Saturday, March 19, 2011

My Clivia

Thank you Beverly at
for hosting this weekly gathering of friends who have a lot of PINK mixed in with their gray matter!!!
I am back!
I was sick another week (missed two weeks of work) but went back on Tuesday and worked Tues (13 hrs), Wed (13.5 hrs), Thurs (14.75 hrs).  On Friday I felt like I had been hit by a truck, but I went out for lunch with my girlfriend, Wendy, and that helped a great deal. We only had a couple of hours together, but we enjoyed a fabulous lunch at a new seafood restaurant in Belleville. It is called "Kalay's". I had their pan-seared Digby Scallops and they were Delicious, Exquisite, Plump and for lack of a better word YUMMY-SCRUMPIOUS!!!!!   Do I need to tell you I love scallops??!!!
I came home from dropping Wendy off, picked up my daughter, Alyx, to drive her back into the city for work and promptly came home and went to bed at 3:30 in the afternoon and slept until after 6 pm.
So, today is Saturday and I feel much better after a good nights sleep.
This is what greeted me as I entered my livingroom.

This is my Clivia. Many years ago my Mom gave me a baby plant from her ancient plant and this is that same baby plant today. I think she is twenty years old!

The next 2 pics below were taken 7 days ago when she was begining to open her flowers.

And today she is in full bloom!

My latest treasure is an antique Mueller Volksteadt Dresden lamp.
It is soooooo beautiful!!! I think she is from the 1920's to the 1930's.
She needs a very gentle bath in warm soapy water, a new cord and a special shade. When I get her all spiffied-up I will do a post about her!

I hope everyone has a restfull!!!!! and wonderful weekend!
Love and warm hugs, Laura


  1. Happy Pink Saturday, Laura. I am glad that you are beginning to feel better. Time with a special friend is always a boost.

    Your clivia is gorgeous. It must be a treasure for you. I don't think I am familiar with this plant.

  2. How very pretty.
    I hope you feel 100% again soon.

  3. Hi Laura...I am so glad you invited me to visit! LOVE your header with the lovely Posies & the jasper dip. Absolutely beautiful!

  4. I hope you feel much better soon! Very pretty most treasured flower. Hugs, Diana.

  5. Welcome back (again) Laura! You're here, then you're gone, then you're back again! What a heavy work schedule you have! It must be tiring. Your Clivia is absolutely gorgeous and must be such a nice reminder of your "Mum". Happy Pink Saturday and I'm glad you're feeling better.

  6. Hi Laura *hugs*
    I hope you are feeling better today. Thats a long time to be feeling sick. Yuck eh? Your lunch sounds yummy. I love scallops too. Have you tried martini scallops? I have a recipe I want to try and thats what its called. I have seen them but not eaten them.

    Thank you for the suggestions for my donkey's plant. Yes it surely did need to hang. I broke soooo many leaves when I did move it to another spot. I felt awful about that. I don't have one of those ashtrays but I did find something to put the pot in and its much better.

    YOur plant is beautiful. It sure doesn't look that old. You have done so well. You have such beautiful blooms.

    Your lamp is great too. I can't wait to see what you do to it...once you've fixed it up.

    feel good *hugs*

  7. I love your Clivia i dont know if i ever have seen this plant either. its gorgous.... i am glad you are feeling better... i hope you have a great week my friend

  8. Dearest Laura,

    How are you girl? Hope you got better by now and would love to see you back into action...

    Lots of love,


  9. Hello Laura!!
    I'm sorry to read that you were so sick and for so long!! UGH!!! Glad that you are better!!
    I have never heard of a Clivia plant and you must have a green thumb to get it to bloom in the house! Its BEEutiful!!
    But where are you girlie - you have not posted in so long!!! Are you ok????

    Big cross the border hugs,