Thursday, April 18, 2013

Garden Blooms - Show and Tell Friday

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Welcome to Show and Tell Friday!


Spring has sprung here in Northern California and I'm enjoying all my garden blooms!  This weekend it's supposed to be in the 80s so I think we are going straight to summer!


I bought this wood box years ago and stenciled the word "Flowers" on the front of it.  It's been sitting in my backyard for the last couple years and now has a very faded and worn look which I like even better!  I thought it would be a great way to display my flowers. 


I just put some small jelly jars inside it and filled them with the cut flowers! I was surprised with how beautiful it turned out!


I also want to share an amazing recipe I recently found. I saw it on someone's Facebook page but I cannot remember who put the link up.


If you love garlicky prawns but want a healthy version that isn't loaded with butter you should try this. I made it for Allen and I and we both loved it!  It's so easy to make too!  It's called Roasted Tomato-Feta-Shrimp!  Truly this was probably one of the best things I've ever made!  My daughter, Lauren had the left-overs the next day and she thought it was amazing also!  Next time I'm going to try it with scallops... that was Allen's idea! (Sorry the photo was taken from my iphone so its not very good). Even if you aren't a fan of feta cheese I think you would like it.   Click here for the recipe 

Another bouquet from my garden!


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Thanks to all of you that join in on Show and Tell Friday every week and thanks to all of you who leave such nice comments!

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52 comments:

AshTreeCottage said...

That recipe looks so yummy. I just happen to have some scallops in the fridge. Maybe I'll skip the pan searing tonight and substitute the scallops for the shrimp. Thanks for the recipe and the party too!

Big Hugs,
Susan and Bentley

Suzan Sweatman said...

Thanks so much for hosting another great party :)
Hugs,
Suzan

Kathy A Delightsome Life said...

I think we're skipping spring here in Georgia too - it was in the 80's too. Love your flowers - the roses are exquisite and so beautifully displayed in your weathered wooden basket - the recipe sounds fantastic - I am sharing a recipe I tweaked after seeing it on Facebook too! So appreciate you hosting,
Kathy

Cottage and Broome said...

Your flowers look beautiful in that wooden box. It will still be a while before roses are blooming here in Michigan, spring is off to a late start. Thanks for hosting, Laura

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Thank you Cindy for hosting. Your DR looks so beautiful and I love the old looking tool box with the elegance of your room..Happy Thursday..Judy

decoratewithalittlebit.com said...

Thank you for hosting! Little Bit

Stylish Kylie said...

I just love those flowers in the box.

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME/Doublewide Decor said...

Your flowers in a box look so pretty...Love that look!

Mindi@MyLove2Create said...

Thank you so much for hosting!

Andrea at Opulent Cottage said...

Such beautiful flowers! Thanks for the recipe too, we looooove shrimp, and it's on sale this week!

Ms Lemon of Make Mine Lemon said...

Thank you for hosting and letting me join in. I linked a angel hair pasta that sound similar, but no shrimp. I am sure you could add some or some grilled chicken, but I just love it as is. Thanks again.

Tuula @ The Thrifty Rebel said...

Thanks so much for hosting! Have a lovely weekend!

Kathryn Ferguson Griffin said...

Thank you for hosting! Wishing you a happy weekend. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

Katherines Corner said...

hello my friend, always happy to be here. Your linkback and my post will be visible in the morning xo

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Love your pretty flowers!! I linked up a cedar box with mason jars too! :) Thanks for hosting!

Melissa Skidmore said...

Thanks so much for hosting! Life to the full! Melissa @ DaisyMaeBelle

Laurel Stephens said...

Those gorgeous soft pink blooms next to that weathered gray wood is just soooo beautiful! Thanks for hosting your party today.

Connie@shabbyforsure said...

Hi, Thank you for hosting this wonderful party. Have a great weekend...Connie

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

WOW. first there's those incredible and amazing blooms.....and then the weathered awesome tool box that says "flowers," then that delicious recipe and foodie pic, and then MORE blossoms in a vintage silver teapot.

I think you hit everything I love in one fell swoopin' blog post, lady!

Thank you for hosting!!

Jamie Alanna said...

Thanks so much for hosting another great party ;)
Jamie @ somuchbetterwithage.com

susie @ persimmon moon cottage said...

Beautiful centerpiece! The flowers look lush and gorgeous in your wonderful, stenciled old tool (flower) box. The not so perfect wooden handle and weathered wood make it just right.

The recipe looks delicious.

SavannahGranny said...

Cindy thanks for hosting, xo Ginger

Patti@OldThingsNew said...

Thank you beautiful Cindy for hosting this lovely party. I adore your old box with flowers in it. Blessings, Patti

Deborah@Green Willow Pond said...

Thank you for hosting! Your flowers make me long for spring here in our neck of the woods. It's been cold and wet, but really we don't get spring until late April. I keep telling myself, it's almost here!

Ellya Brill said...

Hi Cindy,
I really love your wooden box center piece with flowers. It is absolutely beautiful. Thanks for sharing and thank you so much for hosting.

Ellya

MY SHABBY FRENCH LIFE said...

Oh yes ! Yor wood box is absolutely fab for your so nice flowers just in the colours I like !!!

Thank you so much for hosting.

xoxo from PARIS where spring is just here !

ჱܓƸ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ Joëlle ჱܓƸӜƷ ჱ

Micupoftea~ said...

Oh boy! The flowers look fabulous in the box! Thx for hosting :)

Lee Caroline said...

Thank you for hosting, there is such a lot of lovely inspiration here.

Lee :)

Poppy said...

Gorgeous, romantic flowers, Cindy! Here in Greece, we make this tasty shrimp dish all the time and it is always a big hit!

Thanks so much for hosting!

Have a great weekend,

Poppy

Debra @ Homespun said...

The flowers look beautiful displayed that way and the recipe looks great! I want to try that for sure :)

Christine said...

Thanks soooo much for the wonderful party!

Diane said...

Oh, such beautiful blooms! The colors are so pretty. I, also, think the dish looks so tasty - yum! Thanks for hosting!

Karen Doyle said...

great party! thrilled to be part if it!
thanks
Karen

Curtains in My Tree said...

Hi Cindy

I had to go to a florist to get me some pretty pink baby roses this week and after seeing yours I am glad I did they are so pretty

I think yours are pretty the way you have them displayed and I think summer will come on us all at once this am it's 39 here in Missouri

Hollie - TheSevenYearCottage said...

Beautiful flowers... thanks for hosting!

GinaBVictorian said...

Hi Cindy,
Boy are you having a party!! Wow! But anyway...your flower box with those beautiful flowers is just gorgeous! I love their elegant look with the rustic look of the box.
Thanks for hosting!
Gina

The Rosegarden in Malevik said...

Hi Cindy
Love the flowers :)
Thanks for hosting
and do not miss...

SATURDAY SHOW OFF

it is FUN :)
WELCOME
Håkan ( The Roseman)

Callie @ Callies Crafts said...

Thanks for the party! I'm sharing my birdcage floral arrangement. #232

Jeannie and Linda said...

Cindy, what a huge party today! Thanks for hosting another great party! We appreciate all the work you do so we can show off! We get so much traffic from your party.

Peace,
Linda and Jeannie at The French Hens Nest

Tanya Runkle said...

Thank you so much for hosting Cindy! Have a wonderful weekend :)

xo, Tanya
twelveOeight

Lori @ Projects Plenty said...

Your Spring blooms look amazing, as does your shrimp recipe. Thanks for sharing and for hosting another great party... so many interesting things!

Lori

nancy@skinnykitchen said...

Thanks so much for hosting each week Cindy!
All the best,
Nancy

Jeanette Ann O'Donnell said...

How very pretty,lucky to have so much beauty from your own garden. Love the way you have displayed them x

Vel Criste said...

Your blooms are so pretty! Love the arrangement! First time joining your party, thank you for hosting!

Mitzi said...

Love the colors of those gorgeous blossoms in the tote.....and thanks for hosting the link party!

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sandy @ french laundry 132 said...

Very beautiful! And the Shrimp dish looks wonderful!

Shoestring Elegance said...

Thanks so much for hosting another great party and allowing me to join in on the fun, Cindy! Love your flowers, what a beautiful centerpiece they make!!
Hugs and Blessings,
~Theresa

Linda Carole Bloom said...

I love the Eden Roses - I used to have them blooming on an arch over the back door - beautiful!

Cindy said...

Oh my goodness gracious, those roses grouped like that in your sweet faded box are soooo pretty!

Cindy

Jennelise said...

Gorgeous photographs! Your roses are just stunning!
Jennelise

vicki archer said...

Beautiful arrangement... your roses are spectacular... and the way they are together in that very pretty container is gorgeous...
Thank you for the recipe... delicious...:) xv