Fresh Friday

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I enjoy having fresh flowers in my home and most of the flowers I buy are from our local supermarkets. I love how they place the flowers right at the store entrance so you have to walk by them and WANT them! Of course I want ALL of them. A bundle almost always makes its way home with me each week.

As much enjoyment as I get out of them they eventually droop, wilt, and say farewell, so I thought I’d start a FRESH FRIDAY post on my blog to feature the pretty flowers that make their way home with me. Besides who doesn’t love pictures of flowers! I can’t promise that it will be EVERY Friday, but hopefully most. I’ll try not to chatter too much but to just let the flowers do the talking. So here’s my first FRESH FRIDAY blooms.

It must be the holiday season because the local markets are filled with flowers right now. I picked up a bundle that included Button Mums, Spider Mums, Agapanthus, White Lillies, some type of thistle that I couldn’t identify and of course evergreen fill. At first I was going to just stick them all in a vase but decided to actually assemble something.


I like to lay each type of flower out so I can see them all and grab what I need.


I have no particular method. Some people say you should start from the bottom and work your way to the top but I tend to just start sticking stuff in. It doesn’t always work out, which I’m sure will be evident in future FRIDAYS.





Have a great weekend!

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9 thoughts on “Fresh Friday

  1. ScrapAndSalvage

    i LOVE fridays! LOVE that you’re starting fresh fridays! and i LOVE flowers, most of all button mums (plus their name)!!! such a happy little flower. and a happy little post. i love the floral combo you’ve come up with. it’s kind of holidayesque, but not full on holiday yet (i assume that will happen in 2 weeks time?!). keep it up and thanks for spreading cheer. happy weekend, stacey!

    1. Stacey Post author

      Thanks, Tamara. And thank you for the BUTTON Mums. For the life of me I couldn’t think of their name. BUTTON MUMS! I swear I’m having more and more “senior moments” where I cannot remember things I’m suppose to. HA HA!
      YES, hopefully I’ll start getting into the holiday spirit. Maybe this is a start. Richie has already started in on me, since I got home from work today, about putting the tree up. I guess I’ll be getting “Chrismas-y” whether I want to or not. Thanks for reading all THREE of my posts this week. I guess it’s obvious that I have no web projects to work on right now. Feel free to take a break from me. I might get annoying!!! (wink!) XO

  2. Dana@Mid2Mod

    That looks so good! My great aunt owned a flower shop when I was a kid, and my grandmother worked with her. They were both so talented at arranging flowers, but I missed that gene. They’d love your arrangement! I’m crazy about fresh flowers too, but I usually just stick them in a vase and call it a day.

    1. Stacey Post author

      That’s so great, Dana! I can’t even imagine working in a shop like that, surrounded by flowers and getting to be so creative with them. OMG, the smell of flowers all day. ROSES! Heaven! People that do that for a living just fascinate me. And I’m jealous! My feeble attempts are fun. I’m sure they’ll be some complete FLOPS on Fridays but I enjoy trying. I bet you have that gene. You have an eye for beautiful and tasteful things.

  3. D'Arcy H

    Your arrangement is lovely–my grandma would approve. My grandparents in Milwaukee operated a florist shop, complete with greenhouses, which my dad work d in as a kid. (Back in those days, florists “grew their own.”) The smell of the flowers as grandma created the arrangements was heavenly. I was fascinated with all the colored ribbons. The old place had so many places to hide and play for a little kid. Great memories! These days, our cats will eat any flowers I bring home!

  4. Natalie

    Look at your header!!! How cool is that, especially for a person who’s not all that much into decorating for the holidays. Love it! Love your flowers too Stacey… So pretty. My favourite flower is the tulip…



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