Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Peony Paradise & A Guest Post

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Happy Thursday, sweets! Please excuse my photo heavy post today. I'm in complete peony heaven this week. I returned from vacation to find pale pink peonies at the market that I pass on the way to work. I always take the same route every day so that I can see the gorgeous selection of blooms. Even in the dead of winter when the selection isn't that great it instantly brightens my mood. It's such a wonderful way to start the day!

And of course I had to purchase them as soon as I saw them. They're my absolute favorite flower and I've been waiting nearly a year to see them again.

The beautiful arrangement intoxicated me the entire day and I was so eager to get to work the next morning to see them. Well much to my delight, on my stroll to the office I passed by the market and found an even more gorgeous selection of colors, deeper pinks and burgundy! I was in complete heaven and just had to snatch up a few more bunches to add to the gorgeous arrangement awaiting at the office. I can't stop staring at it. It's breathtaking!

I have some in my apartment now too and I can't wait for my next stroll tomorrow morning. What colors will they have next? Orange, red, white? This may get a little out of hand.... :)

Oh and today is the day that I am over guest posting at Julip MADE about my 5 essentials for the perfect weekend. Stop by and stay a while to check out Julie's amazing blog.

Have a wonderful day! xoxo

Images: 1, 2, 3-7 All images edited by The Alternative Wife

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34 comments:

Rachel @ Little Bits of Lovely said...

Peonies are my absolute favourite flowers! Enjoy your gorgeous blooms xo

Cara said...

PEONIES! MY FAVE!
<3 Cara
Lilac and Grey

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

LOVE peonies! Happy Thursday dear!

xoxo,
Chic 'n Cheap Living

Audrey Allure said...

Beautiful flowers!

Connie @ Sogni e Sorrisi said...

Peonies are the most fab flowers. Off to check out your post.

Julie and Lauren said...

Honestly, think I am going to start putting more fresh flowers in my apt. It makes such a big difference. Gorgeous!

Lee Oliveira said...

WOW.. beautiful photos.. These flowers are stunning
lee x

christine {bijouandboheme} said...

Ah sweet peonies- I couldn't possibly love them more- off to see your post lovely! xo

Aubrey {All Things Bright and Beautiful} said...

I. LOVE. PEONIES! I think it has something to do with being so girly: big, bright, and frilly...lovely! Can't wait to see what you have going on at julip made...

BigAppleNosh said...

I absolutely LOVE peonies! I had deep red ones for my bridal bouquet!

Gabriella {sensiblyluxe} said...

You DO love peonies! Oh how this post made me happy.

Katie said...

Oh I love peonies! I need some flowers in the house, these may be needed :)

Debby said...

Peonies are the most beautiful.... I completely share your obsession. I really want to plant some in my yard but I hear they are kind of tough to care for. My green thumb stinks. Off to see your guest post! xo

design elements said...

these peonies are simply fabulous. I want to plant some too but we travel often, so it's not a good idea...your images are beautiful!

Dancing Branflake said...

These are some of my favorite flower! I love that they come in so many different colors. So beautiful.

Nuha said...

I love peonies :) I just bought some from the farmers market last week and they are GORGEOUS :)

classiq said...

What an explosion of colour! Peonies are so beautiful, the white ones are my favourites. And that is indeed a lovely way to start your day, passing by the flower market to brighten up your mood. :) I'm off to see your guest post now. xo Ada

(amanda) said...

Lovely post! Especially with the beautiful Ruslana on the top (RIP).

Tanvi said...

Beautiful shots! :) Perfect for the season!

♡ from © tanvii.com

LatteLisa said...

today some bloggers are on a mission to kill me with peonies. I'm dying here ... I need peonies in my home like NOW!

B. in the Know said...

Oh I love all the beautiful colors of peonies! I need some for my own home. Hope you are having a wonderful day, lady!
Much love,
B

Meisha.Style said...

these are beautiful! peonies are my favorite!

Alexa said...

Oh these photos are amazing! The colors are incredible!
alexa
theshortandthesweetofit.com

Martina said...

Oh, yes, peonies are pure luxury! A bouquet is standing behind me on a table when i write this, and the smell is heaven! xx

Gloria said...

these photos are absolutely breathtaking - nothing beats a fresh bouquet of peonies in the house!

Pop Champagne said...

the flower is really pretty, no wonder it's your fav!! :)

A Heel in Mint said...

Lovely flowers.

Krystal said...

those are totally gorgeous - how awesome that you have them at your office! i want some!

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Dawn,

Aren't peonies, the most beautiful flower and I adore all the gorgeous photos you have shared.
I am like you need to buy some flowers when I see them, to take home.
Enjoy your pretty flowers and your weekend.

Hugs
Carolyn

Stacey said...

These peonies are very lovely! Hope you're having a great weekend! I'm assuming that Blogger has also messed up your posts and comments too! XX

dCc said...

I just ADORE peonies as well!! Hope you had a fabulous weekend!!

xx

Abby said...

Gorgeous flowers!

Bromeliad said...

The peonies in our apartment garden have not opened up yet. Looking forward to enjoying them.

Love these images.

EclecChic said...

Absolutely gorgeous....