Mimi Sue's Cottage

A home is much more than a house built of lumber, brick, or stone. A home is made of love, sacrifice, and respect. We are responsible for the homes we build. We must build wisely, for eternity is not a short voyage. There will be calm and wind, sunlight and shadows, joy and sorrow. But if we really try, our home can be a bit of heaven here on earth. Thomas S Monson







Monday, February 23, 2009

Little Bouquets

I'd rather have several little bouquets than one large one. In the winter, when I have no flowers in the garden, I like to buy a few stems of a single type of flower. Carnations last a long time and have a spicy scent so they're one of my favorites. I bought these at the grocery store for $3.00. Then I spread them around. A couple in a little vase by my kitchen sink... A few in another vase by my bathroom sink...
And a few more in the entry.

It makes me so happy.


18 comments:

Donna said...

What a great idea, and they look so pretty!

Hugs,
Donna

Aubrey said...

I like when they have daisy mums too. They have no smell but they're cheerful. I need to go get some flowers today. I wonder if my little destructos will leave them alone?

Ginger said...

That's a great price for flowers. Those look so nice. I took my leftover roses from Valentine's day and separated them and cut the stems short and put them in two different vases. I love flowers!!!

Robin said...

I like to do the same thing. It is amazing what a simple flower in a vase can do for a flower lover in the middle of the winter. Your pictures make me smile, thanks for sharing.

Sue said...

Carnations get a bum wrap but you gotta give them credit, they're cheap and they last forever...I love them.

Beautiful Pear Tree Lane said...

Hi Mimi Sue,
What a unique idea, I like to buy flowers in winter, but never thought to put them throughout the house. Thank you so much for this idea.
Blessings,
Sue

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

How delicate, beautiful, and happy. I have lots of bud vases...time to go by the floral department. : )

GRAMS said...

These are so cute. I hope you are having fun. Yes I'm jealous about the flip flop thing. It's just yucky here. Everything melting and muddy. Se you next week. Janis

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

that plate is so so cute!

Nola @ the Alamo said...

Carnations do give you a lot of bang for the buck. I never thought of scattering them into little vases all about. That's a neat idea, and I always have lots of little vessels that would make perfect little vases!

nikkicrumpet said...

You are so right...and it's funny how just a few little flowers can brighten up a room!! And your were right about something else...those wedding pictures WERE taken at Thanksgiving point! Good eye! And thanks for visiting.

Gayle said...

Sue - I just stumbled upon your blog - can't even remember how I got here actually. But when I saw the picture of your home in the header I got all excited because I KNOW YOU! I'm a friend of Kay Wilde's - we're rug hooking buddies. I visited your previous home once on a home tour with Kay and I've been DYING to see your new place too! I couldn't make it to the tour in December because I signed up to be a Sundance volunteer this year and had a mandatory training meeting that same evening. Anyway, all that just to say that I'm so glad I found your blog! It's wonderful and I'll be reading all the time now!
dyeing2hook@msn.com

Nicole said...

I love your flower bouquets! Have you been to Albertsons lately? They had the cutest bulbs in little tins! So I hear your keeping warm somewhere fun! Good for you, hope your having a great time!

glimpse of my world said...

PLEASE share with me where you purchased the adorable red white check rooster plate!! I love that!!
SMiles!

ShabbyInTheCity said...

I love carnations...You are giving me ideas LOL...my husband's cousin owns a florist in our little town...I may have to go see her now :)

Nana said...

Those to make you smile. I am so ready for winter to turn into Spring!!!!!

Lallee said...

Those are very sweet touches to tuck around your home. I love using my 'crystal' S&P shakers from the thrift store for little blooms.

Annie said...

I just came across all my little bud vases tucked away above my fridge and thought about doing the same thing. I think I'll get some flowers next time I'm at the farmer's market.