21 April 2012
flowers make me smile
I'm pretty sure I love flowers just as much as candles!
They have the ability to make a room warm and inviting, add the finishing touch to your dinner table and evoke wonderful memories.
For me when I see red roses and any purple flowers they remind me of my Grandma and Grandad. Grandad grew red roses in the front garden and my Grandma loved anything purple.
Hydrangeas remind me of my Nanny and Poppy as their long driveway had these lined up the length of the drive. They were so full and gorgeous.
Creamy white roses bring back memories of my wedding day.
The above table I styled for a relaxed outdoor get together. You don't have to spend a lot of money on flowers or even the vase you put them in. You'll see that I have used glass jars and tin pots.
Be creative find things around your home that you can use for a vase, such as glass jars and tin cans. Op shops have a wonderful eclectic range of vases and of course IKEA has some very inexpensive vases. Be creative and look outside the box!
Source a local flower market near home. They are less than half the cost of a retail outlet, are fresher and will last longer. I've been lucky enough to find one near me, only weekends though, they pick the flowers the day before so are incredibly fresh. Buying this way doesn't ensure your favourite flower or colour will be there but I always manage to work around it!
Do you love flowers in your home? What's your favourite of all time?!