I love me some fresh flowers. I remember back when Fly Guy and I were first dating, he would bring me flowers every single date. Sometimes three or four times a week. Well...I knew it was getting to be expensive and so casually mentioned that he didn't need to buy me flowers all the time.
I didn't realize that he took it to mean that I didn't like him to buy me flowers! He slowly trickled off to only buying flowers for Valentine's Day, our Anniversary and the anniversary of our first date. What was a girl to do? Being frugal I can't see buying flowers ever single week, even if I love fresh flowers on the entry way table or the center of the dining room table.
Then I realized, I don't need large bouquets to make me happy, just a few blooms will brighten up the area and make me smile every time I see them.
My favorite places to get flowers are the grocery store, if they are on sale...yep, I rarely pay more than $5.00 for a bunch of flowers, doesn't matter what type they are, I just can't see spending more than that, since they last four or five days tops.
Then I discovered Fresh and Easy! They have lovely flowers and I can usually find flowers deeply discounted during the week.
These beauties set me back...
One dollar. Yes indeed, marked down from $6.00 to one dollar. I put them in a vase...uh glass on my desk and had beauty for three days...for only a dollar. How can you beat that?
btw...drinking goblet/vase, was a freebie from a garage sale. Only one of them, so I took it to work to drink my ice tea out of and discovered what a handy vase it transformed into.
Why a glass goblet to drink out of? Why not? I read Frugal Luxuries by Tracey McBride a few years ago and was touched by the message, live life frugally but elegantly. Take pleasure in the small things, enjoy the beauty around you. Drinking out of this goblet makes me feel amazing, I slow down, enjoy my tea and let it refresh me. All in a tiny cubicle workspace..and it makes a great vase for enjoying roses.
I had several people stop and ask what the occassion was ...why I had flowers, not my birthday, anniversary, etc. Nope..."I am the reason.." (You know they think I am a little touched in the head at work...right???)
I also picked up a gift for Fly Guy while buying flowers for me.
A mint and a rosemary, marked down to the amazing low, low price of... (disregard my messy, messy table...I am moving...remember? You might see the Tori Spelling book off to the left, I told you I was spending some time reading it...caught in the act!)
another $2.00 and my husband was thrilled. I guess he kind of likes getting
flowers...uh herbs. I will love them once they are large enough for me to pinch a little off for cooking~
jusqu'à ce que je vous reverrai