27 April 2010

A Floral Arrangement


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:

In springtime, it can hold these blossoming branches.

More ideas tomorrow. See you then!

6 comments:

  1. What a bargain! You should be so chuffed! Your home must look fabulous!

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  2. Thanks Shopgirl! Have a great day :)

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  3. Just wondering if you could do a week sometime about how to make your office/desk/space craftier by putting little bits of bright colors, making it look amazing. Could you help?

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  4. The vase is soo beautiful!! Love the spring arrangement!

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  5. Hi Bella...I'll be thinking about your question and possibly write a future post about it :) Thanks for visiting!

    So happy you like it Layla! Thanks!

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  6. Oh I'm so glad you may help me to jazz-up my workspace! :) thanks!

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