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
The anemone is one of the prettiest flowers. They haven’t yet made an appearance at the market, but once they do, you know I’ll be picking some up. They’re lovely, don’t you agree?
anemone sugar flower
It is such a special treat when a dinner guest brings flowers. These gorgeous white hydrangeas look so beautiful in my living room.
originally posted this past weekend on my Instagram, chaise makeover
Happy Monday, dear readers!
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?
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.
¬†white orchid plants via Southern Living
via JK Kling
via Kelly McGuill
¬†Have a wonderful weekend!
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.
via Bored Fast Food
white tulip arrangement, Style¬†Me Pretty
via Sylvia’s Simple Life
via Brooke Allison Photography
via Vintage Interior
Have a happy weekend, everyone.
Life is overwhelming at the moment, and I need a break from blogging this week.
Stopping to look at the spring blooms?
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!
via Kari Herer
via Marshall Watson
via Colin Cowie
via La Maison Poetique
Happy Monday, everyone!