Thursday, December 17, 2009

Christmas at Sweet Peas



You know how I love to photograph here at Sweet Peas Garden Shop in Homewood. Wouldn't you???

Buy your tree here and they'll deliver and set it up in your house without griping and complaining, like you know who!

26 comments:

Olivier said...

J'aime bien ces petits jardins "métropolitains" entre deux maisons. belle profondeur de champs sur la dernière photo

Julie said...

Ooo I can smell the sap as it oozes out of the bark and the pinesmell as the needles are crushed against the doorjams. Nice arrangement in that final image, VJ/.

Kate said...

The colour contrast in the first and third photographs are quite striking. And lovely!

brattcat said...

These people would definitely become my new best friends. They deliver and set up the tree! Do they come and get it at the end of the season, too? These are fabulous images, V.

Meals by Misty said...

I teach at Early Arts School which is right behind Sweat Peas. We walk our 4 year old class there every year to see all the pretty things :)

Bibi said...

Oh, fun. I love wreaths. I used to make pine cone ones.

Nathalie said...

I love the combination of pine tree and citrus fruit.

I loved your remark 'They come and set up the tree without griping and complaining, like you know who :-)

I am somewhat ashamed to say that we switched to a plastic tree a long time ago - it all started in Tahiti where there were no pine trees anyway, and continued in Avignon. Very easy to set up and store away, and I presume you can say it saves trees?

Candice Moody said...

Absolutely beautiful pictures!

Halcyon said...

I love that wreath! We have an artificial tree which is very easy to assemble, so no complaints here!

Daryl said...

I love to visit garden and floral shops .. the best photo ops ever!

And now fun .. Word Verif: holli

cieldequimper said...

I love all this seasonal stuff, your photos are très belles comme d'habitude, I can almost smell the wreaths!

Jacob said...

A photographic Eden! I really like that first shot of the wreath - elegant!

TheChieftess said...

V...your first shot is Christmas card perfect!!! Love it! I used to live near a tree lot that delivered and set it up...well worth the extra dough!!!

Daryl said...

Oh guess what, V? You won one of the New York in Ten Seconds guide books .. come and get it

Virginia said...

Whooohoooo! Merci Daryl. You inspired me so now I'm giving away a Paris THrough My Lens Calendar on my Paris blog. Jump over there and see how it works!
V

Thanks everyone for your great comments. May I add the best part about Sweet Peas is the very very nice owners. A pleasure to do business with and they are always so gracious about letting me take photos there.

Cloudia said...

Brrrr!
A lovely "mainland" post.



Aloha, Friend!


Comfort Spiral

cloudia

Ken Mac said...

that warms my cockles

Virginia said...

KM,
Dear heavens, I don't know that I've ever warmed anyone's cockles so this might be a first pour moi! :)
You crack me up.
V

Bob Crowe said...

Well, 'tis the season, etc. etc. But still, there's something out of whack about citrus fruit on pine boughs. Genetic engineering?

Virginia said...

Bob,
Think Williamsburg!

Judy - So California said...

Oh Virginia - I am on the plane tomorrow - will you get me and take me straight there? This is so beautiful - I can almost smell it from here!

Louis la Vache said...

The inquiring mind of «Louis la Vache» wants to know if the lemon is symbolic of your disposition if you don't soon get a Paris fix...

Unseen Rajasthan said...

He Really has got a beautiful yard !! He seems to be a very professional and kind man !!

marley said...

I posted a wreath too! But with a modern twist. Great photos.

Jon Culver said...

Virginia,
Just found your site today. Thanks for the wonderful pictures and the kind comments. You are always welcome at Sweet Peas!

Virginia said...

Jon,
I'm so glad you found your wonderful shop on my blog!! Thanks for letting me nose around and shoot. I'll be back, I promise!
V