I love flowers, all kinds too. Not just the bright and fancy ones. These? They are simple alstroemeria, a traditional filler flower but for the bargain price of $5.99, I got myself a sunny bunch on a much-needed gloomy day.
Sometimes I'll place a handkerchief under the vase not really protecting the surface but more for a finished look. This one is an antique handkerchief I purchased years ago from a market in Italy. My nonna used to carry a handkerchief on her always and it makes me smile when I see one. I started a small collection years ago but whenever I see them now, I don't necessarily buy them but they do always make me smile.
I enjoy picking a vase for my flowers and most always go with a vintage glass jar of which I have a decent handful to choose from. Traditional clear or blue mason jars, but this one is special because it was a gift from a friend. She brought it over full of a beautiful arrangement she did herself and then gifted me the jar. I was so excited. It's the little things.
The flowers themselves...a favorite because I enjoy them in the home, their fragrance if they have one, their bright and cheery disposition (yes, flowers can have disposition) and being able to photograph them in different lights.