indecently pink

by Sharon Santoni


We are back in the season of flowers and buds and bright green leaves, and I find it hard to resist bringing them indoors to brighten a desk or a table, even if they only last a few days.

This morning I cut some branches from an indecently heavy pink blossom then tried to figure out how to arrange it.   During the winter I’ve been using a lot of single stems arranged in groups, and it was fun to come back to a big ornate bouquet.


I used an old tureen, with some chicken wire pushed in loosely to help balance the branches, and added some ivy and some unidentified greenery to contrast with the pink.

None of this ever takes very long, but it is just another way of recharging my batteries in the middle of my working day – what my children call my ‘playtime’.




The Enchanted Home April 14, 2014 - 1:11 pm

Your pictures truly take my breath away, so gorgeous!

BrocanteuseRose April 14, 2014 - 1:18 pm

Ohhhhh love the pink!!!

Jeanne McKay Hartmann April 14, 2014 - 2:16 pm

Love seeing the results of your “playtime,” Sharon. Your pink blossoms look so pretty in that tureen. How lovely to bring the best of spring indoors.

Have a beautiful week! XOXO

Ellen April 14, 2014 - 2:26 pm

Absolutely gorgeous. Isn’t amazing how a bit of beauty can change our perspectives?

hopflower April 14, 2014 - 2:36 pm

That is breathtaking. I, too, had some pink flowers (stock) in a glass vase this past week. the pink was a particularly opalescent one; actually a pinky-mauve. They were glorious and just what I needed at this time of year!

Esther George April 14, 2014 - 2:47 pm

Simply Stunning! Hi Sharon thank you for sharing your lovely photographs. Regards Esther from Sydney. PS I have one plant that goes this bushy and full of flowers, and it has a long name (Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow) and a beautiful lemon scent.

Nancy April 14, 2014 - 2:47 pm

Are these from a tree? So very lovely!
Love your pictures…

Bonnie Gutierrez April 14, 2014 - 2:54 pm

I love how the contrasting leaves are perched on the pink like butterflies!

Peggy Braswell April 14, 2014 - 3:20 pm

stunning + adore seeing this.

Colleen Taylor April 14, 2014 - 5:57 pm

I love the name of your post & brought a smile at first then a wide opened toothy smile. Gorgeously arranged as well Sharon. X

Madonna/aka/Ms. Lemon April 14, 2014 - 7:06 pm

Thanks for the bouquet. I always enjoy the flowers, even if it is only for a few days.


Zanna from Zona April 14, 2014 - 9:46 pm

Yes, yes, darling! I love it. They are so revitalizing. The smell is wafting through the house all day. Our Palo Verde trees are in bloom here and it has been windy so it looks like it is raining yellow flowers everywhere you go. It’s like being in a perpetual wedding ceremony.
Keep up the wonderful work my girl. You refresh my heart with every word.

Elizabeth (Eiffel Tells) April 14, 2014 - 9:51 pm

A gorgeous arrangement of these beautiful pink blossoms to herald the warmer weather.The tones of nature are always pleasing.warm regards

Dee Kirkham April 14, 2014 - 10:09 pm

So beautiful! Brought fond memories of our time there almost a year ago and all your beautiful gardens. I bet the new one you were putting in while we were there is really gorgeous!! Are the peonies in bloom yet. Wish we could come back this year but next year!! Have a beautiful spring!

Debbie Spence April 14, 2014 - 11:28 pm

Thank you for that burst of pink spring! We here in Indiana, after a few warm days, are preparing for hopefully our final snowfall. Normandy seems to be behaving better than the USA Midwest. Just want you to know what a treat your blog is; my French escape. You have made me fall more in love with your country and your region; if that were possible. Enjoy your spring!!

Caterina B April 14, 2014 - 11:28 pm

What are those flowers? Are they azaleas? Beautiful!

sgtipster April 15, 2014 - 3:35 am

theres look beautiful

Karen (Back Road Journal) April 15, 2014 - 5:25 pm

How wonderful to be able to bring some of your lovely spring garden into your home. The third photo reminds me of a still life painting.


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