I buy fresh flowers every week.
For far too long I would have considered such a practice frivolous and wasteful, even going so far as to discourage my husband from gifting me blooms for special occasions.
|Fresh-cut Flowers and Blue Mason Jar|
Not anymore! A.) I've become much wiser as I've gotten older and now understand the importance of treating oneself with simple pleasures. And b.) Affordable, fresh-cut flowers are readily available at the local markets, allowing even a frugal thrifter like me to fill her home with beautiful blooms!
I still don't care for formally arranged flowers. I prefer them to look as though they've been casually gathered from the garden, brought in, placed in any vessel close at hand, and set down serendipitously.
As a lover of all things vintage, it is my opinion that nothing is more suited for casual flower display than vintage Blue Mason jars, tiny cut glass vases, vintage thermoses,
|Vintage Silver Teapot and Fresh Blooms|
|Rustic Crock and Colorful Blooms|
or rustic crockery.
And so, while ambling through thrift stores, flea markets, and garage sales I'll often pick a few vessels to hold the blooms of My Flower Obsession!
All photographs taken by Paulette Rodriguez.