Monday, May 11, 2009

Outdoor Wednesdays-My Favorite Flower Market

Don't you just love outdoor flower markets? This is my favorite at Pikes Market in Seattle.

I was overwhelmed at the selection of flowers, the vibrant colors and bouquets available....

and better yet, the bouquets are so affordable. I couldn't make a decision about which one to buy so of course I finally purchased a bouquet with a stargazer lily in it!

I almost always have fresh flowers in my house, either from a favorite florist (mine has 1/2 price days on Wednesdays) the grocery store or my yard. They bring me such joy!

Happy Bloomers!


  1. Hi Sonia..

    Oooh...what beautiful flowers! Ohhh, I just can't imagine having such a would have taken me forever to decide! Hehe! We just don't really have many fresh flowers here where I live...a few at Walmart is about it! Girl, I live in the sticks! Hehe! But I'm planning on going out and cutting a bunch of fresh lilacs soon...they are almost ready!

    So happy that you got some pretty fresh flowers!

  2. Very pretty flowers. I went to Pike's Market years ago. It's a great place.

  3. Good Morning Sonia,

    What gorgeous pictures/flowers! I love fresh flowers - such pleasure and beauty!

    I'm having a giveaway over at my blog (did you already see). Come on over and see what it is!!

    Have a wonderful day,

  4. I'd love to live near that market. Our Sam's Club used to have the best flowers for sale - where you could mix & match bouquets = but they pulled it out and now their bouquets are too pricey and I pass them by...Robyn

  5. Fresh flowers in the house are truly a joy. I love stargazer lilies as well. Beautiful market. I have always enjoyed visiting Pikes Market when I have been in that neck of the woods.

    Christi @ A Southern Life

  6. Happy Outdoor Wednesday Sonia! I love fresh flowers too! They are so beautiful! Thanks for sharing your photos.~ Susan

  7. Hi Sonia,
    Oh my how could you pick with that overwhelming selection? I love fresh flowers in the house to, they are so happy. Happy Outdoor Wednesday.

  8. Oh, you lucky girl. I would love to live close to a flower market. I usually buy my flowers from Walmart. I love fresh flowers in the house. ~~Terrie~~

  9. How FUN to go to a flower market... and LOVE the pricing... our flower markets are too far away... le sigh!

  10. many choices! i would be there for HOURS!!
    have a great day.

  11. What pretty flowers and like you, Linderhof has real flowers year round as well -- spring and summer and fall are garden flowers while we rely on forced bulbs in the winter. And if nothing is blooming . . . there are always florist flowers. I, too, love the lilies -- their aroma is heaven!

  12. I must confess I am jealous...we laugh around here that we should all move to Seattle...just start over. We live in Missouri but my heart loves Seattle...I would be buying flowers every week. Those are amazing. We had Stargazer lilies all over our wedding. Thanks for the memory stirring. Happy Wednesday!

  13. My jaw hit the ground when I saw the prices listed for those bouquets.... what a deal!!!!!!!!

    Thanks for sharing, I love this post!

  14. Hi Sonia, everything is so lovely!!!!

    Happy Outdoor Wednesday.


  15. Hi Sonia,
    I enjoy going to our farmers market and seeing all of their bouquets and flowers that i can plant. I am like you i want flowers and plants around my home too.
    Thank you for sharing these beautiful bouquets, and thank you so much for visiting me and for leaving such a sweet comment.

  16. Mornin' my friend...

    Just read the sweet notes that you left for me over at my place...I'm so glad that you've been coming by...I've really enjoyed our visits, my friend!!! Thank you for all the sweet comments that you always just make me smile!!! Ohhh yes, the PhotoFunia was great'll have to go and check it out! There are all kinds of can use any photo...doesn't have to be of people!!!

    Well my friend, it doesn't look like I'm going to get to do a tablescape tomorrow with my new dishes. We are leaving to go out of town early Friday morning...tomorrow will be a busy day for packing, etc. But I hope to join in with next week's TT!!! Can't wait to see your pretty sunflower tablescape. I'll have to pop in tomorrow and check it out! Even though I'm going to be gone over the weekend, I'm still hosting Sunday Favorites...if you want to join in...I'd love to have you!!!

    Have a wonderful Wednesday sweet friend!

  17. How wonderful to have an ootdoor market that gives you such a feast for the flower lover within. I love fresh flowers!
    Thanks for sharing and I hope you enjoy your day!

  18. I have heard so much about how wonderful that market is. If I ever visit Seattle I will definitely have to go. It must be wonderful.


  19. I love Pike's Market and your photos of the flowers there are beautiful.

  20. Beautiful photos of Pike's Market! I also love flower markets - they are such eye candy! If I have a camera people must think I'm a crazy lady. Love the stargazer lily and love your quote from one of my favorite scriptures and songs as well.

    Thanks for visiting today! This is my first time to your blog - it's lovely! I'll be back!


  21. Sonia,

    These are beautiful pictures and a great flower market! We were at Pike's when we visited Seattle almost one year ago. There was sooo much to look at! We had a lot of fun!

    Getting flowers 1/2 off is a great deal and I am sure the florist has the better quality! Hopefully soon I will find some in my backyard to put in a vase! ;-D


  22. I thought that the flowers at Pikes were all so colorful and the prices were so reasonable for such lush bouquets.

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