Friday, March 28, 2014

White flowers only, please. . .

Several years ago I worked part-time for a couple in Florida answering e-mails, filing papers, etc.  It was a cushy job in gorgeous surroundings.  Their home and landscaping could easily have been featured in any number of magazines.  The furnishings and decor were lush and exquisite.
The lady of the house had one funny quirk - she only wanted white flowers in their home.  Pops of color in their abode only came from the art they collected.  The remainder of the decor was neutral so that the art would take center stage.  The effect was stunning and there was a great side perk to that quirk. 
The couple would often receive flowers from friends and colorful blooms were a distraction from the carefully arranged art.  Newer friends and colleagues often did not know of her love of only white flowers.  That meant that I went home with gorgeous bouquets of colorful blossoms on a pretty regular basis.  Told you it was a cushy job!!

Linking to Paint Party Friday and

10 comments:

Fuzzie Fingers said...

Sounds like a dream job and it sounds like a beautiful home. I love the colours and the use of collage and the flower really pops off the page.

alarmcat said...

that would definitely be considered a perk by me!!

denthe said...

LOVE these pages and the way you added the collage. Interesting story, and such a great way to get pretty flowers in your house :-)

Netty said...

How lucky to get all those flowers Michelle. I love your beautiful pages especially the beautiful flower with its fab stamens. Happy PPF, Annette x

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Annabelle said...

Love the quirkiness of the home owner, I have one for a white garden. So not only did you get free flowers but inspiration in home decor and this very lovely white flower. I do like those stamens.
Annabelle : )

veronica said...

Love your flower center! very pretty!

Faye said...

What a wonderful experience that was! I love your white flower painting, even though I really prefer my flowers to have lots of color.

Giggles said...

That's an awesome story! Glad you got the colorful flowers! Love your white flower painting...just gorgeous!

Hugs Giggles

Giggles said...

That's an awesome story! Glad you got the colorful flowers! Love your white flower painting...just gorgeous!

Hugs Giggles

Cindy D. said...

Wow, what a great and fun story! And that really sounds like a terrific idea for a drawing - a totally neutral interior with brightly colored art on the wall. Your flower is so 3D!