Wednesday, May 1, 2013

April Showers Bring May Flowers...

Happy May 1st everyone!
 May is my favorite month of the year. Not that I'm partial or anything, but the weather is gorgeous and Mr. Fanatic and I were married on the 3rd in 1986. 

Back to May flowers...

There's nothing like a bouquet of Spring flowers to brighten your day.

I love having flowers in the house.

Doesn't have to be anything fancy...
Just a little something can add so much.
I was a little sad when a little alstomeria stem broke off the original bouquet. 
Turns out the short stem looks perfect in a vignette in the Foyer in front of my new chalkboard

Here's the original bouquet in the Breakfast Room. See the droopy stem on the left? That's the one that ended up in the little green vase in the Foyer.

I love these little white flowers. 
Sometimes I find them with green centers and they are so pretty.

Of course, all white chrysanthemums are pretty too. They are in a little vase inside the silver wine bucket. Add a little burlap or Spanish moss...

I really need to plant these hydrangeas outside soon.  I rooted them last summer from a cutting from my neighbor's plant. Would love for them to grow into beautiful bushes like hers. 

Couldn't resist moving the pitcher of alstromeria into my bedroom after it was Spring cleaned on Monday. 
Don't you love how a room looks and feels when it's been cleaned top to bottom? 
Somehow the room feels bigger, doesn't it?
All of the bouquets were purchased at Trader Joe's for $3.99.  At that price, I can afford to splurge a little and buy a bouquet every week.  

Do you have something you love to splurge on that brightens your day? 



  1. Beautiful! I agree there is nothing better then a fresh bunch of flowers. I love the way you have the burlap in the silver with flowers, that's quite attractive!

  2. Your flowers are so beautiful and you have created such lovely vignettes with them. Gorgeous. Hugs, marty

  3. Definitely, for that price slurge away! They all look so lovely and fresh...nothing brightens up a space more than fresh flowers :)

  4. Hi Pam- Yes I agree fresh flowers are always a special treat! Yours look beautiful.
    Happy Anniversary (early)!

  5. I love your flowers, the one wrapped in the burlap are so pretty. Good luck with your Hydrangeas.


  6. I love alstromeria! It looks so pretty!

  7. I love the little stem in the vignette! It just looks perfect! Fresh flowers are lovely. I am always notorious to leave them until they look awful and then the vase is nasty! I am so bad! I need pretty flowers now since it is snowing yet again here in Minnesota!!!! Ugggghhhhh!!!!!

  8. All of these vignettes are so pretty Pam. I need to pick up a couple of alstromeria bouquets. Great long lasting flowers!


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