Saturday, July 26, 2014

Living Small: Fresh Flowers

I love our little house, more and more. The more we renovate, update, restore, and paint--the more I fall in love with this teeny townhouse. With each hammer-fall and paint-stroke, we make this house a little more our own.

With that being said, every once in a while, I feel the walls closing in and I think "WHY IS MY HOUSE SO TINY!" So here is something I've learned that always cheers both myself and our space up.

Fill your tiny space with flowers. 

If you have been following this blog for even a short amount of time, you will have noticed that I love fresh flowers. Love. Them. There's truly nothing that can liven up a space or brighten your day as quickly as a sweet-smelling, brightly-colored bouquet. If I was a woman of substance, I would flounce to and from the nearest market every day with armfuls of petals. Being, instead, a graduate student, I make do with a $5 bouquet from Wegman's every few weeks. 

This tiny addition to the space performs wonders for my attitude and outlook. I go from frustrated and cramped to cheery and upbeat.Tossed carelessly into a vase or glass pitcher, they bring the outdoors in and make my tiny home feel more like a meadow. Confession: Too many fresh flowers purchased in a row may result in my flitting about  imaging the kitchen to be a French bistro. But hey--we all need to channel our inner Julia Child, occasionally, do we not? Never apologize! 

P.S. If you want fresh flowers but just don't want to drop alot of money, buy baby's breath! 
It costs less, has a sweet, airy look, and stays fresh for a very long time. 

1 comment:

  1. Love this post! I bought some flowers (including baby's breath) at the store today… Instantly brightened up my house!


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