Monday, March 31, 2014

A Little Monday Stream of Consciousness Post

A Trader Joe's just opened last week a 15 minute walk from our house, which is pretty much the best thing that could ever happen to anyone. This means that our house will be full of beautiful fresh flowers  until the day we move because I am powerless against pretty things, especially when they're so inexpensive. Take these $5 roses. Usually I chuck the extra foliage that grocery stores add to bouquets, but I thought these leaves were quite attractive. Well done, TJ's! 

I actually purchased the succulents in our kitchen (which came in these great white pots!) at Trader Joe's:
I move these plants back and forth every other day between the shelves (because I like how they look there the best) and the windowsill so that they can get enough light to continue to grow. You know those moments where you write something or say it aloud and only then realize just how neurotic you sound/actually are? Oh dear...

One last TJ's score...the orchid plant that lives on the windowsill in our bedroom just recently bloomed:

It's pretty much impossible to look at a flower like this each day without feeling completely humbled by all the beauty in the universe, or at least without wanting to bust out some watercolors to paint a la Georgia O'Keefe. 

(Orchid is on the windowsill) 
In other master bedroom news, the fiddle leaf fig trees continue to grow! 

Ours still have a long way to go, and if we weren't moving so soon, I probably would have purchased one of these 6ft tall beauties I saw at the Home Depot on Rhode Island Ave last weekend:

Fortunately I have a few very exciting client projects that I'll be wrapping up before we move, and I'm certain that we'll incorporate one of these gorgeous trees into at least one of them. I'm very excited about some recent purchases my client's have made. For example, this great vintage table that we'll use as an end table, found at Miss Pixies on 14th Street: 

Just because I can't resist, here's a sneak peak at the inspiration board for this client's living/dining area:

Hope your week is off to a great start!