Tuesday, March 27, 2012
|Photo by Jasmine Star|
Until I can make a decision, my boring mantel will serve as a plain canvas for 3 west elm vases which I plan to keep filled with whatever strikes my fancy that week.
I skipped over the 1.29 bunches of daffodils (tempting!) at Trader Joe's. These longiform lilies are a much better long-term investment. I like how they look, all closed up and linear. According to my calculations, they'll be at the absolute peak of their beauty on Easter morning, the day Christ rose again from the dead. Very symbolic, right?
|Easter Lilies on the mantel|
***Which brings me to a very important point that I am now free to divulge since I'm retired. Wedding florists DO NOT care if your wedding flowers last after your wedding. I got asked that a lot, and would beat around the bush, not knowing how to say it gently. But let me be clear- my job is (or was) to make sure the flowers are at the peak of gorgeousness on your wedding day. A rose at it's peak is deeply saturated and wide open with all it's petals on full display, which means tomorrow it will start to fade. A little sad, but that's life, and it's what makes flowers so precious in the first place. So treasure them while you have them! (Hence the name, The Treasured Petal :) Can you tell I'm missing the business a little now that all the Springtime flowers are coming out?