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
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