3.06.2010

Showoff Sunday!

Hello and Welcome!

There are so many things that I enjoy, so showing them should not be a problem! However, it is difficult to narrow down the choices. Since spring is right around the corner and thoughts of Cherry blossoms are swirling around my head - why not feature Cherry blossoms?!

They are one of my favorites: flower, tree, scent, color, etc... When you take a look at these products featuring Cherry blossoms you will see why I love them so much! I found so many lovely things and could go on for pages. This is my pared down list, Enjoy!

The National Cherry Blossom Festival is an annual celebration in Washington, D.C. This celebration commemorates the March 27, 1912, gift to the city of 3,000 Japanese cherry trees from the Mayor of Tokyo to strengthen the growing friendship between the United States and Japan.




CHERRY BLOSSOM BANGLES - Copper and Sterling Silver Bracelet


A cherry blossom is the name for the flower of cherry trees known as Sakura. In English, the word "sakura" is equivalent to the Japanese flowering cherry.



CHERRY BLOSSOM - 12x12 Silk Screen Print on Wood


Cherry blossom is an omen of good fortune and is also a symbol of love, affection and represents spring. They are also an enduring metaphor for the fleeting nature of life, and as such are very frequently depicted in art.



Cherry Blossoms - 6 Color Card Set


Cherry blossoms and leaves are both edible and used as food ingredients in Japan. Salt-pickled blossoms are added to hot water, this is called sakurayu and is consumed in place of green tea.



CHERRY BLOSSOMS - Makeup Bag


Cherry Blossoms are indigenous to many Asian countries including Japan, Korea, China. Japan has a wide variety of cherry blossoms, over 200 varieties can be found there.



VINTAGE BIRDS IN SPRING TRIO - Set of 4 Tags


Vancouver, BC is famous for its thousands of cherry blossom trees lining many streets and in numerous parks. Each year, Vancouver holds the Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival.



SPRINGTIME IN PARIS - Cherry Blossom Wreath


"If only we might fall Like cherry blossoms in the spring So pure and radiant."
-Anonymous




JAPANESE CHERRY BLOSSOM - Soap Cake


"Loveliest of trees, the cherry now Is hung with bloom along the bough, And stands about the woodland ride Wearing white for Eastertide."
-Alfred Housman




HAND PAINTED WOODEN BOWL - Spring Time Cherry Blossoms



Cherry Blossoms Adrift

Pink petals passing
Scents above so high
Painted porcelain perfection
Blossoms caress the sky

Swaying silent shroud
Suitors strolling by
Pink petals passing
Lover's gentle sigh

Pastel hues falling
Slow fluttering grace
Pink petals passing
Lining streams in lace

Pink petals passing
Smoothest transit by
Soft essence floating
In most subtle lullaby

Inducing springtime slumber
Upon a satin shore
Sailing with the current
Pink petals pass before


-Mary Fumento


Have a great day and remember: Go Ahead & Indulge!

14 comments:

ddb7 said...

nice presentation Nik,love the Vintage Bird Tags!

Debra Linker said...

Very nice blog post, Niki. I really like Craft Pantry's cards - so pretty!

Dorana said...

what a gorgeous collection of cherry blossoms! i think we should buy one for our new yard - we're going to plant our family tree this spring - maybe a pink dogwood or a wheeping cherry willow - we have a gorgeous green japanese maple that turns deep red in the fall and a gazillion foot american maple over the house right now, some blooming trees would be AWESOME! siempre - dorana

Mattos said...

thank you what lovely selections
I have a blossoming cherry bush, it is huge and is beautiful in the spring.
thanks for posting my cherry blossom bowl

Momma J said...

Beautiful!

Originals by Lauren said...

reminds me of last spring when we went to the cherry blossom festival in Washington DC, I loved it and still enjoy the pictures I took.

artbylmr said...

Very pretty post!

Art Whims by JS said...

Wow! A beautiful selection! Cherry blossoms are beautiful!

jerise said...

Beautiful! I love that poem by Housman... it continues, and talks of how, with only 50 more springs (roughly) in his life to look at things in bloom, he's gotta go out and look at the cherry blossoms! :)

Love that bowl by BellaCosaArt, and the beautiful cards, too. Thanks for a beautiful Sunday posting!

JrzyGirlPhotography said...

I wish I was in DC again this year to go to the festival. It was beautiful last year. Beautiful finds!

BlueRoomGems said...

These are so gorgeous! There really is no place like DC when the cherry blossoms are in bloom.

Johnnie said...

This is beautiful pictorial to what spring will bring.

Vanessa said...

This is awesome!! Cherry blossoms are one of my fave things too. They have been the subject of many graphic sets in my shop. Just so pretty.

Julie said...

Love the bracelet! Discovered her shop on ETSY last night and now happy to discover such a lovely blog!