Jane, over at Small But Charming, runs a little blog moment called, “Flowers in the House.” Many florists and talented people bring flowers inside and take pictures, to post them on the Internet.
Don’t you love that moment when you settle your bouquet into the vase, and the stems fall, just a bit? The way it feels when you push a stem through to the water? I don’t love stripping leaves and thorns, but it would be ungrateful to complain.
The thing is, these aren’t flowers, and that’s not a vase. The leaves of the Pieris shrub emerge peach, before maturing into a more usual middle green. And sometimes crystal perfume flaçons, given so long ago that you forget by whom, lose their stoppers and mature into vases.
Now that’s the kind of repurposing, Real Simple Aha! moment we can all get behind. Never mind 45 uses for olive oil that don’t include salads.
I considered cutting some white roses, but they were having a party on the bush, and had just begun to lie about floral sofas in full formal regalia, and smudge their makeup. It would have been rude to interrupt.
If you’d like to begin your week with flowers, and shouldn’t we all, go take a look here. Flower on.