Pink Peonies & Book Recommendations

by Tina on July 2, 2015

in Decor, family, Flowers, our home

Valentina Fussell Peonies

Our friends brought us these beautiful pink peonies and, of course, I had to snap a few photos and share them because they kind of blew my mind.  Peonies seem to grow almost like weeds here in Denmark, so the florists are full of them and I literally cannot keep myself from buying them, photographing them, and even stopping at every one I see along the way and taking a good sniff.  In fact, I got caught last night with my nose stuck in someone’s flower garden and I sheepishly looked up and exclaimed, “Oh sorry!  They smell so good!”  She was very gracious and said it was totally fine, but I need to get better at being a little less of a flower magnet or better at not getting caught!

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In addition to the pink peonies, a couple books arrived in the mail yesterday which is always an exciting event.  I have been wanting Vanity Fair 100 Years for ages and am delighted to report that I was not disappointed.  Not only does it look great on a coffee table, but it’s super inspiring and interesting to read.  I also ordered a copy of Carine Roitfeld’s Irreverent book which is equally mind blowing.  Karl Lagerfeld is known for saying that…

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“If you close your eyes and imagine the ideal French woman, it would be Carine Roitfeld.”

That was all the motivation I needed to order her book.  And yet again, I was not disappointed and will now be ordering her much coveted CR Fashion Book Magazines, which have a near cult-like following.

(Also on my table are the Ferm Living Mini Vase/Pencil Holder/cup and a stunning crystal glass Paper Weight from Studio Arhoj.)

 

What about you?  What is on your summer reading list/decorating agenda?

Photography: Tina Fussell

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