Saturday, April 10, 2010

I heart dahlias!

They're my favorite flowers, I've decided... Ever since I discovered them at Mike's cousin's wedding a couple of summers ago. Her mom, Mike's aunt, did the flowers at her wedding, and I absolutely loved them.

See what I mean? I liked them so much that we asked her to do the flowers at our wedding... and she did a beautiful job again... If Mike and I had been married late summer, dahlias would've been in our wedding flowers for sure! I now love going to farmers' markets over the summer and buying beautiful bunches in every color. I'd love to go to the
Dahlia Festival on Swan Island, too. Amazing!

In the meantime, I've been looking up some of my favorite dahlia-inspired craftiness on Etsy. Check out what I found this evening!

An adorable dahlia laptop sleeve from Dahlia Handbags... love the fabric!

And talk about stuff I need... this beautiful little clutch from FIAZCO.
I LOVE it, and I really like how the fabric print continues from one side to the other. So pretty!

This lovely dahlia-print serving bowl goes so well with my kitchen... I love the colors! A great piece of art from an Oregon artist! Check out Yoga Goat on Etsy for more fabulous finds. :)

And a great wool piece to add flare to any jacket, cardigan, hairstyle... so many possibilities. This was handmade with love by Felt Sew Good. Eco-friendly and recycled, too!

And I heart the silver work on these sweet little earrings. They remind me of Thai silver, but are handmade right here in the Northwest, in Bellingham, Washington, by Shizen Designs. I guess us Northwesterners really love our dahlias!

Finally, perfect for my little pooch, I'm thinkin' Kai definitely needs a new collar. It will be her summer-wear for the season. She's laying next to me spazzing out and dreaming right now. She's clearly upset she doesn't have this great-looking collar from Pinky's Pet Gear.

And since I'm blogging about dahlias, it inspired me to put in a little order on Etsy for some pretty dahlia cabochons. I ordered large ones for necklaces, and some smaller ones for earrings. These are going to be beautiful!

So, that's it for tonight. Not only do I have a little dog sleeping next to me, but a little sister, and a Sherlock Holmes movie that's about to end. Time for bed! I'll blog again soon... as soon as I upload a ton of great pictures I've been wanting to share.




  1. Hi Kate! I heart dahlias, too! Lovely blog and I love your post about dahlias. You chose some fabulous items! Thanks so much for including my dahlia brooch. I'm going to go check out all the other shops. -Cheryl