I have to say, I really do LOVE flowers. Sometimes it's the simple things in life! Now it's not just due to the romantic connotation of them(well maybe that does seep in just a little!). But I think it's more about the natural beauty, living and growing as your own private art backdrop. In the plant world Tulips are the equivalent to a Miranda Kerr in the modelling world. Fresh, flirty, fun, happy and beautiful.
Now the words "Natural" and "Beautiful" don't always put a smile on your face. For example, you are about to indulge in that third chocolate biscuit and think about that natural blemish that will appear on your beautiful skin! No, not the same affect, but flowers do have a tendency to bring up feelings of joy, romance, happiness. And in some cases bring hope and comfort to a sad or difficult situation.
Growing up I have always been lucky enough to be surrounded by a garden. I have never been without some pretty petals to peruse whilst searching for inspiration in my visual diary, or having a cup of tea. So knowing all this, it was no surprise that flowers would be on top of my list for things to include for a charity event I have been invited to style.
Having never really "arranged" flowers before, because they've always arranged themselves so perfectly in the garden, I ventured to my local florist to get the lay of the land so to speak. Some time later I returned home with an armful of different flower types and colours to begin the exciting and creative process of styling and arranging! I had a wonderful afternoon, sipping on cups of tea and creating some wonderful arrangement options for the event.
Below is one of the many that I arranged today, not sure if it's going to make the cut, but it's definitely a beautiful bouquet for my bedside.
As the "Peanuts" characters say: "Happiness is one thing to one person and another thing to another person".
What makes you happy? Do you love flowers as much as me? Whatever it is, I hope you have a lovely week.
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