I went to Ikea this past weekend. I am always totally enamored with the Marketplace. Especially the section with drinking glasses and the section with vases/containers. So I got a couple of drinking glasses (one with flamingos!) and vases. Which gave me an excuse to buy flowers!
So here's the deal. Flowers feel like a total luxury to me. I live in an apartment complex so I don't grow my own flowers. If I want flowers, and I always do, I either have to snip them if they seem wild and are not on protected land (this is a tough task around Boulder) or I have to buy them.
Flowers get expensive, especially for such fleeting enjoyment. So I get mine from the grocery store. Just behind the flower displays, they have a discounted section for older flowers. I scored a huge bouquet for $6 this weekend! The only thing is - they really aren't as perky as fresh flowers.
I put all the best flowers in the big vase. I chose a yellow/white combination.
After finishing the big vase, I used the leftover flowers for small vases. These are a bit sad and droopy, haha. But I really love them! And this bouquet came with a lot of greenery, which spices things up a bit. Greenery is thisclose to being my favorite thing about flower arranging.