Friday, September 18, 2009

Friday Fleurish: Campari Bloomers

Friday afternoon cocktails.

Take one bottle of CampariSoda.

Take a moment or two to reflect on the word 'Paris' hidden within the name of this iconic Italian aperitivo. What does it mean? Is Dan Brown going to write a book about it?

Enjoy drinking what is "considered the first pre-mixed drink in the world ... in its signature bottle that was designed in the '30s by Fortunato Depero..."

Then wash out the charming conical bottle {while pondering what life would be like for one named Fortunato}. Add water and tuck one single pink overblown ranunculus into it. Place on a windowsill or a little stack of books. Look at it often, all weekend. Smile at what looks like an upturned pair of frilly tennis bloomers. They don't make them like they used to.

See. It really is a Happy Friday Fleurish to you!

18 comments:

  1. Friday afternoon cocktails sound good about now.

    What a great recycling idea. The ranunculus look right at home and also like frilly tennis bloomers, heehee!

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  2. Cali ~ those frilly bloomers were the reason I wanted to start playing tennis {a few years ago now}. :)

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  3. My very favourite summer drink (but everyone else laughs at me and says it tastes like Dettol - they're just not as pure as me, right?). I love your drawing!

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  4. Tres charmant. Now my Friday won't be complete unless I can find CampariSoda.

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  5. Dan Brown! Yes, I can see it now: The Campari Code, or the Drunken Symbol.

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  6. shell, they do not sell CompariSoda here -- only Compari. What are the ingredients? I'll try to whip some up my own self.

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  7. Oh gosh, sorry for putting my fingerprints all over your Friday, but with a little research, now I get it. It's all about the bottle. And inside the bottle it's only Campari and, well what do you know, soda.

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  8. In addition to your always nice drawings there is always something to learn from your posts. Thank you and have a nice weekend !!

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  9. Unseen Rajasthan ~ thanks!

    Mise ~ their tastebuds may be clean and germ-free, but yours are pure. ;)

    Hiker ~ yay, you cracked the code! {And you're welcome to leave as many fingerprints here as you wish. :) }

    Margaret ~ LOL! If he publishes either title, we'll know where it started.

    Marylène ~ thank you - I usually learn something new too. Have a lovely weekend!

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  10. I do so look forward to my Friday Fleurish and this one is totally charming. If I had such a sumptuous bloom in my Campari bottle I would certainly look at it often!
    I also wonder whether Fortunato was. (There's a woman in my company whose last name is Surprenant—French for "surprising"—a very hard name to live up to, I'd think!)

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  11. Pure Friday delight. Thanks for getting my weekend started with a smile!

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  12. Ranunculus is among my favorite flowers. Yours is superb!

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  13. Alexa ~ Merci beaucoup. :) 'Surprenant' - now, there's a name!

    Katie ~ thank you! And I imagine you start each day with a smile, let alone the weekend...

    Thanks, Lily! And the buds from the original bunch of a week ago are still opening!

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  14. You have the most delightful imagination. If I had fluffy bloomers I'd wear them all the time. At home.

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  15. Love your humour Shell. I could never get my tongue around ranunculus when I was little. I thought my mother was talking another language!

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  16. Thank you, MmeB! It sounds like something an 'ear, nose and throat' specialist would know about. :)

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