Yesterday, as I was browsing through one of my all time favorite interior decorating books - the Laura Ashley Guide to Country Decorating - I read:
Flowers for all Seasons
The fewer preconceptions you have about how to put things together the better, if you are aiming for a natural country look. Traditionally, country arrangements were composed of flowers found wild or carefully cultivated in a precious patch of garden created specially for the purpose. So it is still. And, no matter how busy your life, there should always be time to pick a handful of whatever flower is in perfect bloom to put into the nearest jug and proudly display on kitchen tables, windowsills or church altars.
(My italics added.)
Goodness! I haven't picked flowers for a bouquet in "donkey's years." As a matter of fact, I can't remember the last time....
Actually, do you see the pretty, fuzzy, glowing grasses in the upper left hand corner of the picture above? I just bought those for my garden. I did pause and wonder if I was a lunatic for buying a grass when I do have, at least, five acres of it in the meadow out my back door. Am I a lunatic??? Anyway, I'm positive that we don't have this one. Look at how beautiful it is! (I wonder if it will go to seed all over my garden. Well, ironically, most of my perennial grasses usually die - I'm not too worried.) The point being, I am enamoured with it!
Goodness! They're right! No matter how busy life gets, I shouldn't forget to make time for a bouquet. It has brought me joy!
Love, Katy Noelle
P.S. I want to make sure that you didn't miss my last post because there is an invitation, of sorts, in it. Thank you!