what can you buy with that?
I treat myself to a café latte from time to time when I am on the road for work
and I rarely get out the door without spending at least $5.00.
And hey, although I savour the taste at the time... the effect is temporary.
That caffeine boost satisfies my need for a hot drink in the morning
and it allows for a certain comfort factor that I seem to associate with a good cup of java.
But that's it...that's all.
So for a similar price I can buy flowers at our local grocery store.
Those flowers have a huge effect on my morale at this time of year.
And it last much longer than the early morning Joe.
I should also let you know that
it is snowing right now....and my spring bulbs are buried under 3 feet of snow.
... investing in some grocery store flowers is helping me to feel a sense of spring
the minute I wake up in the morning.
These hyacinths next to the bed are a welcome sight and the smell is pleasantly intoxicating.
Okay...just looking at these images reminds me of my plan to paint these side tables and finally do something with our bedroom... it always loses out ...
Hmm.... looks like I should also re-consider my bedside "vignette"....
but, I love the mix of flowers, magazines, books, and favourite tea cup
as I roll in and out of bed each day.
And then of course, another pot of hyacinths in the living room...
to continue the effect of spring indoors.
I like to buy them when they are in their early stage,
sprouting and getting ready to bloom.
I also love placing the plastic pot in old pieces such as this antique soup tureen.
I pick up dried moss from the dollar store to hide the pot and create a more finished look.
When it comes to longer lasting blooms I always make a point of picking up hydrangeas
from Costco at this time of the year.
Not the same price point but still a great deal at $19.99 since these will be transplanted to my backyard garden in 6 weeks.... I HOPE.
I am actually thinking of picking up another pot so I can leave one in both locations.
They give off such a different feeling in each room.
Perhaps a nice pot of the white variety would work even better in the dining room.
And, yes, still need to find a replacement for that chandelier.... that is the problem with taking pictures of your space... you find yourself analyzing and highlighting what you don't like.
And the thing is...they will stay beautiful for quite a long time.
Certainly this will last well into the month of May.
Do you pick up grocery store flowers to brighten up your home?
oh and a little snow update for you southerners who envy ;) our cold, wet and white stuff.
sharing this at:
A Stroll Thru Life: Inspire Me Tuesday
Mod Vintage Monday
Anything Goes Linky Party