Finding peace: faffing with flowers

How do you find peace?

If you've connected with me on Instagram, you would have noticed my hobby of faffing about with flowers and photographing them. It must have started over a year ago when I realised that our gorgeous wooden table that Stu made with recycled wood made a wonderful backdrop for bright flowers. While Alexander takes his daily nap, I'd wander about the garden for fresh floral pickings and then arrange them on the table before photographing them.
For some reason, I find this exercise very relaxing, soothing and fun; perhaps it unleashes the creative side of me, playing with different colours and textures. I also find joy in playing with different angles, and find it interesting how the sun's movements throughout the day casts a different sort of light on my arrangements. In any case, floral faffing brings me a sense of peace.
This Mother's Day, the lovely people at Flowers for Everyone wants to give everyone the chance to find peace on Makepeace Island (Sir Richard Branson's Australian home) this Mother's Day. They're giving away one lucky winner two nights exclusive and sole use of Makepeace Island for a family of four valued at $10,300. I guess that's pretty good way to find peace too. So make sure you enter the Find peace on Makepeace Island competition now..

Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by Flowers for Everyone. I was compensated for this post. However all opinions are my own.

16 Responses to Finding peace: faffing with flowers

kidgranny said...

You have such lovely flowers in your garden!

Rose World said...

I love flowers and I do find them therapeutic. Love your beautiful floral arrangement.

Pamela RG said...

The flowers are gorgeous and the colours so vibrant. No wonder you like them so much.

akiko hiramatsu said...

I love your flower gaffing series very much!

akiko

Enara Girl said...

I love the decoration with flowers. Great post! xoxo

Helena Oops said...

Love flowersn roses, plants..
and love to pass my time in gardering.
Beautiful decorations.
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Anouk said...

I love your flower flatlays! The colours and compositions are so gorgeous.

LUXESSED

Shirley Tay said...

Love the flowery post, Trishie! Happy weekend, babe! xoxo

Sharon D said...

Well, I learned a new word today - faffing!
I love your flower pics, Trishie. Always beautifully done.

Midnight Cowgirl said...

Your pictures are always beautiful :)

sonia de macedo said...

I don't go on Insta to see these nearly enough but when I do and get a glimpse, they make me smile. I can only imagine how therapeutic the process is. I only wish I lived in a place abundant in florals.

Sxx
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jessica // creative index said...

These pics are gorgeous! Love the contrast of the wood and flowers!

burntfeather said...

I love how different each of your arrangements are too, I'm thinking you have a secret garden of sorts in your backyard!

Affes Liese said...

I adore everything about this post. it's basically my life. me time = best time.xxx

Azura Chan said...

Yeah, I noticed the beautiful table from your picture. Love it as a background.
Happy Mother's Day to you!

Michelle {Jarrah Jungle} said...

So pretty, you are so creative! You call it faffing I call it fluffing! x