30 August, 2011


 On Saturday, we took a short road trip to Liechtenstein
Headed to Bavaria, then to Austria, a quick drive through Switzerland, and there we were!
What a charming country! The Prince of Liechtenstein lives in the Vaduz Castle on the hill, over looking Vaduz. 
When we arrived everything was already closed for the day. We decided to take a walk through Vaduz, after about 10 minutes of walking, we ended up in farm country!
A local told us about a cute tourist attraction in Switzerland about 20 minutes away called Heidi's House. Unfortunately, it was already closed for the day.
I think we'll have to take another trip there! 

27 August, 2011

Switzerland: Rheinfall

A few weekends ago we headed to Switzerland for a day trip, we ended up at the Rheinfall near Schaffhausen.
It ended up being a tourist trap. However, it was a very pretty tourist trap!

I'll keep this short, because we're about to be on our way to Liechtenstein today!

26 August, 2011

Getting settled in..

I'm back!
We finally found an apartment, moved in, painted, and unpacked! That is why I had to abandon the internet for a few weeks. I still have two more rooms to paint and unpack, but I am using the heat as an excuse not to! 
In between unpacking has been lots of Ikea shopping for things we never even considered needing. Things like wardrobes, shelves, and rugs. I never thought I would miss closets as much as I do now. 
 But, that is a small price to pay for living in Germany! 

01 August, 2011


On Saturday we decided to take a quick drive through the Schwarzwald! This place was amazing! Like a fairy tale.
We drove to Baden-Baden and then followed the Schwarzwaldhochstraße through the forest. On the way we passed by the Mummelsee, where we decided to take a quick break. 
Then we headed home to Stuttgart where we ate some yummy Turkish food at Sultan Saray.
I can't wait to go back on a sunny day, which seems to be rare in this part of Germany, or when all the trees are covered with snow.
Where should we go next weekend? Munich? Austria? Switzerland? or maybe France?
There are too many choices!


Flowers from last week's trip to the market:
20 stems of Dahlias, 10 large stems of Lisianthus, 1 Dutch Hydrangea for a total of €9!
The market will be open again tomorrow. What flowers should I get this week? Maybe Sunflowers?

25 July, 2011


Neue Schloss, Oberer Schloßgarten, Mittlerer Schloßgarten, and Untere Schloßgarten.
Neue Schloss!
Ruins from the 16th century.
Neue Schloss and Untere Schloßgarten.
Ducks everywhere!
Outdoor chess in the Mittlerer Schloßgarten.
Tall plants!
Huge trees in the Untere Schloßgarten.
Beautiful tree trunk!

Garden roses!
Flowers in the Oberer Schloßgarten.

Rathaus Marktplatz, a place for beautiful cheap flowers!

While walking to go shopping on Saturday we found where the Market is, at the Rathaus. We had no need to stop and get things, since we are still doing the hotel livin' thing. There were just so many flowers and plants, that we had to stop and look! 

20 July, 2011

On a search for flowers..

I found a cute little shop called Blumen Schmid on Böblinger Straße. 
This shop was so cute! Lots of cute little plants sitting on the sidewalk, beautiful bouquets and containers inside, and there was a gorgeous vanda orchid hanging in the window.
Unfortunately, I did not take any pictures of the shop. I was already half way to the shop when I realized I had forgotten my camera.
I'm definitely going back there and when I do, I will be sure to bring my camera with me!
 I purchased a gorgeous hand-tied bouquet made out of purple dutch hydrangea, sedum, and black berries. I also bought a bunch of mini sunflowers, a bunch of matsumoto asters, and 2 vases. I believe all of this cost me about 26,00€.

Gorgeous hand-tied bouquet.
Sunflowers and Asters.
How cute are these candies?!

08 July, 2011

Stopping to smell the flowers.

Every now and then we all need to take a break and smell the flowers.
It's especially needed after a day of dealing with a huge to-do list. Just a few minutes to gain composure, then it's back to the list that seems a mile long. There are not enough hours in the day! Or maybe I'm just too excited to stay focused? We just booked our one-way tickets to Germany! It's now time to inventory the house, sell & donate things, and then organize for the movers. Oh, and squeeze in some family time.

Here are some flowers I spotted today:

30 June, 2011

Flowers in the house.

Here's some eye candy for today:
My blog was not up and running in time to participate in small but charming's 'flowers in the house post', but I do have flowers in my house!

Here they are:


Willkommen! Welcome to my blog!

I'll keep this introductory post short and sweet. 
Hi, I'm Liz!

This is me:

My husband and I are moving to Stuttgart, Germany in the next few weeks! This is a dream come true for an American Floral Designer! Flowers everywhere! and at affordable prices!  I'm starting this blog to document all my travels to flower shops, floral design workshops, gardens, crafts and whatever cute things I come across in Europe.