rustic flowers

Is it spring yet?

I don't know about you, but I'm so ready to say good-bye to the snow and hello to sunshine and beautiful weather.  The only thing keeping me going is knowing that spring flowers are filling the markets.  Spring is around the corner, right?  

To cheer up everyone around here I thought I'd put together a bit of sunshine.  Hope you like it :)

I like to call this one  Wild Sunshine

I like to call this one Wild Sunshine

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A different take on hydrangeas

I've gotta say hydrangeas are so beautiful and simple and depending on what you do with them you can create a completely different vibe.  This time I got some gorgeous pale blue hydrangeas and decided to pair them with a wooden box to create a rustic, country feel.  I love it.

Then, I decided I should dress them up a bit for a more traditional vibe.  Here they are paired with genestra branches which really help create a dramatic centerpiece.  These are a great alternative to other branches and I love the small, delicate flowers on them.  

Zinnias!!

With summer almost over (really sad face) I couldn't forget to include an arrangement with some beautiful zinnias.  The color is so vibrant and cheerful you can't help but smile when you see them.  I immediately think of summer!  I paired them with some cosmos, lemon balm, lisianthus, and greenery.  

I know, I know...again with the mason jar.  It just goes so perfectly with these summer flowers!

I know, I know...again with the mason jar.  It just goes so perfectly with these summer flowers!

Since you couldn't see the detail on the bouquet I did a close up.  I think the twine gives it the perfect touch of casual, rustic charm.

Since you couldn't see the detail on the bouquet I did a close up.  I think the twine gives it the perfect touch of casual, rustic charm.

Took the greenery out to make it a bit lighter.  

Took the greenery out to make it a bit lighter.  

It's peony season!!

Peonies are so beautiful and highly fragrant - not to mention one of my favorites.  They aren't around for very long so as soon as they are in season I make sure to always have some around.  I thought I would play around with some more romantic bouquets that are also a bit more rustic.  Different vases help change the look from rustic to romantic.  Enjoy!

Peonies, roses, lisianthus, and seeded eucalyptus

Peonies, roses, lisianthus, and seeded eucalyptus