Note! Yes, I know peony season is pretty much over. I wrote this post a few weeks ago and it somehow got shoved to the end of the line! But it’s too pretty not to share. So don’t be scared to substitute some other blooms for peonies — open roses or something similar would do the trick.
I think of peonies as an extra special treat. They’re always so expensive, and they have such a specific season that they’ve become this elusive flower in my head. I think this is literally only the second time I’ve had peonies in my home, ever. Suffice it to say, this was a splurge at the flower market. But they were just too good to pass up! The pink and blush petals against the yellow at their centers is maybe one of the prettiest combinations ever. So I snapped up a bunch — go big or go home, right?
- approximately 10 peony blooms
- medium bowl
- washi tape
Make Time: 10 Minutes
Start by taping a grid across the top of your bowl. Don’t let the tape trail too far over the ends. Carefully add water to the bowl.
Trim excess greenery off of a peony stem, and cut the stem down at an angle until it’s the right height for your bowl. Insert into one of the openings on the tape grid.
Continue in the same fashion until all of your blooms are included. It may take a little shuffling at the end — I rearranged a couple of my peonies so that they’d sit better in the bowl.
I put them on my desk and, I kid you not, they were so gorgeous they were almost distracting. Like, I just wanted to sit back and enjoy the fact that I had peonies on my desk instead of getting any work done. It was such a special treat! I think it’s safe to say that peonies are my very favorite flower these days. (Me and the rest of the world!) xoxo