I’ll admit it: I’m a hopeless romantic.  I love long dresses, and walks on the beach, and holding hands, and candlelight and… flowers.  I’ll happily buy them for myself to put around the house, but being given flowers–one of those timeless gestures of romance–just melts my heart.  Which is why I was touched to receive these yesterday from my “gentleman caller”.  Aren’t they pretty?

Pink Tulips

I like putting flowers into simple containers because it gives them a rustic feel, and also ensures that nothing distracts from their beauty.  Of course, I say that now, but it might just be because I don’t really have any vases sitting around the house.  But it’s a good excuse for keeping empty, clean jars around to use for such situations.  (Or for drinking glasses, if you’re feeling especially kitschy).