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January 26, 2016

fresh flowers - ten buck Tuesday

I have always loved flowers both outside in the garden and inside on the kitchen table.  There's just something special about having a fresh bouquet in the house.  Don't you agree?

Here in Southern California there aren't many months that I can't go outside and snip something green or flowering and I love that.  But sometimes I want a little bit more than my yard has to offer.


And I know those of you knee deep (or house deep) in snow can go months without seeing any color for clipping.



If money were no object I would love to have fresh bouquets delivered weekly with flowers from all over the world.  But that's just not my reality so I do the next best thing, I head to the grocery store or in this weeks case Trader Joe's.


For less than ten dollars I was able to pick up a bundle of roses and a one of mums to use around the house.  (I will sometimes go with the premixed bouquet for around $5.99, but I wasn't really loving the color selection on hand and I find you get more flowers when you buy two separate bouquets and make your arrangements.)


Once I got them home I needed to decide what to do with them.  I knew I wanted a pitcher full of flowers to add to my dining room centerpiece and also a bouquet on the counter for my Valentines day display, so I grabbed those vases first.  Then I decided a couple of small arrangements, one on the mantel and one in the bathroom, would be nice as well.


I started with the largest vessels making sure I used the roses where I would enjoy them most.


Then I snipped the remaining daisies and made two more little bouquets.




I know it can seem kind of extravagant to buy cut flowers but for me that ten dollars was actually a wise investment in helping to make our house a cozy home and you can't put a price on that.

xo, Patty

8 comments:

  1. Not too extravagant in my book! Flowers are required. :)

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  2. I agree with Stacey ... flowers are an essential in life. I live just outside of Ottawa Ontario Canada. So no backyard garden flowers for me for a few months Our store has 50% off flowers every Monday. I can pick up carnations or lilies or roses or mixed bouquet for my week. Sometimes the floral worker adds a bit of greenery gratis for me.

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  3. Beautiful displays ...daisies are my favorite , if I could afford them I too would have them fresh year round .I love the pitcher with the mason jars just darling . Have a great evening . ~hugs Angela

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  4. Inexpenive therapy, right. They do make me want to go get some.

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  5. Flowers certainly can cheer up the day, can't they!

    Judy

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  6. I agree! I always say that I think every home should have fresh flowers in it! Brings something very special inside!! Very lovely!
    xo Kris

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  7. Patty, I think we some times need to splurge on a small bouquet of flowers. I love how you have spread yours around to get the most enjoyment from them. Blessings to you, xoxo,Susie

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  8. Patty,
    The hue of those roses is absolutely breathtakingly beautiful, dear friend!!!
    Love the daisies, too!!!
    Unfortunately, for me, all indoor flowers must be faux. . .allergies!!!
    Fondly,
    Pat

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