Good morning, hope your week is off to a great start. With spring weather officially here to stay (I pray), it’s really affecting my mood (in a good way). Love the longer days of light, creeping up into the 50′ and 60’s feels downright tropical and of course there are flowers everywhere and you know how I love my flowers! I shared my part one last week of my flower loot from my local Whole Foods, can’t sing their praises enough. They are the next best thing to going to my beloved NY flower market. So this is part two, what happened to the same batch of flowers when I reinvented them in different vessels. Needless to say I was so trilled with the results. Important to think outside the box and try new variations, how will you ever know? Variety is the spice of life! So enough of my talking, let me show you- ___________________________________________ Never underestimate the impact three small silver mint juleps can have when filled with flowers! (click here to see our wonderful collection) The flowers were 8 days old at this point and still faring very well…..thanks to being kept outdoors at night And then I pulled down this fabulous oversized tureen I have had for many years and was visualizing a flower arrangement so off to work I went- Adore this tureen and forgot just how pretty it is….so much so that I am now looking into having it made along with individual mini tureens (hard to find) Stay tuned! Couldn’t love it ore, wish I could keep it this way permanently! I then started daydraming about a beautiful ouncheon and how nicely this would pair with my Mottahedeh Tobacoo Leaf plates And last but certainly not least I wanted to see what a large scaled floral would look like in our new wicker urn (coming in April) and wow, this makes me want to throw a party! Letting you in on a little secret as the flowers were on day 8/9, I lost a few so filled in with our faux lilacs and honestly you would never know, they blended in so beautifully and gave this large scaled arrangement a little extra lift and volume…voila! Click here to see our amazing lilacs Feels so “spring-y”! On day 9 gathered what was still living and condensed them into a few containers, opened the window and let them get some cool spring air On day 10 I still had some tulips in my mint juelps, though only a few and stunningly, these white hydrangeas still looked pretty darn good so gathered what was left and put them in one of our medium hurricanes and another in our wicker pitcher I give credit to my hot water trick and then keeping them outdoors in the cool crisp air __________________________________ And that is the story of my Whole Foods flowers and their 10 day life. If you take a lite extra care, you might be amazed at the life you can give fresh cut flowers. Some trial and error to be sure but isn’t it worth it? Nothing like walking into a room and being greeted by beautiful fresh flowers, whether they re small tight arrangements or a big showy number….. Thanks for stopping in, wishing everyone a fabulous day. We were going to have our porcelain presale this week but its been put off to next Tuesday for anyone wondering, the warehouse is slammed and we need to get things in order before holding the sale. I promise it will be very worth the wait! Until next time…..