Home is … Beauty in Fresh Flowers!

Welcome to Home is … Day here at RE! This week we’re sharing about …

… fresh flowers!

I love fresh flowers. So I’ll start with my story, and then you can link up and share yours, okay?

I love to keep fresh flowers in my kitchen window.

When I’m standing at the sink – cooking, doing dishes, cleaning up – it’s wonderful to look up and see God’s beauty right before me.

The most recent flowers brought inside are these vibrant peonies (from my backyard).

They almost do not seem real.

They remind me of a few years back, in May, where I held a neighborhood luncheon and I lined the table with peonies.

And set this very simple table.

I appreciate the time together more than a perfect setting. Even with mix-matched chairs, on a hot springy day, we ladies had a wonderful time getting to know one other.

I think it’s time to reconnect with those lovely ladies! I feel another luncheon coming on …

What flowers are in your yard right now, or in your kitchen window, or on your countertops? Do you have any dinner plans to use them as a centerpiece?

Not it’s your turn … link up and share your beautiful flowers with us today!

About Home is

Each Wednesday you can link up here at RE, to a different theme that I will share in advance … which may be something like a beautiful set table, a snack waiting for your kids when they get home from school, fresh flowers in the kitchen, dishes in your hutch, a meal on the stove, a family heirloom, a yard sale find and how you put it to use, pictures on the walls, music being played in the background … a feeling, a smell, a touch.

This post is linked to Melissa’s at The Inspired Room, to Inspiration Friday!

27 comments on “Home is … Beauty in Fresh Flowers!”

  1. Your flowers are beautiful. Where did you find that vase, the one in your window? I need one like that for my windows/
    Beautiful pics/
    .-= Lauri´s last blog ..My daybook =-.

  2. Sandy, your peonies are just beautiful! I hope that mine will open soon. For now we are enjoying the roses. Your outdoor luncheon looked quite lovely.

    Have a beautiful Wednesday!
    .-= Jennifer´s last blog ..National Cornbread Cook-off =-.

  3. I’ve seen The Wizard of Oz a jillion times, and everyone remembers the scene where they all fall asleep in the poppies. But I had never seen a real, live, wild poppy until recently. They grow around four feet tall in these parts, a very noble plant.
    .-= The Training Table´s last blog ..Cutting edge or traditional? Why not both? =-.

  4. We have roses in our yard that we love to cut and use in the house. Your outdoor luncheon was beautiful – I love the fat, round vases that the peonies were in!

  5. My peonies are getting ready to bloom….of course, I don’t like the pesky ants that come with…but after a few shakes, they land in every room and make me smile!
    .-= LoveFeast Table´s last blog ..Lemon Souffle & More =-.

  6. Peonies are one of my favorites and those of yours are breathtaking. :)
    .-= Mrs. B.´s last blog ..Blog Love: Sorelle Per Vita =-.

  7. Everything looks beautiful Sandy! I’m still stuck out in my garage unpacking boxes and trying to figure out where to put what arrrgh! Glad to take a walkabout for a break…
    .-= ellen b´s last blog ..A Walkabout… =-.

  8. I have a peony obsession but I’m not sure I can get them to grow in poor little yard.

    I’ve managed a few flowers that are pretty, although the deer apparently find my budding roses very tasty. (And why mine? They leave my neighbor’s alone!)

    But tulips…tulips are my favorite!

    Now I have flower envy!
    .-= Lori @ In Pursuit of Martha Points´s last blog ..Lori and the Bee =-.

  9. YES!! =D I love to have fresh flowers at my kitchen sink ‘n window, too! It truly makes washing dishes a beautiful thing inDEED! Your flowers are gorgeous! Peonies are one of my favs.

    Right now, I’ve got some fading flowers on my windowsill and they will be planted in the yard next. I’ve also got some potted herbs that I leave up there year round and use with my cooking. We are taking another trip to Trader Joe’s today and I will probably pick up another blooming potted flower to brighten up that part of the kitchen again!
    .-= ClassiclyAmber´s last blog ..Mother’s Day Tea Party [Recipes] =-.

  10. Your flowers are stunning! I love peonies and had several at our old house. I think I need to plant some at my new one.

  11. Hi, I just hopped over from Ellen B. What a great theme you have here. I loved your ideas and will be back. Your blog is inspiring and creative.
    .-= marg´s last blog ..Wonderful Women’s Wednesday ~ Marathon Winners =-.

  12. The peonies are gorgeous. I cut everything from my garden including the leaves to use inside the home.
    .-= Holly L´s last blog ..How to Steal A Secret Family Recipe =-.

  13. These flowers are beautiful, I try to have fresh flowers in our house as often as possible. your post has given me some nice ideas for arrangements.

  14. Hi Sandy! What beautiful flowers! I do so love fresh flowers. It’s funny–I love color, yet many of my home furnishings are pretty neutral in color. I think flowers are a way of bringing in really vibrant, wonderful colors and just CELEBRATING!

    When you have that next luncheon, may I come? Oregon isn’t that far from North Carolina, is it?
    .-= Richella´s last blog ..Dishing with Amanda =-.

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  16. What fabulous peonies!! I am DROOLING!

  17. My post is http://nf1andpre-kwhisper.blogspot.com/2010/05/what-is-growing-in-you-background-right.html
    I really enjoyed finding your blog this am. and all the nice peonies and flowers at gatherings was fun, I really love to entertain and I always have flowers. I am planting poppies this year, fingers crossed.
    .-= lisa´s last blog ..Magaritas, Mangos and Mojitos =-.

  18. I love fresh flowers! I have a huge bouquet of hot pink roses on my counter right now. I bought them for myself and when I glance at them, they make me smile!
    .-= the BLAH BLAH BLAHger´s last blog ..Mexican Lasagna, aka MEATY CHEESY GOODNESS =-.

  19. Sandy, your peonies are so beautiful. I love the deep red color! Too bad we aren’t neighbors, maybe we could have exchanged my cupcakes for your flowers!
    .-= lisa´s last blog ..Green with Envy =-.

  20. I love the vases, Sandy! And the vibrant color- so spring-y!!
    .-= Tara G.´s last blog ..Home is…Fresh Flowers in the Kitchen =-.

  21. I would LOVE to have peonies! I need to find a hybrid that doesn’t need a long, cold winter…

    I always keep a bud vase in my kitchen window – something my mother used to do, too. Sometimes it’s roses – we have so many – and sometimes it’s just a snip of this or that, a nasturtium, a daisy and a bit of rosemary. It doesn’t matter what it is, but it always bring me joy to have that to look at while I’m scrubbing pots!
    .-= Adelle @ ready…GO!…get set´s last blog ..The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly =-.

  22. I love this post idea and your flowers are so beautiful. Thank you for all you do, you are an inspiration.

    God Bless,
    Cha Cha
    .-= Cha Cha´s last blog ..SUMMER IN A PUNCH BOWL =-.

  23. Love this post! I’m enjoying the beauty of fresh peonies this week. It’s amazing what a difference a few flowers can make!
    .-= Elizabeth@LongToLove´s last blog ..I Spy With My Little Eye… =-.

  24. I love fresh flowers. Yours are beautiful and I love the vase in the window. Thanks for hosting.

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  26. I’m a little late, but had to join in on this one!! This will be my first year with peonies. So far they are just big orbs atop stalks with big fat ants guarding them. Can’t wait to see what colors they will be and hope the ants will share a few with me! Have a great weekend!
    .-= Christie, Describe Happy´s last blog ..Home is… Fresh Flowers =-.

  27. Your flowers are fabulous….thanks for sharing.
    Happy Day

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