It’s no secret that flowers make my world go around. Ever since I was married (21 years ago) I’ve had fresh flowers in the house. Awww, I bet you’re thinking ‘how romantic that her Mister buys her flowers’? Well, nuh uh, I buy them myself. Not that he hasn’t ever bought me flowers, but I prefer to buy them myself. I’ve always said that I’d happily spend my last $20 on a good coffee and some flowers, and over the years when the bank balance has struggled I’ve done just that!
There’s something about choosing the colours and textures, then taking them home and turning them into my own little creation. I love chatting to the florist and learning about the blooms and how to care for them. I love experimenting with unusual blooms and foliage, watching as the florist ties and wraps my bundle. Then I skip off home and have some fun!
I’m super lucky lately as I’ve partnered with *Lily West Florist, each week they send me home with an armful of flowers to do with what I want. As a blogger I also dabble in photography, I’m not great at it but I’m learning. I also figure that using my own images is much safer than receiving a ‘pay up now’ letter from a lawyer, like my mate Bec received.
Because I bloody love flowers I like them to be part of my Instagram feed, and they are just a pretty way to add colour and beauty to a photograph. Just ask my friend Jess from Jess+Co, she loves them so much she created these stunning packs of cards.
Recently after seeing some photographs of a floral installation that Lily West had done I was inspired to try something new, because…pineapples! YES, I unashamedly like pineapples. Lately I’ve been using whole fresh pineapples around my house as decoration, not crazy like a fruit shop (weird!), just one on a tray. I thought I’d take it one step further and incorporate flowers AND pineapples! Oh man, feels like heaven to me!
A pineapple vase, oh yes you read right. It’s sooo easy that I know you’ll want to try it.
+ Cut the top off a pineapple, don’t waste it though. You’ll want to plant that in a pot or straight in the ground.
+ Scoop out the flesh, I bag this up and freeze for smoothies.
+ Place a small jar inside the pineapple, add water and flowers.
Told you it was simple.
I am in love 🙂 Giddy with happiness 🙂 Every time I look at this vase I smile 🙂
You could go one step further and do several pineapples for a party, I think I wanna throw a party just so I can do that.
til next time,
*Lily West gift me flowers weekly for my editorial consideration and supply a giveaway posey for my weekly ‘Flower Friday’ posts. Add your flower pic in the comments section of my flower Friday Facebook post (Friday afternoon) and I choose a local Adelaide resident to receive a complimentary posey ?