It may be Winter in my Heart at the moment, but inside my apartment, it's Spring.
I'm usually an unabashed fan of Fake Flowers, or fake anything for that matter, but right now my place is bursting with The Real Thing.
In the first photo, can you see the little fake bird I've stuck on the yellow flowers, whose name I've forgotten? I made sure I captured the view of the Sydney Harbour Bridge which is a great thing to look out on when peeling vegetables.
The next photo is Wonderwoman's Garden at Night. You may notice the little bunches of parsley on the side. I always think parsley is a wonderful but slightly overlooked Decorating Tool.
Even though they look fake, the tulips are real. I'm hoping to get a few more days out of them. The coloured glass bird is actually a very old 'Avon' bottle still half full of 'Deep Woods' after shave. I just smelt it & it was hard to tell if it had gone off or not.
The blossoms & the candles make up The Spring Altar on the dining table.
I know that I sound like my old Irish-Australian Grandmother, but I'm a great believer in the Power of Lighting Candles to Get What You Want. From an early age, My Nan would help me light candles at the local parish church to ask for whatever I wanted from God. I can't possibly imagine what I would have asked for. Probably some fancy talking doll who cried & pee-ed at the same time. The candle on the left is a gift from Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris. I'm hoping that it carrys some cachet with God, because I've got a lot riding on it.