Saying it with flowers

This morning my husband bought me in a little bunch of sweet peas form the garden. Just a small gesture but one that has scented my kitchen and brightened my day. They made me so happy. I have been writing about sweet peas today over at my  thrifty home blog because they are indeed perfect for a thrifty home, they just give and give all summer long.

Flowers have always made me happy . I have memories of gathering in blooms of colourful, heavily fragranced roses form my Grandad’s garden to give to my mum, of picking buttercups to shine under our chins with my friends on sports day.

I recall my wedding flowers pink and white and so, so pretty.

Flowers whether a big bunch or a tiny daisy seem to bring much joy.

My daughter will sit for hours and make daisy chains or gather in fallen petals and press them to make bookmarks, cards and other crafts.Here is how to make a daisy chain crown and her is her flower press.

I like to give flowers as gifts because I think they bring so much joy and I love to send flowers online  as I think the element of unexpectedness  just adds to the joy. I adore a knock on the door to reveal a surprise bunch of flowers. They work for every occasion to say well done, to empathize and commiserate, to just send love or to cheer someone on. They are always a perfect gift in my opinion.

Some people just seem to display flowers so beautifully don’t they, I would love to be able to do this. There is a lovely flower arranging trick using tape over at Lauren Conrad’s blog. Well worth a look.

So from a tiny wild poppy to an extravagant display flower giving really can be for everyone…and what could be nicer.

Just living is not enough… one must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower.

Hans Christian Andersen

 

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