Look!: Flower Splurge

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We always have flowers at home. Modest flowers - a bunch from the market once a week. We usually spend under $10 total. Houseguests on their way made us feel like we could splash out and go a little bit crazy on flowers this past week and we did. Four different varieties spread throughout the apartment was such a treat.

We bought this bunch of organic yellow spray roses ($10) and cut them off super short to fit densely in this favorite vase (a gift from our mother-in-law). It was the centerpiece for meals with our willow dishes (which Sarah also likes) and new colorful glasses.

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The biggest splurge were two (!) bunches of peonies ($26). Absolutely worth every penny. The big bunch of blooms filled the oversize vase and the intense color and lovely scent lit up the spot in our living area unbelievably.

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In the bedroom we went for a bunch of lime green Hypericum ($7) in an old spice jar on the bookshelves.

On the windowsill in the dining area we had a bunch of small yellow pom pom-ish flowers - we don't know the real name ($1.50 each) in a Pernod water decanter we picked up a few years ago from the Marshall Fields Flea Market.

Now, we wouldn't spend this much on cut flowers every week, but it was a nice way to welcome guests and make our apartment extra summery and seasonal. Next time you have a good excuse, we suggest you give it a try...

Everything was from Whole Foods, except the pom poms which we picked up at the flower stand in Crate and Barrel.

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