Wednesday, January 23, 2013

soul food




It's 5 degrees outside, but inside I have summer beauty from Bow Street Flowers, via my husband. 
(I posted about the shop here.)


 I love the subtle shades of pink, and how the arrangement is 
simultaneously sophisticated and wild.
The singular touches. 
Peonies! Sweet peas! (getting a little giddy)



They are lovely and beyond... (intoxicating)


The yellow vase is unexpected and exactly right.


I've been moving them from room to room--keeping them close.
Right now I'm in that chair, with a quilt and a cat, and
when I finish this, a book.
Flowers + cat + book = happiness.

Bread feeds the body, indeed, but flowers feed the soul.  ~ The Koran



31 comments:

  1. I love that last shot. I rarely get to see our flowers in situ. I say that's the perfect spot for them!!

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    1. And I see that the lamp shade is crooked. :)

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  2. I love that you're moving the flowers from room to room so they're close. That's sweet.

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    1. I want to enjoy them as much as possible!

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  3. The flowers are beautiful and bring joy on a winter's day

    Enjoy

    Helenxx

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    1. I love them in summer too, but they are necessary in winter!

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  4. How true is that quote Jen! I love it. And your flowers are so very very beautiful - that perfect multi-petalled rose right in the middle, and the touch of green berries. Gorgeous! Keep warm.
    Amanda xx

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    1. I love the berries too==such an individual touch.

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  5. How lovely...both the flowers and your husband! Great work Bow Street... The peonies are extraordinary! I don't understand why we don't have them in the South. :-( Keep moving them with you..prolong the joy!

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    1. No peonies in the south? I wonder why... They seem sort of southern to me.

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    2. Never seen them here in the Deep South. Decided to try and order some plants but missed the season. Planning to try again this summer! Wish me luck... ;-)

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  6. Really lovely - what a thoughtful husband. Don't forget to add a cup of tea to your equation.

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    1. How could I forget my little orange teapot?

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  7. What a sweet husband and lovely flowers which make imagine early arrival of spring! The sweet smell reached here definitely.

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    1. Wouldn't that be fun, if I could send you the smell?

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  8. beautiful. I want a husband like that, too :)

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  9. How very true Jen. You have a lovely thoughtful husband and I too love nothing better than being surprised with a lovely bunch of flowers by my hubby.

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  10. Hello Jen:
    This gloriously blowsy combination of flowers is absolutely wonderful. As you say, the perfect mixture of unexpected elements together with tried and trusted favourites. We love the way that the berries and leaves combine effortlessly with those marvellous blush pink Roses. Oh, we are sure to have shed a tear or two at the very sight of this perfect gift!

    And, what a lovely thought to move the container from room to room so that they can be close by at all times.Love!

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  11. Yes. Simply truly lovely mesmerizing!

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  12. Hello Jen, The absolute nicest thing you can do for the giver of a gift is to enjoy it and appreciate it, as you demonstrate in this post.

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  13. beautiful!i love that touch of wine amidst the wonderful soft pinks. your husband is a real sweetheart!

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  14. Wonderful pretty photos Jen.

    Hope you gave that husband a huge big hug!

    x

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  15. Lovely, both your husband and your flowers.

    And yes, that yellow vase is unexpectedly right.

    Lucky to live so close to such a brilliant florist:-)

    xo jane

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  16. Flowers + cat + book is the most wonderful possible combination. Especially with such a beautiful bouquet.

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  17. oh that is the perfect little clutch of flowers....and just as you said, elegant and wild. i would like to be on my grave....elegant and wild.

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  18. Such a beautiful bouquet Jen! Happy weekend,

    Madelief x

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  19. What beautiful flowers and vase! Very much needed at times of 5 degrees. Nice husband too.

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  20. Hello dear Jen!
    It's so beautiful with fresh flowers in the house! I love the colours of your bouquet : )


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