Le Week-end Petit Plaisir: No. 8

Feb 22, 2014

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“I must have flowers, always, and always.” ― Claude Monet

One of the simplest ways I have found to brighten the home without spending more than $20 or $30 is a beautiful bouquet of flowers. And while a bundle of a singular flower is divine, when flowers in general are on sale as they were during the weekend following Valentine’s Day, I wanted to take advantage.

As I have been eagerly waiting for the temperatures to increase and the grass and daffodils to work their magic, I refused to wait any longer and chose the color of yellow to bring a touch of sunshine to the gray that has been predominately upon us. I dare say, my mood quickly was lifted when I dispersed the monochromatic bouquet and other small vases full of color around my home last weekend.

petitplaisir8d~Seen in TSLL bouquet above: tulips, roses, Gerber daisies, Peruvian lilies~

Petit Plaisir: No. 8 – A Monochromatic Bouquet

Steps for Success:

  1. Choose your preferred color based on what’s available
  2. Incorporate 3-5 different varietals
  3. Begin holding one flower in your non-dominate hand and add one flower at a time, alternating the type of flower and placing it as you’d prefer
  4. Once bouquet is the size you’d prefer, wrap the stems with a rubber band or floral wire
  5. Trim the stems to fit the vase (I found this small round vase at Safeway for $7)
  6. Wrap a discarded leaf (or two) from the flowers around the rubber band to disguise
  7. Place in lukewarm water immediately after trimming the stems
  8. Enjoy!

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From the Archives, more Petit Plaisirs You Might Enjoy:

~No. 7 . . . a chocolate treat to devour

~No. 4 . . . a decadent dinner in minutes

~No. 3 . . . Julia Child, need I say more?



8 thoughts on “Le Week-end Petit Plaisir: No. 8

  1. What a refreshing and lovely discovery your blog Shannon! I am a great believer in making the simplest of life’s pleasures special and luxurious, and your inspirational posts capture this beautifully!

    Greetings from England and have a lovely weekend!

    Sophia

  2. Here in Switzerland is tulips time! So since last friday I’m enjoying their vivid yellow in our main table. Such a cheerful color! ..I’ll try your bouquet next time. Thanks for the tips!

  3. Good evening Shannon,

    Greeting from Ireland.

    I love your blog and was surprised and delighted with last Saturdays post as I had just come home from town with a beautiful arrangement of Narcissi in a planter to help brighten up these chilly February days.

    Thank you for your regular instalments,
    They are followed avidly in our home.

    Mary

  4. This has got to be my most favorite “column” that you do! I’m so glad you created it. Don’t get me wrong – I love receiveing your posts daily and the newsletter but, these posts are just amazing! Thank you!

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