Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Keeping Regular Hours

I pluck’d a daisy; I gave it to you – Tennyson

This “day’s eye” flower opens in the morning and closes at night, which brings us the phrase “fresh as a daisy.” The daisy symbolizes purity and innocence, and this cheerful flower nods its head in many a field and garden as it greets the day. The daisy grows year round and is a hardy flower that can tolerate a number of conditions and infestations.

This friendly flower is a member of the Asteraceae family that includes a large selection of flowers. There are more than 12,000 versions of daisies throughout the world, and the most common daisy is the Common  (English)  daisy. This is the one that we most visualize when we think of the daisy. Sadly, some folks consider the daisy a weed, and that is SO wrong!

The marguerite daisy is another very common daisy.

With its star-like petals in brilliant white winding around a vibrant yellow center filled with tiny flowers of its own, this long-stemmed flower brings fresh life to a bouquet. They are favorites no matter what time of the year, but they really make great flowers for Mom on Mother’s Day.

My favorite daisy is the Gerbera, but that’s another post all together!

Since the daisy symbolizes innocence, it is no wonder that many a little girl has been given the name Daisy. From Daisy Duck to Daisy Duke, these Daisies are sassy, fresh and fully live up to their names.

The daisy is a symbol of true love since the daisy is technically two flowers growing together.  Secret loves send daisies to the object of their affection.

The word daisy was slang for excellent quality in the 1800s, and “that’s a daisy” eventually morphed into “that’s a doozy.”

The daisy chain was a result of a harried mother who was trying to entertain her bored children for five minutes. “Go pick those flowers, and tie them together!” Thanks, mom.

Even though it is said, please don’t eat the daisies, you most certainly can. They make a fun addition to your salad, and daisy tea is good for the throat. A wild daisy poultice has been used to “purify” an open wound. I am sure this is NOT recommended today.

The beautiful daisy sends the message of hope and renewal, and if you send daisies to someone you love, you are offering them a view of the world with eyes of a child.


This field of yellow daisies was shot while we were on a hike up the Bridger Mountains. I had planned a hike while the wildflowers were blooming, and finally, I got that accomplished. In addition to these yellow daisies, other flowers included the lupine, wild iris, bluebells, columbine and  snow lily. ©jcleveland

Like the happy daisy, these cheerful creations are the perfect gift for mom on Mother’s Day. Of course, they make great gift ideas for more than mom, and make great gifts for sisters, aunts, grandmothers, friends and anyone else that you have on your gift list.

Aqua Beaded Bracelet Flower Bracelet

Treasures of Jewels 

Colorful Flower Bracelet

Pretty Gonzo 

Easter Bunny Hanging Kitchen Towel With Hand Knitted Topper and Ties


Green Dots Easter Dog Scrunchie Neck Ruffle


Women's Wire Wrapped Brown Tigers Eye Necklace

Lady Green Eyes Jewelry 

Bat Mitzvah Kippah - Womens Kippot – Yarmulke


Brilliant Sunset Handmade Round Dichroic Glass Cabochon Post Jewelry Earrings


Yellow Flower Bracelet with Chunky Handmade Beads and Swarovski Crystals

Blue Morning Expressions 

Single White Daisy On Purple Canvas Print

Colleen Cornelius 

Etched Bright Acid Yellow Lampwork Beads Matte Silver 416efs

Covergirl Beads 

Artisan Crafted Sterling and 18K Earrings Two Tone Rope Design

Diane’s Dangles 

Flower Desk Or Shelf Clock

Kevs Krafts 

Yellow Crazy Lace Agate Orange Agate Cream Jade Floral Focal Necklace

Kats All That 

Polymer Clay Floral Pendant Necklace w Jonquil Mint Swarovski Crystals

Magdalene Jewels

Dressy Bright Sun Orange Swarovski Crystal Bracelet

The Singing Beader 

Boho Necklace

Blonde Peach Jewelry 

Lemon Yellow Tangerine Orange Bracelet

Shadow Dog Designs 

Hope that you enjoyed these gorgeous creations. If you do not see what you are looking for, contact any of the above friendly and creative artists, and I am sure that they will be more than happy to make something just for your “mom”.

If you want to see more of their outstanding works, then here are some more links from which to shop:

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And even more!


What’s in a Name?

The Flowers of the Gods

Kiss the Sun

Consider the Lilies

Enjoy, and share this blog post and all of these handmade items with your friends and family! We handmade artists always appreciate a good share. Smile



  1. Another fascinating blog, Julie. Out of all the wonderful flowers that can be found in this planet of ours, I always return to daisies - they are my favorite flower due to their cheerful simplicity. Gotta love a flower that makes me smile everytime! Many thanks for including my bracelet in with all the other smile-worthy picks. Will promo the blog and the items far and wide. Thanks again.

  2. Remember the song, "Bicycle Built for Two?" "Daisy, Daisy, give me your answer true I’m half crazy over the love of you". It popped into my head so I was singing it while sharing these wonderful Mother's Day gifts. lol Thank you, Julie!

  3. Thank you Julie for sharing your blog with us and for including all of the lovely items for purchase! I always enjoy and learn something from your posts. Sharing!

  4. Thnak you Julie for a great mid-week post! Great gifts for Mom!

  5. Lovely story on the daisy. Thank you Julie for pulling this collection together for us. Will promote all.

  6. Thank you Julie for all the hard work you put into helping promote so many artists. Also look forward to your beautiful Blogs each week on then "featured" Flower!

  7. Love to read your fascinating stories. I seem to learn so many new things from you. Thanks for including my yellow lampwork beads.

  8. Awwwww ... Daisies were my mom's favorite flower. :) Thanks so much for this special promo, especially at a time when you are very busy. And thanks for including my bracelet and earrings set, which just happens to feature handmade beauties by you!

    Will be sharing the blog at the usual places! Pinning the items too, and promoting those at twitter as I can.

    Hugs from me and Le Gonze! :)

  9. PS Nice photo of wildflowers too! :)

  10. Love the daisies! Thanks so much for including my dog scrunchie ruffle in this weeks post. Pinned & tweeted each item and shared the blog post.

  11. I spent quite some time looking at each piece and the creative way that these were made. Thanks for the wonderful blog and the daisy theme!

  12. Always like daisies. Thanks so much for the post. I pinned each item

    Will share post on g+, too.