“I’d rather have roses on my table than diamonds on my neck” said Emma Goldman, renowned anarchist, writer and philosopher.
Sadly I don’t have roses here in Antigua, as you all know how much I love them (Seduction in a Rose Garden). But how wonderful to have a posy of flowers on the breakfast table in the morning.
It is a beautiful way to start the day with a cup of tea and a wander outside to see what is in bloom. Even what we call weeds, elegantly arranged, can look stunning and will fill your heart with joy for the day ahead.
Today I gathered purple Bougainvillea, yellow Marigold and green bamboo leaves. The colours look so pretty together.
I toyed with the idea of a clear glass vase but then found that this highly patterned pottery vase (this one from KTU Unterstab, available on ebay and etsy) looked much more interesting.
Lovers old and young could collect and arrange the flowers and handwrite a love letter: for inspiration have a look at these beautifully written Victorian poems on Pinterest by Amy Jones. What a delight for your lover to wake to something truly special on an ordinary morning. Let everyday be extraordinary.
I hope you enjoy and feel inspired. Have a wonderful day.