The Cool House: flowers
Showing posts with label flowers. Show all posts
Showing posts with label flowers. Show all posts

Saturday, April 26, 2008

Saturday Shoot

Just to prove we're not exclusively modern, we're off to the city to look at Parmigianino’s Antea before it goes home to the Museo di Capodimonte in Naples.
I'll leave you with a few shots from the yard

vinca flower

pachysandra flower


Not as stunning as Antea but it's the best I've got.

Sunday, April 13, 2008

The morning after

The Cool House is a great place to entertain and we love having company over for drinks or a casual supper, especially those who have never been here before or who haven't heard of Andrew Geller and his work. We show off the house and describe how we found it, hopefully without boring other people who have heard it all before. But the pressure is really on when another of the guests is a frequent visitor and loyal blog reader and his wife is an extremely talented interior designer.

I know I'm expected to blog something pithy and acerbic about last night's dinner but I'm going to throw this curve ball out of left field and present some shots of the spring flowers I received instead.

Fabulously beautiful, no?
I don't know why I'm feeling so mellow this morning. Perhaps I'm still relaxed from the marvellous company and conversation last night? Perhaps it has something to do with the seven hours uninterrupted sleep I had for the first time since we got the kittens?

Or perhaps it was the amount of wine I consumed?
Thanks to all concerned for making it such a great evening: the chicken carver, the bottle openers, the plate passers, the table clearers and the dishwasher stacker. The Guy and I really appreciate the way you worked for your dinner.

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Billy Buttons

A week or so ago I posted this photo and mentioned I didn't know the name of the flower. While wasting time reading other people's blogs working today I came across this post from the Happy Living Blog. Turns out they are called Billy Buttons or Craspedia and there are lots of other varieties. I don't know why I'd never seen them before, but they are such a vibrant yellow and so small and cute they make me smile. They are also a nice change from the ubiquitous tulips and daffodils at this time of year and they're holding up really well in this bunch of flowers I shoved in a vase over a week ago.

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Little yellow ball

I have no idea if it's a type of chrysanthemum but it came as part of a bouquet of flowers. I just know that it's tiny, yellow and unbelievably photogenic.

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Two White Tulips

Tuesday, February 19, 2008


Willow in blossom. It's almost Spring.

Monday, January 21, 2008


Nothing says winter can't last forever like tulips. Red tulips in a pink room.

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

A change from the usual autumn colours

White hydrangea bouquet in the foyer.

White Hydrangea

The fall color on the trees is just about at its peak here, so I got these gorgeous white hydrangeas that have just a hint of green in them. That way the cut flowers won't compete with the red, orange and gold in the yard. Pretty.