Flower Power

I secretly always wanted to be a florist.  I mean, you could never be in a bad mood when you're surrounded by beautiful flowers all day, right?  I'm sure some would beg to differ.  I won't quit my day job, but I do love having fresh flowers around the house as much as possible.  Proteas are one of my all-time favorites because they are so interesting that you don't need very many, and they can pretty much hold their own in a simple tall vase.  No real floral art skills necessary.  I love the coral-ish orange-ish color in these, you just don't find that very often. 

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Snapdragons are another favorite of mine, especially the white ones.  I love they way they look in this 3D vase.  I've had this vase for years and years, and it always seems to compliment whatever I put in it- from flowering branches to long stems.  I can't remember where I got, but I know it wasn't a cheap vase.  The hand sculpted porcelain is really stunning in person.  

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What are your favorite flowers to have around the house?  Leave me a note, I'm interested to hear what you think!