Give Yourself Flowers

Give Yourself Flowers

What is it about Spring that makes me want to run out and buy flowers? I mean, it’s not like our winters here in Northern California are particularly harsh or grey…well maybe grey, but also emerald green. Never the less, every spring I want to fill my garden with blooms, and place them all over my house! They simply make me happy. Flowers can be:

  • as elaborate as a banquet arrangement

via George V in Paris

  • multiple arrangements in one room
  • a simple as a single bud in a vase   

via google search

  • or a floating flower in an exquisite bowl
  • they can be expensive arrangements from the top florists

Irene Parrot Tulips via Design Sponge

  • or a $1.99 bunch of daffodils from the supermarket and placed in individual vases all over the house
  • and if you live in NYC? Even better, there are flowers stalls on every corner and in every deli!

And…did you know that the different colors of flowers mean different things? As an example, Orange flowers are warm. Orange mixes the passion of red with the unbridled happiness of yellow. Whether spreading their zest through their own bouquet or else spicing up an assorted bunch, orange flowers are vibrant and vibrancy is fun. Of course there is also the Language of Flowers. You can send your heart through a bouquet if the receiver knows how to read them! And of course, your favorites can say a lot about you. I particularly love Peonies, which mean aphrodisiac (hmmmmmmm….) and sunflowers which signify loyalty and wishes (ok)!

via Florista Sabrina Tan

Bringing flowers into your home add a bit of life to a room, a pop of color, texture and sometimes, even a great scent. They can be mixed or matched it doesn’t really matter. They just seem to welcome you into your space. Flowers are Little Bits of Beauty™ that uplift you everyday. They add a freshness and an Energtics to Space™ that just makes you feel good. So I say, buy yourself some flowers, in fact, send yourself flowers once a month! After all, you’re worth it!

What do you do to uplift yourself? What are your favorite flowers? Do you think of them as an indulgence or  part of your home? I invite you to leave me a comment below. In the meantime, feast your eyes on more Little Bits of Beauty™ below!




  1. Fiona Stolze 11 years ago

    Such a beautiful post Irene and the images are just so pretty. I’m with you on peonies. There’s just something so exquisite about them. I had a small bottle of peony essential oil a while back and the scent just transported me to an elevated space. I can smell it now.

    I like to regularly buy myself flowers and put them in vases on the table. They really do totally uplift a room as well as put a smile on my face. Thanks for the inspiration.

    Fiona Stolze
    Inspired Art and Living

    • Author
      Irene Turner 11 years ago

      WOW Fiona, I don’t think I’ve ever smelled peony essential oil, must be fabulous! Flowers and or scent really do evoke memories of places, people and events, don’t they?

  2. Joyflower 11 years ago

    I love the color of the tulips, so unusual!

    • Author
      Irene Turner 11 years ago

      that’s because they are called Irene Parrot Tulips…Irene’s are unusual! ; )

  3. Lindsay Satterfield 11 years ago

    Beautiful, Irene. Oh, I LOVE flowers. “Just living is not enough. One must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower.” ~Hans Christian Andersen Yes, flowers seem essential to me. I’m a rose lover. AND, this Spring, for some reason, I’ve really gotten into tulips. Oh my – they are FANTASTIC. So free-wheeling. So totally themselves. 🙂

    Flowers are essential because they are one way to bring nature inside. And we all need nature. Nature heals, relaxes, and exudes peace. A great antidote to our oh-so-sped up, techno, info-overload world. A great balancer. Thank you for this beautiful post.

    • Author
      Irene Turner 11 years ago

      Love the quote by Hans Lindsay, leave it to you to find that one. Thanks you so much for your heartfelt response. Always good to see you pop up here.

  4. Claudia Juestel 11 years ago

    Sweet Spring inspiration Irene, and thanks for the reminder. I don’t by cut flowers for myself often enough.

    You are so right, $ 1.99 Daffodils can look great. Just like with interiors it is all how you use and arrange things.



    • Author
      Irene Turner 11 years ago

      Isn’t that the truth Claudia. And, you can find beauty in the smallest of things, and at any price point!

  5. Sofa Burbank 11 years ago

    I love this idea! Not only does it bring life to the room but also aroma and style.

  6. Vesta Cocklin 10 years ago

    what beautiful flowers! I always use flowers as part of the decor in design of the room!

  7. Emily Tanner 10 years ago

    Irene the type of beauty you create speaks of the inner beauty you have. Did you ever stop to think that why God created spring? To tell us that we live in a transient world. So those who can gain from this temporary phase will be enjoying the life in full.

  8. Loida Frezza 10 years ago

    Hi Irene!

    I just love the flower arrangements you posted here! They are very lovely and refreshing to my eyes. I hope I can place flowers as beautiful as that in our home.

    I enjoyed reading your blog, by the way. Will surely visit the site again. 🙂

    Many thanks,



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