|I love a big bunch on the dining room table!|
This past weekend I cut my second group to bloom, which are a common and beloved variety, Sarah Bernhardt. Below, in this first image the sun was bright and you can really see the vivid color and the other is just after a shower, the rain droplets still clinging to the leaves!
Another thing besides their beauty and fragrance that endears me to peonies, is how easily they can be "arranged" in any type of vase or container. Anyone can make a peony arrangement look good! This vase is one of my favorites...anyone recognize it or have it among their own collection? I purchased it in 1996...from a favorite retailer...when they were mostly a mail order catalogue....just a few stores scattered across the US....but they were still called......Pottery Barn!
|On the buffet under one of my favorite convex mirrors.|
Every type of flower I have ever put in this vase looks beautiful. Versatility is the key to saving time and money and this vase never disappoints. It also looks good no matter where I place it! As far as the peony history, again I like the rustic element of the black iron cage surrounding the more refined element of blown glass. The arrangement started out in the dining room and then settled here in the living room:
|Or right next to the best seat in the house!|