So yesterday, I took you shopping at the Salvation Army Thrift Store. I needed a vase because I've been invited by a friend for dinner at her house. A home cooked meal is always TADA!, don't you think? As a grateful guest, I've decided to get my host some flowers:
White carnations are her absolute favorite!
Instead of presenting her with a bouquet, I thought I'd help her out by placing the flowers in a vase. That way, all she has to do is set the flowers down on the foyer or coffee table when I arrive. No need to scurry into the kitchen, look for a vase, cut the stems...that entire ceremony amidst preparing dinner, pouring wine, and entertaining guests.
Here's what I picked up at the thrift store. It's a Martha Stewart vase that I got for $1.99 plus tax. After a little cleaning & polishing, it has turned from blah to TADA!
And what a statement it makes when the flowers are added!
Whether or not I admit that the vase is a thrift store find, I think it's a thoughtful gesture. My friend can reuse it even when the carnations have wilted. For example:
More ideas tomorrow. See you then!