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Going to the Macy's Flower Show in San Francisco has been a family tradition since we were tiny little children. When I was a little girl we looked forward each year at Easter time to going downtown to see the amazing flower and beautiful plant decorations. Afterwards we would have lunch and do some shopping for Easter. This year we went with my daughter and parents and had a fantastic time!!!

70 comments:

Julie Harward said...

I would love that...sounds like a fun thing to do! :D

Signs and Salvage said...

How beautiful and what a wonderful tradition:)

YAY...the weather is beautiful this week! Have fun!!

Take Care,

Kristin

InMyOwnStyle said...

Hi Lia -
Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving the nice comments. I used to work at Macy's San Fran back in the early 80's. I did the displays in cosmetics and accessories. It was quite a fun job. I was a straight girl thrown in with 30 gays guys. Talk about fun!!! I bought my wedding dress at I Magnum. Is that store still is existance? It was right on the top of the square. Fond memories for sure. The only thing I missed is the year I lived there the cable car system was being re-vamped, so I never got to ride on one.

I just ate my dinner and paging through all of your posts is making me crave a piece of cake. They all look so delicious. Maybe I will whip one up, the night is still young. I am looking forward to following you.
My best- Diane

Heather said...

That's so fun! Thanks for stopping by my blog. :) I wish I could've gone. I'm sure it is always very impressive!
www.savingmoneylivinglife.com

Costea said...

A great tradition. Beautiful flowers.
A beautiful day!

Scottish Lass said...

Thanks for visiting The Parenting Myth!
I live in the Bay Area and had never heard of the Macy's Flower Show. Thanks for the tip - we'll go next year for sure.
Your photos are very sumptuous.
Good luck with the book.

Stacey said...

Lia those are some wonderful pics! I would look forward to this too, it looks like a feast for the eyes.

Flory said...

lovelies... I wonder what's the name of that flower on the second photo, it's beautiful!

bj said...

What a delightful profile you have written for yourself. Seems you never have a dull moment. And I love your nickname for your girl.:)

So glad you had a good time at this beautiful place..the flowers are magnificent.
xo bj

Jane said...

Hi Lia!
It is so nice to meet you. Thank you for stopping by Artfully Graced and introducing yourself. I hope you will stop in again.

I have had so much fun looking through your beautiful blog. Thank you for sharing Macy's flower show and Bloomie's Mad Hatter table. Your Easter buffet was gorgeous, and I'm sure, delicious. And I LOVE your party ideas for your "Little Bee". I will check in again to see the lovely ideas you post.

Jane (Artfully Graced)

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

How pretty! I can see why this would be a favorite Spring tradition.

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

What a nice tradition! The flowers are very unique!

Katherine

bunny, The Paris House said...

Hi Lia, I love this post! The Bunny with the flower mushrooms is adorable. I am working on putting together a 'Thumbelina' themed party for Oliver and my niece Olivia's birthdays in May and just purchased some mushrooms to incorporate in the design...I love this with the Bunny. Thanks for sharing and inspiring us all...
xoxo

Susie said...

What a gorgeous show!! As an avid gardener, I would love it!!

I am a little Johnnie-Come-Lately on the SITs welcome wagon but, I did want to say hi! I hope you are enjoying the party:-)

CoconutPalmDesigns said...

I love hearing about people's traditions! Very sweet!

Stopping by from SITS. Welcome!

Cheers :-)
- CoconutPalmDesigns

Rachel Cotterill said...

That sounds like great fun :)

Visiting to welcome you to STIS.

Beth said...

Lia, Those are stunning arrangements! I really loved seeing them! Love your Easter post, too.
Thanks for stopping by my blog - I will be back to visit yours often, too. You have a lovely blog!
Beth

Designs on 47th Street said...

Hi! Thanks so much for stopping by and for becoming a follower! :) Oh, my daughters and I would have loved the flower show in SF. We used to live in Atwater (near Merced) and loved taking relatives to beautiful SF.

I really enjoyed scrolling down and seeing your Easter posts with all the pretty things. I'll be back!

Donna

sweetpicklesandchocolate said...

Just beautiful! Thanks for sharing this. I love the flower balloons!

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

that sounds like so much fun! i would love to take my little ones to that- it seems so magical. glad you got to enjoy! thanks for stopping by my blog!

pamela said...

Thank you for visiting and signing into Becolorful. I wanted to return the favor. I love your pink wallpaper. So springy and cheerful. I read your flower show post. What a great tradition. I took my mom to one here locally too. It was a great way to top off Easter.

Now I'm off to do some more reading. I see food posts. I'm not much of a cook but I do like to set the table and I think I saw some great tablescapes
Thanks again,
Pamela

Beverly @ My Sew Sweet Studio said...

What beautiful flowers. A great tradition to pass down to your daughter. Flowers, shopping and lunch, yeah great tradition.
Thanks for stopping by my blog. Enjoyed reading some of your posts. I will be back.

Tammy said...

Love your blog - thanks for following mine! I am a new follower of yours - love the Mad Hatter Tea Party post - lots of great ideas...

Really Rainey said...

What a cute little blog you have... I would love to go to a flower show one day!

~Rainey~

Kat @ Black Kats Design said...

What a cute blog. Love the flowers at the flower show. If only I didn't have a brown thumb!

Thanks for following me over at Black Kats Design. I hope you visit often. I'm a new follower of your blog.

Katie said...

How Beautiful! We moved into a new area so I will have to find new traditions here. In TN we would go to Opryland Hotel every Christmas. So much fun!

Marsha's Mpressions said...

Oh, how I would love to go to this show! We have visited SF once and I fell in love with the city. Thanks for coming by my blog and signing up to join me on this journey we're on. You have a beautiful and interesting blog. I've enjoyed my visit! :)

black eyed susans kitchen said...

We try to get to the Philadelphia flower show..it is a rite of Springtime. Your pictures are wonderful.

Sandra said...

What a wonderful Easter tradition...I would love to attend the flower show! Thanks for stopping by my blog and for becoming a follower...I'll be back to check out your fun posts.

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

The flower show looks inovative, creative and fun, fun, fun! I think the balloon flowers are unique. What a great spring treat!
Yvonne

Kathleen said...

Beautiful flowers! Thanks for visiting and following!

Sharlotte said...

Hi Lia,
Thanks so much for visiting and becoming my 100th follower! That's super exciting for me!!!

I love this last post on the flower show. I've never been to one...how neat that it is a family tradition of yours! Your pictures speak volumes. It looks like it's quite a show!

Thanks for sharing!
Sharlotte

Tracy F. said...

The flower show looks wonderful. What a fun family tradition! Thank you for visiting my blog. I've enjoyed reading some of your previous posts. So many pretty pictures!

xinex said...

What a fun family tradition! It must have been so much fun seeing all the beautiful displays...Christine

xinex said...

What a great family tradition. It must be so much fun looking at all the beautiful displays....Christine

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

Thank you for "Following" my blog!
I always enjoy your posts too!

Katherine

Gail at Victorian at Heart said...

Going to Macy's Flower Show is such a beautiful tradition. I'm sure your family had a wonderful time. Beautiful post.

Natasha said...

San Francisco is probably my second favourite place in the US (New York is my Favourite!) When we were there last it was Christmas and we stayed at the Ritz.We took the kids to a sweet Teddy bear tea there and it was just lovely. We also spent lots of time in Macys and in Union square and it was magical at that time of year. Maybe I should plan to go there at Easter time next time we visit though, because these pictures are amazing! You are so lucky to live in such a great place!

Best wishes for a beautiful weekend,
Natasha.

Creations By Cindy said...

The flower show looks beautiful! All the different colors! Thanks for stopping by my blog. It was so nice to meet you and I will be back to visit you for sure. I have scoped through your blog here and have found so much delight. What a blessing your pictures have been to me this morning. Thanks for sharing. Be blessed. Cindy

Atticmag said...

That's such a famous show. Thanks for the tour and for stopping by. - Jane F.

vignette design said...

Thanks for stopping by and following Vignette Design! I am glad to meet another San Francisco blogger! Loved your post about the Macy's Flower Show. I remember taking my kids to that too years ago. I'll have to remember next year to take my granddaughter there. She would love it! I'm a follower now!

Beeutiful by Design said...

What a nice way to carry on the tradition with your family! The flowers are wonderful! Jennifer

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Lia...

Ohhh, your photos of the Macy's flower show are fabulous! I would love to see that! It sounds like you had a marvelous time, my friend! I'm so glad that you shared a few photos from that lovely flower show!!! I also visited your last post, Ohhh my...your Easter table was sooo beautiful! I love that little bunny with all the pretty folded napkins and flower napkin rings! Mmm...sounds like ya'll had quite the Easter feast!

Thank you so much for coming by and taking a peek at my "Springtime" tablescape! I really enjoyed your visit and sweet note! Thank you!!! I also wanted to thank you for adding Happy To Design to your list of blog follows! I'm honered and humbled at the same time! I have also added your delightful blog to my list of follows! I'm sooo looking forward to your upcoming posts and getting to know you, my friend! It's so very nice to meet you, Lia!!!

Have a fabulous Friday!
Warmest wishes,
Chari @Happy To Design

Abi's Blog said...

What a beautiful blog! I would love to visit the Macy's Flower Show - but a little far from east Texas! Thanks for the comment on my blog and for following!
Blessings,
Ava

Joanne Kennedy said...

Hi and thanks for stopping by my blog.

I would have loved to gone to this show. How pretty. Wish I had something like near me.

What a lovely day to spend viewing all the pretty flowers and then going for a bite to eat with those you love.

Hugs,

Joanne

Rettabug said...

I would have loved to have attended this flower show! I missed the two that we have in our nearby major cities. :( Next year, for sure, I'm going!

I think your Easter party buffet was extremely well done & I enjoyed reading about your "Little Bee's" fun party too. You're a goooood Mama! :)

Sherry said...

That is awesome! I didn't know they had a flower show. How wonderful.

Sonia said...

Oh I love this post...would love to go to the show sometime...thanks for your lovely visit and becoming a follower!

Miss Bloomers

Anita @ Far Above Rubies said...

I bet that was terrific!! The photos are amazing and what a wonderful tradition to have! Thanks for stopping by:-)

Sherry from Alabama said...

How beautiful! I'm so happy to become your 100th follower!

Sherry @ A Happy Valentine

Debbie said...

How awesome is that, and to be a tradition is even better! THos where some gorgeous flowers!

Atelier de Charo said...

That flower show looks so interesting, I love the flowers too.

Thanks for visit me.

Hugs
Charo

Richie's 2ts Inspires said...

Dear Lia,
Thanks a mill for stopping by. Flower show? If am there, I will die of happiness. I LOVE them however, I don't have green fingers §;-)

I will link your blog at mine so I don't miss your post.

Have a blessed w/end.

colorchic said...

Lia, First thanks for visiting my blog and all the kind words. Sharing traditions are such fun and can bring back a flood of good memories, the Macy's Flower Show sounds like a fun one! Fun to cruise your blog and see all the fun things you enjoy, especially loving the cupcakes and desserts. It's been awhile since I've visited your area, we must get down there with so much going on! Have a great weekend.

scribbler-unfocused said...

Thanks for stopping by! I've said it before, and I'll say it again -- you blog is so pretty -- real eye-candy!

Scribbler

Connie said...

Ohmygoodness, sugar, SF is my favorite city in the whole world! Yesssss, we moved from the Bay Area several years ago and go back once a year to visit kids. Macy's is also my favorite store in the whole world. Nice to meet you, chickee. Lovely blog. I'll add you to my Google Reader and not miss any of your posts from now on!
xoxo,
Connie

Denise said...

Hi Lia, thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment. I've become a follower of your pretty blog too. Don't forget to stop back again, I'm having a little giveaway this week ;-)
Hugs
Denise

Heidi Ann said...

Good Morning Lia, Thank you so much for visiting my blog & leaving such lovely comments!.....& happy PINK SATURDAY!
I had no idea that Macy's puts on an annual Flower Show?....We have Macy's here in San Diego, but no flower show?.....From your beautiful photos it looks simply amazing!...& what a pretty blog you have!
Welcome to PINK SATURDAY! I will be back again to visit!
Your friend, Heidi XO

KarenHarveyCox said...

What a gorgeous blog. You live in my favorite city. My friend Naera Baer is one of the curators at the Art Museum, in charge of Asian artworks.

Your flower show looks so enchanting, I love all the topiaries. So lovely. I too love to write children's stories. I can't wait to see your book when it is finished.

Karen

Anne Fannie said...

Hi Lia
What a fun place to go! I can see why you go every year as a family tradition.
Thanks for sharing and especially for visiting my blog!
~Ann

Ridgely (Grandma J @ Dear Angelene) said...

Lia, thanks for leaving such a kind note on my very new blog. I lived in San Francisco for many years (went there to be a hippie -- I was a child of the 60s)! Miss it so much that I weep at movies shot in the Bay Area! Spent much time at Union Square across from Macy's. Your wonderful blog brings back great memories! You're very talented!

rosechicfriends said...

Hi Lia,
What a wonderful family tradition...and how beautiful it all looks! So glad to have you as a follower I hope you will come by often and say Hi!
Blessings,
Lorena

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

I have never heard of the Macy's Flower Show. It's sounds absolutely fantastic and what a fun Easter tradition....like going to see the Easter Bunny instead of Santa Claus. :) Thank you for visiting my blog and I hope you'll return often. xo Lynn @ the Vintage Nest

kim said...

What great photos of those amazing displays of flowers. Thanks for stopping by and I am already a follower of yours.

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Oh, I love flower shows and this one looks so pretty! Thanks for your visit and sweet note on our Venetian wedding.

xinex said...

All the flower creations are so gorgeous, Lia. What a beautiful tradition you started....Christine

Atticmag said...

Hi Lia, thanks for stopping by to see our villa; more on Wed. I loved this post. -- Jane F.

Wanda Lee Of The Plumed Pen said...

Hello there lovely lady,

Lia, this is just so delightful!~ I can only imagine the fun you all had!.., The flowers are absolutely magnificent, very colorful and oh so refreshingly beautiful!.., Thanks for sharing these fabulous pictures with us!

I want to warmly invite you to my 27th, 'Tuesday Tea For Two' at The Plumed Pen, as well as to my 18th, 'Wednesday Tea For Me And Thee', at my other blog, @ Silken Purse.., Come 'enjoy some afternoon tea' and meet many other fellow participants!..,

..,(Even if you do not post something tea related this week whereas you have your lovely flower show post my dear, just to enjoy,'cyber tea via the links and to enjoy the pretty pictures is lots of 'eye-candy', fun)!

Cheers and hugs from Wanda Lee* @ The Plumed Pen;

P.S...,(from another *'bee lady' of sorts, whereas I have on my banner a collage of artwork and three little bees that I have painted).

Shugee said...

Lia, I love your blog. I can't wait to read all of it. I'll stop by often. I can tell we have A LOT in common.

Mary Ellen said...

I don't think you could pull me away from a show like this! I just love flowers!