I don’t know about all of you, but my husband and I definitely don’t do a big Valentine’s Day anymore. Gone are the years where a dozen roses appeared and a fancy dinner was had. And I’m fine with it. I actually love that we just do cards or small gifts, and sometimes a nice dinner at home.
We’ve all talked about it, and we’ve definitely all felt it! As soon as I take down Christmas, I’m relishing the clean, pared down aesthetic. For awhile. And then, not so much. My house starts to feel pretty bare, and on top of that, it’s cold, it’s dreary, and it makes me long for spring.
An arrangement I did last spring with white hydrangeas and seeded eucalyptus in a vintage ironstone pitcher.And the best thing about them? They work year-round in decorating. Other flowers have a very seasonal association. Peonies in the spring, paper whites in the winter, or gladiolas in the summer. But hydrangeas really are around most of the year, so they look great at any time, for any occasion. They look spring-y and fresh in the spring and summer months (especially the Limelights that have a slightly green tinge), but they also look amazing in the winter. I love them mixed with eucalyptus in fall, or pine and berries at Christmas.
Seriously?! Does it get any lovelier than this? I adore the white hydrangeas against the old wooden box.
It seems like peonies are literally everyone’s favorite flower! I know I’m not original here, but really, is there a prettier bloom out there?! Something about their fluffy beauty just makes my heart skip a beat. And I’m sure the fact that they are here for only a couple of weeks makes them that much sweeter. I wait for 50 weeks for them to appear and then buy them like crazy for 2!
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Have any of you been planning on refreshing or re-doing your plants this spring? I don’t know about you, but around this time of year I get so inspired to do a “backyard refresh!” Did you know that one of the easiest and least expensive ways to refresh any outdoor area is to plant some beautiful annuals or perennials? For us, the area we use most is our backyard patio. Not only do we entertain our guests there, we spend time swimming and enjoying that area frequently so I really wanted to add some colorful details to brighten the space!
Hi there and Happy Friday! I know some of you have come over from my friend Michael of Inspired by Charm. If so, I’m glad you’ve stopped by! Every month I get together with a group of bloggers to do a monthly blog hop. We’ve focused on all different subjects, from how to style a coffee table, to tablescaping, to some holiday home tours. Well, this month we’ve decided to talk flowers, since April really is the beginning of spring (regardless of what the calendar says)! Flowers are in abundance this time of year, so we thought it would be fun to focus on decorating with flowers. And who doesn’t love doing that?!