You know what looks good in watercolor?
Peonies, that's what, as this print amply proves.
It's late May, which in Centraliana means that's it peony season and Internets, I couldn't be happier. Next to daffodils and chrysanthemums, peonies are my favorite flowers and they should be yours, too. Why? Let me break it down for you:
- They're big. As blossoms go, you'd be hard-pressed to find one bigger than a peony. And I'm not just talking about around; these suckers are also described as being 'compound', so they're pretty full-bodied, if you catch my drift.
- They smell amazing. If you've ever had a bouquet of these in your home, you know exactly what I'm talking about. Stopping to smell the roses is Old And Busted: Stopping to smell the peonies is The New Hotness.
- They're eternal. Well, maybe not 'eternal', but they are perennials, so short of something digging up the bulbs or your yard exploding or something like that, these suckers will come back every year and make your yard a reasonable facsimile of Heaven on Earth.
So as you can see, peonies are awesome, and you should love them and everything they choose to be. And that's why today's post is all about peony hats, starting with this peony crown:
And honestly, it's hard to decide which is the coolest--the crown itself, or the name of the shop it came from. I choose to choose both, because that's how we do things around here: we take the third option.
Next up is this bridal peony fascinator that is actually made from clay, if you can believe that. I mean, it doesn't look like clay, does it? I particularly like the little-bitty wispy feathers that accent the piece. It just gives it a certain romantic whimsy.
Of course, if you'd rather just have an honest-to-goodness hat, never fear. There's always options like this sisal beret, complete with upcycled ribbon and silk peony out there, if you're willing to look. And when the hat is as rad as this one? It's worth the looking.
And now, because it's the personification (or hatification, if you prefer,) of the motto "go big or go home", here's a ginormous silk peony fascinator:
The only way it could be better is if it were dosed with some peony-scented perfume. And if I could get my hands on some peony-scented perfume, I would stink pretty for the rest of my life. #TrueFacts
See you Friday!