Sunday, March 6, 2011

Spring Flowers

This weekend we had glorious spring weather, it almost felt like summer.  And Saturday night we were having friends over for dinner.  So I called upon one of my favorite florists Holly Flora to fill the house with beautiful flowers!

Dining room table centerpiece

Tulips in the hallway

Begonias for the living room cachepot

And these glorious purple hydrangeas for the kitchen


After a wonderful night of good conversation with our friends (one topic was the new book "Room" by Emma Donoghue -- it is riveting), I was excited to find this quote from novelist Henry Miller: 

"Develop interest in life as you see it;  the people, things, literature, music -- the world is throbbing with rich treasures, beautiful souls, and interesting people.  Forget yourself."  

These are inspiring words to live by.  Happy Spring!


  1. Love those flowers!! Very inspiring of a spring frame of mind.

  2. 1. LA is in bloom! Those flowers are lovely.
    2. Matt and I just picked up Room this afternoon! It sounds creepy, but I'm willing to give it a try!

  3. wowo!! those are gorgeous flowers and i adore that quote. thanks for sharing mommy!

  4. WOW!! beautiful!!!!! I love especially the tulips in the hallway.

  5. Working backwards - love the quote - so true. And what a fabulous job Holly Flora did - just beautiful!! But you had so many gorgeous containers to work with !!

  6. Stunning flowers - especially those tulips. I love literary chat with friends.

  7. Lovely! I wish I had a big bouquet staring at me now.