Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Flowers of the Week: Fresh Cuts

One of the reason I love having fresh flowers around my house is because I love the way they smell. But that's not the only reason, I also love their bright and vivid colors. And to be honest, it is nice to have some nature inside the house. Fresh flowers also remind me that beauty and life only last so long, so I need to enjoy them while they last - just one reason I photograph every bouquet I have.

While this week's 'flowers' aren't actually flowers, they still add the same vibe to my kitchen; and fulfill my need for something fresh, bright and alive, to make me happy. This cilantro from the farmers market and the lemons from my backyard brighten up not only my kitchen; but also my mood, meals and palette.
Yoda Martha taught me years ago, to store fresh herbs in vases like flowers.
I am taking my friend Lei (who moved here from China last month) to the Farmers market this week. I am very excited!


  1. So pretty and rich looking. Clean, bright it! Your good taste is illustrated in your decor as well :) I too just bought 2 new plants for my house this weekend..A large palm and a smaller palm..I can't wait to do a post on it. :) Hope you are having a great week!

  2. I love the fresh look of the herbs (and I can only imagine how divine they smell!)

  3. Love the shelving - stark black contrasting with fresh colorful goodness!

  4. Thanks Anh!

    I agree T&T!

    Thanks Liesl <3

    Oh My Katie! You are too sweet! Thank you! And can't wait to see you plants, I always kill my inside plants so tips would be great!

  5. I love the herb in the vase idea. I'm going to try this out. Hope your having a great day girly.


  6. Such a fun idea! I love the smell of cilantro and the look with red vase!