Friday, March 8, 2013

Eternal Bouquet

Many moons ago, I read about woman who bought herself a mixed bouquet of flowers at the market. That in

itself is not so unusual, but at the time of the article, it had lasted years and the beautiful blooms continued

to give her as much joy as the first day of purchase. How is this, you ask? Well, it seems, at the end of the

week some of the flowers still looked pretty while the others were ready for the compost pile...it seemed a

shame to throw them all out so she sorted them, gave the nice ones a good stem trim and fresh water and

off she went to do her weekly shopping.




While at the market she saw a small bunch of carnations that would be just right to fill in for the ones that

she just removed, so in the basket they went.  Next week she sorted out the spent blooms again, went

shopping and came home with a small bundle of tulips and next week the same.....and so the Eternal

Bouquet was born.



Above, are the flowers that my Mr. brought me a week ago and as you can see, some are done but others

are still pretty.  So, I was reminded of the story I just shared and decided that I might try my hand at the 'E'

bouquet.  I will let you know how it goes.


Have you heard of this or perhaps you do this yourself?


Have a happy weekend my friends....Don't forget the clock...Spring Forward!  xo

15 comments:

Life and Breath and Everything Else said...

What a great idea! I love having fresh flowers in the house.
Have a great weekend :)
Lauren

ted and bunny said...

my wonderful husband buys me flowers each week and, because I can't bear to throw them away I trim and refresh and put some from last week in with the new ones, but I'd never thought of it being an Eternal Bouquet, which I really like the sound of!
have a lovely weekend
x

Nantucket Daffodil said...

Yes! After my surgery I had several arrangements. As they faded, I mixed what was left. Those little chartreuse green mums in your picture last forever! In fact I even used them as little props when I photographed my burlap bags for Etsy. They were a motivator for my green and blue flower post! That is a lovely story!

Alison said...

What a great idea! I hadn't heard of it. I hope it works!

Katiebee said...

i have not heard of that but what a wonderful idea...and what a sweet mr!

xo

katie

Floss said...

It's a nice, and very thrifty/green idea - I love it!

Beth @ E. lizard Breath Speaks said...

oh, that sounds so cool. what a great idea. let me know how it goes. fun, fun, fun!!! ( :

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Love that hot pink carnation next to the lime green flowers! Haven't heard of this but it sounds like fun-Happy Weekend:@)

Sherry said...

I've never heard of it but I did read somewhere that when you change the water, you should keep a little of the old water in the vase. Anybody know if that's correct?

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vintage grey said...

Such a wonderful idea!! Thanks for sharing and your bouquet is beautiful!! Happy weekend to you! xo Heather

Regine Karpel said...

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Lucy said...

What a beautiful story...I know I'm going to love visiting you...thanks for your visit too.

Theophanie said...

That is a lovely idea! The daisies I cut for my birthday lasted FOREVER, you may want to grab some. :)

Lindsay Jewell said...

That's a fantastic idea! I love having fresh flowers in the house, so I might have to give it a try myself. :)