happy saturday guys, how are you doing tonight? i’ve been laying low for the past few days. working quietly and trying to grasp what happened this week.
like everyone, i’m looking for meaning in a brutal world. what gives me hope and inspiration are my fellow americans.
i can’t imagine why there is such duality in the world. how it can he both light and dark when the light is so bright.
i hope you don’t mind another flower post.
i’m obsessed with peonies and anything resembling them. even the photos make me feel better.
what is it about flowers? i find something healing and comforting in them.
i hope you do too. i did get an orchid for my bedside table and tulips for the entry. and they really cheered me up. i know it’s trivial but wanted to share what i guess is nature’s remedy in case you needed a boost too. well, i just thought i’d stop by and let you know i’m thinking of you. have wonderful weekend!
“He is happiest who has power to gather wisdom from a flower.” -Mary Howitt
good morning and happy monday guys. it’s a rainy day here but april showers bring may flowers right? while i was obsessing over the weekend i came across a ton of pretty images and thought it would be a good start to a new week.
it’s been an emotional weekend around here and i want to stop and refocus. i’m dying take a deep breath and smell the fresh petals!
guess i’ll have to settle for the photos. that supposedly works just as well according to feng shui! (well, almost :)
if you’re in a garden today, enjoy it and have a great new week!
good morning guys! how is everything going now that spring has sprung? it’s been early to bed and early to rise around here which has left little time for blogging and well, taking time to smell the roses.
candy girl is almost as obsessed with tpa as i am and we have finally come to a place where we can sit back and regroup instead of put out fires all day.
in celebration of having a moment of free time, i wanted to stop by and send some pretty flowers your way. maybe i’ll even pick some up for the apartment today and practice what i preach about having a bouquet around no matter how small. i’m sure i’d be obsessed with snapping a good shot of them if they were as delicious as these! well, have a beautiful day and if you have real flowers in your life i hope you get a minute to stop and enjoy them whether you shoot or smell them!
good morning everyone! i hope your weekend was peaceful, restful and productive even if that meant enjoying some down time. that’s exactly what it was for me. for the first time in the past couple months it’s not about deadlines, obligations, and averting crisises.
i’m excited to start fresh with this brand new day that’s all ours. it will only happen once in all eternity. what shall we do with it?
i hope yours is magical and you get some YOU time if you need it!
PS i haven’t forgotten about your books and will start shipping them out next week.
good morning darling friends! the day’s off to a fresh start and i’m ready for anything. the phone is already chiming and emails are patiently waiting and i just needed a little eye candy to kick off the day. nothing was as inspiring as the simple beauty of les fleurs and their perfection however fleeting. thank god for the photogs who capture those moments! a quick glance through pintrest brought up these images and i was compelled to post a little garden collection. i hope your day is filled with sweet things and the infinity that is a pretty petal!
The sweetest sounds to mortals given
Are heard in Mother, Home, and Heaven.
~William Goldsmith Brown
happy MD everyone! i hope yours is remembered and treasured. these are the good old days!
thank you for being my mom, mom. i love you more than words can say.
have fun everyone!
hi guys! how was your jour? i’m popping in and out with my final burst of energy before winding down for the night. i wanted to announce the winners of the posters from yesterday based on the random number generator and they are (drumroll)! entries 11, anna and 24, isabel! i just went to both of their blogs to get the links and they’re chock full of goodies, i’m looking forward to exploring them and all of you who said hello. i wish i had posters for everybody! i’ll see if i can get some more fab pieces from allposters.com for another giveaway since this was fun to host!
pour c’est soir i’m signing off to spend my last hour with a book and leave you with these images of floating sur les fleurs. bonne nuit!
bon soir and happy weekend!
it’s the stroke of midnight and i can’t stay. no more midnite postings, this is the last one! from now on i’m gonna blog in the day, when i can really enjoy it!
the image below is by richard of eye prefer paris. the spring flowers are in bloom.
i gotta jet, have a great night, more manana!
bonjour tous! ça va? i’m about to wrap it up and dig in for a little dessert and down time. as i was about to post, i started finding tons pics i was about to let a blog free flow fly. but just as i was starting to get nuts, this ‘less’ sign appeared. (i got it from pinterest, if you created it please let me know so i can credit you).
i love the duality of it since i’m into less and more. anyway it slowed me down and yes, there’s a lot of inspiration out there, but unless you take it bit by bit, some of the details inevitably get lost.
i hope you like these botanicals as much as i did for their contrast. digital images yet so abundant. they’re immortalized by the unerring detail of a technical artist who also captured the extravagant simplicity only nature can create.
Cabbage Rose, Two Tulips, a small Tortoiseshell Butterfly and yellow Meadow Ant 1802
ahh what i wouldn’t give to inhale their essence~
well all have a delightful night full of peace and love! sweet dreams!
bon soir! i hope all is well with you. i’ve been working to get ready for the show and can’t wait to start honing in on fun details like flowers. yesterday got me in the mood and now i want to think about the arrangements and vignettes since the walls, floors, furniture and lighting is basically ready.
actually anything looks great as long as flowers are involved. books too. but there is an art to it. flower arranging 101. i look at these shots and try to learn so much from these brilliant stylists and photographers, not to mention the artful arrangers.
(all images from pinterest)
we’ll go to the wholesale flower district in the city on west 28th street between 6th and 7th avenues and load up. if you’re in the city it’s definitely a great place to check out.
i guess i went a little overboard gathering inspiration pics but it’s good to have a lot to mull over. don’t you love having un fleur by the bed even if it’s something tiny?
well i hope you have a night of sweet scented dreams and may flower petals paint your cheeks as you drift off…night!