Monday, July 6, 2009

generosity, beauty and capuchins

Yesterday I visited one of my favorite Ocean State treasures, a shop called the greenery. It is such a cool gift and flower shop and the owner Bridget is the obvious reason why. Her shop is filled with unique gifts, cards, wonderful antiqued wire objects, and of course, flowers. I brought Bridget some vases I had in the basement to use for arrangements in the shop. Bridget thanked me a million times over first by giving me a generous supply of cabochons and then a bouquet of flowers "past their prime." {really?}

The flowers in the girlie office. Even a peony!

The cabochons (which I kept calling "capuchins")

Not a cabochon.

My eight-year old helped me sort them out.

I told him, imagine someone just gave you a whole stack of Pokèmon cards. He understood my excitement.

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If you know anyone in or near Rhode Island, please tell them to visit the greenery.

Have a lovely Monday!



Natasha Burns said...

oh gosh there are some amazing cabs you got there! LOL I like the comparison with Pokemon! hahaha!

Maryjane - The Beehive Cottage said...

What a yummy cupcake pan filled with goodies! Cute display Elyse! Can't wait to see what you do with them! Have a wonderful day! Oh, I wish I had that darling little monkey!


Stacey said...

What a cute post. Not being crafty, I understand the picture of the monkey more than the other cabu... but I get the generosity!! :) I'm so glad there are people like you that can show me all the crafty beauties that I can admire.

bekimarie said...

Love the comparison to pokemon cards, I didn't realise they were still around. I can remember my eldest going mad for the them.
Love the idea of using your cupcake tray to display.
Have a great week
Beki xxx

Vintage Amethyst said...

Ooohh lots of cuteness!

debi @ life in my studio said...

Oh my gosh...what a sweet gift from your friend! You'll have lots of fun with those!

Bunny Rose Cottage said...

Oh those cabachons are gorgeous!! How sweet of her and I love the flowers, peonies are my favorite!! I love the color of your office too! I adore yellow, it makes me happy :)

Love ya!

Pansy Cottage Girl said...

What fun! I bet you will find something fab to do with those....totally get the pokemon comparison. I lived in "pokeville" for a long time!lol

Heirlooms For You said...

Lucky, Lucky girl! The capuchins are so pretty. Wow the many things you can do with them. I will be checking your Etsy shop out for them. You know what goes around comes around how nice to see such kindness from both of you.

luckygirlgifts said...

What a nice treat for you. You deserve it though. YOu are always so thoughtful and generous. Have fun with your new toys.
Cari B

Bethany said...

You freaked me out with the monkey. Oh my gosh though, what treats. First off the bouquet is delightful. I have Peony envy. But those little whatever you call them (please tell me how to pronounce it next time you're at the library) are so perfect and look amazing the way you sorted them out. How fun!!!!! Great photos.

blushing rose said...

WOW! They are all lovely. TTFN ~Marydon

Lori said...

you crack me UP Elyse!!! that sister always wanted one of those when we were little...she ended up a few years ago with her current boyfriend, who actually had a monkey...not a capuchin, something much bigger but i can't remember what...anyway, that monkey HATED my sister with a passion...hee hee hee!!!

the cabs are GORGEOUS!!!

LiLi M. said...

Too bad that I am not living near Rhode Island! I love your cabs. I learned a new word today! Thanks!

Karen said...

Well, I learned something new! And I am green with envy over someone just handing those fun trinkets over. Boy, could I have a good time with those. But I Know you'll have a ball. Make sure you post a few your projects using them!
Wow - I remember pokeman cards . . . seems like a lifetime ago!! They grow up so fast!

Lisa said...

Oh how great! They sorted very pretty! Glad your 8yr old understood!!
Hugs, Lisa

Kathi said...

So pretty! Love those tiny pink flowers!

fairiemoon said...

Oh What fun!!! I can imagine your excitement! I'm so glad your 8 yr old was able to find a comparison that made it make sense.

Erin :)

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

I had to go google the word "cabochons", because I wasn't familiar with it. Thanks for teaching me a new word. Your cabachons are so pretty, and how wonderful to get them free. laurie

Angie said...

Ohhhhh..I love how they look all sorted out in the muffin tin! Yummy! I wish I could stroll through The Greenery..I always enjoy the pics you post!

Hugs ~ Angie

TattingChic said...

Oh, I love those things! I didn't realize that's what they were called, LOL! I just love! LOL! Love how you have them displayed! I think that's so cute how you brought the excitement of your new embellishments down to your boys level! So cute! Can't wait to see all the lovely things you make with them all! :)

Elyse said...


i had never heard the word cabochons until bridget told me. i had to google it, too. that's why i kept accidentally calling them "capuchins" like the monkey! LOL


Cindy@Cutepinkstuff said...

Lucky girl! They look so appealing in cupcake liners! Reminds me of my youngest son's Lego collection only prettier. Ahh, Pokemon cards, I remember those days!

Terri said...

First time have such a lovely blog.

*Noelle* said...

how fun to sort all those pretties out!

i had to laugh about the pokemon cards... you must have a pokemon addict son? lol i do too, he is going on 8 years old next week and we are having a Pokemon Pool party! interesting huh??

Pansy Cottage Girl said...

You are so much fun. Thanks for the visit.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for feedback I will look online Target..My craft room is a mess and I always end up in kitchen,frig,goodies...hint hint.Are'nt you loving this rain! so halloweenish! I still have the dark paneling ugh! How did your shutters come out? Love the baubles and monkey I want her dress..My telly 781-214-9218

Jen Kershner said...

I am absolutely swooning over here. You are a lucky girl! By the way I think capuchins is much more fun to say anyway.

Rue said...

Good morning Elyse :)

Those cabochons are so pretty! What a sweet thing for her to do and the flowers are wonderful :)


Stephenie said...

Your cabochons are just so pretty..I love them all...I've heard of cabochons..I just didn't know how to spell it...What a moment!!! That little monkey is soooooo cute..

Sonia ~ Vintage Rose Designs said...

Oh what lovely goodies.

Amy C said...

Peonys YES I love love them and of course love love LOVE pink peonys

Karen Valentine said...

What a fabulous treasury of goodies. The capuchin monkey made burst out laughing! I can't wait for the party either!!! See you then!

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