I listen to a weekly design podcast and I recall a designer who said knick knacks should be larger than a cantaloupe or else it looks too cluttered. I do love a bud vase here and there like at the side of a sink, corner of a shower, those small spots. I thought I’d take that little design wisdom and apply it to a vase – because everything in our garden is blooming so beautifully that I love taking them indoors, and the things I can’t grow here, like tulips, I buy in armfuls from the store and bring them home!
I’ve always wanted a large vase that would make a statement for bunches of florals, this is a dozen and a half tulips and a single bunch of sunflowers. I loved this decorative white ceramic table vase with handles for the versatility in design. It’s a little country, coastal, farmhouse, rustic, it’s just darling with the crack print and the rope detailing (best used for decorative purposes water isn’t guaranteed to stay in it, may leak, so please put a plant tray or liner under)!
Tulips are my favorite flower, ever. I have transitioned from several different flowers to now tulips. And I think it’ll stay tulips for the rest of my life – I know, BOLD statement.
A few weeks ago I needed flowers and the last ones were purple and I brought them home with me even though I am not a fan of purple objects. I’ll happily wear shades of purple but I won’t own anything purple, like an item. Isn’t that crazy?
I thought what if I set up a cute little table in the middle of my garden beds, what a dreamy little spot! I finally pulled out my table linen from my long time ago South of France trip and I think I bought this in Marseille. I bought it for my then, small dining table but it was too small! So I was elated it fits perfectly on this little side table.
After I returned from France was when I tied these bamboo sticks together in the garden after seeing them along the Canal du Midi. You know me and France. I just wish I studied it instead of Spanish had I thought I’d actually go and fall in love with it (lazy me!)
I have been buying flowers every week for almost six months – and I promise it’s a good investment.
- It cheers me up and brings life to a room
- Having fresh flowers also means prop is available for my shoots for the blog and IG. If you notice, most images have fresh flowers in them. You may not notice but you can tell something is missing without.
This large table vase is pretty too – it looks like your best friend made it in ceramics class. Did you ever take ceramics? I took it in high school and it was my last period and I remember getting home and always seeing my nose hairs were gray from the dust!
I then realized I had to blow my nose after class and yet at the same time while I was mortified seeing it, I was also thankful for that nose filter so that dust didn’t go into my body haha!!
High school, seems like a lifetime ago. Altho when I saw my high school girlfriends when I was home earlier this month it felt like no time passed, everyone looks the same even after all these years.
Do you still talk to your high school friends? I talk to very few since I don’t live in California any longer, but it’s nice to catch up and I confessed I threw away my high school yearbooks and they looked at me like I was crazy but honestly, I’m never looking at it and no, I don’t need it for kids or my own nostalgia lol. I have Facebook and my friends can show me theirs if I need to look something up. Is that odd?
OK I’m off topic now but sometimes it feels good to just let thoughts trail off. Anyway, I hope this spring is treating you all very well, vacations, indoor or outdoor activities, the best part about spring are the colors of blooming flowers and the lovely weather! Hope you bring a bit of spring indoors! xx