Hi friends! I hope your week has been going great so far. Here in Tulsa the weather shot straight from chilly right on up to blazing hot (not sure that I’m too happy about that)…but the one great thing about the heat is that the dogwood trees have finally begun to showoff. Woohoo! I love dogwoods!
Anyhow…while driving home from my parent’s house on Monday (where I said a final farewell to a beloved furry friend of mine), I pulled my car over several times, and with pruning shears in hand (yes, I carry pruning shears around for moments like this), I snipped small boughs of dogwoods from trees on the side of the road until the backseat of my car was filled with green and white blooms.
There is nothing quite like a vase of freshly cut flowers to cheer me up and put me in the mood for cleaning (is the cleaning part of that weird?). So back home again, and with blooms tucked in just about every available container I could find, I decided to do a quick straightening up of my desk so that I could properly display a vase-full in my office. Of course this immediately reminded me that almost precisely one year ago I had done exactly the same thing after our big move from NJ to OK. Time really does fly, doesn’t it! If you’re curious to see how my studio looked at around this time last year, you can check out my post from then, right here.
Do flowers in your home have a similar effect on you? What are your favorite blooms? If I was forced to pick my top three they would be: Peonies, Apple Blossoms, and Dogwoods. Hooray for Spring! xo Ez
A few credits for some of the lovely items in my office:
- Friends of Violet poster by Studio Violet.
- Japanese masking tape from Nothing Elegant and Paper Mash inside a vintage bowl.
- Teeny Tiny House – Made by my sweet friend Marichelle.
- Pencils from the $1 section at Micheal’s Craft Store.
- Small original painting by Amanda Blake.
- Vintage Paper Trays from our favorite thrift shop in California.
- Lotta Prints, 642 Things to Draw, and Everything is Going to Be OK from Chronicle Books.
- Vintage camera from the same California thrift shop…I still have yet to develop the film in it. Making a mental note to do that now.