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happiness is a bouquet of hydrangeas

Inspired by a recent blog post by Rita Konig for The Moment, I decided to try my hand at floral arranging. Can you believe that previously I had never bought flowers for myself? I got out my prettiest vase, marched to Southport Blooms (my amazing neighborhood florist) and picked up a few gorgeous stems of fresh pink hydrangeas. Though I have no experience with floral arrangements, I did remember a tip that Jeff Leatham, celebrity florist and creative director of the Four Seasons Hotel George V in Paris, gave when interviewed by Oprah earlier this year. He said something to the extent of, “A giant bunch of the same type of flower makes more of an impact than a bunch of several different varieties.” I have to agree with Mr. Leatham. In the future, I think I'll always stick to this philosophy. But back to my hydrangeas.. I had no idea that fresh blooms on my desk would make me so happy! I definitely need to do this more often.

P.S. -- the vase was a $3 thrift store find! It totally reminds me of
Tiffany’s beautiful woven bone china vases.. I love it.

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Reader Comments (5)

I couldn't agree with you more!! I love hydrangeas and daisies-my two favorites.

08.13.2010 | Unregistered CommenterMary

I love fresh flower arrangements. They always make everything more happy. That reminds me, I need to go buy some!

08.13.2010 | Unregistered CommenterChristin

Fallon these are goorrrgeous! I wish I had them on MY desk this morning, I suppose your picture will have to do :) P.S. Thanks for my first comment yesterday...very exciting!!! xoxo

08.13.2010 | Unregistered CommenterNatalie

so excited to inspire you, ladies (!!!)

08.13.2010 | Unregistered Commentera lovely being

Oh, I love hydrangeas!

08.13.2010 | Unregistered CommenterBreathless

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