I hope you all enjoyed an incredible summer. Mine was a busy one preparing our garden that was part of a Mystery Garden Tour fundraiser in July in support of our community’s botanical garden (175 people visited our garden on a single weekend) as well as attending Pink Days In Bloom fundraising events at local garden centres throughout June and August in support of the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation – Atlantic. I feel a little sad that summer is winding down and fall is coming on (although fall is my favourite season), but I’m delighted to be back at my blog and glad you are here visiting with me today. It’s so heartwarming to be able to share with you all about a special tea that happened earlier this season. It took months of planning, but was well worth the result.
On June 8th, a group of fellow breast cancer survivors and supporters celebrated “Pink Tree Day in the Park”. The day was chosen to mark the Centennial Anniversary of our city’s beloved Bowring Park. It also kicked off the Pink Days In Bloom fundraising season, an initiative that has grown from our small community here in Newfoundland throughout Atlantic Canada and beyond. I am very happy about that! Much gratitude to Proven Winners for this beautiful idea and the Invincibelle Spirit Campaign that donates $1.00 from the sale of every pink Invincibelle Spirit hydrangea to the Breast Cancer Research (BRC) Foundation in the United States. I had the pleasure of meeting some of the wonderful and caring people behind the campaign in June 2013 when I was invited to the amazing Spring Meadow Nursery in Grand Haven, Michigan to share with their major growers about Pink Days In Bloom in Newfoundland.
The occasion served also as a reminder of the importance of trees and gardens in our daily lives for healthy and beautiful living. I am thrilled that our city’s mayor, Dennis O’Keefe, and the founding chair of the Bowring Park Foundation, Bruce Templeton, were able to be there to help to cut the ribbon on the bench. Olivia, the sweet Newfoundland, wore a pink flower in her ear. I think she instinctively knew that something very beautiful was going on!
The Pink Days In Bloom signature garden fairies named ‘Pink’, ‘Hope’ and ‘Invincibelle’ joined the ceremony. My friend, Joan, in the white hat helped the mayor to cut the ribbon. Joan is also a survivor and has led a breast cancer support group, Sharing Our Strength (SOS), in our city for over a dozen years. She is a beautiful spirit. Thank you, Joanie, for all that you do every day!
Aren’t the Pink Days In Bloom fairies lovely! That’s Pink in the top photo, then Hope and Invincibelle. Their floral crowns were such fun to make, and I just love the way they turned out! I think the fairies love wearing them, too! Thank you to Erin (a.k.a. Pink), Jenn (a.k.a. Hope) and Kierstyn (a.k.a. Invincibelle) for volunteering with Pink Days In Bloom since the beginning in 2012! And, much gratitude to dear Apryl Stead of White Willow Photography for these gorgeous images. It takes a very special talent to capture the image of a fairy. You must truly BELIEVE!
My husband’s family donated a pink-flowering tree to the park in memory of my mom-in-law. She passed away from breast cancer in November, 2009. She was a kindred spirit and I miss her every day. Helping us to do the planting was left to right: Bruce Templeton (founding Chair of the Bowring Park Foundation), Paula Tessier (Community Relations, CBCF-Atlantic), Dennis O’Keefe (Mayor of St. John’s), my husband and me. The maintenance team at the transit company where I work kindly painted our shovels pink! It was a drizzly day, so tents were generously supplied by Bill Harris Tent Rentals who came through for us in a pinch last-minute and we were grateful to have some shelter from the cool wind.
PHOTO CREDIT: Apryl Stead
The pink-blossoming tree that we planted on that day is a variety of cherry tree and will bloom in springtime. Spring blossoms represent new life and hope for the future. The tree came from Pat’s Plants and Gardens, a participant in “The Pink Tree Project” and the first garden nursery in our province to host Pink Days In Bloom. Pat and I have since become dear friends and I love her dearly. Whenever I get a crazy idea, and I tend to get a lot of them, Pat is always the first to, ahem, ‘volunteer’ her garden centre! Thank you, Pat, for your continued blooming support! Here’s a little about Pink Days’s In Bloom’s “The Pink Tree Project”.
PHOTO CREDIT: Apryl Stead
My awesome new friend Liz Klose made her hat especially for “Pink Tree Day in the Park”! A delicate china teacup and saucer are perched at the very top of this beauty – I mean you, Liz! :-). Even the teacup is filled with flowers! She wore it the entire day and without even needing to see a chiropractor afterwards! Now, that is stamina in my books! Liz is the Director of Memorial University’s Botanical Garden in St. John’s. This year, the Botanical Garden joined Pink Days In Bloom and celebrated Canada Garden Days by planting a pink-flowering plant in support. Friends of The Garden (affectionately known as FOG) held a summer-long plant sale at The Garden in support of Pink Days In Bloom and CBCF-Atlantic. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of plants with pink-ribbon twists inserted in their pots is being donated for innovative breast cancer research and programs. FOG will host their annual two-hour plant sale at The Garden on Saturday, September 6th between 10 am and Noon and will also have a vendor table at our local Some Good Market on September 13th in support! FOG volunteers have been working hard all season long! Thank you!
My co-worker Joan watched the tree-planting ceremony from the warmth of the tea deck. My young neighbour Julie, on the left, later served us tea! Her summer job was working with Red Oak Catering who catered our delicious tea.
PHOTO: Apryl Stead
Olivia, the Newfoundland, is certainly loved! She gets a hug at the end of the ceremony for being such a good girl. Newfoundlands are such gentle beings. They’re easy to love.
The bench and tree dedication was immediately followed by a celebratory Pink Days in Bloom “Sea-to-Sea Champagne Tea” FUNdraiser complete with magnificent musical performances by very talented vocalist Adam Hunt and pianist David Chafe of Newman Sound Men’s Choir. Harpist Vanessa Goodyear soothed our souls with her lyrical harp notes during the meal. The sound equipment was generously provided by Canadian AV Inc. It was so nice of them all!
The elegant décor was a gift from the beautiful Sue Sharpe (By Sharpe Design). Our delightful and humorous guest speaker was Bruce Templeton (Author of “The Man in the Red Suit and soon to be launched “The Man with the White Beard). Both of Bruce’s books are published by Creative Book Publishing and are an inspiring, heart-touching read with an important message: It’s not your presents that count; it’s your presence. A portion of the proceeds from Bruce’s Christmas book sales help vaccinate children in various parts of the world against the dreaded polio disease. For every book sold, three children are vaccinated against polio. I’ve already bought no less than 14 copies of his book “The Man in the Red Suit” and have given them to friends, neighbours, co-workers and family on my ‘good list’ for Christmas. Let’s see, 14 books = 42 children who have been vaccinated! It feels good to know that.
During the Pink Days In Bloom tea, there were pretty park views all around, prizes and surprises, too! We enjoyed a delectable menu prepared especially for us by Red Oak Catering that included steaming pots of tasty teas, fresh fruit salad, a selection of satisfying savouries, tiers of luscious house-made pastries and sweets, scrumptious fresh-baked scones with jam and cream, and delectable English trifle. What a fancy feast! YUM!
And, here’s the really special part: At the very same hour that we were dedicating the bench and pink tree, and celebrating over tea and champagne here in Newfoundland on Canada’s east coast, the incredible staff and friends at the beautiful Fairmont Empress Hotel in Victoria, British Columbia, on the country’s west coast, planted a pink ‘sister’ tree in their hotel garden and hosted a Pink Days in Bloom Tea of their own in their world-famous Tea Lobby in support of CBCF – BC/Yukon. Monies raised in support of CBCF in each region stay in the respective regions, which is a good thing. The fundraisers help support community programs where we live.
Thank you Rebecca and team at The Empress for all your hard work! And, thank you to Helijet for partnering with The Empress in The Pink Tree Project. Breast cancer survivor Karen Sabourin and her daughter Laurel helped plant the “Tree of Hope” in the Empress Garden! Aren’t these ladies adorable!
This photo just makes me smile! 🙂
Everyone who made a donation in someone’s honour got to write the name of the person on a tag and hang it on The Empress’ new Tree of Hope. Photos of The Empress’ world-famous tea lobby are below. You can see more photos here at my blog post “The Elegant Empress”. I have always LOVED “The Elegant Empress” and now I love ‘her’ more than ever for being part of this initiative.
The Empress’ culinary team outdid themselves! WoW! Look at all those luscious pink desserts!
Guests were invited to sign The Empress’ Book of Hope and write an encouraging message. This is truly a beautiful idea.
Those unable to join us in person for the Pink Days In Bloom tea on June 8th, in either Bowring Park or at The Empress, could still share in the event through a virtual tea. Whether at the office, the kitchen table or by the pool, one could simply pick up their cup in support and pledge online to help fund breast cancer research and community programs. For Twitter lovers, tweets about their tea experience at hashtag (#PinkDaysInBloom) could be seen displayed on a screen outside the Tea Lobby at The Empress. I really liked that idea, too. It helped to bring everyone closer together.
I hope you enjoy the following photos of our Pink Days In Bloom’s “Pink Tree Day in the Park ” Tea. Some of the photos were taken on The Bungalow’s tea deck. It was a cold, damp day in June but we hardly noticed! The tenting and heaters on the deck made it cozy for guests who sat outside. And, the deck looked dreamy, too, thanks to Sue and her team!
PHOTO CREDIT: Apryl Stead
Isn’t this a superb way to do a seating chart! Many thanks to the lovely Sue Sharpe, By Sharpe Design, who contributed her design services for the tea. Many of the photos were taken by the talented Apryl Stead, White Willow Photography. Thank you, Apryl, for sharing the day with us and helping us to remember every moment through your glorious images!
PHOTO CREDIT: Apryl Stead
Jessica Smith, the amazing floral designer at By Sharpe Design, artfully arranged numerous delightful bouquets like this one! Jessica’s wedding bouquets are simply divine and make me want to get married all over again just so I can carry one of her out-of-this-world bouquets. I do love flowers!
PHOTO CREDIT: Apryl Stead
I love my old Apple Blossom china. It is one of my favourite vintage china patterns. I used what I’ve managed to collect over the years on the tea tables, along with nearly all my pink transferware plus my teapot collection (about 30 pots in all gathered from antique shops, flea markets, garage sales – you name it) and dozens of vintage teacups (about 70 in total, I think). I can’t think of a more inspiring occasion to use pretty delicate china! I never knew I had so many pieces until I started to dig them out of the nooks and crannies of the cupboards. It seems they were just begging to be used! I borrowed the tiered sweet trays from my darling friend Marie who once operated the most elegant tea room. We all miss your teas, Marie, my dear!
This is one of my favourite teapots.
Pots of tea filled with the tasty ‘Empress Blend’ were served at the tea tables compliments of The Empress!
If you’re in the area on November 2nd, I’d love for you to join us at “The Little Christmas Fair”.
Thank you for coming by! I hope you have a lovely weekend. See you soon!
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The party in the garden is over for another year. The blooms have faded and the bees are gone. The fairies are all hibernating now, safely curled up and tucked deep inside the fern fronds. And, although there are no great choirs of birds, you can still hear a soloist every now and then if you’re still and very quiet…Past what the eye sees, there is much happening beneath the soil to ready for next season’s show of flowering splendour; for the garden, too, needs to retreat and store energy in order to survive and thrive.
Even though, I am already dreaming of warmer days ahead. Very recently, at a lovely awards ceremony and reception at our city hall, hubby and I were presented with our city’s Award of Excellence for Gardens!!! A beautiful etched crystal plaque sits, for the moment, on our kitchen table catching the light.
This has certainly been a good year for our garden! In August, our provincial landscape association and our university’s botanical garden asked that our garden be on their Mystery Garden Tour fundraiser next summer! Hubby and I, along with some friends, bought tickets for their inaugural tour this past summer held over a weekend in August and got a chance to tour a dozen private residential gardens. We enjoyed every single moment of it! I can’t wait to go again! There are so many wonderful gardens and each one is uniquely beautiful!
It’s so humbling to be recognized for our accidental greenish thumbs! Lol When you plant a garden, the least you can hope for is that something will manage to bloom where you planted! And, the most you can hope for is that someone else will enjoy it and want to share it, too! Points of merit listed on the framed award certificate include:
– “Even more beautiful than the garden, is the hope it has inspired. “Pink Days In Bloom” is a national fundraiser that began in this garden to raise funds to fight breast cancer.”
– Featured in an upcoming spring issue of Victoria magazine, this lovely garden is bringing communities together.”
Did you catch that last ‘bit’???? 🙂 As I know many of you share a love for gardens, I am, for now, sharing just a few photos of one section of our garden in bloom earlier this year. Stay tuned for holiday planters…Thanks for visiting!
Wishing you a beautiful day!
Welcome, Dear Friends!
I’ve been away far too long! Work, fundraising projects for breast cancer research (primarily Pink Days In Bloom and The Pink Tree Project), and life in general, have kept me from my blog. It’s all good but things are finally winding down and I am now able to breathe again, finally. I am very happy to be back here in my little corner of Blogland, catching up and connecting with you! I’ve missed so much! I love being here with you and visiting your blogs. And, just in time for the holidays – my favourite time of the year! I can’t wait to see what you share in the weeks ahead leading up to the Yuletide! Yay!
So much has happened during these past months, I hardly know where to begin. So, I think I’ll just start with the end and work my way back! Here’s a little peek into what has been consuming so much of my ‘spare’ time…Incredibly, the first article (at the link below) was featured on the front page of “The Telegram” newspaper in July and the second article appeared in September. These writings pretty much tell ‘the story’ in a nutshell! 🙂
She’s Determined to Win! (July 2013)
Year-ender for Pink Days In Bloom (September 2013)
Thank you for stopping by today! As always, the kettle’s on and I am thrilled that you are here to keep me company! As many of you know, I have been MIA for awhile. Thank you for continuing to drop by while I’ve been away. While I have missed Blogland these past six months, I have been busy, busy spearheading a FUNdRaising campaign – Pink Days In Bloom – at various garden centres here on our Island of Newfoundland this past summer.
Pink Days In Bloom is a high-spirited FUNdraiser that demonstrates support for persons living with breast cancer, their families and friends. This year, an estimated 330 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in our tiny province with a population of just over 500,000 people. Monies raised through Pink Days In Bloom are in support of the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation (CBCF) – Atlantic Region to help fund innovative breast cancer research, programs and equipment throughout our Atlantic provinces.
In July 2011, one garden centre (Pat’s Plants and Gardens was the first) hosted Pink Days In Bloom. And, in 2012, Pat’s Plants and Gardens hosted their 2nd Annual Pink Days In Bloom and seven garden centres signed on! ‘The dream’ is that Pink Days In Bloom will, one day soon, become an Island-wide happening, and we’re well on our way! I am thrilled to say that CBCF-Atlantic recently adopted Pink Days In Bloom as its signature summer FUNdRaiser, promoting it in Atlantic Canada based on the Newfoundland success as a model! The Canadian Nursery Landscape Association (CNLA) has also committed to promote Pink Days In Bloom to its membership across the country! And, Pink Days In Bloom has ‘blossomed’ beyond garden centres to corporate Pink Jeans Days and BBQ’s, retail events, and even a ‘Pink Softball Tournament of Hope’ hosted by friends at Shand Nurseries (on the weekend following their Pink Days In Bloom event). The season concluded with ‘A Beautfiul Summer Evening of Pink’, a champagne dinner at a local restaurant, The Tea Garden.
In one year, well over $25,000 (probably closer to $30,000 by the end of December) has been raised under the Pink Days In Bloom banner thanks to an awesome team of sponsors and volunteers working together. I have been working full-time besides all the while, so I am sure you can understand that it hasn’t left much time for blogging. It’s good to be back!
“The Little Christmas Fair”
As recently as last weekend, “The Little Christmas Fair,” also in support of CBCF-Atlantic, was held at our local Rocket Bakery, a favourite haunt here for many. The building was built in 1852 and is a beautiful venue with old wood floors and exposed brick. walls. The smells from the croissants and other goodies baking in the ovens as we were setting up the vendor tables at 6:30 AM was tantalizing!
“The Little Christmas Fair” was a joyous success, made possible by dedicated volunteers, generous sponsors & the kind patronage of fair-goers! Many of the vendors were preparing in the weeks leading up to the fair, and patrons were invited to shop for those special gifts to get a head start on the holidays. Visitors discovered an array of wonderful treasures, many of them one-of-a-kind, to fill those Christmas socks for everyone on their ‘Good List’. Fair-goers were able to enjoy refreshments in the Rocket Bakery café & wrap themselves in the warm ambience, uplifting spirit and genuine camaraderie of “The Little Christmas Fair” and what it represents to so many…
The spirit of Christmas was palpable in the air at “The Little Christmas Fair!” There were carollers with the voices of angels from our Memorial University’s School of Music and members of local community choirs, a delightful harpist, artful face painting, a zany holiday photo booth (complete with props like reindeer antlers, huge glasses, Santa hats…), St. Nicholas Silent Auction and Cheery Chance Auction, Comfort and Joy Christmas Raffle, coffee and bakery bar, a visit from Santa himself and, of course, garden faeries! No Pink Days In Bloom event would be without ‘Hope’ and ‘Invincibelle’, the ‘official’ Pink Days In Bloom garden faeries dressed in their Christmas garb!
Much gratitude to sponsors, vendors, volunteers, fair shoppers, the media and Facebook friends and all who helped get the word out – to everyone involved in any way, big or small.
Here are some images from that wonderful event. The Pink Days In Bloom Facebook link is also below, if you’d like to have a good ol’ poke around on there and see what I’ve been up to all this time! 🙂 http://www.facebook.com/pages/Pink-Days-in-Bloom/382061855145657
I don’t know where the time went these past six months – it flew by so quickly! Isn’t it hard to imagine it will soon be time to decorate for Christmas? Indeed, I have already started! It wasn’t too hard since I have been in Christmas mode for many weeks preparing for “The Little Christmas Fair” FUNdRaiser.
I LOVE LOVE LOVE Christmastime and am looking forward to sharing some photos of our ‘Home for the Holidays’ with you very soon. I hope you are enjoying your ‘cuppa’ while you browse through the pics. Thank you once again, for taking time out of your day to visit! I promise it won’t be six months before I write another post! You all are very kind to keep coming back! I am so glad to share your company once again. Would you like another cuppa? XO
Wishing you a beautiful day,
I’m happy that you came by again today for a visit. Would you care for a glass of pink lemonade for a change? Or, maybe pink tea? It’s a beautiful sunny day here, and I could really use the company. I am off work in misery with fractured ribs from coughing – the leftovers of a nasty flu virus that had me literally seeing double for 5 straight days. It’s just been an unbelieveable time.
I promised you a second part to the ‘Pink Days in Bloom’ post…I’ve had this current post prepared for several months. Some of you have been asking about it and so I thought that I would release it today.
What does it really mean to ‘Think Pink’?
There was a compelling interview on Canadian Broadcasting Company (CBC) Radio on Friday, January 27th with National Film Board (NFB) Producer Ravida Dinn who is challenging the iconic Pink Ribbon movement, its unending conglomerate fundraising, and where all the money goes. The interviewer referenced that despite billions of dollars raised every year to fight breast cancer, it seems we are no closer to a cure, prevention or, more importantly, finding the cause.
Some think it’s more about support and less about the solution. Breast cancer is an epidemic around the globe and, despite all that we are doing, we still have no idea what is causing it! 59,000 women in North America die each year from breast cancer. The disease incidence remains high – I am ONE of 23,000 women newly diagnosed each year. (I was diagnosed in 2010 – 1.5 years after first seeing my doctor about the lump in my breast).
The business of the pink ribbon…
- The concept of ‘Pink-Washing’, i.e. companies who promote themselves as looking for a cure, making money off the disease while selling products that could be hazardous to women’s health. The film’s makers allude that many well-known ‘Pink Ribbon Companies’, including popular cosmetic giants, according to environmentalist claims, refuse to sign a safe cosmetics agreement continuing to produce products that contain known carcinogens. Reportedly, car manufacturers, too, are riding the breast cancer bandwagon while vehicle emissions are to be a known cause and many of the companies’ employees who happen to be women have been diagnosed with the disease.
- DID YOU KNOW? Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which began in October 1985, has its origins with a pharmaceutical company now known as AstraZeneca, creator of the anti-breast cancer drug Tomoxifen. Shockingly, the company is reportedly the leading manufacturer of crop pesticides!
- DID YOU KNOW? The first pink ribbon was actually salmon-coloured, the invention of 68-years young Charlotte Haley. Charlotte was fed up watching many of her close family members battle breast cancer, so she decided to take matters both figuratively and literally into her own hands, cutting peach ribbons from cloth while sitting at her dining room table. Her genuine intent of this simple gesture was to protest to her government the shameful lack of money being invested in finding a cure for breast cancer. The original ribbons were affixed to a card that said, “The National Cancer Institute’s annual budget is $1.8 billion, only 5% goes for cancer prevention. Help wake up our legislators and America by wearing this ribbon.” When asked by Estee Lauder to share her ribbon, Charlotte denied the request refusing to allow it to be used to impact the company’s bottom line. On the advice of its corporate legal team, Estee Lauder simply changed the colour and, before long, pink ribbons adorned many of the conglomerate’s products.
- The point that Din and Pool are making is that if companies TRULY care, there is no room for hypocrisy in this fight of our lives. Period. The purpose of their film is to challenge us to be more demanding in that focus be on the cause and prevention of breast cancer – on saving the lives of women.
Pink is everything cancer is not!
CBCF is not impressed with the film.
“Donate wisely. Think Before You ‘Pink’.”
“WHEN YOU DO nothing, you feel over- whelmed and powerless. But when you get involved, you feel the sense of hope and accomplishment that comes from knowing you are working to make things better.” ~ Unknown
These roses bloomed from a rose tree-standard in a planter on my deck last season. They are called ‘Waterfall’…
Welcome Dear Friends, Old and New!
“WHEN YOU DO nothing, you feel overwhelmed and powerless. But when you get involved, you feel the sense of hope and accomplishment that comes from knowing you are working to make things better.” ~ Unknown
Pink Days is about Awareness, Hope & Support for persons with breast cancer, their families & friends; while at the same time, promoting gardening as part of healthy & beautiful living. Raising funds for breast cancer research, programs & equipment is a bonus. Pink Days is a way like no other that enables garden centres to connect with their gardening customers in creating a future without breast cancer. Pink Days is a Win-Win for everyone involved!”
The impossible can always be broken down into possibilities. ~Author Unknown
Make your optimism come true. ~Author Unknown
Determine that the thing can and shall be done, and then we shall find the way. ~Abraham Lincoln
We will either find a way or make one. ~Hannibal
I’ve learned that you shouldn’t go through life with a catcher’s mitt on both hands; you need to be able to throw something back. ~Mayo Angelou
I am thrilled to tell you that Pink Days has grown this year to include five (Yes, 5!) AWESOME garden centres on the Avalon Peninsula in Summer 2012. Pat’s Plants and Gardens is excitedly looking forward to hosting its Second Annual Garden Pink Days on July 14-15. Generously joining in the cause are: Hickey’s Greenhouses, both their Dunville (June 30) and Kelligrews, Conception Bay South (July 7) locations; Shand Nurseries, Pouch Cove (July 21), and O’Neill’s Gardlenland, Spaniards Bay (July 22). And, interest is growing…
PINK BLOOMS! This year, Landscape Newfoundland and Labrador, too, has joined the cause in kindly contributing space at its Spring Landscaping and Garden Show and Symposium on Saturday, April 28th and Sunday, April 29th at the Jack Byrne Arena, Torbay enabling ‘Pink Days in Bloom!’ to be promoted to the thousands of visitors to the show. Canada’s own gardening guru Mark Cullen will be their special guest!
Four short words sum up what has lifted most successful individuals above the crowd: a little bit more. They did all that was expected of them and a little bit more. ~A. Lou Vickery
I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel. ~Maya Angelou
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Wishing you a beautiful day,
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