I have to tell you about my new crush. I’ve definitely fallen hard. The thing is, I’ve always been in love with spring flowers, in fact most flowers, and I do have my favorites. But every now and then a new variety completely seduces me, and lately I’m crushing hard on parrot tulips.
I’ve often wondered what it is about flowers that makes them seem so breathtakingly beautiful to me. Does everyone feel this way? I simply don’t understand people that don’t respond to the language of flowers. It’s incomprehensible to me.
Now, it’s not just parrot tulips that I’m all over lately. I’ve had a serious thing for ranunculus for a long time. True, they are not my beloved peonies (my true favorite), but they are oh so sweet.
I love the way they bob and weave, like their sinewy stems are indecisive about where they want to go. And their cup-like heads are almost cherubic, as they seem to be sending you little pursed kisses. I’ve tucked them into a vintage transferware pitcher with a few eucalyptus stems for balance.
I try to keep fresh flowers on my coffee table whenever possible, as this is the room where I spend most of my time. Sure, I have an office with a desk but that’s not where you’ll usually find me. I tend to curl up on the couch with the sun streaming through the windows and my computer in my lap. We all have our favorite corners, don’t we?
From that vantage point, I have the perfect view of my new crush. These delightful tulips are both robust in their showy display and yet so vulnerable with their soft drape over the edge of the vase. I find myself staring at them in fascination.
I’m entranced by their delicate color mix and their poetic frilly curves. They appear to be almost dancing or swaying, even when they are perfectly still.
So this week I indulged in both of these flowers as their varied pinks really spoke to me.
My coffee table holds several other treasured objects, some useful and some not, but my vintage silver box is home to our TV remotes, which hubby likes to have accessible and I hate to have to look at. It’s the ideal compromise.
I also love my aroma candles which are often lit when my flowers have faded.
My goblets are employed to toast my new love. I’ll be crushing on them for a bit, but we’ll keep it casual, because pretty soon it will be peony season…
If you love flowers as much as I do, tell me in the comments which are your favorites. And for a peek at my peonies from last year you can see my 10 Tabletop Tips for a Special Lunch. No doubt you can guess what one of them is!
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