WELCOME to CAROLINA PANACHE! I believe our homes should be a haven, a place of beauty and peace that reflect who we are and what's important to us. I'm on a journey to add personality and panache to every corner of my house. For me, good design evolves, grows and changes with the needs of one's lifestyle. I want my home to be creative, to be stylish, to be entertaining, to be real. I hope you will join me on my journey. It's always more fun to travel together.
This blog is all about bringing style and elegance to the home. The art of dressing your home goes beyond hanging a few items on the wall and arranging furniture. Much like a fabulous set of earrings or a new stylish handbag may take your little black dress from fine to fabulous, home accesories and key furnishings can take your rooms from ho-hum to singing the Halleluiah Chorus! Join with me as we discover new ways to add panache to every room of the house.

Summer and Simple Pleasures

Happy Monday! Can you believe it's JUNE already? School is out and the kids are so ready to start their summer fun. Our summer is jammed packed full already and I'm beginning to wonder if there will be any time to just relax. When I was a kid it seems that the summer days were endless. Now - time just passes so fast I'm afraid to blink. Last week, however, I took some time to just enjoy my home and garden. I have a flower bed on the east side of my house that is in full bloom with Calla Lillies. At least I think that's what these are. When I bought the house, the previous owner was an avid gardener and he planted these bulbs. Imagine my delight when they started peeping through the soil the first Spring I lived in the house. I'm really excited this year because the blooms are so abundant. I clipped a dozen for a cut flower arrangement and added some greenery from a holly bush to fill it out. The berries from the holly bush are green but I love the look of the pink and green together.
I had some pink plaid ribbon on hand and tied a simple bow around the opening of the vase.

These blooms are still healthy and vibrant and it's been a week since I clipped them. I love the color and shape of these flowers. So elegant.

I placed them on a table in my entry hall. There they wait to welcome me home from my busy and hectic schedule. Mr. Panache clipped another dozen for me yesterday and I probably have 2 or 3 dozen more in full bloom.
The best part is these lovely flowers were FREE! Sometimes it's nice to slow down and enjoy the simple pleasure of your own yard and the beauty God has so freely created in our world. Until I see you again,
Happy Decorating!


Melanie said...

Wow! I didn't know you had those in your yard. Beautiful. Elegant.

southerninspiration said...

I agree it is SO fun to see what will pop up in a NEW yard...and you really lucked out! Those callas are gorgeous....and to have so many!!! That's great!


Tammy518 said...

Yep, those look like calla lilies to me. They're so beautiful, and you're lucky to have so many to clip to bring inside. Your holly sprigs reminds me that I have a large holly bush in my yard, and I'll have to try adding it to some flowers sometime. You should post those for Pink Saturday at How Sweet the Sound.

By the way, I love the cheetah lampshades!

Terri Steffes said...

I believe those are callas, too. I love this time of year to have fresh flowers in the house!

Sandra said...

Those are sooo pretty! What a sweet way to show them too.

The Stylish House said...

If you can believe this my last post has a photo of this same pink lily! Yours makes a truly beautiful and elegant arrangement. ~Cathy

"Blossom" said...

Yes, these are calla lillies and they are so beautiful. Flowers alwasy seem to bright ones day.

Lisa said...

I had calla lilies growing at my last house. I'd honestly forgotten how beautiful they are. Thanks for the reminder!

~CC Catherine said...

Hi Alisa, long time no chat! I've been away...and missing all of you! I love the pink callies....totally beautiful! Happy Wednesday! ~CC Catherine from "Catherine de th`e Cup"

Kathryn @ Bonafide Southern said...

Those are so beautiful. I think a bouquet from the yard is always prettier than a florist bouquet. Isn't it fun to see the flowers perking up each spring? I have a hard time leaving them in the yard because I always want to cut them and bring them inside.

Just Do It said...

Amazing and beautiful i realy like and love it

The Tablescaper said...

I can't believe you have those blooming in your yard. I've only seen white ones at a florist. Enjoy!

Betty said...

I've never seen pink peace lilies; they are beautiful! Just got a bulb catalog the other day, will have to see if any are in there.


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