Gardening, Cooking and Decorating on the Prairie of Kansas

Welcome to Linderhof, our 1920's home on the prairie, where there's usually something in the oven, flowers in the garden for tabletops and herbs in the garden for cooking. Where, when company comes, the teapot is always on and there are cookies and cakes to share in the larder.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Flowers . . . . Just Because

Husband Jim is not one to shower me with flowers on birthdays, anniversaries or Valentine's. He wants to buy flowers because he wants to -- not because he has to. And I appreciate that.

Because when he does shower me with flowers it is from the heart -- not because a calendar or mass marketing said that he should.

And last week, he noticed that nothing was blooming in the garden which meant that there was nothing to fill the vases at Linderhof.

So what did he do?

He bought me flowers!!!! And not a small bouquet either. Nor just one. He literally showered me with flowers! That is just so special!
The pink carnations go perfectly in my newest blue and white vase -- perfect for the breakfast room table!
And the red carnations take the place of tulips in the artichoke tulipieres. In fact, the mums look quite good in them!
Which are perfect for the mantle in the living room.

Each tulipiere is three tiered and has holes all around. Each stem is placed in it's own hole as we build the arrangement up.

And the final bouquet -- roses -- yellow ones because he knows that I love yellow roses. So perfect in the cloisonne ginger jar on the coffee table!

I'm one lucky wife to have such a thoughtful husband. Flowers just because are truly special flowers!

It's Saturday which means that it's Pink Saturday so please join Beverly at How Sweet the Sound to see Saturday's Pinks!


Suzanne said...

Martha, how sweet. Who doesn't love "just because" flowers? I don't remember that last time I received some of those! ;)

All of your flowers, their containers, and placements are gorgeous. Love the yellow roses. Love the artichoke tulipiers so much, I had to Google them to see where I could get one. Oh so unique!

Have a nice weekend and enjoy the flowers from Jim. What a guy!

Allie and Pattie said...

Martha, he's a keeper! How lovely and sweet!
xoxo Pattie

Karen said...

What a sweet husband... all those flowers. I would say you are a very blessed woman. Love your pictures.
Ladybug Creek

Bonnie@Creative Decorating said...

That was a wonderful surprise!! You have one of the good ones for sure!! The flowers look very nice in their new containers!

From the Kitchen said...

I agree, Martha, that flowers from the heart are very special. I think your Jim is a gem! Your new vase is unusually beautiful. I'm interested as to the style and/or period. The tulipiers are nestled in the perfect setting to show off their flowers. I think Linderhof is "well dressed" this weekend.

Have a wonderful weekend with the bouquets and Jim.


lesapeamusings.blogspot said...

Ohhh how lovely. There is nothing like fresh flowers to lift the spirit.

Have a good weekend. Much Love.

lindaraxa said...

A man who loves flowers and keeps Armagnac and Cognac in the liquor cabinet is definetely a keeper. Congratulations and Happy Mother's Day!

meyerprints said...

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

All of your flowers are just gorgeous and I love their arrangements. Your containers are stunning too. DH is a definite keeper. Hugs, Marty

BumbleVee said...

I'm with you.... I think it's awful for people to do only what they are told via mass marketing... what became of thinking for themselves? What became of the real meaning of love? The little things. The special things.... We don't buy each other things at the appointed times either.... we get each other little things or even big things..."just because". That way it's more special and it's always a surprise.... I like our way much better.

Great choices for the flowers...and they look lovely....

Tina said...

What a wonderful guy! You arranged your gifts so beautifully! I love yellow roses, too.

Pondside said...

Now, that's a gift!
I love carnations - Especially if they smell particularly spicy!

Lottie said...

Martha, your Jim is the sweetest husband to send flowers "just because". What a wonderful post!

The Norwegian said...

There are times when one's husband just "gets it". He knows you and he discovers a need and he takes care of it! Perhaps a bit more than a need! Enjoyed this bit of the "in sync" your Jim offers you!