In the winter I buy flowers
mostly at Wal Mart
our only choice in flower purchasing.
But they do have decent flowers
mostly carnations, roses, alstroemeria
big garish bouquets of unnaturally colored flowers.
At $4 to $5 a bouquet, I can have flowers all winter long!
Of course, at Christmas, we have poinsettias
And in January and February, we have the bulbs --
the hyacinths and the paperwhites.
But, I am always so happy when tulips come!
I know that Spring isn't far behind
And I'll gladly eat a can of soup in order to have tulips on the table!
Yesterday, at Trader Joe's, they have a plethora of flowers
daffs (for only $1.49 a bunch), hydrangeas, tulips, mix bouquets,
freesias (which smelled heavenly), roses and this little bouquet
of wax flowers.
The wax flowers were pink and were only $2.99
and except for the daffs were the cheapest of all the bouquets.
So I bought them!
For my bedside table
And I think they're quite handsome!
For they look like wildflowers!
And make me smile last thing at night
And first thing in the morning.
But there were more than the julep cup would hold
An antique ginger jar held a wee bouquet
Which lends a spot of color to our green and white bathroom
And . . .
An old Mason's pitcher held the last of them
which replaced the fading paperwhites on the breakfast table
A lot of mileage out of $3.00, methinks!
We'll see how long these little flowers last.
And if they last long enough, I may be looking for wax flowers!
It's Saturday and I'm joining Beverly for Pink Saturday.