Flowers are my instant quick fix for almost anything. I cannot imagine my home, my desk, my store, my anything, without them. Last week at the market, without my cash card, a quick tally of my trolley contents vs my wallet contents meant that something would have to be put back. Would I sacrifice that darling bunch of poppies? No way. I am ashamed to say that it was the sausages that were left behind. Who needs dinner when you can watch poppies literally burst into flower as they pop open.
Any interior space, inspired or otherwise, is all the better for the addition of flowers. And of course, by flowers, I am including anything nature-inspired. At the moment here at home I have rosemary by the acreage in the garden. I have picked great bundles for my big, old crocks and little jugs. The fragrance is an added bonus whenever you walk into the room, and I love the burst of green.
And look at this lovely image. The much maligned carnation, looking impossibly cheery in an upcycled tomato can. I think I should start a campaign to help bring the carnation back into favour. Gorgeous colour and fragrance, and lasts for ages. Other than aligning itself with gypsophila, I can't think that it has done too much wrong!
Amanda xxPin It