Guest editor Marlene M. Kristoff gives us simple ways to add April flowers and scents to our home.
Spring April Fleurs – Daisies and Sweet Peas! Happy Spring! Happy Passover – Happy Easter to come, April 16 -17th.
‘Vogue Cover – March 1917’ Art Print (Art.com) | Florabunda Daisy Capiz Easter Eggs (Horchow)
Special April has Two birth flowers: The charming Daisy and the Sweet Pea!
Daisies are the “I’ll never tell” flower, conveying love, innocence, and beauty. “Day’s eye” is in fact 2 flowers: the eye center and the ray petals…like the sun. Quite the harmony for love and beauty!
Sweet Peas are a way to say goodbye, send good wishes, or convey thank you!
The April in Paris variety is said to be the most fragrant…Orange Blossom – Honey!
Orange Blossom is pure delight and even beloved as a wedding scent…so fresh and optimistic! It has inspired traditional and modern fragrances, for you and your home.
Famed original Quelques Fleurs scent was first created in 1912 by family-owned Houbigant de Paris, which began in 1775! Their entire collection of scents is much loved throughout the world to this day!
Quelques Fleurs L’Original Collection Privee (Neiman Marcus) | Orangers en Fleurs Body Lotion (Bergdorf Goodman)
Jo Malone London Orange Blossom Body Crème (Bloomingdale’s) | Jo Malone London Orange Blossom Shower Gel (Bloomingdale’s) |
Carriere Freres Citrus Dulcis Orange Blossom Candle (Bloomingdale’s) | Orange Renaissance Diffuser (Bergdorf Goodman) | White Truffle Honey with Dipper (Macy’s) | Tupelo Honey Gold Reserve (Neiman Marcus)
Daisy Luxury Gift Set (Macy’s) | Courtly Check Daisy (Bergdorf Goodman)
‘Daisy, c.1982 (fuchsia & yellow)’ Andy Warhol (Art.com) | ‘Butterflies, c.1955’ Andy Warhol (Art.com) | Fiori Napkins (SFERRA)
Spring optimism is catching. It brings fleurs, bees, and butterflies out into the open to enjoy! Our homes are the perfect place to enjoy them and open our hearts and minds, along with our windows for a little freshness throughout our lives!!
Queen Bee Indoor/Outdoor Rug (MacKenzie-Childs) | Queen Bee Capiz Easter Eggs (Horchow) | Field of Daisies Door Wreath (Williams Sonoma) | Naturals Flower Pot (Horchow)
Spring tables and entertaining are here too. Consider chic and charming appetizer and dessert plates that do double duty! Lovely to collect and gift as well! Cocktail and dessert parties are part of the celebrations of the season…bridal and baby showers, friends and family cocktail parties, and get-togethers! Wonderful, happy memories in the making!
Holiday tables are in the planning stage for this month! Artistic influences abound for ourselves and our homes! I love sharing a few with you every week.
In case you missed it, yesterday, we announced Kelly Djalali coming on as a regular contributor. Here’s what that means.
On Tuesdays, Kelly will be posting an entry to our Daily Looks feed. She’ll post an OOTD and you can shop those outfits easily through the shop widget below the photo. Being of a smaller stature, at 5 feet tall and 105 pounds, Kelly will create fresh looks with a focus on classic style for petites.
On Thursdays, Kelly will be contributing a full-length fashion-related post. Whether she’s modeling outfits or giving you tips on how to build her capsule wardrobes, you can expect the same great content you’ve come to expect from SAACA.
Kelly will be reviving her Kelly’s Kitchen column on Saturdays. Each week, you can expect a delicious, easy-to-follow recipe.
is the Founder and CEO of Style at a Certain Age. She writes Sundays-Fridays on all topics ranging from fashion, health, wellness, home design and more.
She’s 63, 5’8, and size 8.
Thanks — your posts are always uplifting and introduce me to some fine new items!
Hi Carolina Girl,
Delighted that my little posts uplift you these happy spring days!! Thank you…I love sharing with you! xoxo MMK
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