life : home & flowers


song : kandi by One eskimO - from michelle's tweet

hello, hello! you know what? my life is driven by flowers. shocking news, i know ;). if i don't have enough around me, we're going to public gardens & parks to see them. i don't know how i'm not doing something in my work that involves - flowers. bi-zarre. here are a few floral-delights from around our place these days -

home
i read about the wonderful crochet pillowcases from rose hip on fryd + design. after thinking about it, i had to have a pair and they are so pretty. now, her shop is empty, but if you covet a pair she'll create a special order for you.

flowers
scott got into trouble for buying me the peonies. can you imagine? we saw them the day before at the supermarket and i took a pass because they were fully-opened and wouldn't last. he brought them home the next day and i kind of got mad because he didn't listen to me. but, i think he likes it when i take photos of the flowers he buys and post them. so, ok, i'll do it ;).

more flowers
the peonies mixed in nicely with iris from our tiny garden. we worked on it on sunday and i don't believe how much pain a 8' x 12' piece of land can cause. i suppose when you squeeze in 4 weeks worth of work into one day that can happen. the thing is we didn't plant a thing! so much for spring doing the heavy lifting once the tulips, daffodils and grape hyacinth are spent. it was good while it lasted. on to the weeds and roses!

read
the letterpress cover of slow love, how i lost my job, put on my pajamas & found happiness by dominique browning caught my eye in the bookstore. she was the editor-in-chief of house & garden for 13 years before it closed and it's interesting to read about someone who reached the pinnacle of success only to deal with its dissent and then find her way back, again. i'm really enjoying this book - it's poignant, enlightening and funny, plus it supports my new mantra about it never being too late to make a living doing what you love. i haven't lost my job (yet), but i am exploring my calling and might initiate the change myself (scary). happy wednesday!

xo, cindy

ps the lilies of the valley are also from our garden and they are one of my favorite flowers. i realized after taking the photo that they represent 'return of happiness'. wow, i didn't set it up! somehow these things just come together. i love that!

13 comments:

Michelle Engel Bencsko said...

Those pillows are wonderful! The whole array of pictures is a perfect ensemble for enjoying a relaxing spring day.

Line said...

Hi flower girl lovely flowers I guess you are a romantic... but I love that book, good luck, don't forget you can do it!!!

Joyce said...

Cindy your photos show the love you have for flowers. Very beautifull my friend. xo

vmichelle said...

Peonies are one of my favorite flowers... unfortunately living in Texas I rarely see them, but thanks for the photographic bouquet.

Krissy said...

I just love peonies! Ours are just opening up- there must be a hundred little buds...

Follow your dreams girl!

Jamie said...

What a gorgeous looking book - I need to find a copy.

cindy said...

thanks you guys and the book was recently released. it's really good and talks about her experiences with heartbreak re: work & romantic love. actually, they're not much different at the end of the day.

Len♥reNeverM♥re said...

All flowers are glorious, but I must say lilies of the valley could be most precious little darlings~
Lovely evening Cindy!
xo

simplesong said...

gorgeous, gorgeous! love the peonies.

Candi said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous! I didn't know there was a song titled "kandi" I may just have to change the spelling of my name?! LOL

Happy Mother's Day :)

Megan Walker said...

Tell Scott he did good - those peonies are SO PRETTY! In fact, I love all the combinations all over your house - I would LOVE to have flowers all around my house like that! Fresh flowers really do make a huge difference.

That book sounds really interesting Cindy - but what sounds more interesting is what you said about making a living doing what you love... and exploring your calling... and initiating a change... hmmm ;)

xoxoxo

Pascale said...

I'm about to take my first tiny steps in something I've been wanting to try for the longest time...
I'm wishing you a lot of luck in whatever it is you're pursuing. You're a very talented girl, Cindy! So, go for it (and keep us posted)!!
xo, P.

Beata said...

The pillowcases look great with your bedding -- lovely collage!... I'm off to browse your lovely blog...

Beata