19 May 2010

the faster, easier, cheaper way to freshen your decor...


we've said it before, and we'll probably say it again too: flowers are the best way to brighten dull decor. so honor of our birthday today, we dropped a whopping 25 bucks at trader joe's on a brightly colored orchid for our mantle, and a fire-red bromeliad for the opposite side of the room. feels like we completely redecorated!

ok, the "feels like we completely redecorated" part is a lie, but the room does feel fresher and livelier with our bright new additions, and both blooms should last for at least a month (the bromeliad even longer), making this, at under a dollar a day, the cheapest, easiest and fastest way to freshen your decor!

12 comments:

qerat said...

Happy Birthday :)

CindieQuilts said...

Best wishes for a successful, creative, love-and-money-filled new year in your life!

Emily A. Clark said...

And, that beautiful vase doesn't hurt either! Love the burst of color.

Tracy said...

Happy Birthday!! And the orchid is stunning.

jones said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! Love the presents. xoxo Mary and Jones

Tracy @ ComfortandLuxury said...

Hey, happy birthday!
Mine's coming up in a few days too!
Love Trader Joe's for flowers and plants... I should pick some up for my own "happy b'day to me".
Sorry I've been so absent lately. Crazy unexpected chaos has taken over my life. But I have been reading. Love your new fabric choices... can't wait to see that sofa!

katiedid said...

WHAT?!?!?! It's your BIRTHDAY?!?! Happy, Happy Birthday my friend!!!! And yes....flowers are a great way to cheer anyone up...especially an interior....they get lonely too. :)

Sending you a big birthday hug!

xoxo

Karena said...

So true and the perfect time of year to bring the fresh flowers in. I wish we had Trader Joes in KC, I loved going in San Diego.

Karena
Art by Karena

Margaret said...

Happy Birthday, Christian! XOXO

Julio said...

A belated happy birthday Christian!! I hope your special day was as beautiful as the flowers.


Julio

Suzy said...

They're lovely! Hope your day was just as great!

Lisa Borgnes Giramonti said...

Happy birthday again, dear Maison 21! (I say you should keep the festivities going all week.) And the flowers are splendiferous! xxx