Spring has finally arrived! Happy to let go of winter and move on to days getting warmer. I am forever in love with strawberries and anyone who knows me knows I love using the foliage and flowers in arrangements. Such fond memories from my childhood of walking through our garden, picking strawberries. We used to pick the berries for our dessert and my mom would whip the cream, sometimes even vanilla ice cream. I guess its the true sweetness of childhood? My mom talked to us a lot about different fairies living in the plants and wild strawberries (or in the garden) have always seemed so magical to me and a sweet place for a fairy to live.
How could they not want to live with daisies and strawberries?
Daisies are another favorite - their sweet faces pull me in. When I was a kid, I used to love making fairy bouquets mostly out of tiny weeds, pinched between my fingers, almost small enough to put in a thimble. In keeping with that magic, I made my son a fairy bouquet with strawberry flowers and foliage, flowering thyme complete with a butterfly and mushroom, tied with a fine wool string with a little bow and long tails. Pure magic!
I think I could just make fairy bouquets all day.