo Trina

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  21. These are such pretty flowers. Whenever I see these flowers I think of the garden my mom had when I was growing up. These always grew so well for some reason. Thanks for sharing.
    Blessings,
    Marcia

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  22. So glad you are enjoying Spring. Those flowers are delightful. Not to mention that white washed cabinet. I am excited as we enter fall, thinking about pumpkin spice lattes over here :)

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  23. I dream of tarveling in 4 season country during spring! so far, i have always beginning winter. hemm.. perhaps i should give it a try. after reading your blog, i know i wont regret!

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  24. Nothing wrong with a good Gladdy, love 'em. They're so quirky and OTT and remind us of that other gorgeous bloom, Dame Edna.

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  25. They look amazing in every setting... I particularly love the jug in the first shot. Yes, it's so exciting that Spring has sprung!!! Very warm today in Sydney. Pruxxx

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  26. and here we are moving to the Fall. Wonderful flowers it is definitely Spring in your house!

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  27. I am so with you there, the first day of Spring is one of my favourite days as well :) I am so sick of winter and now that (officially at least!) it is over for this year, everything seems brighter, and the sense of anticipation of longer warmer days to come is simply delicious! :)
    xx Karen

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  28. What gorgeous gladioli! havent seen any in this part of the world for quite a bit.

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  29. Yes you are not a true aussie unless you have a house full of gladdies at some stage or another. Just ask Dame Edna!
    alicia

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  30. Love your shop - I will definitely be buying some candles and "nudie" soap for Christmas presents. Are all the soaps goat's milk?

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  31. Dame Edna would be proud!!!
    I have to agree I am sooo excited spring is here... feels like living!!!

    Have a great week Simone.. I know you will.. xxx Julie

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  32. In this part of the world spring is also arriving!!! Such beautiful gladiolos aroun your so charming home!!!
    muchos cariños,
    maria cecilia

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  33. Hi Simone
    It's so weird reading your posts...Happy Spring? It's Sept 1st and everyone seems to think it's the first day of fall here LOL It's still smokin'hot here in Ontario, Canada. A few more pool days. We will be where you are soon enough.
    BTW we have the same mirror. The oval one antique looking on your wall, up same one Oceans apart.
    happy spring enjoy it all.
    Love Claudie
    xooxoxox

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  34. Blessings to your new shop!!! So very beautiful each and every piece you have inside it... wish I could live by!!!
    cariños

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  35. Awww, I just love glads! Hurray for your Springtime! Your new range looks awesome, and I am so happy for your new and continuing success.

    Blessings,

    Sheila

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  36. The perfect spring flower...(summer, fall and winter, too) Glads are among my faves...
    Imagine 15 large bouquets of orange glads...that was in my closet before my son's wedding. These beauties arrived (a day late!) looking like dried out stems...and the wedding was only 3 days away. I was told to put them in water and tuck them into a closet and the blooms would appear. Friday evening, they literally BURST into bloom and by Sat morning, they were perfect. Oh...so BEAUTIFUL!
    Happy spring to you!
    Jane (artfully graced)

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  37. It seems so funny that you are starting Spring and we'll be starting fall on the 23rd.
    Have an enjoyable day!

    Melinda

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  38. My favourite time of year too Simone and it is my birthday tomorrow, I always think I am so lucky to celebrate it at the beginning of Spring. I am going op shopping with my daughter and having lunch at the market, might just treat myself to some gladis too, they are gorgeous and love the jugs you have put them in EJOY xxxx

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  39. I love glads. The first year in our house I planted a whole bunch... not very many came up though. I've tried again but haven't been very successful.

    It's so strange to see things in an "opposite season".
    Chris

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  40. As you are just saying hello to your first spring flowers, I'm saying good bye to my first autumn bouquet. I'll have to run out to the farm & cut some more! Isn't it beautiful to have fresh cut flowers? I do love a home filled with flowers!

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  41. Love your arrangements .In France , we are ready to say BYE BYe summer ( I don't like it)

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  42. Oh love the flowers all over your home, great pictures. I can't seem to survive without fresh flowers each week. Happy Spring to you!! xx

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