Aah... the Artichoke...

Fifi's ode to artichokes... starting with a painting by moi... "Champagne and Artichokes" a lovely combination...
Artichokes via Horchow ... a collectible box from Jay Strongwater® ... and a finial... Bed frame from HERE with artichoke finials...


Artichoke Medallion Fabric via Hancock Fabrics...
"Artichoke" wallpaper designed by John Henry Dearle for Morris & Co. pre-1900... Image copyright has expired... considered public domain...
Artichoke magazine... creative design, architecture, art and colour, projects and personalities... more info HERE...Ok... relaxation... time to sit here under this FUN artichoke lighting... maybe read the magazine... but definitely admire the gorgeous view provided by This is Glamorous...
Close up of the lighting via Flickr...Let's eat some Yummy Artichoke Creations via the amazing Martha Stewart... recipes HERE Stuffed
Fried
Marinated
Another stuffed
And last but not least... my favorite way to eat artichokes... steamed with a lemon mayonnaise sauce... YUM! In need of fruit or vegetable illustrations... original artichoke paintings by Fifi is available... email me... Sooooooo... Artichokes... love 'em or hate 'em?

26 comments:

All Things Blue said...

Yumyum - it's only mid morning here and I'm already wanting artichokes. The lamp is designed by a Dane and here it's called 'the cone' (as in a pine cone). But 'artichoke' is a bit more appetizing...

Porchlight Interiors said...

Lovely post! Artichokes make a gorgeous display.

Oliveaux said...

They always look so beautiful...I was very excited to buy some at the markets last weekend!

That Girl Designs said...

love them! and your collection in this post.

Scrappy Jessi said...

hey there,
darling blog.
i love thos veggies. yum.
thanks for sharing all the cool photos.
oxoxox,
jessi

Jessie Cacciola said...

i'm so glad you like my artwork! yours is always so fun. xo

please sir said...

I love artichokes...the way they taste and LOOK. Great selection here and wonderful paintings as always!

Cris, Artist in Oregon said...

Love em! Great post. Great paintings.Love how you got all the greens together in the last painting. all the ones I like. :)

Debbie said...

Oh Fifi, you spoke my language this morning! I love everything about ARTICHOKES! YUM!!!

Krissy said...

What a lovely post today!!! I personally love artichokes, and the magazine is something I am going to check out :)

Angie said...

Love love love them!!!

Michelle and Winston the Westie said...

Ummm....I know what's for dinner tonight!!! :)

London Calling said...

Beautiful and delicious.

teaorwine said...

Steamed followed by leaves dipped in warm lemon-butter for me! I also buy artichokes with really long stems and let them dry to hang in groups.

Rae said...

LOVE them to eat and decorate with!

heidi said...

mmm LOVE them! Especially the light fixture AND steamed with sauce.

Anonymous said...

Oh Fifi I hATE em but I love the pictures of them :)

Kathy ;)

quaint handmade said...

definitely love your paintings of artichokes and like eating them if someone else prepares them. thanks for visiting our blog!

Neutral Dwelling said...

Champagne and Artichokes--- Yum!

Heidi Ann said...

Hi Fifi, So delighted to meet you!...Thank you so much for taking the time to leave such a nice comment!...I have to say too that this "artichoke-themed" post was just wonderful!...I will be back to visit again soon!...Heidi XO

{this is glamorous} said...

Fifi -- love the way you've put everything together, from the lovely collectible box, all the different recipes, and your paintings -- such fun.

Tinsie said...

I totally *hate* artichokes, but I like the theme you've got going. Very interesting!

Bonbon Oiseau said...

fantastic post about the elusive artichoke! i will have to find artichoke magazine!

Rue said...

Hi Fifi :)

I LOVE them! I didn't know it until I moved away, but they're a CA thing. Half the time I get asked what they are when I seve them LOL

Thanks by the way, now I'm starving ;)

hugs,
rue

Betsy said...

Yummy artichokes, in Belgium we eat a lot of artichokes, especially for lunch, mmmm. I love the artichokes box, I could put my tiny treasures in there, how cute!

Love, Betsy.

Fifi Flowers said...

Looks like most people love artichokes!

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