How is that for a long title, he!
This post starts with a bunch of flowers I recently received.
Actually this post should start with the weeks and weeks, if not months, of time my Love spent searching for our new bird mobile. You see we bought ourselves a ‘new to us’ car recently. I didn’t take any pictures of it yet, but maybe I’ll drape myself on the hood one day and show you. Or maybe not….
Anyway we bought a ‘new’ car for oodles of money, (I don’t even want to think about how much white paint I could have bought for that heap of euros) because the old one was dying on us. When we picked the car up I got a bunch of flowers. Oh and a lot of compliments too.
Apparently the sales guy hadn’t met many women who went straight for the tools compartment when he mentioned the car had one.
Or women who had to try for themselves immediately, right there on the spot, how to take all of the seats out. But you understand don’t you?! I need to know how to make room for that wonderful thrift store dresser I am going to find soon. A girl has got to be prepared for the next find-of-the-year.
Anyway it was a fun evening and we drove of in a newish car with a free bunch of flowers.
Holland is known for its flowers, and you usually can’t really buy an ugly bunch here. But those mixed bouquets just aren’t quite my thing. Maybe they aren’t your thing either?
Well this is what you can do with your next gas station bouquet.
Break it up!
I love breaking up bouquets into a collection. Somehow the flowers together make a much bigger statement that way and at the same time the individual beauty of each flower shines through much stronger.
As you can see I used everything that seemed right to me. Vintage bottles, a small lemonade glass, a liquor glass, medicine bottles. Just anything that got in front of my hands and that might work.
I always think flowers that are cut short like this, last longer too. Maybe I’ll do a little experimental research one day to test my hypothesis (sorry researcher in me surfacing). Maybe it’s because they don’t need to sustain a long stem and lots of green leaves this way. But these flowers are still on my little side table and I think they are almost two weeks old now. They were a week old when I redid the bouquet like this (I tried to like it the way I got it, silly me) and took the pictures. They still look like this a week later. Just a tad older, but still with lots of life in them.
I don’t think I have ever bought myself a bunch of orange flowers. Orange just isn’t really my color. But I must admit that the punch they bring against the white background is really nice. I guess orange just has the oomph factor. I suspect I will see a lot of orange this year, considering that Tangerine Tango is the color of 2012. Who knows, maybe it will grow on me.
Yeah. I guess this little bouquet really was worth thousands of dollars euros
So are you always happy with the flowers you get? Do you re-arrange the bouquets that the florists carefully crafted together too? And will you add a little orange to your life this year?