I’m in Peony Heaven

11 May

I wish you could smell my house right now.

peony-220My sweet husband has started a precedent that I hope continues for a long time. On the Friday night of Mother’s Day weekend, he shows up at home with a HUGE bundle of peonies.

You see, I don’t ask much for Mother’s Day – I just want to spend time with my family, get some very personal handmade cards, and fill my house with lots and lots of peonies. I don’t expect flowers for Valentine’s Day or my birthday but when it’s peony season–for just a few fleeting weeks–I want peonies. Specifically, Festiva Maxima. Those are the bright white ones (shown above) with a touch of magenta in the center. They have a scent that is like nothing else.

So, after Pablo comes in the bundle, I get to work snipping and arranging. (Don’t get mad that he doesn’t arrange them for me. You should know about my controlling nature by now.) And lucky me, I had enough to spread them out all over the house.

I get to wake up with them by my bedside.  (Dontcha love my new initial tray from C Wonder?)

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There are a few in the front window. (Who needs to edit her magazines and catalogs. This girl. That’s who.)

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A tall vase of pink ones in the living room.

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And a single bud in the den. And yes I know this shot is seriously over exposed but I kinda liked the way it made the vase look so let’s pretend it’s intentional, okay? (And there’s a sneek peek of my red chair in the background. Full post on those coming soon!)

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And let’s not forget the huge explosion of peonies in the dining room. Boom!

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Arranging tip: To get them to stay spread out in such a wide vase, I made a grid on the top of the vase with Scotch tape.

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It was the first time I ever tried it and it worked like a charm!

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And as I write this, the girls and Pablo are in the newly redecorated playroom art station (blog post coming soon!) working on a top secret project. I can’t imagine what it could be!

I’ll be back tomorrow with a special Mother’s Day wish to all the other mommies out there!

XO

Sue at Home

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2 Responses to “I’m in Peony Heaven”

  1. Jenn Owen May 11, 2013 at 10:08 pm #

    So beautiful. I think of you when I see the peonies bloom across the street from my folks house. Very cool idea about the tape, I’ll have to try that sometime! Happy Mother’s Day to my favorite sister-in-law!!!!!

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