Saturday, 8 August 2009

The Best Medicine

Beautiful flowers at my entry make me take a big sigh as I walk through the door.

This is one of my favourite combinations, white on white : orchids and lilies. The vases are perfect for this arrangement, the same shape just different sizes.

Several years ago Cathy, myself and a mutual friend had an open house, in my home. We all sewed and made our wares to sell as well as buying in lots of homewares. My whole house became a shop with each room full of delicious things to buy. We invited all of our friends and clients and the whole house was streaming with people drinking champagne, eating cupcakes and shopping. It was fun and exhausting (I was five months pregnant at the time). It would have been profitable if we hadn't spent all our earnings on the beautiful homewares for our own homes. As a result we now all have a lovely collection of vases, kitchen items and the sort. I will have to show you some photos one day.

IMG_6624 In the meantime the here is my simple little tablescape. I find orchids to be such a great value flower; long lasting, elegant and not too expensive.


13mimosa said...

I couldn't agree more. Geoff and I were boringly redoing our budget the other day and talking about our expectations of life moving forward. For me, luxuries like nice handsoaps in the bathroom (like Aesop and Molton Brown) and then flowers in the hall and dining room - those things make me feel rich and yet are completely attainable. You know I always find your house gorgeous and these shots present it beautifully.

Corrie said...

oh I just love your entrance!!! gorgeous!


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Anna Spiro said...

Absolutely love your plate wall!

Thanks also for your lovely comments on my blog this week!

Oh, and I love your pink and blue blog's gorgeous!