Piccolo & Peony, minimalism and motherhood.

Since I decided to declutter my entire house while having some sort of mid-life crisis following the introduction of Bee Glad Eco Wraps into my orbit I have tried to be really mindful of no longer bringing pointless possessions into my house. Just when I was on the verge of Kondoing the joy out of everything I realised that organisation does not really sing to my soul. I’m what I call “too creative” and what my husband calls “really, really messy.”

So, then I started researching a much publicized concept called Hygge which sat better with my free spirited way of life (and that’s what you love me for, right Insta Husband??) Apparently Hygge has been out styled by Lagom but as I am (as per always) late to the party, I am sticking with Hygge.

So Hygge, probably Lagom but def not Kondoed. Photo via Pinterest.

Okay, if you are still with me after that link-heavy intro, well done. Your prize is some unsolicited advice from me to you. Babies. No, that’s not the advice. I wouldn’t have a single clue when it comes to babies. Obviously.

“No little baby, we wear lip stick not lip gloss”

Here’s the actual advice:

When a baby is born, the mother is the one that needs to receive gifts. Lots of gifts. But not gifts that are going to create clutter and stress.  

What is Hygge, disposable, beautiful and perfect for a new mum or basically anyone ever? A FLOWER SUBSCRIPTION. Yes! It’s so perfect. It’s a present, but you get to chuck it in the compost afterwards! No excess stuff to distract you from those newborn baby vibes. Just luscious, fresh flowers to enjoy day (and night.)

On the Peninsula, we are spoilt for choice when it comes to florists (my fave being Local Love Co) but some people live near the city. I know. People be cray. But that doesn’t mean that they shouldn’t have a bit of Hygge in their lives. This is where I get to my point. And my point is: Order a 4 week or 10 week subscription for you friend from Piccolo and Peony. That’s not an affiliate link by the way – I don’t get a kickback or anything like that, I just want you to be happy.

Piccolo and Peony is a family run business with the beautiful Polly at the helm of the flower ship. She sent me a piccolo last (for free) to try out. Do you know how long it has been since someone gave me flowers? I’ll give you a clue, I have been married 5.5 years. That is not a jab at Insta-Husband, by the way, because he doesn’t read this blog.  He told me if I wrote about sport and published it in the newspaper then he would read my writing. Ha ha. I am going to hire a cleaner and make you pay for it. Joke’s on YOU, buddy. Bet you’re sorry you never read this blog now, aren’t you? Also, I’m in love with Matty J from the Bachelorette. How do you like them apples, Insta- Husband? I digress.

I bet Matty. J would give me flowers every single week. Photo via Pinterest.

When my glorious flowers were delivered I couldn’t stop smelling them. They just looked so pretty. The piccolos are quite petite so they are perfect on a desk or a book shelf or even on a kitchen bench.

So pretty and so Hygge

I was interested to see how long the blooms would last. I hoped they would provide gorgeousness for up to a week as that is when the next piccolo would arrive (if I had ordered a subscription.)

Day three, still beautiful. (I took off the wrapping for a more simple vibe.)
Day six: Removed a couple of the tired flowers and let the peach rose take the spotlight.

Today is day 8 and they are probably on their last day. I didn’t change the water or anything (is that a thing? I feel like it’s probably a thing.)

Have a look at the website for pricing and subscription details here:  Piccolo and Peony. You can order in the morning for same day delivery and even add a candle which is very Hygge. If you have read this far, you deserve another reward: For 30% off your order, use  discount code  PICCOLOANDPEONY30. Enjoy!

Thanks Polly for brightening up my week and giving me the opportunity to write about plants, Matty J and babies (three of my favourite things.)

OMG. Someone call a divorce lawyer.

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