small things

October 4, 2012 |  Category:   life

I’m not at all a rose person (give me a peony over any other kind of flower any day), but I can never resist these purply red varieties that look a little wild, not like the perfect bouquets of tight blossoms you see at the florists. I’ve started to put a few flowers in a vase on our dining room table – not an official arrangement, just a blossom or two and it’s really made a difference. Sometimes it’s the small things in your home that make you smile. I could never have flowers out before because of our cat, but now that he’s been gone for a year (more on that later), flowers and plants have made their way into our house again and especially on window sills. I’m happy to say that the new succulents seem to be happy so far.


It’s been a weird warm and muggy week of weather here in NY. No jackets, bare legs and even sandals. I hear much cooler temperatures are headed our way next week and I’m glad.
Fall, let’s get things going, ok?

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  • Kelsey October 4, 2012 at 6:05 pm

    It’s coming. -Kelsey in Colorado

  • Tricia October 4, 2012 at 7:50 pm

    I am glad for cooler weather too. I love a crisp fall.

  • Juju October 4, 2012 at 9:44 pm

    i too love peonies (my wedding flowers). i also love white roses. now i have to go out and treat myself to some flowers this weekend!

  • Ana October 4, 2012 at 10:27 pm

    Pretty pretty roses! Yes, even just one flower makes a big difference in a room!
    I just wish they were cheaper and lasted longer… The heat has killed the ones I planted so far 🙁

  • Erica October 5, 2012 at 12:04 am

    It’s amazing the difference a couple of blossoms can make. I’m not normally a rose person either, but a friend of mine gave me a few blooms from her garden and I can’t believe how much they brighten my cubicle at work.

  • Dot and Lil October 5, 2012 at 10:51 am

    Insanely gorgeous photos! I have a soft spot for flowers like this.

  • Kellie October 24, 2012 at 5:05 pm

    Antique roses are the best real life roses. Usually fragrant and joyful- not a snooty cell in them.