Hi all, how are you all doing? How are you adjusting to this new albeit temporary way of life? I know it finds many of us homebound without going out unless it’s to a market or to drop things off to an elderly relative who cannot leave (at their doorstep)! That is at least, the way it should be. It is definitely that way for us. It is a confusing, scary and overwhelming time for many of us. Some handle things better than others. It is important to remember to practice self care and do things that make you happy. Finding humor, seeking beauty, whatever that means to you. This will pass and we will come out of much stronger, more united and with a new perspective on even the most mundane things. A good way to put a positive spin on this is looking at it, like a reset button. So, let’s focus on all the good things that we can anticipate in looking ahead- summer, alfresco dinners, simple celebrations with those we love (and big ones too), travel and more. In all this spare time, found some time to go back and look at my many many pictures and at least begin to have some semblance of organization with them! Today’s post features my last flower buying trip with these gorgeous lavender and soft green flowers. Funny, I have never been a purple person but absolutely love them in shades from soft lavender to deeper purples when paired with blue and white. It is quite striking. So heres a look at the arrangements I made, from small arrangements for various vignettes to using them as centerpieces for dinner on my dining table. ________________________________________ Above is my little fishbowl which I think makes such a pretty smaller arrangement The beautiful vase above is our gorgeous “Ralph” vase Happy to report these lamp are back in production (from years ago) and we have some very exciting new artwork coming in later spring! Our porcelain bunnies look so pretty next to everything:) Our medium footed hurricanes double as a most gorgeous vase/vessel for fresh cut flowers All my favorite things on one table! Our monogrammed napkins, the tall pagoda salt and peppers, silver, china, vertical leaf hurricanes and flowers! ______________________________________ Hope you enjoyed this, flowers are a great diversion for me and I cannot wait until things are “normal” again and I can get back to my flower district trips, which are always such fun for me….they bring so much happiness. Hope everyone is safe and healthy, take good care and remember to socially distance so that we can all get back to our lives! Until. next time…….