Tuesday, March 1, 2011

a daisy in a velvet box.

I finally read Vessels & Flowers.  I'd been wanting to for a long, long time.
And you know what?  I really liked it.  :)

After much deliberation, I am fairly certain that I am a Daisy.  But without needing to deliberate at all, I am hands-down a Velvet Box.  And I wish the first thing that came up for "velvet box" on Google Search wasn't an adult superstore in Texas.  Sigh.

I read the whole thing in one night, which wasn't too hard to do.  I was so intrigued by the different Vessels (Vase, Basket, Pitcher, Velvet Box [me!] and Golden Pouch), and then by the Flowers (Tulip, Iris, Rose [me?], Orchid, Dogwood [me?], Daisy [me?... me.] and Pansy), I couldn't put it down.  I even read while in the bathtub, which is difficult to do.  Especially when the cat comes and sits on your chest.  In the bathtub.  I couldn't make this stuff up.

Sidenote:  I don't know what it is with Oliver wanting to sit on my chest while I'm reading.  Only while I'm reading!  He loves to do this so much, he'll even brave a tub full of hot water for it.  I'm entertaining the idea that he wants to read books, too.  I wonder if there have been studies done about this.  
Prediction:  There haven't.
Link:  Prediction confirmed.  He must just be jealous.
Sidenote out.

So, anyway, Vessels & Flowers.  In case you've never ever heard of this book before, it was written by two women, Sally Pickard (a Daisy in a Velvet Box, like me) and Brenda Dulmage (a Daisy in a Basket), who are passionate about helping Christian women understand themselves better, and thus solve issues in their lives.  A true Daisy quality, now that I think about it (but I promise, not everyone is a Daisy).  It confirmed my personality as a part of who God designed me to be, and that thrills me.  It also encourages me to be better (that elusive better we all want), and I highly recommend it.  To everyone.  Especially if you're a woman who loves the Lord.

To learn more about it, go here.

So, this was kind of a weird post.  I'd go into more detail about my experience with the book, but then I would be telling you everything, and this is something you should do for yourself.  The Daisy is an encourager and a motivator, so go forth!  Read Vessels & Flowers, you beautiful women of God!  And then tell me which ones you are, so we can learn more and understand each other better.  :)

P.s.  If only I were a Pansy in a Velvet Box.  Not because I want to be or feel that I am a comforter, but because then finding these photos would have really made me cry:

Edited to add:  Hello, I didn't even explain what a Vessel or a Flower was.  I must have been tired when I wrote this.  The Vessel is your temperament, based on whether you are an extrovert or an introvert, and differing characteristics within each.  The Flower is your function, the way you relate to other people.  There.  That makes more sense.


  1. I've never heard of this book but it sounds really interesting!

  2. Could you bring that with you when you visit me in April? I'd love to read it!

  3. Renee, I think you would really like it. It is so rich with blessings.

    Jess, yes, I will definitely bring it. A fun read for the plane!


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