Tuesday, July 22, 2008

The Simple Beauty Of Fresh Flowers

I love having fresh flowers in my home. Just one flower in a vase on the table or beside the kitchen sink makes our little home seem just that much more "homey" and cozy. A neighbor gave me a gardenia the other day. I enjoyed it so much that when it died, I wanted to buy some fresh flowers!

Fresh flowers can be costly. Most of the time, I'm able to use flowers or greenery growing in our yard to bring a simple touch of beauty to our home. But once in a while, it's fun to buy a bouquet. Or just a stem or two.

We went to our local florist and asked to buy a few stems. Since they know us there, they allowed us to walk back to the cooler and pick out what we wanted.

I picked out a sunflower and three stems of daisies. Not only do I love daisies, but they also are one of the least expensive flowers and last a good while longer than most.

The cost was $4. Not bad for all this:

On the dining room table:

On the mantle:

By the kitchen sink:

In the bedroom:

In the bathroom:

Nothing fancy, but sure brightens my day!


Anonymous said...

Mary Ann,
Lovely, and you sure got your $4 worth. I love flowers too and even a little bit really brightens up a room, doesn't it?

*carrie* said...

Very pretty, Mary Ann. What nice touches!

Anonymous said...

it's always great to have flowers around.

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