#WhiteCabanaWearsPink: Flowers and Bows

As you know, every Monday in the month of October, #WhiteCabanaWearsPink. These pink posts are meant to raise awareness and funds for breast cancer. I’m raising funds in various ways, including donating proceeds from all affiliate links this month to the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation. Get click happy!

Today might be one of the prettiest pink posts I’ve ever drafted. The theme is flowers and bows, and these photos ooze plenty of lovely!

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Thanks, everyone, for your support!

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Two for Tuesday: Pretty Peonies

It’s peony season! If you follow designers, bloggers, and floral enthusiasts on Instagram or elsewhere, you’ll likely see a peony-infusion in your feeds. My mom brought me the first two cuttings from her garden over the weekend, and the blooms are just so pretty. I saved my readers from multiple photos this time, but I can’t promise that I’ll be stopping with this one!

The pretty peony has inspired this two-of-a-kind post.

blossom flower studs, Kate Spade

peonies via The Crafted Life

Flowers: The Anemone

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.

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A week later, Tim picked up some, too. Don’t they look pretty in his photo?

Anenome-Tim-flowers-DesignMazephoto 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.

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This arrangement from Sullivan Owen is spectacular in my opinion. I adore the inclusion of the roses and seeded eucalyptus.

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So, what do you think of the anemone flower? Is it a keeper in your eyes?

The Friday Five: White Orchid Plants

I ended last week on the blog with¬†white tulips. This week, I’m sharing five gorgeous photos of white orchid plants. Orchids are such a great floral option¬†because they bloom and rebloom¬†if you take care of them. I have a couple of orchid plants at home and at work, and they’ve rebloomed numerous times. I water them weekly with a bit of water and keep them in sunny spots.¬†When the last bloom has fallen, I trim the¬†stem back¬†about halfway just above a node. I’ve also cut the stem back all the way so that it’s only a few inches tall. I¬†honestly don’t know which option is best, I don’t pay too much attention to it.

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 white orchid plants via Southern Living

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via JK Kling

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via DroomHome

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via Kelly McGuill

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via¬†Adalmina’s Secret

 Have a wonderful weekend!

The Friday Five: Tulips

Ah – spring flowers are the best, aren’t they? I haven’t regularly bought¬†flowers over the winter, but now that spring is here, I won’t be able to stop! The Kitchener and St. Jacobs markets always have a great selection, and it’s not unusual to see my market bag filled more with¬†flowers than food. Last week, I bought yellow tulips and they’re still looking lovely. Here are five white tulip flower arrangements that I think would be easy to replicate.

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via Bored Fast Food

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white tulip arrangement, Style Me Pretty

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via Sylvia’s Simple Life

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via Brooke Allison Photography

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via Vintage Interior

Have a happy weekend, everyone.

Flowers: Magnolias, Dahlias, Tulips – Oh, My!

Ah, now that the weather is almost spring-like, I’ve been in the habit of spending some time each Saturday morning at the Kitchener market. If you’re in Kitchener-Waterloo, it’s definitely worth a visit (or several). The food is fresh, the people are nice, and it’s a really lively place. In addition to the usual fruit and veggies purchases, I’ve been spoiling myself with flowers each week. Now that the current home renos are (almost) dust-free, it’s a good time to fill the house with flowers. While I don’t always buy white flowers, they really are some of my favourites. Tulips, hydrangea, carnations, roses – they’re all just lovely in white!

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via Kari Herer

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via Marshall Watson

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via HGTV

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via Colin Cowie

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via La Maison Poetique

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via Brides

Happy Monday, everyone!

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