Sunday, October 9, 2011

flower cart and butterfield

Yesterday was a bright, sunny day and my boys and I spent the morning at one of my favorite places: Providence's East Side.

It's a beautiful section of the city filled with historic buildings, sprawling parks and playgrounds, the campuses of Brown University and the Rhode Island School of Design, cafes and shops ...

and occasionally this flower cart.

I was thrilled to have my camera with me as we stopped to drop five dollars into the can for the remaining bouquet.

While my boys attended a Lego building workshop, I sneaked across the street for a five minute snappin' spree at Butterfield, a delightfully eclectic home furnishings and design store.

Cool signs

Pretty displays

A range of prices

Great packaging

I did manage to leave with a little bag of treats: pretty "Dessert" cocktail napkins by Michel Design Works, a couple of John Derian postcards and

a vase for my flower cart flowers!



A Vintage Chic said...

Sounds like the perfect day, Elyse! Love your sweet flowers in their lovely new vase...

Wishing you a wonderful weekend, dear friend...


Claudia said...

Your vase looks very Cath Kidston like! Sounds like a beautiful fall day with your boys.


Saphy said...

mmm looks like a great shop!

Anonymous said...

Oh Elyse this sounds like the perfect job for me. Making sweet arrangements all day and selling them from the cutest flower cart ever! Love it!

Sounds like a memory day for sure!

I have had several of those this last week- I have both our boys here - we haven't been under the same roof in over 8 years together! It is so fun! They are working up a storm too! My house is looking a mess but I love it!

bee blessed

NanaDiana said...

What a fun day! My favorite part is the little vase you found for your flowers! How sweet is that! xo Diaan

Betsy said...

I have a good friend who lives in that area and I enjoyed it so much when I visited a few years ago. I need to come back for another visit!

Suzanne said...

What a pretty vase!

Mariette's Back to Basics said...

Dearest Elyse,

Great day you've spent! Would be great to explore.
Have a great week ahead and love to you,


Pansy Cottage Girl said...

Wow, great pictures Elyse! Looks like the perfect day.

Maryjane-The Beehive Cottage said...

You find joy in all that you do and you always make my heart sing Elyse! What a sweet day.

Well my dear, you made my day very special and I thank you from the bottom of my heart. :) You are and will always be very special to me.

Maryjane xox

debi said...

Oh, I can totally see that sweet vase in your pretty cottage home Elyse.

Looks like you and the boys had a wonderful day, and lucky for us, you had your camera so we could enjoy the pretty sites.

jeanetteann said...

Love the flowers and especially the vase x

Scrap for Joy said...

What a perfect way to spend an Indian Summer day! You and your son both had a fun time doing what you like!
Here's to a productive week!

blessedmom's simple home said...

I'll bet your boys were in heaven at a lego building workshop. I know mine would be. Beautiful photos of the store and the flower cart. I hope the rest of your week is as wonderful as your weekend was :)

The Scrappy Cottage said...

Such beautiful flowers, and how they always can dress up a home. Loved the shop with all its pretty displays. Sounds like you had an amazing day out. Have a blessed one.~~Cherrie~~

Cottage 1945 said...

How wonderful! I love your flowers and sweet vase.

Country Dreaming said...

What a fun day!
the flowers are beautiful.


Bring Pretty Back said...

Elyse - What a prefect day!
Have a pretty day!

koralee said...

What fun and what a sweet shop...Lego that does sound like fun. Hugs for a great week xoxox

hilary @ oldhouse.truelove. said...

i would love to visit there! and one of my dreams is to have my very own flower cart out front of my house... glad to see you back! : ) oh... the vase is so you! so cute!

Jen Kershner said...

Gorgeous! Lego workshops? I just know nothing about life with boys?

KarenHarveyCox said...

ooooh Elyse,

I love your flowers photographs and finds.

I have been to Providence many times, but I have never stopped to peek in the shops in this area. Thank you for the heads up.

I might just take a trip to browse this shop.

Lovely post.


Into Vintage said...

I've never been out your way but it looks just lovely!

The Polka Dot Closet said...

What a perfect day, I love shops like that! I have not seen a flower cart for years and $5 for flowers, what a deal


Amy C said...

what a super fun store, I love the John D plates with the red letters

Anonymous said...

Fun shop & great vase! Looks like your having beautiful Fall weather as well!

Butterfield said...

Hi Elyse- Mindy Matouk here, owner of Butterfield. Thanks so much for your lovely post. Enjoy your vase and other purchases. You made my day!