Thursday, July 21, 2011

Bouquets of Gladness

Once or twice a month I like to buy a bouquet of flowers.
Fresh flowers have such a way of gladdening my heart and home. I don't feel the need to buy flowers from a florist when I can get beautiful budget bouquets at the grocery store.
This week I splurged and brought home two bouquets. There was such a wonderful assortment of flowers that I couldn't pick just one!
The first bunch that caught my eye were these
lovely gladiolas
.
Their size alone makes a great design statement. I chose to add some sea glass to help anchor the arrangement.
You can see why I had to buy these flowers. I've never seen anything like them before. They have a stem similar to a carnation but their heads look like a combination of a fern, grass, and a moss ball. I just couldn't resist!
I cut them short and placed them into a vintage pottery piece designed to look like bamboo. I'm excited to see how long they last.Do you buy grocery store bouquets to
gladden your heart and home?

3 comments:

Carmie of the Single Nester said...

Do you know the name of the second flowers? I love the color and whimsy of them.

Joy said...

Hi Carmie!
I'm sorry, I wish I knew the name. The packaging just said "seasonal." That's the one drawback of buying bouquets at the grocery store.

Lorilee said...

Wow, gorgeous flowers. I have never seen anything like the green ones before. I love to grow Zinnias to cut and bring indoors. The drought here in South Texas has made it difficult to grow anything this summer.
Blessings,
Lorilee

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