Books and Flowers

flowers and books

The grouping of books with flowers is a poetic one — whether it’s a studied composition, an impromptu arrangement, or simply a flower used as a bookmark. Both books and flowers serve as portals to worlds of beauty, meaning, and pleasure. The pairing is made more poignant by the contrast of one being ephemeral, the other ever-lasting.

“With freedom, books, flowers, and the moon, who could not be happy?” – Oscar Wilde

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“With a few flowers in my garden, half a dozen pictures and some books, I live without envy.” – Lope de Vega

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“Flowers lead to books, which leads to thinking and not thinking, which leads to more flowers and music, music. Then many more flowers and more books.” – Maira Kalman

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“Here’s to fresh coffee, sunshine, morning walks, blooming flowers, good books and all the other simple but glorious pleasures of life.” – (I’m not sure who said this, but I couldn’t agree more.)

2 thoughts on “Books and Flowers

  1. As always, your Blog Posts are enchanting! I wholeheartedly agree about the books and flowers. I use my old books to decorate with throughout the year….tie up the cover with a sheer ribbon bow, tuck in a small real-looking silk flower, or small cluster of berries in the center, and it dresses up the whole room ❤️ It is just simple beauty that makes my heart happy! Thank you for another beautiful blog!

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