February is only days away and Valentine’s Day too!! Our love of Red, Fuchsia and every shade of Magenta and Pink totally continues!! Today, I'm sharing the beauty of Valentine's flowers.
Village Scene Tulipiere in Pale Blue and White, Medium (Chairish) | Bungalow Rose Chrystal Village Scene Pale Blue and White Tulipiere (Wayfair) | Petite Ginger Jar, Floral Vines | (Williams Sonoma) | Chinoiserie Ceramic Coasters (Williams Sonoma) | Blue & White Ginger Jar (Williams Sonoma) | White and Gold Ginger Jar (Williams Sonoma) | Canton 11'' Trumpet Vase by Mottahedeh (Replacements)
Today, Marlene is sharing the beauty of Valentine's flowers
From bouquets to vases and beyond, Marlene is showing us how to introduce the beauty of flowers into our homes
All of Marlene's suggestions are shoppable via text-widgets
Petals and Fleurs have always been a way of expressing our emotions…for every heartfelt occasion! Roses, Peonies, Tulips and Orchids reign supreme! Tiger Lilies, Peach Blossoms, Anthuriums, Ranunculus, Primroses and Violets are all loved as well! Who does not love a flower? Each petal reveals the ultimate in color and nature’s beauty! They are pure joy!! And of course, they can be enjoyed, delicately bottled as scent.
Shop Peonies (Weston Table) | Ranunculus: Beautiful Varieties for Home and Garden: (Amazon.com) | Lilies: Beautiful Varieties for Home and Garden (Amazon) | New Sensations Bouquet (Teleflora) | A Little Pink Me Up Bouquet (Teleflora) | Ranunculus Asiaticus Tecolote Pastel Collection (Etsy) | Ginger Flower Live Flowers (Etsy)
Femininity, Love, Beauty all equate…for our minds, bodies, souls and homes!!
BloomsyBox Pretty in Pink Lilies Bouquet | (Bloomingdale's) | BloomsyBox Sweet Summer Bouquet (Bloomingdale's)
There is a long association and history of equating accomplished, beautiful Actors with Beauty firms…from Catherine Deneuve, Nicole Kidman, Marion Cotillard for Chanel; Isabella Rossellini and Juliette Binoche for Lancôme…. these are only a few of my favorites.
Dior recently stated “Natalie Portman, as beautiful and confident as ever, incarnates the Miss Dior philosophy: “Love is a bouquet”.
Flowers are LOVE to be enjoyed in every room of your home…. worn in your hair or pinned on a favorite ensemble or wrist, carried for very special occasions!! Quite romantic!
Whether you are enjoying a single bloom, a full bouquet or something in between, Vases are beautiful vessels to hold such beauty – glass, crystal, ceramic, storeware and porcelain. Art!!
Sometimes, it is fun to use the same flower in each! Many are fragrant like the Lily or Rose – it is helpful remembering this for the powder room….yet not so wonderful to compete on the dining table with food!
The Photographer Robert Mapplethorpe (1946–1989) did extraordinary images - of the wonder of flowers too … and “forever transformed the way we perceive a classic and familiar subject.”
Adoring art books as I do, I am sharing my passion for Irving Penn: Flowers. It is especially treasured, as it was a gift to my dear Mother, who taught me and all of my sisters to LOVE flowers! Books are lovely in every room…and quite collectible! Objet d’art!!
Robert Mapplethorpe 'orchid' (Etsy) | Mapplethorpe Flowers Notecard Boxes (Amazon) | Flowers: Mapplethorpe (Amazon) | VIETRI Moon Glass Leaf Medium Vase (Bloomingdale's) | Flowers: Irving Penn (Amazon) | IRVING PENN Pirate Lily Photo Engraving (eBay)
Many vases are sulptural works of art in their own right, as Vietri’s Moon Vase in gold leaf! They are wonderful to give and receive in all sizes, shapes and colors. They can be simple vessels at a place setting, on a nightstand, grouped as centerpieces – all beautiful!
At Home With Carolyne Roehm (Amazon) | A Passion for Flowers Carolyne Roehm (Amazon)
Charming, collectible vases can also be treasures that hold memories of travel, countries and friends long missed. Little pieces of our lives!
Till next week…enjoy a few hearts and flowers in anticipation of our special day to come.
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