Spring? Is that you?

Around this time of year, when the snow is finally disappearing, the nights are (finally) lighter, and the temps warm up enough during the day so that a winter coat begins to feel wrong, I feel compelled to buy massive amounts of flowers.  Consequently, I am also enticed by the cute little vessels to put them in.  Trader Joe’s is often a place to find reasonably priced flowers for this purpose (since I’m often too cheap to spend loads on flowers), and Ikea excels at offering cute and cheap vases.  I bought three bud vases like this during my last trip there last week, and I love, love, love them all. Can you say $1.99??

I’m doubly excited about these little vases this year, because we’ve decided to buy into a CSA (Community-Supported Agriculture) deal through a very local farm, where we get loads of fresh veggies/berries each week starting in June, as well as pick-your-own flowers once a week.   And this means that I will be filling these bud vases pretty consistently during the warm months.  And for those of you who know my appetite for making and canning jams and jellies, you can only imagine how the threat of a fairly steady stream of what’s-in-season berries excites me!

Anyway, Spring can’t come fast enough.  We’re almost there!

Posted by robyn on March 20th, 2009 under crafts

3 Responses to “Spring? Is that you?”

  1. Lisa Clarke Says:

    I love Trader Joes flowers, too, and bud vases is a great idea – you can split up a single bouquet and brighten every room in the house! I tend to use glass soda bottles for that purpose.

    I’ve been thinking about joining a CSA. I think it’s a great idea, but I can’t get past the fact that the whole family is kind of picky when it comes to veggies. I’d be afraid of wasting most of what we get!

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  2. Kathleen Says:

    I’m excited for spring too– can’t wait for the farmer’s market to start!

    We tried a CSA for a while one year after the farmer’s market ended for the season– they delivered a box once a week. While we could specify a few likes and dislikes, I still found it hard to plan around. I guess flexibility isn’t my forte. Part of the problem was it came on Tuesdays, and I did my shopping on the weekends, so I never knew what veggies to plan meals around until after I had already shopped. I did end up wasting a lot, so we stopped. 🙁 Maybe we’ll try it again some winter now that I’m home and more able to shop after the box would arrive!

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  3. David Says:

    so cute!! I’ll show it to Lyra! she’s been spray painting jars and bnaechrs (and wanted to do them the same color that you did those vases for the quinceaniera, but i convinced her to do more Christmasy colors! heh heh)

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