Do you like flowers? I’ve discovered some amazing artists, sculptors, and photographers of flowers and I think you will love their work. Valentine’s Day, Game Day and amazing flower finds today on Weekend Meanderings.
It is going to be busy over the next few days with the Super Bowl on Sunday and Valentine’s Day on Monday. As I have mentioned numerous times over the years, I am all about the food and the commercials on game day.
Will you be watching the game, going to a party or skipping it? We will be at home where I will be multitasking, reading a book while waiting for the commercials. I haven’t finalized the menu but I will definitely be making the buffalo cauliflower I shared in my Friday Favorites yesterday.
Valentine’s Day Gifts, Treats
As for Valentine’s Day, if you are still on the fence about how to celebrate I have 10 Outside the Box Valentine Day Gifts Ideas for you.
My friend Elizabeth shared her philosophy of regifting from the heart this week. I think if you look around your own home that you will find something that you already own and love that someone else would as well.
The universal language of love is food so why not step into the kitchen and make a special dinner or a sweet treat for your Valentines? This recipe for easy and delicious cupcakes.starts with a box mix.
A heart cake is always a classic and delicious on Valentine’s Day, the great thing about this recipe is that you do not need a special pan, just a 8″ round and an 8″ square pan.
No baking or cooking required for this family favorite. Customize your candy and cookie board to suit your family, friends and significant other.
Fun Facts about Valentine’s Day
- 23.9 billion will be spent this Valentine’s Day
- 175.00 with the average amount that a person will spend
- 866 million dollars spent on pets
- 1 Billion dollars will be spent on cards
- Halmark is offering 531 different greeting cards this year
- 2.3 billion dollars will be spent on gift cards
- 1.8 billion on candy
- 5 billion on jewelry
- 2 billion on flowers
- 25% of Americans buy themselves a Valentine’s Day gift(sounds good to me)
- 47% of adults do not plan on celebrating Valentine’s Day
This week I discovered sculptor, Kaori Tatebayashi in Gardenista, her most recent exhibition The Secret Garden is a feast for the eyes. I am also in awe of British watercolor artist Safiyyah Choycha her painting are amazing.
Paper Flower/Mixed Media
Are you familiar with Mary Delany? In 1772, Mary Delany picked up a pair of scissors, and, at the age of seventy-two, created a new art form: mixed-media collage. Over the next decade, Mrs. Delany produced an astonishing 985 botanically correct, breathtaking cut-paper flowers, now housed in the British Museum and referred to as the Flora Delanica.
I love “the Old Masters” and while scrolling instagram a couple of years ago fell in love with Natasja Sadi of cakeatelieramsterdam her still life flower arrangements made with both real and gum paste flowers are breathtaking. You can find Natasja on Instagram and on her website both linked above. Can you even believe that this is a combination of both real and sugar flowers?
Until Next Time
Thank you for stopping by this Saturday morning, I hope that you have a wonderful weekend. Enjoy the game if you are watching and please share your favorite dip or appetizer recipes, especially if they have cheese in them!
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