Books: Interior Emotions {Creative Lovely Blooms}

December 17, 2014

s e t . t h e . t a b l e

By now you must have surmised I have no eye
or talent for gardening, floral arranging, or
keeping vegetation alive.

I have three plants hanging on for dear life right now:
elephant bush and two angel plants...heaven help me.

above via


So I have the utmost admiration for those of you
who excel at such magic.

These Holiday Ladies where created as a window dressing.  If i had my own flower shop i would so do this as a window display.  I love this idea.

These creative arrangements make me smile.

Dainty bouquets in rugged boots. Captured By: Park Road Photography --->

So does a new book which just arrived chock full
of inspiration from a true master: Per Benjamin.

With truly original ideas and innovation, this chic volume
proves an interior can go from a simple room to an
environment living, breathing, and emoting with style.

Stichting Kunstboek, 2014

Here are the particulars for all of you lovers of blooms:
Interior Emotions (ACC Distribution) by Per Benjamin,
Max van de Sluis, and Tomas De Bruyne.

Pink Ballet Shoes by cafechatelaine, via Flickr

Not in the book but just right for
my skill level and what I happen to have on hand.

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Do you have a go-to floral arrangement for the holidays?

Peace to you right where you are.

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  1. All are gorgeous...I do love white amaryllis and paperwhites this time of year, add a Little evergreen and maybe a few ornaments for some bling..and you have yourself a "sure thing"....given your immense talents in so many areas, something tells me you coudl put together one gorgeous arrangement!

    1. i can put fresh roses in a vase with water. i love your paperwhites in your beautiful blue and white pieces, tina!

  2. I love the use of
    fresh greens for
    Christmas, but it's
    tough to keep them
    fresh for long with
    the dryness from the
    furnace! Someday
    I'd love to live somewhere
    more humid, where
    they'd last longer....
    If I did, I'd use mounds
    of holly on mantles,
    cedar and Frasier Fir
    for the scent, tuck in
    magnolia behind picture
    frames, and of course,
    line window sills with
    pots and pots of forced

    Hope you are having
    a relaxed and calm week,
    my friend!

    xo Suzanne

    1. i hear you, suzanne. i plan to pick up some fresh greenery today and be a slave to the misting. :)

  3. I just love the dress trees so much!! Have been planning to make my own one year! Happy holidays!
    xo. Leslie
    Segreto Finishes

  4. Love it! Honestly, I am more of the floristry girl {blame the granny genes} but I get it when you say two rockety bush hanging got me there Mich. Infact I just read a fb post from a friend in the shire cribbing about how someone got her a wreath and now she has to deal with it. Cracking me up!

    1. i am hopeless .but let's not forget you've got tropics on your side, miss beachythang! i'm in the arctic here! :)

  5. All of these decorations are amazing. Great and unique ideas. Totally love the dress trees!
    End of tenancy cleaners Clapham

  6. I do not get to our library as much as I would like, but if one of THESE libraries were nearby ----- I WOULD LIVE THERE!
    I can imagine walking into any one of them --- the smell would envelope me and it would be a
    totally religious experence, I am certain!

    How are you pretty lady?
    Hope you are well.
    Happy blessed new year to you.


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