Sunday, June 30, 2013


Happy Canada Day, this Monday,  
to all my Canadian friends!
It's been almost a week 
since my last post and first swim!

 On Thursday, 
I hosted a meeting
 for a philanthropic society
 that I recently joined.

 The days leading up to it
had been spent
 cleaning, baking, 
styling and prepping.

Twelve lovely ladies,
 each a resident of our quaint little village,
arrived promptly at six.

Too hot and sunny to sit in the garden,
we made ourselves comfortable indoors.

Among all the thoughtful gifts,
our Mrs. President presented me
with fresh, organic fruit from her garden, 
and the inspiration for this post!

How would you define this duo?

Upon first glance, 
I guessed, ''Cherries!"

But cherries have a longer stem.
Taking a closer look
at this mysterious bunch,
 sans stems, 

 it was all too clear
that cherries, they were not!

Plump and juicy
rosé and robust,
these tiny plums
are a miniature must!

Their purple swirls
and dark pink twirls
pointed me towards the garden-

a melting pot of these four hues:

plum and purple
pink and blue

showed up for a meeting 
in a dreamy, mauve bloom!

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  1. Poppy, lovely post. I love Lilacs but hard for me to find. And what adorable plums!

  2. Always a pleasure. You are a most,gracious host indeed. Wishing you a blessed Sunday. Happy Canada Day:)

  3. Hi Poppy,

    I'm sure you will enjoy this organization as well as the friends you will make as you go:) the flowers are so pretty and the plums look lucious! We had a plum tree in our yard when I was a little girl. The trees produced these very tasty little plums.. similar to these:) xxL

  4. So lovely colorful post!!!
    thanks for make pretty my day!

  5. Hi Poppy, mini plums are yummy and loaded with anti oxidants, one of my fave fruits. I love your hand painted teapot vase, perfect for those vibrant plumbago.

    Thank you for your sweet visit the other day.

    Hope you have a good week.

  6. Thank you for the Canada Day greeting. You may be far from your homeland, but here's wishing you a happy day as well, Poppy.

    I would not have guessed that the mystery fruit was plums, so tiny and perfect. As for the lilacs, lovely!

    It's such a treat to visit your blog.


  7. Good Afternoon Poppy,

    How marvellous, such tiny plums, they look so delicate.
    Was that Plumbago flowers which I saw in the photograph? Your mosaic of photographs look so lovely, so light and bright.
    Enjoy the rest of your Sunday.
    Best Wishes

  8. I would have thought cherries as well! Interesting! And a fun and lovely post as usual! :)

  9. Your pictures are beautiful, so colorful and happy:-)

  10. Hello, Poppy! The miniature plums are so dainty. Are they tart or sweet? Lovely images. I'll follow you on Bloglovin'!

  11. Your posts are worth waiting for! These sweet colors are so feminine, old-fashioned and yet current at the same time. I'm sure that was a lovely evening you ladies spent together. And the plums! My husband would have loved them.

    I'm totally unfamiliar with Bloglovin' but then I also knew nothing about google reader. I'm much to tech ignorant but I'll try your button now and see how to do this.

    As usual you drew your reader into your lovely home.

  12. Your universe is so delightful and cheerful Poppy!Such a pleasure to navigate on your blog!Thank you for your kind mails, I really appreciated a lot!

  13. Poppy your post is lovely! I love all your gorgeous flowers! The plums look delicious, not sure if they are found here in Maryland. Thanks for sharing, have a happy week!

  14. Thanks for stopping by my blog and I have enjoyed your photography and this post. Those miniature plums are amazing. It sounds like a wonderful gathering!

  15. What a beautiful post. I love that color mauve, or purple, my favorite really.

  16. Lovely post. So much fun and beauty. Love the mini-plums. I bet the meeting of ladies was a delight.

  17. A lovely post with pretty pastel flowers. I would have thought cherries too, how nice to have dainty plums gifted to you.

  18. Enjoyed your post!! Such pretty images!

  19. Such a lovely post! Beautiful photos. Greetings from Montreal, Canada.

  20. You have a lovely blog! so colorful! glad I'm here :)

  21. Happy Canada Day, Poppy! Beautiful flowers! What a treat. I'm sure your guests enjoyed your lovely home and gracious hospitality. Just followed your blog on Bloglovin. I'm still figuring how it all works, so please be patient with me. You know I'm most comfortable with antiques and not a fan of change. Will sort it out :)
    x Loi

  22. Happy Canada day to you and all your lovely Canadian followers! To celebrate Canada day and your post theme, here is a poem written by a Canadian about the colour lilac:

    Lilac rain
    a purple hase is smiling
    from unknown realms
    to feel loves' eternal thoughts.
    Lilac rain
    in a springs' delight
    0f flowers beyond their beauty.
    Lilac rain
    you moisten my thoughts
    for summers'days and nights,
    you open my mind
    to loves' greatest dreams.
    Lilac rain
    you clothe my desires
    and moisten my passions
    for lifes' pure beauty.
    Lilac rain
    in pastures green
    and fields where I can freely roam
    to feel life with my heart
    while my soul will take me home.

    John George Williams, Canada


  23. I am glad you enjoyed your meeting. At first I thought they were plums, then cherries and then you confirmed that they were plums after all! Gorgeous fruit ~ what a wonderful gift! I love all the purples of this post.

  24. The colors are all delightful! Your post is filled with lovely photos my friend! It's my favorite time of the year! Have a wonderful week!

  25. Poppy,
    Such a lovely gathering of Ladies, on a warm Summer Day-I too thought cherries, then I thought perhaps a mysterious olive-what darling miniatures these are-
    beautiful mosaics and use of purple!
    Happy Hugs My Dear Poppy!

  26. Ευχαριστούμε για το υπέροχο καλωσόρισμα !
    Είναι τόσο όμορφα και καλόγουστα όλα,
    τα φιλιά μου σου στέλνω !

  27. Poppy,
    I loved your post and your writing. It made my day! Lilac's are my very favorite flower. Thank you for sharing on Tuesday Trivia, be SURE and check back Friday's follow up and features. pinning...
    Have a lovely week.
    Wanda Ann @ Memories by the Mile

    1. Hi Poppy,
      I featured you on Friday's features. Can't wait to see what you share this week. Love your blog.
      Wanda Ann @ Memories by the Mile

  28. Hi Poppy: Beautiful post. Those are some very small plums. I just love visiting here today. Have a wonderful week. Blessings, Martha

  29. Very lovely post! Loving all your different shades of purple.

  30. Cute mauve meeting, Poppy! Thanks for all the times you stop by my blog! God Bless! Bess

  31. I was sure they were cherries. How cute - miniature plums.

    Love all your photos and lovely collages.

  32. WOWW SO AMAZING pics:) your blog Is great.

    Check out my new post and have a great weekend dear:)

    LOVE Maria from

  33. What a beautiful post. I hope your ladies have a wonderful time and you got lots planned! :) Thank you so much for joining in for Fresh-Cut Friday! :)

    Happy Canada Day!

  34. Poppy,
    What a fun gathering you had with your group of ladies. I would have guessed olives since you are in Greece, but they didn't really look like olives.

    Beautiful blues, lilacs, mauves....all my favorite colors.


  35. Poppy - beautiful pictures and I love all of the colors! Soothing, pretty and just delightful. Love the little plums too!

    Thanks for sharing on the BeBetsy BRAG ABOUT IT. And for the LINK back to BeBetsy. -xo

    Pinned too!

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  36. LOL I'm back again to read this pretty post.

    Linking from Fresh Cut Friday,
    Ricki Jill

  37. What cute little plums.

  38. To eat plums as if they were cherries would be sheer heaven! I loved reading your post it was so colourful and your welcome friends sign is something that I need to find! Have a wonderful weekend. Chel x

  39. How Lovely Poppy - I am sure you set a lovely setting for your friends - love lilacs and fresh plums - heavenly - I do appreciate you sharing with A Return to Loveliness,

  40. Plums and cherries...YUM! Your blooms are so beautiful!

    Thanks for sharing at the Creative HomeAcre Hop. Looking forward to seeing what you share this week!

  41. I'm fascinated by those wee plums! They look awfully yummy, Poppy. Love all the beautiful shades of purple and lavender and mauve in your post.

    Thanks so much for joining in this week!


  42. Beautiful blooms! I never would have guessed plums...I do love to eat them!
    Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY...

  43. CELEBRATE! ♥ YOU'VE BEEN FEATURED! on the BeBetsy BRAG ABOUT IT No. 12. We pinned it too!

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  44. You did a fantastic job setting up for this lovely gathering and love how sweet the hostess gift was - fresh plums! I do appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,

  45. This is such a pretty post, Poppy! I love all the mauves and sweet plums. You ladies must have had a marvelous time. Thank you so much for sharing at my HOME.



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