Monday, June 27, 2011

Flowers In The Summer House

What I always seem to forget about Sundays is that we are rarely in the house.  We're in the garden, at the grocery store or hanging  about at Starbucks drinking coffee and reading the papers. But flowers were never far from my mind.

 In the afternoon we went to see Midnight In Paris. We left in a dreamy mood having spent an hour and a half hanging out with the likes of Gertrude Stein and Zelda Fitzgerald.  

So  flowers in white and greens with a touch of black seemed appropriate.


The kitchen got a little jam jar full of white nigella, black scabiosa, lambs ears and bits of mountain mint.


The dining room went uptown with white zinnias, Tibet roses, a hugely scented peony, Queen Anne's lace and more of the scabiosa plus bronze fennel, crazy green allium flowers and a bit of grapevine.

The blue vase is right next to the computer, as ever I wish you could take just one deep breath....

And this?  This one perfect peony?  It resides nowhere and everywhere.  We move it wherever we go. 


Bliss in a bowl.

I'll be bringing it with me to your houses, be there soon.

xoxo Jane


39 comments:

  1. i'm a little early in posting, but i will be so busy tomorrow (monday) that i'm worried that i won't get around to posting... so you get it a little early :)
    I love the scabiosa and the huge white peony! peonies make me so happy. have a beautiful day!

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  2. Hello Jane:
    Your flower arrangements look so very stylish. Can there be anything more elegant than green and white? And, the touches of black add a dramatic finish. Lovely!

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  3. These Monday's come around so quick Jane. Your white and green arrangment is so lovely, love the fluffy queens ann lace with the rich white of the roses and peonies and what a great photo with the peony in the bowl x

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  4. Oh you romantic and I love the sound of your Sundays. Fab blooms as always and ooh that peony! My florist was practically empty on Saturday so I had to improvise using from the small plot! Now Happy Monday to you and GG and have you got your kettle on?! Sinead x

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  5. I simply adore white flowers and am most envious of your dining room arrangement!
    Time spent with Gertrude and Zelda - don't get too influenced!

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  6. Your flowers look all Wild Acrey to me today - bliss out indeed to me!! Love the sound of your sundays my friend. Thanks for the party fun!xx

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  7. Hi Jane, well I've finally come to the party. Have a great day. Robx

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  8. Absolutely beautiful! I would carry the peony everywhere too!! xx

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  9. I just found you in the most round-about way ... one blogroll lead to another, and here I am! I can see that I will be very happy visiting here. Let me grab your URL real quick so I can put you on my blogroll.

    Hey, I just noticed that we are practically NEIGHBORS!

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  10. I'm smitten with the bronze fennel

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  11. Love your white and green-ness!! So gorgeous and the Peony is perfection! And I made it this time with my flower post!! yahaay... XXX

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  12. That Peony! Beautiful. I love this "Flowers in the House" thing.

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  13. WOW! So pretty; I have a weakness for nigella, so delicate; a classic in the cottage garden.

    Sue
    xo

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  14. Oh my goodness! Your arrangements are some of the loveliest I have ever seen. Did all the blooms come from your yard? You may have stated; I was too mesmerized by the beauty of the flowers.

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  15. Sorry I'm missing the party this time round. Love your black pin cushions! I've never seen these black beauties before. I used to have purple scabiosa but the plant was a little messy for me so I plucked them. I guess you could say I picked my scabs.

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  16. That blue vase is so perfect for the white. I want that Nigella!!!! Your Sunday sounds splendid. I spent time in a yarn store yesterday, inspired by Madelief's Granny Squares. My summer project!

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  17. Forces beyond my control have required that I post my contribution on Thursday. But I will enjoy everyone else's here.

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  18. I love the arrangement. Beautiful.

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  19. I love your film/literature/flower connection!

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  20. I love the idea of toting around a perfect peony. Yay for mobile flowers!

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  21. My favorite - Bliss in a bowl. Thanks for hosting again, I could get used to this! xo

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  22. So beautiful. Please give me lessons! We spent Sunday "in Paris", too. loved it. Happy Monday!

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  23. Love your nigella. My friend Bevan, who knows about all things Turkish, says that you sprinkle nigella* seed to keep your loved one from straying.

    In cooking the seeds are known as black caraway, black cumin or black jeera

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  24. Hi Jane,

    I hope you won't be mad a me. I had the intention to post some flowers today, but I went to a party yesterday I simply had to show.

    LOVE your flowers!!!

    Happy new week,

    Madelief x

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  25. Hi Jane

    Your green and white flowers are so calming. Lovely.

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  26. Your Sundays sound divine!! I love these arrangements. That one perfect peony is especially incredible.

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  27. i didn't make it! bah. that peony is a beaut btw

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  28. Love the all white arrangement in the lovely blue vase and the white peony is divine. Sorry I missed the party, love Linda x

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  29. What fun. The good life indeed. Picked up this thread over at 66Squarefeet.

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  30. Just beautiful, that nigella is dreamy.

    I haven't been able to comment for ages, your blog wouldn't let me.

    Should i be taking it personally?

    x

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  31. It was a fun movie. That Zelda, she was feisty. Love all of the squiggles in your middle arrangement. Today is dull and grey. I need some flowers, a nice arrangement with squiggles...

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  32. Came across you from Marie's blog- great idea- loved looking at all the fantastic blogs...and flowers!

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  33. Lovely! Never underestimate the power of fresh flowers.

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  34. Dear Jane: Thank you so much for posting your beautiful flowers, the white peony takes the breath away. And you've given me a whole network of other wonderful gardening blogs. I just wish my whole day could be filled with reading them. But I plan to spend lots of time learning from all of you!
    Thanks again,
    Maryann

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  35. Wow jane, that nigella is just gorgeous! And what is mountain mint?
    I must look out for this post next time it crops up - would love to join in!
    Amanda x

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  36. I'm late, but I just got the blog up and running, so I posted the flowers in my house. I wish I had a peony and that nigella is beautiful!

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