“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.
Petit Plaisir: No. 8 – A Monochromatic Bouquet
Steps for Success:
- Choose your preferred color based on what’s available
- Incorporate 3-5 different varietals
- 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
- Once bouquet is the size you’d prefer, wrap the stems with a rubber band or floral wire
- Trim the stems to fit the vase (I found this small round vase at Safeway for $7)
- Wrap a discarded leaf (or two) from the flowers around the rubber band to disguise
- Place in lukewarm water immediately after trimming the stems
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?