Thursday, 9 February 2012

feel-good post


There are two things in life that will guarantee my happiness: good coffee and fresh flowers. Preferably pink peonies.

Because of the kids I've barely left the house this week so my plans for the weekend are simple. I'm going to a café and I'm visiting the local florist further down the street. I won't get peonies this time of the year but tulips will do magic.

Yesterday I came across another Flickr account that makes me happy, belonging to xiu×5 who took that gorgeous coffee & peony photo above. And how cute is that flower shop? Shini of Park & Cube was in Paris and shared photos.

photo credit:
top: xiu×5 on Flickr
middle: madebytheresarenee on Etsy
bottom: Shini of Park & Cube

20 comments:

  1. Absolutely! Life is too short for a bad coffee. And magazines, coffee, flowers and magazines... the trio speaks to me.
    Funnily enough, I was just wondering earlier this week whatever has happened to Agnes b. (see first pic).
    Have a relaxing day, :)

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  2. @Helen: agnes b ... that's what it says on the cup, thank you! ;-)

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  3. Peonies and coffee? Yes, please, these would cheer me up. I'm coming down with a cold. :( Shini's wonderful blog is such an inspiration. ;)

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  4. Good coffee and fresh flowers? You said it!

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  5. LOVE this post, coffee, peonies are my favorite as you know, and the photo from Shini makes me almost desperate to wait for my trip to Paris. Can't wait to talk more about that soon;) I just mailed you some other stuff that will make you happy.

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  6. Oh so nice and delicate!
    On decaf at the moment because of breastfeeding. Can't wait for the real thing!
    Love, eli

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  7. I haven't been out and about much myself. it's just too cold. but I might brave the weather and go to a cafe today, to read, or people watch.

    beautiful pics!!

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  8. I'm determined to get some tulips in the house by this weekend. We're on the same exact page :) Off to check out the flickr! xoxo

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  9. I totally agree with the quote. Plus, good coffee is healthier and may, in fact, make us live longer. :)
    Enjoy your day and flower shopping!
    xxx

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  10. oh, yes, pink and so beautiful peonies! these flowers smell so good! love them! thank you for the blog of Shini, is she really taking all that beautiful pictures? :) can't wait to use my camera like that! have to learn a lot, still! I have never understood my mother drinking all day long coffee, now I do! Never say never!

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  11. I don't drink coffee so I'll defer to you on that but I happen to think pink peonies are one of the most gorgeous flowers ever to the point where I have a slight photo obsession with them.

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  12. it's funny, as soon as i saw that first picture, i felt good and registered that the title of the post was feel-good post all at the same time!

    love this and hope you have a beautiful cafe and flowershop weekend!

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  13. Peonies = smiles.
    Every time.
    No exception.

    :)

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  14. Beautiful, I love these pictures:)
    Have a lovely weekend!
    Wendy ;)

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  15. Very true - I totally agree with you! Happy weekend to you! xxoo

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  16. Lol! Yes to a great cup of coffee! Off to shop and pick up flowers to brighten this dark Pacific Northwest day. So pretty!

    enjoy your day ~ leslie

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  17. Good coffee and pink peonies - yes please! :)

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  18. Such loveliness. My weekend (Fri night and Sat) was hectic but today was good...a day at the spa and brunch with the hubs and now...catching up on all my favorite blogs <3

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  19. Oh yes Lisa, peonies and good coffee. That really would be all it would take to make my day. x

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