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April 5, 2018

This afternoon was pure bliss.    We had a beautifully sunny start to the day and after sometime at the office, I headed out to pick up some fresh flowers for the house.   The storm clouds rolled overhead just as I stepped inside but the rain was still balmy and warm so I had all of the windows open with a breeze coming through.    I love days like this.

I often get asked how I go about selecting flowers — it’s tough when you’re new to it.  I honestly go by what jumps out at me first and then try to find complementary colors.  I was on the hunt for something moodier today but couldn’t pass up these pink candies and creamy tulips.

Often times I struggle to not buy too many — I bring out lots from the cooler and edit from there, unless it’s an occasion that I don’t need to hold back on.   I couldn’t believe the bounty that greeted me at the flower shop.   These pink ranunculus are ridiculous — they’re a special kind, I’ll have to find out which — so fluffy and vibrant!   I mixed them up with some creamy tulips and queen anne’s lace as well as some foraged branches from local trees which I made Will cut down for me as I hid in the car (what a hero!).    There ended up being enough for several arrangements and both upstairs and downstairs are full of fresh flowers.

We have so enjoyed our new backsplash — I linked to the tile here because we receive a lot of questions about it.   I also love this one and this one.    It was a great choice but is very thick so do be careful and make sure it can fit in your space without throwing off other things.    I’m looking forward to swapping out the hood, knobs, adding a laundry room door and some blinds in the coming months.  We have lots of DIY house projects which we’re struggling to find time for but are desperate to get done so will bump them up on the priority list.   I really want to add crown moulding to the upstairs and some more trim around our windows, finish stitching together my grandmother’s curtains which are a bit too short but can be combined to match our ceiling height, finish the downstairs bathroom, as well as the baby’s, etc.   It never ends but Will and I are having a fun time taking a whack at it ourselves…!

Here’s a small version of the final result, as well as a larger arrangement behind.   They flowers are so pretty that I am seriously considering taking them with me while we travel tomorrow! xx

8 Comments

  • Reply Faith April 5, 2018 at 7:27 am

    Another picture perfect post. It just makes me want to head out and pick up a bunch of flowers and create a bouquet. Loving your backsplash too. It came out so good!

    • Reply Lucy Cuneo April 9, 2018 at 3:19 pm

      <3 thank you Faith!!!!! flowers are so uplifting xxx

  • Reply Sam April 5, 2018 at 8:26 am

    The backsplash came out so well!! Love the pop of pink against it!

    xo Sam
    http://www.thecurrentclassic.com

  • Reply Rachel April 8, 2018 at 2:30 pm

    I love the tile! And that blouse is beautiful, where did you get it?

    • Reply Lucy Cuneo April 9, 2018 at 3:18 pm

      Hi Rachel, it’s from ASOS!!! xx

  • Reply Kinsey April 20, 2018 at 10:27 am

    Love your blog! These photos are so pretty, and I was wondering if you could do a post on shooting indoors (how to correct the white balance, lighting, etc?).

    Thanks!
    Kinsey

    • Reply Lucy Cuneo April 23, 2018 at 8:36 am

      Yes ! Good idea. Just quickly: when I shoot in doors, I tend to turn off all of the lights and try to use only natural light. For this post I had the back door open behind me, windows off to the right and then windows throughout our open plan dining/living area. It’s not very light though, so I crank up the ISO and tend to shoot wide open, 2.0 and with a slow shutter speed — might be on a 60th or even 30th of a second here. You’ll find just turning off the lights and using natural light helps with the white balance tremendously!!! xxx

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