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The darling buds of may: These flowers are yours for the picking. (Shopping).

catch the bouquet There's a whole garden of brilliant color in this gemstone garland estate necklace crafted of heartshaped sapphire petals and accented with diamonds and tourmalines. All set in 18K white gold. $24,500 at Crissy Galleries, 640 S. Washington Blvd., Sarasota. 957-1110.

poesy toes Just right for spring flings is this carefree thong sandal with its leather flower accent and a demi-wedge heel for cool comfort. $55. Other color combinations available, so run right over to Foot Lites, 313 John Ringing Blvd., St. Armands. 388-1228.

pansy purse Demure and elegant for evening, this silk and velvet pouchis ornamented with delicate pansies, beadwork and fancy cording. Inside pocket and lovely lining. Limited edition; other colors available. $162 at Ribbons, 1817 5. Osprey Ave., Sarasota. 906-9681.

lilly right What's more spring than a colorful Lilly Pulitzer sun dress? This one for budding beauties comes in sizes 2T-6 and features a petal-scalloped hem and grosgrain ribbon trim at the bodice. All cotton, with a white underskirt and back zipper. $~9 Matching Mommy dress available, too. Try on yours at Island Pursuit, 357 St. Armands Circle. 388-4515.

tulip toss Maybe a great-looking throw pillow is all you need to refresh a room in the doldrums. This fully open parrot tulip motif reverses to a solid taupe. The chenille-fringed cover has a zipper and can be removed for easy dry cleaning. $80 at The Square on the Circle, 25 N. Boulevard of the Presidents, St. Armands. 388-1322.

king of Spring and his queen of green are garden-inspired chess pieces created from Eleanor vintage clay pots that have been botanically embellished with faux grass and fruits by artist Marianne Eriksson. $98.50 each and exclusive to La Bottega, 1830 S. Osprey Ave., Sarasota. 951-2377.
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Author:Fottler, Marsha
Publication:Sarasota Magazine
Date:May 1, 2003
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