Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Home: The Pureness of White

White. Elegant, pure and fresh.

I love bouquets of fresh white flowers. Vanilla, ivory, cream, seashell - gorgeous shades for delicate flowers. While everyone will be bathing in outrageous red this Valentine's, I dare to be different!

It's the je ne sais quoi - the understatement such a bouquet exudes that makes it graceful. When I come downstairs in the morning and these exquisite flowers present themselves in all their glory I can't help but smile.

The quintessence of such a bouquet is keeping the flowers delicate and aesthetic rather than going for opulence.  Here I have chosen a few vanilla colored roses and ivory ranunculus, flowers I absolutely love. Simply because they too are modest but beautiful. As a contrast the green leaves build a wonderful background for these flowers to show off their elegant shades of white. The stylish touch comes from a bit of silver thread that I draped around the bouquet.

So, while there will be many red bouquets this Valentine's, I give you my pure white one. As a thanks for being all that you are to me and more. My friends, my motivators, my carers, well-wishers, my minglers, my inspirers and admirers - I thank you. Without you I'd only have half of the fun I have on this blog.

Happy Valentine!

This is my Centerpiece of the Month and I am sending it over to the lovely Sandi, who has graciously taken over this lovely event.

Over at the Daily Tiffin we have a few great Valentine Day related articles. So, please take a few minutes to check them out.

What Does Your Valentine Really Want? - by Meg
Heartfelt Fitness - by Helen
What to give your man for Valentine Day - by Vicky

 

Finally I'd like to show you what I recently got in the post.

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A lovely "spicy" package from my gorgeous better half Jaden of Steamy Kitchen. She started a cool swapping event called the International Spice Swap and sent out 6 packages around the world, filled with spices and her "Secret Steamy Sweet Spicy Sambal"

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I happen to be one of the first receivers of these packages. Now according to the rules of the game I am to fill it up and send the box off to another part of the world. Well I just did and am on my way to the mail office right now - with two packages. One to my secret receiver and the other to the Steamy Jaden.

Thanks honey!

 



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20 comments :

  1. Meeta I am always have a warm feeling when i see your pictures which you take with flowers. They are just beautiful.
    Happy Valentine.

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  2. happy valentine day to you and tom (and soeren)

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  3. Love It!
    Is this our centerpiece for February? I'll post it.
    Sandi

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  4. Happy V day to you and Tom and Soeren, Meeta! The flowers are "OH so lovely!" Cannot take my eyes off them - the spice package looks cool and so fun!

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  5. I would SO much rather have white flowers than red. Not that anyone will be giving me flowers this year...

    Happy Valentine's Day!

    Sues

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  6. The flowers bring out the essence of purity! great centerpiece Meeta!

    Happy V-Day to you guys!

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  7. Oh je sais qois exactly.... white is much more elegant than red :-D
    Have a lovely valentine's.

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  8. i'm glad you loved it!

    happy valentine's day!!!

    xoxo, jaden

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  9. Happy Valentine day to you, Meeta! The roses are perfect!

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  10. Nice Pics. Lovely Roses. Happy Valentine's day!

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  11. Happy Valentine Meeta. I'm a bit of a pink scrooge when it comes to this day but your beautiful bouquet would soften even my unromantic heart!

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  12. beautiful Meeta, love the 'different' theme :)

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  13. Even white dishes photograph well and always look elegant. Beautiful center piece Meeta.
    Enjoy and happy Valentine's day to you!:))

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  14. What a lovely bouquet Meeta!
    Happy Valentine's Day to you and wishing you a whole year of lovely moments!
    xoxo

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  15. To do a bouquet of white flowers takes a true artist's touch, and you've got that, Meeta. Happy Valentine's Day to you!

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  16. Wow...the bouquet is really beautiful!!! Hope u had a great Valentine.

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  17. What a lovely centerpiece. There is something eternally elegant about white shades of flowers. Thanks for sharing it and happy valentine's day a little late.

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