Friday, July 24, 2009

Pink Saturday - a pretty custom

Pink Saturday - Beverly, at the blog "How Sweet the Sound" hosts Pink Saturday. Let the color pink inspire you!

A sidewalk flowershop in the Arrondisement St. Germain de Pres follows a pretty custom -

the sidewalk is strewn with rose petals to attract customers to its displayed bouquets of roses.

This shop, further up on the Rue de Bac, dispenses with the bouquets altogether, and lavishes petals on the tabletops and on the pavement.

This Pink Saturday we are traveling home again, back to Los Angeles after two weeks in France.

14 comments:

KBeau said...

What a lovely custom. I know you've enjoyed your trip. I've enjoyed following it on your blog.

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Oh Glennis! What a wonderful custom to strew the rose petals. I am afraid if anyone strew any rose petals here in Phoenix, they would be dried up, and have blown away before anyone knew what they ever were. This is just beautiful. The little table and chairs look so quaint sitting on the sidewalk. Thanks so much for sharing. Please stop by and say hi. I love to have you visit. Country Hugs, Sherry

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Glennis, now that is my idea of a beautiful streetscape and the perfect florist. So pretty.

Happy Pink Saturday to you...

XO,

Sheila :-)

mythoughtsmyvoice said...

I think it's wonderful. And what a way to attract passers by :-)

Happy PInk Saturday!

Li

SmilingSally said...

Thank you for showing flowers from France. Happy Pink Saturday.

Gabriela said...

Happy Pink Saturday!


So romantic, love these arrangements and all these petals!


~ Gabriela ~

Beverly said...

Happy Pink Saturday, dear Glennis. I hope you are having a pleasant trip back home.

I love the custom of the rose petals. It is charming and beautiful.

♥Itajeff♥ @Something To Share said...

Lovely!
Happy PS

♥Ita

Gilly said...

You seem to have a marvellous time! And wonderful photographs. I felt I had been there with you!

Beansieleigh said...

Oh France! I'd love to see and hear more! Love all the pink flowers, and the pink tea room in your previous post too!.. Very pretty! Are you missing home, or do you wish you could stay? (0; Happy Pink Saturday!

Life with Kaishon said...

That is very beautiful. It has been so fun to come along on your trip with you. I always wanted to visit.

Claudia said...

I hope you've had a great trip! I love that custom of strewing petals everywhere - so romantic! So Paris! Happy Pink Saturday!

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

oh gosh.. I don't mind walking at this sidewalk every day! maybe every hour! just lovely!.. happy PS

♥Mimi♥ said...

Had the Grands for a few days so I am a day late and a dollar short for Pink Saturday! We just had so much fun and time got away from me☺

But, I didn't want to miss all the pinkness that brings sunshine to my weekend. And, another cool, sun-less day. My gardens look horrible this year. Nothing is growing...sigh.

So, your sweet blog post is cheering me up! Thanks so much for giving me something pretty to look at other than the dark clouds outside my kitchen window.