Friday, March 12, 2010

Flower Power Friday

Friday is my flower day. Ok, that's a big lie. Everyday is a flower day for me, but Friday is my big flower shopping day. I have an addiction which I am in no hurry to recover from. I am on a first name basis with most of the florists in East Vancouver, I am shamelessly in love with flowers. To be fair, I'm shameless about most things.

Flowers need not be expensive to be enjoyable. One of my favourite things to do is simply buy a few carnations or a bunch of mums and divide them into mason jars all over our house. For $6 you can feel instant spring in your home. I know it may sound rather elementary, but on days you feel that little black cloud is following you everywhere it makes for a pleasant pick me up.

So today on your way home pick yourself up some flowers, or buy some for a friend. Daffodils are great this time a year and are usually only $1.99. It really is the small things that make a difference, and while I wouldn't turn down a diamond tiara, the times someone has shown up with flowers at my front door I truly feel my heart blossom. On that very cheesy note (hopefully you're not lactose intolerant), I leave you to a beautiful weekend!


  1. Carnations are actually my favorite flower. And I love that they're not expensive! If Magnus hadn't already treated me to a bunch yesterday, I'd buy some thanks to this post :)

  2. I bought some tulips on Friday and they've been spreading their cheer ever since. I also found a sad daffodil someone dropped on my driveway, so that one's found its way into a vase in my house too.

    I think it's from Oma ;)

  3. How nice you husband bought some for you Wendy! Those are the best gifts. ; )

    Anya, you have opened my eyes. ; ) I forgot about Oma and her flowers... Although I do think of her when I buy freesia's. I really want to make a terrarium, and have had an obsession with them for years. I don't remember Oma having one but my mom told me she had a huge one in the basement. I sometimes forget all the ways she's influenced me. I miss her still.


  4. Flowers are such a pick me up and I will take your advice today and pick up some flowers while in town. Thank you for brightening my day.


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