If you know anything about us by now, it should come as no surprise that “fresh flowers” is on our extremely short list of absolute necessities (right after “silk dressing gown” and “bar around the corner where they know our name by heart”). Though we have nothing but love for year-round-bodega-staples like gerber daisies, hydrangeas, and—if we’re lucky—big old stargazer lilies, it’s the peony that captures our hearts. Maybe it’s because their season is so fleeting, that their perfume so subtle and delicate, or that their petals are just so soft and lovely as they unfurl. Whatever it is, we Journelle ladies love peonies so much we have them printed on pretty much anything that will stand still. Needless to say, a fresh peony bloom on our bedside table is just the thing to take an ordinary Wednesday and turn it into something extraordinary. It seems as if some of our favorite lady-bloggers are feeling the peony love too.