My friend Maxine is a floral design superstar and creates all kinds of awesomeness as the owner/designer of The Southern Table. Are you getting married or hosting an event in or around Dallas? Maxine is your girl. Seriously. Her work is as gorgeous. I just returned from staying with her for a few days and I was lucky to receive a bit of a crash course in floral design. The Texas weather decided to turn chilly and didn't cooperate with my hope of escaping to warm, sunny weather, but being surrounded by these beautiful flowers (and wonderful friends) certainly helped inject a bit of spring into my stay.
All this gorgeousness definitely made me fall in love with flowers, and I'm already scheming of ways I can add them into my life a bit more often, particularly now that I'm back in Minneapolis. I returned home to more snow and cold temperatures, and with many more weeks of winter ahead of us, I think that looking across the room and finding a vase full flowers certainly could help. If even just a little.