love thursday: hand-picked centerpiece

Hand-picked by P, of course, and then given to me . . . just because.

Hand-picked centerpiece on Flickr

Aren’t these the best kind of gifts? The “I thought of you when I saw this” kind?

I know Mary agrees with me.

Happy Love Thursday everyone!

15 Beans of Wisdom to “love thursday: hand-picked centerpiece”
  1. 07.10.2008

    awwww, your P is so sweet! those little surprises are definitely the best kind of gifts.

    Odessa’s last blog post..inspiration

    And he hadn’t even done anything wrong Odessa! Even sweeter πŸ˜‰

  2. ahhh amore.

    P is so sweet. You’re a very lucky woman.

    nyc/caribbean ragazza’s last blog post..Rome off the tourist track…a trip to Tivoli, Part Two – Hadrian’s Villa.

    And he reminds me every day (I mean that in a good way) πŸ˜‰

  3. 07.10.2008

    Hand picked and he didn’t have the roots with it. Good man.

    running42k’s last blog post..G-8

    A pocket knife comes in handy in the darnedest of places πŸ˜‰

  4. 07.10.2008

    Hang on to that one!! The last time I got flowers of any kind was 1989~

    jmisgro’s last blog post..Target coupons

    Hah, not that you’re keeping track, right? πŸ˜‰

  5. 07.10.2008

    That’s a pretty table. Inspiring.

    angie’s last blog post..water baby

    Thanks Angie πŸ™‚

  6. 07.10.2008

    Yeah, that’s a cozy little sala da pranzo yous got there…

    Paolaccio’s last blog post..Mile 3,044: a night in Nashville

    Twenty-four hours in Philly and you’re yousing. Like riding a bike, eh?

  7. 07.10.2008

    Hey I missed your last 3 posts but I’m up to scratch now. Love those freaky catacombs, I’ve been to the ones in Rome and they are amazing, bones, bones and more bones used to decorate all the rooms from chandeliers to chairs and ceiling roses. It’s weird and stunning in a good way! I’m like you, if I know it’s there I have to go and see it.

    As for the gorgeous salad, it looks great. I could eat it every single day. All that and flowers too!

    amanda’s last blog post..The early morning ferry

    OK I don’t know about bone ceiling roses…but now I’m intrigued! Glad to see you Amanda πŸ™‚

  8. 07.10.2008

    love thursday
    in a sweet tea cup…


    i am sure you were deserving.

    {{ probably left*over appreciation
    what’s cooking wednesday }}

    somepinkflowers’s last blog post..tourist tuesday and kay larkin airport

    Hee hee…he *is* a rather big fan of the Caprese as well πŸ˜‰

  9. 07.10.2008

    How sweet! It’s all the lovelier for the thoughtfulness with which it was given.

    Happy Love Thursday dear friend.

    Scarlett & Viaggiatore

    Wanderlust Scarlett’s last blog post..In Thoughts Of You

    Hope you had a lovely LT too πŸ™‚

  10. 07.10.2008

    They are, indeed.

    D loves to write Haiku, and I am sometimes the delighted and surprised recipient.

    jen of a2eatwrite’s last blog post..I Don’t Like Fennel

    Oh now *that* is a fun surprise πŸ™‚

  11. 07.10.2008

    Most definitely very pretty, very sweet and thoughtful too. The best kind of gift one could get, isn’t it?

    Jeni Hill Ertmer’s last blog post..authorblog: Weekend Wandering

    Agreed Jeni πŸ™‚

  12. 07.10.2008

    That’s so sweet. (V) Happy Love Thursday!

    Lucia’s last blog post..The Butcher’s Freezer Door

    And also to you, cara πŸ™‚

  13. 07.10.2008

    And, here, I have to buy my OWN flowers. Sigh.

    Christina Arbini’s last blog post..A Bluetooth Is Not Something You Get From Eating Blueberries

    If I were there, I’d pick you some flowers Christina!

  14. 07.11.2008

    Awwww. how nice… It has been a while since I’ve posted on Love Thursday, but better late than never, I guess!

    bonggamom’s last blog post..Nothing comes between me and my teddy

    Absolutely! LT is always good…even if it’s on a Tuesday or something πŸ˜‰

  15. 07.13.2008

    Very thoughtful indeed…:-)

    anne’s last blog post..Hi Blogger Friends….

    Thanks for stopping by Anne πŸ™‚

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