Welcome to the end of the week and this week's edition of Five Things for Friday!
The featured flower this week is the Dutch Iris. Funny thing about this flower, I don't actually remember ever planting it. These plants grow from a bulb and I must have at one point planted some, or one, as now I've got about 20 in my garden! They come in a variety of colors and patterns, mine are white. Unlike other varieties of irises, the foliage on Dutch irises resemble a grass.
Two words; Harem Pants. Ok, now for some context...
Last Sunday was Mother's Day and we spent a great day with family enjoying the company, food, and nice weather. The women in the family made a quick trip to the Grand Marketplace in Portland. It's a fun place to browse for antiques, oddities, and vintage and industrial ware. I picked up, of all things, a pair of harem pants and aside from the fact that they look completely bazaar, I love them! This is my first pair and I'll (probably) never wear them out in public but, seriously, THEY ARE SO COMFORTABLE! In fact, I think they may replace sweat pants for that after-work-still-daylight-and-too-early-for pajamas clothing!
On our way back from the Marketplace, I found this little cabinet FREE on the sidewalk. It's a little primitive but that's what I was drawn to. I've got plans for it! I definitely see it on wheels, maybe in a kitchen for extra storage?
We are huge fans of hot sauce around here! We've even made our own at times. Here's a nice write-up listing some of the stand out sauces from this year's NYC Hot Sauce Expo (Seriously, there is such a thing!) The artwork on some of those labels is amazing! I see this one getting heavy rotation around here soon!
That's it for this week! Enjoy your weekend! After a complete week of nice weather, it's supposed to rain this weekend. That will give me a good excuse to start working on my new sidewalk find!