Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Flower Power

Flowers have the power to transform a room.

And my mood.

I may have gone a little over board.



I got a couple of bunches of peonies and...


Some of these. Anyone know what they are called? They look like Dr. Seuss carnations but that can't be right, can it?

25 comments:

  1. omg those pink peonies are divine!!
    they are only in season for maybe a month or 2 in australia & cost a small fortune when they are - is the the same in the states??
    sally
    www.oncedailychic.blogspot.com

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  2. It's called a Green Anastasia Chrysanthemum :)

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  3. Overboard? Not in my book...gorgeous!

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  4. Not overboard. Flowers are a treat.
    Wow Sarah. I was just going to call the limey green flower a chrysanthemum. They look fabulous with viburnum flowers.

    mb from Dallas

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  5. Your arrangements are fabulous! The first is my fave. But your turq goblets stopped me dead in my tracks. 411, please?!?

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  6. How can you go overboard on pretty, fun and fab? Looks great! Jennifer

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  7. I can smell your peonies from here.

    When working at a retail nursery we called those chrysanthemums 'spooner mums'.

    Perhaps I'm showing my age with this terminology !!

    Flowers transformed my rooms, house, garden & LIFE.

    Garden & Be Well, XO Tara

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  8. They are all STUNNING but my favorite is the blue and white! xx

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  9. I think I will buy some flowers for myself today.

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  10. Oh I'm so jealous! They look great! You can never over do it. I can't wait for my peonies to bloom now.

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  11. I adore the vignette with the blue stemware and peonies are a favorite!!

    Karena
    Art by Karena

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  12. Peonies are such fleeting fancies. I love them, and your presentations of them. What a clever display with the ravenous fish!

    I would agree with the responses that the green flower is a chrysanthemum. How clever you are to echo the color in one of your books.

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  14. beautiful....a friend gave me a bunch of white peonies this weekend and I was smitten. they have such a wonderful scent...love yours too...

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  15. Hi there,
    I was just on Ballard, and the Atoll mirror was on there for sale!!!! I just thought you would want to know.
    Hugs,
    Gindy

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  16. Flowers are a must in every room! I've been so bad lately, I still have my peach branches from February (yikes - for some strange reason the flowers still look fabulous).

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  17. They're gorgeous. I think flowers are remarkable with all the colours and shapes they grow in.

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  18. you can never go overboard on flowers! There are a couple of names for the green ones... I've always called them "Spider Mums" - love them!

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  19. Flowers are a much nicer addiction, than say, uh cocaine or nicotine. So I don't think there's any harm in going a little "crazy" for flowers. Since they are loved by me maybe I'm just trying to justify my addiction to them. Oh well, as I said above, it could be worse! Down here in Alabama our peonies have played out, but oh, we so enjoyed them while they were here! The scent, sheer joy! Yours are lovely, isn't that mum just wild looking? Love it!

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  20. Beautiful beautiful Peonies! My favorite flower. My mom has at least 9 Peony bushes & we used the flowers grown there for my wedding bouquet 2 years ago. How I love them!

    Great blog! ♥

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  21. I also went overboard on some floral purchases at the market this weekend.

    First was poppies, which I adore but decided are too delicate for the cost. The second was peonies. Is there any flower that screams "spring abundance!" like a big peony bloom? I always say I will buy them in spades when they're in season, then the cost pushes me away.

    I also have a dozen roses in full blooom sitting at my desk at work in a mint julep cup. They brighten my day every time I look at them.

    Love the goldfish vase, by the way. So elegant.

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