.:Hydrangeas and my current re-read on the coffee table:.Dress things up around your home with some fresh flowers! It is such a cheering sight to see a vase full of pretty blooms in an unexpected place. I remember when we entered a pretty hotel room on our honeymoon, I saw that the staff had placed a diminutive vase of flowers on the bathroom vanity. It was a small, yet beautiful touch and one that I hoped to duplicate in own home one day.
We are fortunate that we have a hydrangea bush in our front yard, but it is the first time in our married life that we have had flowers at our disposal to cut and use inside our home. If you don't have flowers to cut from your garden, there are many other options! Our grocery store has a small floral department and they sell bunches for $3 or $4. An alternative is to enjoy cuttings from potted herbs. I find that this looks gorgeous and increases the chance that the fresh herbs will be used in cooking or garnishing. I have also been known to take little scissors with me on our walks to cut a few wildflowers growing around. I particularly like how clover looks in canning jars.
One trick that I have employed as far as fresh flowers go, is to use small vases, glasses, and jars for my flowers. This stretches the bouquet much farther than if I use a large container. In addition, I can put several tiny bouquets around the house rather than just one large one (though that is nice, too!!).