i’d rather have peonies on my table …

than diamonds on my neck. the week.
i have a peony obsession.
you might have noticed on this blog…
thought i’d pull all my fave peonies into one post.
so much prettiness.
{vienna 2010}
{zurich 2010}
{basel 2010}
{solingen germany 2010}
{basel 2011}
{the vitra house in germany, 2011}
{colmar, france, 2011}
{bern 2011}
what’s your favorite flower?
thankful post coming tomorrow.

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  • Reply Petchie

    Love these pictures! so pretty! My favorite flower is the tiger lily.


    November 23, 2011 at 1:09 pm
  • Reply Ugly Duckling

    I love peonies, my favorite flower too. Such pretty colors.

    Not sure I'd prefer them on my table every day to diamonds on my neck, thats a tough call to make for me!

    Amelia @ UGLY DUCKLING x
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    November 23, 2011 at 1:17 pm
  • Reply Miss Chelsea

    These are so gorgeous! I love peonies, sunflowers, and a whole slew of others that I don't know the names of but oogle every time I see em

    November 23, 2011 at 1:20 pm
  • Reply Brittany {Gallery No. Eight}

    Beautiful photos!! My favourite flower is tulips 🙂

    November 23, 2011 at 1:22 pm
  • Reply Ashley

    Peonies are my favorite too 🙂 They're so beautiful!

    November 23, 2011 at 1:24 pm
  • Reply Something Old, Something New

    Gorgeous pictures! Love the ones for Zurich as well as that single one from Solingen, Germany!

    November 23, 2011 at 1:27 pm
  • Reply Ashley

    Wow! So much prettiness. I wanted these for my wedding but they are so expensive!!!

    November 23, 2011 at 1:27 pm
  • Reply ching

    beautiful all around

    November 23, 2011 at 1:30 pm
  • Reply Nicole

    my sweet friends put together the flowers for our wedding with peonies from their grandma's flower beds, ditch flowers and pretty much they rocked my world with simple beauty.


    November 23, 2011 at 1:34 pm
  • Reply leigh

    peonies 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂
    there is a gorgeous peony garden in ann arbor, mi every june. my husband & i take the trip every year. it's breathtaking!
    love, leigh

    November 23, 2011 at 1:36 pm
  • Reply Flora Moreno de Thompson

    Peonies are beautiful, but I'm a sucker for those blood red dahlias. I had them in my wedding bouquet. Every time I see one I get butterflies in my stomach because I'm reminded of the best day of my life.

    November 23, 2011 at 1:48 pm
  • Reply Liz

    peonies, garden roses and hydrangeas!!!! be still my heart 🙂 agree on the diamonds lady! you are one smart chica!

    November 23, 2011 at 1:48 pm
  • Reply Candice

    Peonies and gerber daises are so so lovely! 🙂

    November 23, 2011 at 1:56 pm
  • Reply Sarah

    I'm so glad there's someone who shares my obsession with peonies!! Thank you for these pictures. The short bloom season means we have to go through peony withdrawals for quite a while. 🙂

    November 23, 2011 at 1:57 pm
  • Reply Jen

    I love them too! I definitely want them in my wedding bouquet if I get married some day. And Daisy's. I'm obsessed with those too.

    November 23, 2011 at 1:59 pm
  • Reply bailey

    my fave is ranunculus, which is sort of a long lost cousin of the peony! and my fave of your photos are the last three – gorg!

    November 23, 2011 at 2:01 pm
  • Reply Neris / Fashion Fractions

    WOW; this is what i call gorgeous photos! thanks for making my Wednesday so much prettier 🙂


    Fashion Fractions

    November 23, 2011 at 2:02 pm
  • Reply Jessica

    Such beautiful flower pics!

    I've never actually seen it, but once when I saw seeds in the garden section at some store, i fell in LOVE with a flower.
    It's called, the


    So beautiful.
    It's big and white!

    November 23, 2011 at 2:31 pm
  • Reply Miss Bibliophile

    I love peonies, too. This may just be me, but I swear I can smell a hint of them in my favorite perfume, Philosophy Amazing Grace.

    November 23, 2011 at 2:43 pm
  • Reply Tammy @ Lemons, Avocados, and the Bay

    SO pretty 🙂
    I think they're especially beautiful when closed up

    November 23, 2011 at 2:48 pm
  • Reply Faith

    Peonies are hands down my favorite flower!

    Dahlias are a close second! 🙂

    Seriously, I am in flower heaven right now!

    November 23, 2011 at 2:54 pm
  • Reply Melissa

    Peonies are amazing. I am lucky in that I have several bushess that bloom like crazy in the spring. Impossible to pick a fav flower as so many pretty options!

    November 23, 2011 at 2:59 pm
  • Reply ashley nicole catherine

    SO agree with you on that one.. peonies are the loveliest flower!! always make me smile 🙂

    November 23, 2011 at 3:04 pm
  • Reply Alex

    Peonies are my favorite flower. Hands down. There's just something about them! So elegant and beautiful. If it were up to me, I'd have fresh ones all over my apartment every day…but seeing as how my cats chew up any flowers I have ever brought into my home, it's sadly not an option!

    November 23, 2011 at 3:04 pm
  • Reply Wendy

    Oh, I have the same obsession. They are so romantic! I thought I was going to cry when I found out they weren't available for my wedding 🙂

    Gorgeous pictures.


    November 23, 2011 at 3:28 pm
  • Reply Stephanie

    Lovely! I do like peonies, and lavender, daisies, day lilies, wildflowers, hydrangeas, the list goes on and on. I just love flowers!

    November 23, 2011 at 3:36 pm
  • Reply Erin

    Peonies are so pretty! I like the simpleness of daisies! 🙂

    November 23, 2011 at 3:42 pm
  • Reply Lottie

    I love peonies too and wanted them in my wedding bouquet but I was getting married in the wrong season 🙁

    But now ivory roses have a special place in my heart. They remind me of that day and make me smile every time and the smell just brings everything rushing back…

    November 23, 2011 at 3:42 pm
  • Reply wfayew

    gardenias and tulips are my favorites! Beautiful pictures.

    November 23, 2011 at 3:59 pm
  • Reply Nicole Marie

    me too me too me too! actually there are quite a few things i'd rather have than diamonds around my necklace. although a small little diamond along with peonies and adventures, and travel and memories would be ok 🙂

    November 23, 2011 at 4:03 pm
  • Reply Hanna

    I completely agree. These were what I had for my wedding boutque. I ADORE them!!!! and buy them every chance I get!!!

    November 23, 2011 at 4:05 pm
  • Reply Brooke

    Oh my goodness I love Peonies too!! I also love hydrangeas and daisies!

    November 23, 2011 at 4:12 pm
  • Reply Abby

    I love peonies, too. These photos are beautiful. Did you take all of them?

    November 23, 2011 at 4:36 pm
  • Reply Ashley

    Hydrangeas are my favorite, but peonies are up on the list!

    November 23, 2011 at 4:37 pm
  • Reply Style, She Wrote

    How beautiful! I love sunflowers, but these peonies are gorgeous, too. xo style, she wrote

    November 23, 2011 at 4:50 pm
  • Reply Raven

    definitely gorgeous, however would you be totally ashamed of me if I told you I am just NOT a flower person?

    I would much rather take the diamonds 😉

    nevertheless, that is a whole bunch of gorgeousness 🙂

    November 23, 2011 at 4:51 pm
  • Reply Anide

    This post made me so happy!!! I love Peonies too.. they are my second favourite next to TULIPS!!!! 😀

    November 23, 2011 at 4:57 pm
  • Reply Meggan of Lila Grace

    Peonies are my favorite!! I wish I had them as my wedding flowers, but they were not available 🙁 Have a great Thanksgiving!

    November 23, 2011 at 5:00 pm
  • Reply Jenni Austria Germany

    anytime i see peonies i think of you!

    November 23, 2011 at 5:22 pm
  • Reply Holly

    Peonies are pretty high on my list. Right along with dahalias 🙂

    November 23, 2011 at 5:24 pm
  • Reply Bev

    Beautiful photos, i also love peonies! Calla lilies are they're rival in my book, love em' both!

    ~ Bev

    November 23, 2011 at 5:25 pm
  • Reply Jessica Wray

    Peonies are my favorite! I love them so much I name my blog Peony! 🙂 So pretty. I also really like carnations. I know most consider carnations a boring flower but they're my birthday month flower and last forever!

    November 23, 2011 at 5:28 pm
  • Reply Susan

    Daisies and Lilacs!

    November 23, 2011 at 6:13 pm
  • Reply Taylor

    they are so happy! huge bulbs of pink, radiance, beauty, happiness, love, cheerfulness, and smiles. they are such a wonderful creation. loveeeeeeeeeeeee!

    i have so many faves. i like hydrangeas, i think i want my wedding bouquet to have those. however i am a big fan of gerber daisies, tulips, ugh there are too many to think of. i used to work in a greenhouse garden center so it was always flowers everywhere for me 🙂

    November 23, 2011 at 6:23 pm
  • Reply Alecia

    I have lots of faves…Number 1…Tulips, 2…Ranunculus, 3…Peonies, 4…Hydrangea…Love the pics…thanks for posting!

    November 23, 2011 at 6:39 pm
  • Reply Emily Baker

    i love peonies too. Can't get enough of them. If I EVER get married, peonies will be in the bouquets.

    November 23, 2011 at 6:46 pm
  • Reply So Truly Lovely

    Oh, peonies. It is like God just kissed all of us girls on the foreheads with those flowers 🙂

    xoxo, Anna N

    November 23, 2011 at 8:11 pm
  • Reply Grace

    such a beautiful flower 🙂 one of my favorites


    November 23, 2011 at 8:28 pm
  • Reply Mamanona

    1st-Zinnia 2nd-Daffodil

    November 23, 2011 at 9:02 pm
  • Reply Mrs. Yellow Ribbon

    I LOVE alstroemeria. It was the first bouquet my husband ever bought me when we were dating.

    November 23, 2011 at 9:15 pm
  • Reply Marshall

    Ahhh lovveee these!! Peonies are my absolute favorite!!
    You and I. Separated at birth.

    November 23, 2011 at 9:18 pm
  • Reply Lindsay

    Oh my gosh gorgeous!

    November 23, 2011 at 10:35 pm
  • Reply Anna H

    Those are beautiful! But I think my favorites are definitely hydrangeas. Very southern, but so beautiful!

    November 23, 2011 at 11:16 pm
  • Reply CMae

    Where can one buy fresh Peonies in the States? I've never seen them at the Grocery store thats for sure. Are they in season year round? Love them!

    November 24, 2011 at 2:36 pm
  • Reply Alexis Anderson

    These are gorgeous pictures! I never knew much about peonies until our amazing wedding florist informed us that we were lucky enough to be getting married at the peak of peony season and that girls would KILL to have big full peonies like we could easily get. I am now in total awe and love with them. They will always remind me of the happiest day of my life.

    November 24, 2011 at 5:20 pm
  • Reply Kristina

    haha 🙂 It was somehow obvious that you like love adore phoenies 🙂 but I do as well, the ones in the Rosengarten in Bern last summer were fantastic, right?? 🙂 xox

    November 24, 2011 at 10:31 pm

    i am obsessed with peonies too… hence my blog name! 🙂 your pictures are absolutely beautiful!

    November 26, 2011 at 7:14 pm

    oops my blog name is 🙂

    November 26, 2011 at 7:16 pm
  • Reply Bridget

    the zurich or bern ones are my fave.

    and fave flower… hmm… i love sunflowers. OOH, i love.. damn, i can't think of the name.

    November 27, 2011 at 1:14 am
  • Reply katOUT

    Your peonies pictures are pretty! The hydrangea is MY fav!

    November 27, 2011 at 10:13 pm
  • Reply nicole

    peonies are my favorite. cannot get enough.

    November 28, 2011 at 4:16 pm
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