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June 18, 2013

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Florals 05 // Peonies in June Part II

On peonies, from Sweet Root Village (part II of our June Peony posts):
I’ve always loved the fluffy goodness of peonies, the signature of the
beginning of summer. I envy those with yards full of overloaded bushes,
taunting me with stems weighed down by they enormous blooms. Choosing
colors from our local farmers is too difficult, so I usually go
overboard and get them all. It’s impossible not to feel inspired when
designing with peonies, especially when paired with other local greens
and flowy loveliness. Just grab anything from your home and poke a few
blooms amongst the foliage and you’ll have a gorgeous full arrangement
to gaze upon all week. 



The more I learn about flowers, picking a favorite becomes increasingly difficult. But peonies are always a contender for #1, with their strong stems, giant blooms, intricate petals, vintage feel, and 100s of varieties. Paired with some flowing greens, they just might be my favorite. I am drawn to the wild, unconstrained nature of this arrangement. And that stunning pink!

Scenes like this transport me to Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice,
wishing I could sit at this cheerful desk everyday to correspond with my
faraway friends. Or take a stroll around the room, chatting with my
dear sister about the nature of love, or the upcoming ball, or life in London. Oh, to live simply!

Hope these gorgeous images encourage you to take a minute out of your day to appreciate the little things: send a handwritten note, sit down with a cup of tea to read a few pages in your favorite novel, or wander outside to pick a few fresh blooms and place them in your favorite container.

Happy Tuesday, friends!

Florals and photography // Sweet Root Village for A Daily Something
Creative direction and styling // Rebecca Gallop

P.S. I’m still pregnant! My midwives did a little procedure yesterday evening (I’ll spare you the details), but nothing seems to be happening. Planning on the castor oil + homeopathic tincture route later today or early tomorrow morning. Praying our baby girl joins us today!

  1. Connie | Daydream In Color

    June 18th, 2013 at 3:48 pm

    So beautiful! Peonies have grown to be my favorite flower. I love how they change in size and color throughout their time in the vase.

  2. Natalie Britton

    June 18th, 2013 at 3:48 pm

    I really love posts like this that slow life down and bring me back to the simple things. These images are gorgeous, and yes, peonies are stunning. Thank you so much for this entry.
    I hope all goes well delivering your baby girl! I can't wait to see pictures of her.

  3. Amy Guest

    June 18th, 2013 at 4:09 pm

    Beautiful photos, beautiful flowers.
    http://www.rosesjaunes.blogspot.co.uk

  4. Bellenza Wedding Bistro

    June 18th, 2013 at 5:12 pm

    I don't know how you do it, but your arrangements almost seem alive, and moving!

  5. Moriah

    June 18th, 2013 at 8:32 pm

    Beautiful post, Rebecca! Peonies are definitely my favorite. As for Baby Girl, do you have an exercise ball? I sat on mine all day long to help get my babies in position during those last weeks. Hope she makes her grand appearance soon! Praying for a magical delivery for you!

  6. rachel bridgwood

    June 19th, 2013 at 12:12 am

    We are praying she does too!! Can't wait to meet little baby Gallop! And also we love being on your blog, and also we love you.

  7. Hilary

    June 19th, 2013 at 3:15 am

    My dear, dear Rebecca… two things. These flowers are stunning and I hope you're little girl comes quickly and easily!!! I'll be praying for you!

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