Monday, May 12, 2014

Monday Blues And Whites: Stopping To Smell The Peonies


Happy, happy Monday, everyone! Did you enjoy your Mother's Day. Hope so. Admittedly I had a whole other post thought up for today, but Sunday was so lovely, time with Mom quite sweet, and plans were abandoned for play. So instead, how about something pretty to start the week? Peonies season seems to start in earnest on Mother's Day weekend, and this year was no exception. Bunches of beauty awaited, all lined up at the corner grocery. Of course some had to come home when picking out a few for Mom.... 


They look so pretty nestled with white hydrangeas in pretty little blue and white vases from the Paris puces, softly perched on the mantle.



The perfect companions to a little blue bowl and some seashells found on our last visit to Nantucket... and a few blue and white starfish, too.



Have a lovely week, everyone! Hope you get to stop and smell the peonies! XOXO

36 comments:

  1. Beautiful. Thanks for starting my week off with loveliness.
    pve

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    1. You are welcome, Patricia! Hope your week is lovely all the way through! XO

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  2. Jeanne,
    This is the perfect start to my day and week!! I must admit to a lot of play yesterday with my mom…and what could be more important?!

    xoxo Elizabeth

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    1. Thanks Elizabeth! Glad you got a lot of play time with mom yesterday - nothing could be more important! Have a lovely week! XOXO

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  3. SO pretty, Jeanne! Peonies are my favorite flower. How wonderful to have such special time with your mother! Have a lovely week! xoxo

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    1. Thanks Sandy, hope you have a lovely week, too! XOXO

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  4. I cant wait for mine to bloom they are just gorgeous!

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    1. It's hard to play favorites with flowers, but I think mine might be peonies! Hope you enjoy the anticipation of seeing them bloom, Karolyn! XOXO

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  5. So beautiful Jeanne! Wow need to get my pinterest fingers ready....I LOVE peonies and of course you know my feelings on blue and white:)

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    1. Thanks, Tina! Yes, I knew you would be in favor of this post and all the blue and white! Have a wonderful week! XOXO

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  6. Beautifully styled and photographed, Jeanne!! You do blue and white so well. Happy Monday! xo

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    1. Thanks, Loi! That means a lot coming from a master gardener and stylist such as yourself! XO

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  7. Les Pivoines!! I can't believe that I haven't seen them here yet! Ooh, they are one of my favorites...and I agree with all of the comments, you really are the best at bringing blue&whites to the next level of loveliness. I am so happy that you had a good day with your Mom. :)
    And thank you for the really kind comment chez moi but you have me a little afraid too...oh dear!
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    xo
    H

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  8. Such a beautiful post Jeanne AND my favorite flower! I'm so excited to see them in season now. They are the flower that keeps on giving.. looking gorgeous even as the petals begin to fall. Blue and white is the perfect back drop for their display:) Happy Monday to you! xxL

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  9. So much pretty here, Jeanne. Your posts always start my day off on a cheerful note!
    Teresa
    xoxo

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  10. It sounds like you had the perfect day with your mom, Jeanne. Ours was off to her house in the Hamptons so we spent the day enjoying the beautiful weather and working in the yard. Our peonies have yet to bloom but we can't wait to indulge in their sweet scent when we do! Have a terrific Monday.
    xxoo
    C + C

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  11. oh jeanne! that first photo takes my breath away. i'm sharing it on my facebook immediately because i just know it will bring light, peaceful, healing energy to all who see it!

    michele

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  12. I planted 3 plants last year and only 2 survived, but I'm most excited with my 2 blooms! Yours are amazing and one day maybe…

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  13. So gorgeous Jeanne! The peonies aren't blooming yet, soon though and they are perfect with the lovely blue and white!

    xoxo
    Karena
    The Arts by Karena

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  14. I adore peonies but ours are still in bud. We planted more last year and I'm looking forward to them all blooming. These pastel pink ones look stunning in your blue and white vases.
    A beautiful post!
    http://missbbobochic.blogspot.co.uk/

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  15. Love those flower vases with the Delft pottery style painting.

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