Spring has most definitely sprung down here in the South. We've had some warm, sunny days, and everything is coated in a thick layer of pollen. So naturally, my mind has turned to vernal thoughts of flowers and vegetables. Bring on the buds and the blooms! Time to serve some Spring Pea Soup. In the spirit of the season, here are some other ways to indulge in the season's bounty.
How cool is this? It's a sterling silver champagne saver by Mary's Garden. You simply place this pretty little gadget into an open Champagne bottle and it preserves the bubbles (I don't know how it works, but it's very clever.) The garden inspired savers are available in Camellia Leaf, Chinese Paper Plant Bud (shown above), Flowering Dogwood Berries, and other horticultural designs.
The Design for Health Portion Plate by Jeffrey Harris. This porcelain plate depicts the proper portions of veggies, starches, and protein that one should consume for a healthy diet. Looks like I need to start doubling up on the vegetables.
Any of the white asparagus I've bought here in Atlanta tastes like dirt! Next time, I'll save my money and buy some white asparagus candles instead. Vegetable candles by Point a la Ligne.
Nymphenburg Sketches plate designed by Hella Jongerius, available at Moss.
"French Tulips" painting, available at Dutch Touch Art.
Doesn't Erin Rosenow create the cheeriest floral arrangements? You can buy arrangements like this one (and the one at top) at her shop in San Francisco.