Monday, June 16, 2014

A Bouquet Of Peonies


Monday, Monday. Are you ready for another week? It seems a good idea to start it off with something pretty, so here are a few photos from last week's peony class at The London Plane.


The well-lit space was filled near to bursting with the loveliest blooms...


Katherine and Brita from The London Plane had so many tips and tricks to share about floral arranging, while Geraldine from Northfield Farm -- where the peonies were sourced from -- supplied seemingly endless information about the beautiful flowers.

 

With peonies aplenty, and masses of complementary blossoms and greens to pair with them, off to work we went... fortified with a bit of wine and some new floral shears that were ours to keep.




At the end of the evening, a stunning array of bouquets surrounded us, each one as unique as the person who styled it.



Here's mine, happy at home with a pair of marble Foo Dogs..

Did you know that peonies originated in the far East? The Chinese introduced them to Japan and the Chinese word for peony translates to "beautiful."

If you live in the Seattle area - or are planning a visit - I can't recommend a class at The London Plane enough. Such a beautiful way to spend an evening.

And here's to a new week! Hope yours is full of exquisitely lovely things! XO


23 comments:

  1. Sign me up! Looks like a lovely spot for a class and creating with flowers! Gorgeous!
    pve

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    1. Patricia, come visit! We can take a class together and then wander across the street to their sister restaurant, bar Sajor for dinner. XOXO

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  2. SO much fun, and your arrangement is beautiful!
    Teresa
    xoxo

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  3. YEP!Very similar to what I was saying on your earlier post!Except your space was BIGGER!Looks like a gorgeous shop!I can tell that vase is yours............!!!!

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    1. Your class sounded lovely, La Contessa! It is a gorgeous spot and the flowers made it even more so. Have a beautiful week! XOXO

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  4. So pretty Jeanne! I'm going to be so sad when the season is over. I would enjoy a class there and plan to look into it:) Thanks for sharing!

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    1. I know, Leslie. I'm off in search of more blooms today for our kitchen and am wondering what I will find. Geraldine from Northfield was saying that the season is even shorter than usual this year because of the warm May and early June weather.

      Have a lovely week! XOXO

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  5. Beautiful ~ what are the green berries?

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    1. Thank you, Rebecca! I wish I could remember what they were called. I loved the bright green paired with peony pinks! XO

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  6. Jeannie peonies are the favorite flower of the summer for me!! Your arrangement is the most gorgeous of all!!
    Xoxo
    Karena

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    1. Thank you, Karena! Hard to go wrong with such beautiful blooms! XO

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  7. Wow! You did a fantastic job.... what a great skill to learn. I love peonies!

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  8. Your arrangement turned out beautifully, Jeanne...although I am not surprised with all of your creative talent! It looks the like absolutely perfect class! Have a fantastic week! xoxo

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  9. Jeanne, we love your bouquet and you're hired!! Don't you want to come design with peonies that don't die? They don;t have that heavenly scent either... Love your pretty post today!
    xxoo
    C + C

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  10. How fun!!! That place looks amazing....and your bouquet is GORGEOUS! Love it near the little foo dogs, just beautiful....they are by far one of my most favorite flowers!

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  11. YOU ARE GOOD! so fun, flowers, learning & wine :-)

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  12. How beautiful!! I would love to take a class like that!

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  13. So pretty...we have some beautiful deep red peonies in the garden...I love your bouquet Jeanne; but love your marble foo dogs even more ;)
    Thanks for popping by always lovely to hear from you...dog still not in basket!!!!!!!!! xx

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  14. loved learning some chinese today! have a wonderful week, jeanne.

    michele

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