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