Tuesday, February 8, 2011

I Like 'Em Cheap!

I'm talking about store bought flowers. 
many people look down their nouveau riche noses at carnations, and have called them just the most horrid things such as "trashy", "cheap", and, worst of all, a "filler flower". well, i happen to love carnations, especially the big white ones that have a sort of spicy scent. the are inexpensive, last forever, and brighten up any corner in which you place them. so take THAT you naysayers!

so i picked up three bunches...for $12. pale green, fuchsia, and a royal purple, and sort of cut them and stuffed them in a vase (because i was in a hurry to go to the Blizzard Party). well, they didn't look quite right, so i disassembled the arrangement and made several.

sort of crisscrossing the stems to make a foundation for the arrangement.

one down...

for the coffee table.

another for my desk.

and two little "arrangements" for my nightstand. this is the time of year when i always begin to be eager for spring, so these help curb my desire a bit (even though Punxsutawney Phil predicts an early spring, it is still quite far off).


  1. Very nice Matt. And yes -- carnations last a long time my last bunch i had almost a month .

  2. mine are going on two weeks! they are the best!