Monday, December 22, 2008

Red Basket of Flowers


Doing my enormous grocery shop this morning I stopped to chat with my friendly florist and thank her for last week's lilies (marked to half because they were three days old). She pointed to a cart full of potted mums and explained that she was trying to get rid of them, that I could have as many as I wanted for a total of ninety-nine cents!


I chose white ones, and brought them home and tucked them in a (thrifted) red basket. Set in a peeling green chair, it's like a really cheap daisy-filled Christmas meadow. If there is such a thing.

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Anna,Your beautiful pictures and lovely post help ease my heavy heart tonight.Usually when I check in,I go away with a smile. Thank you and Merry Christmas.I'll bet that red basket of daisies looks fabulous with the green chair.

Mary said...

Thank you for the inspiration. Your have such beautiful ideas. Merry Christmas to you and your family!

Tracey said...

Love the idea of a simple decoration and using what you already have. The mums are beautiful set against the red. Great idea as usual...Merry Christmas..Tracey

Ms. Dale said...

Wonderful Christmas gift to you from the florists!!
Can't beat all you want for ninety-nine cents.
I think a cup of Christmas tea and a piece of
Christmas cake in the Pleasant View Schoolhouse
would warm the heart of any one. Just too far
to pop in and besides I see freezing rain your way
this morning. For you and yours a very
Merry Christmas!!

Ms. Dale

Laura said...

Here! Here!
for random acts of kindness...
transformed to beauty that infuses Christmas contentedness...

~a rest to the mind, a cheerer of spirits, a diverter of sadness, a calmer of unquiet thoughts, a moderator of passions, a procurer of contentedness; promoting habits of peace and patience in those that profess and practice it.
~Izaak Walton

BrasherGirl said...

So simple, yet so lovely!

Blossom said...

Sometimes the simplest pleasures are by far the most beautiful (inject happy sigh of pleasure). I need to make friends with a florist!

Amy

Sarah Jane said...

How very pretty, and what a lovely price for them, as well!

Hannah said...

those are so nice and cheery!

Rona's Home Page said...

These are very beautiful. Especially with all the red.

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