Our neighbor left a bouquet of lilies on our front porch, picked from her beautiful garden. I decided to put them in separate vases on our mantle. Their wonderful smell fills the entire downstairs (I didn’t know lillies could smell like that!). Several of you have asked about that mirror before. I thrifted it, then painted it, for Peter for Christmas the first year we were dating. So…16 years ago. I went a little nuts on the faux finishing (what? it was big then), but we still like it even now. The vases are a mixture of new Jonathan Adlers (the second from the left is an J. Adler toothbrush holder) and ones I’ve picked up thrifting.
Thank you all so much for the lovely comments about the quilt (and about Ian’s birthday) you’ve left me! Brightens my day as much as these flowers.