Saturday, April 25, 2009

Spring In A Vase

Every home deserves fresh flowers...even during times of recession! I love that my favorite store, Trader Joes, has made it possible for everyone to enjoy beautiful springtime blooms for next to nothing. Since March I've been picking up these fantastic daffodil stems for only $1.29 a bundle. That's right! Only $1.29 for ten stems. They always have several varieties too. I usually pick up two or three bundles every time I stop at the store for a loaf of bread or carton of milk. I'm not sure how much longer they'll be in the stores, so hurry and get yourself a couple bundles before they're gone. The trick is to buy the ones that have yet to bloom. You may think they look dead and ready for the waste bin, but just bring them home, fill a vase with cold water from the refrigerator (warm water feeds bacteria), snip the stems about a 1/2 inch, place them in the water, and ta-da! Your blooms will start to open within 3 to 4 hours. Enjoy!

6 comments:

Tara and Bob said...

those are gorgeous thanks for the tip

Kim said...

Isn't it wonderful how some fresh flowers can brighten up your day!? Love those!

design gal said...

jealous...oh how i wish we had trader joes here!!! i told andrew that a stop there is a MUST while we're in Cali! There's so many spots I want to fit in to a short amount of time! With both parents from So Cali I think I'm a cali girl at heart. *sigh*

Michelle Michel said...

Aubrey you are such a fun and talented person! I feel so lucky to call you my friend! You are one amazing person!

Jenn said...

I could really use some pretty, fresh flowers like that in my house. How cheerful! That is a steal of a deal too.

Heather said...

So I stopped by Trader Joe's today and bought some beautiful Daffodil's...well at least I hope they'll be beautiful, I took your advice and bought the ones that were still closed. And while I was there I bought some delicious fruits and am enjoying a super yummy and healthy fruit salad...Thanks Aubs for all your awesome suggestions! Love ya!