Monday, March 30, 2009

Ruby Tuesday

Hi everyone! It's Ruby Tuesday again!

Have you ever seen such beautiful RED flowers? They were at my arts and crafts store. I took a whole bunch of pix and then created this collage.


Here's my big black boot spruced up a bit with poppies from the store. They raise my spirits a bit...

Please sign Mr. Linky and leave a comment.

Thanks a lot!



KitchenMaus said...

Wow! Your store must always be happy and thriving with love! I also have red flowers at home, some time I'd post them too :)

I made crema de fruta for today's post!

Ralph said...

Red flowers mean, to this tired-of-winter Northeastern native, SPRING, and generally warmer weather. So they add the perfect warmth to the picture...

Robin said...

Great idea to decorate the boot - sort of a twist on getting your cast signed.

Heal well my friend.

felisol said...

Dear teach Mary,
have you hurt your foot, or is this a new vogue?
The red flower made it a happy sight anyway.
Your flower collage reminds me it's time to buy seeds for the summer flowers.
In just two days we're having April's fool.
This is definetely the most exciting season.
Something new every day.
From Felisol

Catherine said...

Mary, you created a special edition of black foot for Ruby Tuesday ! Fine idea.Hope you'll take it off as soon as possible and just keep the poppies.
I love these flowers. They don't resist when they're cut, but you have them in a collage for ever.

Mojo said...

Yikes! What did you do to yourself? Bust an ankle?

cakesandladders said...

hmm, you gave me some idea for a next project! thanks!

ces said...

you have a store! wow! that is one neat collage:)

Carletta said...

Lovely in silk!
Hope you aren't in much pain Mary and sure hope it won't be a long time in that boot.
Take Care.

Pagan Sphinx said...

I like the collage as well as the decoration on your foot. I hope you can ditch the Old Mother Hubbard shoe real soon and get back in step! Pun intended!

Anonymous said...

I am so sorry about your ankle..but red really does spruce up a cast... Hang in there.. Michelle

Jientje said...

What a great collage Mary!!

Mine will be up in ten minutes or so! It will be great to welcome you at my new blog!!

Jan said...

Hope you don't have to wear the black boot, much longer. Not that it's not lovely!

♥ Kathy said...

Aww yay you decorated your boot! :D I'll see you in the morning with my red ♥

Vivienne said...

wow! so red!

Vicky said...

Wow! What a beautiful colorful collage. love it. I have posted something very artistic and red too.

Karen of Sillymonkeez said...

Awww! Your boot is so pretty now!! I hope you are mending quickly.

Anonymous said...

Pretty neat collage. I hope the boot while elegantly decorated is not with you for long.

Tink *~*~* said...

Poor booted foot! When you do get to give the boot the boot? Hope you're better soon!

Tink *~*~*
Yet More Disney Characters Who Wear RED

EastCoastLife said...

What happened to your foot? I hope you get well soon.I like what you did to your big black boot though. :)

Dora said...

Ur boot - Nice decoration.

Hope ur foot gets well soon. ;)

Terri said...

Great idea to decorate your boot! I thought your note below it was going to say "Please sign my cast!"

Wonderful collage!

Jeri said...

Your collage is beautiful and while your boot is very fashionable with it's red flowers, it doesn't look very comfy. Hope you won't have to wear it long. Happy Ruby Tuesday!

Napaboaniya APAD said...

Nice how you've decorated the cast.
Those red flowers sure did spice up my morning :)

DrillerAA said...

My bride had to wear one of those lovely boots recently. After four weeks she was ready for some new booties!
Nice Ruby Tuesday.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful collage.

Wishing you a speedy recovery,

luna miranda said...

:D your boots are quite unique. mine is a red flower, too.

CrAzY Working Mom said...

It's been a while since I've played. I'm back this week and glad to be here. I'm so behind on times that I don't know why you have that boot on your foot. :(

I love the collage that you made. What program did you use for that? It looks awesome!

Thanks for hosting RT, Mary. It's a fun meme!!!

Mine is here.

Dianne said...

I love what you've done to 'das boot' - you look marvelous ;)

keep on keeping on!

Sara Chapman in Seattle said...

How do I turn off the "music'? The rap stuff is NOT what I want to listen to when trying to view your beautiful photos. Sorry, can't stay to view them all with that noisy stuff playing.

I did see your boot and didn't realize you had a foot problem. Hope it's temporary for you, poor thing. Love the RED poppies. And your header photo is FABULOUS!

Gattina said...

the "shoe" is really very elegant with that poppy, :-)

Anna, Finland said...

The red flower changes the boot, it becomes special, something you don't forget.

Mar said...

Love those red flowers.
Your bootie looks ready for Spring now!!
My ruby is here! :)
Happy Tuesday!

Nana said...

For this weeks entry I used a flower too. A red rose equals love!

NicoleB said...

The flowers are great, both :)

Heal well & I hope it doesn't hurt so much!

Greyscale Territory said...

I can't believe the range of reds in those flowers! bslutely stunning! And your collage makes a great presentation of them!

Baba's Blog .. Babies Are Special said...

Hi Mary, thanks for being our host for Ruby Tuesday...Mine is some awesome trees..Your decorated boot is pretty, but what did you do to have to wear it??

Your red flower shots are perfect for today... have a good day.
Hugs, Baba

Becky and Gary said...

I love your flowers Mary. How Spring like. I also love craft stores even if I don't buy anything, and I usually do, I just love walking around and wishing!
Have a great RT!

Arlene said...

I love the red poppies! So charming!

By the way, my red can be eaten. Check it out and tell me if you like to eat that particular red.

See ya!

Eaton Bennett said...

I love the layout and presentation of your beautiful red silk flowers. Spring is on its way Mary...not too much longer. Whatever has happened to your foot, I hope it is well on the mend. :)

Sleek, glossy, lipstick red

Karen ~Georgia Angel said...

I love red flowers! Thanks for sharing.

marcia@joyismygoal said...

IS there any better flower color?

Thoughtfully blended hearts said...

Just click your heels three times...that should cure it...thanks for hosting all this fun...

Linnea W said...

I love your new header - very colorful indeed. Hope the boot is getting better, too. You really do have a knack for making those collages. Thanks for hosting the RT party!

Jew Wishes said...

What a bright and beautiful collage of red, to bring smiles to the day.

Sherrie said...

Hi Mary!
Beautiful college of flowers!! My favorite color, too! They are even beautiful on your boot! Hope the foot is better. I have a bit of a mystery at my place this week. Have a great day!!


Terry said...

Hi Teach!
Bye Teach!
See ya' when I get back....Love Terry

Happily Retired Gal said...

Lovely RUBY flowers all ... and the added decoration to your 'boot' is certainly cheery! Hope you're healing quickly ;--)
Hugs and blessings,

Dianne said...

hey mary!

I linked last night, or thought I did, and now I can't find myself - lol

so I linked again, if I'm there twice I'm sorry :(

Daryl said...

Oh such pretty paper flowers .. wasnt there a song... Bobby Darin something about paper flowers .. gotta go Google it ...

And I love that your put those poppies on your 'poor foot' shoe

Daryl said...

Artificial Flowers .. close enough ... remember this?

Alone in the world was poor little Anne
As sweet a young child as you'd find.
Her parents had gone to their final reward
Leavin' their baby behind.

(Did you hear?)
This poor little child was only nine years of age
when mother and dad went away;
Still she brav-el-y worked
At the one thing she knew
to earn her few pennies a day.

She made artificial flowers, artificial flowers,
Flowers for ladies of fashion to wear;
She made artificial flowers, you know
those artificial flowers,
Fashioned from Annie's despair.

With paper and shears, with some wire and wax
She made up each tulip and 'mum.
As snowflakes drifted into her tenement room
[ Find more Lyrics on ]
Her baby little fingers grew numb.

From makin' artificial flowers,
those artificial flowers
Flowers for ladies of high fashion to wear.
She made artificial flowers, artificial flowers
Made from Annie's despair.

They found little Annie all covered with ice
Still clutchin' her poor frozen shears
Amidst all the blossoms she had fashioned by hand
And watered with all her young tears.

There must be a heaven where little Annie can play
In heavenly gardens and bowers.
And instea-a-ad of a halo she'll wear 'round her head
A garland of genuine flowers.

No more artificial flowers;
Throw away those artificial flowers,
Flowers for ladies of society to wear.
Throw away those artificial flowers,
Those dumb-dumb flowers,
Fashioned from Annie's,
Fashioned from A-a-a-annie's
(Give her the real thing!)

JunieRose2005 said...

Interesting REDS ! :)

I have mine up now!


Bond said...

I am Ruby Red on this Tuesday

MyKitchenInHalfCups said...

Without your Ruby Tuesday, I don't know that I'd be getting many photos up except for food.
Take care.

Gayle said...

Your flowers are awesome! I wish I could grow such big blooms. Nice spruce-up to the foot! Happy Ruby Tuesday.

Connie said...

I like the red smily face. Nice flower photos too.

Anonymous said...

You're so artistic Mary- this is a great collections of 'red' shots! i would never have thought to mix them together like that.

Whereas I go in to these stores looking for beads and don't see the endless possibilities awaiting me like you do...I just see the chaos in the store...the open packets with bits missing, the items in the wrong places, the discarded parts on the floor, the frazzled assistants, the frustrated customers....

Can you tell that I used to work in retail?!!

Mine's up too now. Happy Tuesday!

Jamie said...

The boot is getting down right glamorous. Hope you continue to improve.

soulbrush said...

hey sorry about that foot. love the flowers too, can see why they lifted your spirits.

Blue Eyed Tango said...

Hello, this is my first Ruby Tuesday post...thank you for hosting. I really enjoyed all your flowers! Beautiful! Thank you!

Patti said...

Wow, Airhead was numero dos here. He is so organized.

Sorry to read you are wearing a boot. I've not been by lately. You must have injured yourself. I do hope you are feeling better soon, Mary.

The poppies are beautiful, and I love your new header. Very cool.

SandyCarlson said...

Those are lovely reds. I didn't realize you hurt you foot. I hope it's better soon. Meanwhile, that boot is stylin'!

dot said...

Mary, it took me forever to make my simple little post then I come here and see I should have posted yesterday. LOL! I'm always a day late and a dollar short!

Mags said...

Am I the only one who says "Poppies" in the voice of the Wicked Witch?

Rita said...

I hope I am not bending the rules too much by posting Ruby Tuesday two days late on Thursday but it could not be helped and I did not want to skip.

Terry said...

dear msry t,
i hope that your foot is not giving you a lot of pain.
i know one thing for sure though, it must be pretty itchy under the cast....
please mend well, terry