I have been loving having tulips in the house for the last couple of months, so I thought it was high time I mentioned them here as a ‘Friday Favourite’ (especially since I haven’t done one of these types of blog posts in a while).
This is actually a very strange thing for me, having cut flowers in the house. For years I never spent money on buying flowers (unless they were potted) for the house, I thought it was a waste of money (money that could be spent on more important things). But then, during the latter part of 2013 something changed…all of a sudden I loved the look of fresh cut flowers in a beautiful vase in our home.
Neal always bought orchids for me (and I’m embarrassed to say I killed every single one of them!), because they’re not your typical ‘every day’ potted plant and I always told him that a bouquet of flowers was a waste of money. Well, it turned out the orchids were a waste of money too…but let’s not focus on all the orchids I have sent to ‘orchid heaven’.
Having flowers, and more specifically tulips, in the house makes me really happy. I can be having the worst kind of day, but as soon as I look at those beautiful buds, it instantly brightens up my day. Obviously peonies are my number 1 favourite flowers and I always try to buy a small bouquet at Woolworths during October / November (I have to pinch my eyes closed, though, whilst paying because they are super expensive). My number 2 favourite flowers are tulips because they remind me of the time I spent living in Edinburgh (Scotland).
I try to prolong the life of my fresh cut flowers for as long as I can (my tulips usually last around 2 weeks, as I change the water out quite often) because the price tag of these flowers can add up to a BIG price tag when you buy them every week. I have found that Woolworths flowers do last quite a while longer than the flowers you buy next to the side of the road, or even at Pick n Pay (and I’d rather spend the extra money and know my flowers will bloom for quite a while). I have also found that yellow and red tulips last WAY longer than the stunning pastel purple ones.
Anyway, so this blog post was basically just to let you guys in on what has been making me happy for the last couple of months. If you can, try to spoil yourself with a bouquet of flowers every now and again. I promise, it will definitely brighten up your day (especially on those days when you really need cheering up).