I received an email yesterday thanking me for a comment I made on another blog about Grant Gibson's stunningly beautiful peony photographs. I discovered that the email was from one of the principals of Sophie Dahy Designs who create these gorgeous flower arrangements. What I love about these arrangements is that not only are the flowers lovely, they choose exquisite containers, many of which are my beloved blue and white Chinese porcelain. I love silk flowers, and have wonderful arrangements by Diane James as well as ones I have created myself. Diane James is carried in such stores as Bergdorf Goodman and Neiman Marcus and has been featured in House Beautiful. I believe Sophie Dahy Designs, the collaboration of a former high-end buyer and an interior designer, is destined to become the word in luxury silk flower arrangements along with Diane James. I love fresh flowers for their scent and beauty of course. But I love the look of flowers all over my house and enjoy the silk ones as much. Don't be a fresh flower snob-the two can peacefully coexist in the most beautifully decorated homes.