heck yeah, carnations!

hand-tied bouquet of carnations, fritillaries, sweet peas, tres chic tulips, foxgloves,
hellebores, pistachio foliage and lemon leaf

i had some extra flowers left over and a whole bunch of carnations and somehow the perfect ribbon to go with the color palette.  

i used to be a carnation hater way back when they only came in garish colors of pinks, reds and purples.  and let's not mention the whites ones that asians use for funerals.  uh huh.  once flowers go there, it's hard to mentally come back.  but plant breeders got smart and developed delicate muted hues that's so irresistible.  and so easy to fall in love with.