A couple of weeks ago, I picked up some bunches of anemone flowers at the St. Jacobs Market. They were just gorgeous, and they lasted just about a week. I think they would have lasted longer had I changed the water a bit more regularly.
photo by Jordana
A week later, Tim picked up some, too. Don’t they look pretty in his photo?
photo by Tim (Design Maze)
I love the curvy stems, and I love the stark contrast between the white petals and black (or is it very dark purple or dark navy?) centre. The anemone is such an interesting bloom, and I don’t see it too often, which makes me love it even more!
I think white anemones looks absolutely gorgeous on their own, but adding simple greenery around them also works beautifully.
Ariel Dearie via Design*Sponge
This arrangement from Sullivan Owen is spectacular in my opinion. I adore the inclusion of the roses and seeded eucalyptus.
arrangement by Sullivan Owen, photo by Brett Thomas, via Philadelphia Magazine
So, what do you think of the anemone flower? Is it a keeper in your eyes?
Another blogging/writing/publishing dream came true for me a couple of weeks ago, and I’m so excited to share it with all of you.
I have been reading Design*Sponge since its creator, Grace Bonney, began publishing posts 10 years ago. Ten! She has been such a leader in the blogging world, and like many of her readers, I find so much inspiration on the pages of her blog (and her book, interviews, etc.).
One of my most favourite areas on Design*Sponge is the city guide section. These guides are written by travel enthusiasts who want to share the top-of-the-top that their cities have to offer.Â In the past, I have used the Paris guide, the New Orleans guide, the Tampa guide, the Pittsburgh guide, the Dallas guide, the Halifax guide, and, most recently, the Orlando 24-hour guide. I totally put my trust into these guides, and they have yet to let me down!
Well, a few months ago, I wrote and submitted a Waterloo region guide for Design*Sponge, and it was published last Tuesday! (Insert shrieks and jumps for joy!) You can read my Waterloo guide right here. I am so proud of this article. I moved to Waterloo two years ago, and I have enjoyed living here ever since. I was very excited to share news of the region with Design*Sponge readers.
I was beyond excited to see that Grace shared my article on Twitter and favourited related tweets, too. Eeek!
Â Â Â Â Thanks to those of you who have read my Waterloo city guide and for those who have added their favourite spots in the comment section, too.
If you like coffee or tea, then I hope you’re going to enjoy today’s Friday Five. Caution…objects are hot! Gosh…do I have to quote Paris Hilton for that?
Copo Porcelain Teapot, $89.99, Digs Showroom
Coffee or tea press, $29.95, Paper Source
Radiator cup keeps hands cool, $24, Bit Rebels or Yanko Design
Teatime, $25, Holycool
Zipper cups, $40, Uncommon Goods
Photos courtesy of Bit Rebels, Design Sponge, Digs Showroom, Holycool, Paper Source, Uncommon Goods, Yanko Design.
This week’s Friday Five is egg-citing! Although pastel colours are taking over the stores at this time of year, there are still plenty of white items to get you in the spirit of Easter celebrations.Â
Ostrich Egg, 7x8 art print, $25, Sharon Montrose at Etsy
Salt, pepper & spice shakers, $18, Rou Designs at Etsy
Ukrainian Eggs (pre-dye) via Design Sponge
Egg Platter, $19.95, Crate & Barrel
Egg photography, House & Home
Photos courtesy of Crate & Barrel, Design Sponge, House & Home, Rou Designs, Sharon Montrose.
Today’s Friday Five is all about stepping up.
Home 06 by 129 at DezeenBrooklyn Home via Design Sponge
KML Design via Aubrey Road
House IJburg via Minimalissimo
via Design Sponge
via Design Sponge
Photos courtesy of Aubrey Road, Design Sponge, Dezeen, Minimalissimo.