Today is the Swedish Midsummer! The days are long, nights are short, and all you want to do is have a big garden party. To make sure I don’t miss out on the fun while I’m still in America, I usually turn our 4th of July celebration into an American-Midsummer hybrid.
My seven year old son, Cal, came home the other day with a big grin on his face and this lovely bouquet of flowers in his hand. He had picked them on a school trip to the park, and he was very proud. We placed the blooms on a small table in our kitchen, so we all could see and enjoy them.
Here they are, the pink camelias, together with blue and yellow, and I can’t help but think “Spring!” It’s hard to believe the Christmas tree was still in the house only three weeks ago. Happy Friday, peoples! Photo: Charlotte Coffey
Today I went to Bay Natives nursery and picked up some Coffeeberry branches for my Friday flower bouquet. They will play nicely with the Christmas ornaments which are coming out of its storage box tomorrow. Have a great weekend!
This sunny Friday calls for a crisp and clean bouquet on the marble ledge. The ceramic trinket box is from Design House Stockholm and the marble bowl/cup I brought home from Greece when I was in my early twenties. Wishing you all a great weekend, hoping that this early summer weather will stay until Monday! Photo: Charlotte Coffey
These branches were hanging over the fence from the neighbor’s backyard. Now they’re in a vase in our foyer, together with some brass accents. It’s definitely greener on this side of the fence. Have a great weekend! Photo: Charlotte Coffey
After a few weeks of purging, cleaning and sorting, I want my Friday flowers to be minimalist. Here, I took a few eucalyptus twigs and put them in a small glass vase, but you could also do this with some ivy from the backyard – even if the backyard is not yours.