The Bouquet-a-Week Project: Week Thirty-Six

For Week Thirty-Six of the Bouquet-a-Week Project, I returned to the Pike Place Market on a Monday afternoon around 4:30 p.m. I was tired after stopping at the grocery store on the way home preceded by a long, but much-needed workout.

To my delight, Erlinda from Flower Garden was in her usual spot in the Market’s Main Arcade, near “where they throw the fish,” the tourists’ name for Pike Place Fish.

When trying to decide between two gorgeous bouquets, I asked Erlinda for her advice and she pointed me toward this one. It was a real bargain at just $10 and I chuckled as I kept hearing passersby remark on how beautiful the Market’s flowers are and at such inexpensive prices.

“The guys have it easy who live here,” one woman said. “They can pick up a bouquet for ten bucks on their way home!”

So true.

Here are the gorgeous blossoms from Week Thirty-Six, fresh from the Pike Place Market.

Braiden Blossoms Website Week Thirty-Six: Fresh Pike Place Market Flowers
Week Thirty-Six: Fresh Pike Place Market Flowers

And here are the bountiful blooms “painted” in Waterlogue.

Braiden Blossoms Website Week Thirty-Six: Fresh Pike Place Market Flowers Painted in Waterlogue
Week Thirty-Six: Fresh Pike Place Market Flowers Painted in Waterlogue

I love to line up the flowers by variety and color. These are so spectacular!

Braiden Blossoms Website Week Thirty-Six: Fresh Pike Place Market Flowers in a Row
Week Thirty-Six: Fresh Pike Place Market Flowers in a Row

And equally beauteous “painted” in Waterlogue.

Braiden Blossoms Website Week Thirty-Six: Fresh Pike Place Market Flowers in a Row Painted in Waterlogue
Week Thirty-Six: Fresh Pike Place Market Flowers in a Row Painted in Waterlogue

I used my mother’s favorite vase and arranged half a dozen white dahlias with jaunty pale-purple tips so they stood at attention just so.

Braiden Blossoms Website Week Thirty-Six: Half a Dozen Dahlias in a Clear Pink Vase
Week Thirty-Six: Half a Dozen Dahlias in a Clear Pink Vase

The six pink dahlias look very “ikebana” in a glossy black vase.

Braiden Blossoms Website Week Thirty-Six: Pink Dahlias in a Glossy Black Vase
Week Thirty-Six: Pink Dahlias in a Glossy Black Vase

My blue Buddha vase holds a handful of purple and pink flowers to strong effect.

Braiden Blossoms Website Week Thirty-Six: Pink Flowers in a Blue Buddha Vase
Week Thirty-Six: Pink Flowers in a Blue Buddha Vase

And, never to be forgotten, here are Week Thirty-Six’s three small bouquets.

Braiden Blossoms Website Week Thirty-Six: Three Small Bouquets
Week Thirty-Six: Three Small Bouquets

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