Another day, another bouquet!

Or two…I’ve had a lingering bug all week and now it looks like my husband caught it, too. Today has been about loafing, orange juice, and taking care of each other. On a grocery store run for some medicine, I scooped up some carnations.  Bouquets are part of taking care of each other in my opinion!

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The one above features peachy-orange carnations and additional filler clipped from our garden: ornamental grass, lemon balm, mint, and lavender.  I popped it in a groovy art vase that I picked up from a junk shop on a visit to Yellow Springs, Ohio. It’s so aromatic!

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My second bouquet is a tight cluster of carnations in a vintage Haeger vase. This one is going on my bedside table. Pretty, pretty, pretty.

Flowers are part of my self-care routine. How do you pamper yourself when you’re feeling icky?

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Melancholy Tulips in a Haeger Vase

Fickle Spring! After a few truly glorious days of sunshine and warmth, things have taken a turn back towards winter. Complete with snow. My husband picked up some bunches of tulips to cheer me. I arranged them in this classical vintage  Haeger Pottery vase.

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Perhaps because my mother grew up making regular pilgrimages to the factory store with her mother as a girl and thus has some nice pieces of Haeger, I’ve always had a fondness for the brand. I’ve been working to assemble my own modest collection over the years. So I was saddened to learn that after 145 years in business, the Illinois-based company announced a few days ago that it is closing. What a shame.

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