I wish you could smell my house right now.
My 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?)
There are a few in the front window. (Who needs to edit her magazines and catalogs. This girl. That’s who.)
A tall vase of pink ones in the living room.
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!)
And let’s not forget the huge explosion of peonies in the dining room. Boom!
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.
It was the first time I ever tried it and it worked like a charm!
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!
Sue at Home
2 thoughts on “I’m in Peony Heaven”
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!!!!!