I'm going to need a bigger vase...

DSC_0228
While strolling the street fair last weekend, I decided I needed some fresh flowers in the house. I stopped by a deli that happens to have a huge flower selection and didn't see anything I was too keen on except a nice green cymbidium orchid. It was $25 which really shocked me - this was the deli afterall. But the saleswoman told me it would last a month if I made a fresh cut at the base of the stem every other day. Doubtful but sold, I took it home with the idea that I would take my large vase and submerge the orchid in a zen and easy to accomplish arrangement sort of like this


image from HGTV.com

Clearly, I have issues with size. This is the biggest vase I own. Was I on crack thinking I owned a vase 3x as tall?
DSC_0229

Its been a week and the orchid is still going strong. So maybe in another two weeks of stem cuts, I'll be able to squeeze this orchid underwater to get the look I had in mind. Until then, its very nice to come home to fresh flowers everyday.

PS: sorry for the delay in sofa photos. I have been droning on and on about this furniture delivery for months, the least I could do is show you what Ive been waiting for. Unfortuntely, Ive just been really busy with work this week and haven't had a chance. I promise Ill post a photo as soon as I get the chance.

Edited to add: Its been 9 days and the orchid is definitely looking the worse for wear. Its not terrible looking yet but there is no way its going to last a month. And yes, I have been changing the water and cutting down the stem every other day.

7 comments:

  1. Aw, those were our wedding flowers! I buy a stem every so often as a sentimental treat. They really do last a month!

    Try looking for gigantor clear glass vases at Target; sometimes they have them for cheap. It's nice to have something like that around to hold branches, orchids, etc.

    Can't wait to see the living room!

    ReplyDelete
  2. Yep - I definitely need a much bigger vase. This one did okay to hold small branches when I had lower ceilings but I could use with some drama now :)

    ReplyDelete
  3. It's gorgeous on that table. I had no idea cymbidiums could last a month! Thx for the tip.
    Michael's also has huge cylindrical vases for a bargain.

    ReplyDelete
  4. Too funny, I wouldnt have had a vase big enough either. The flowers are fantastic though... glad they're lasting.

    ReplyDelete
  5. i love fresh flowers - coincidence that i have post going up on fresh flowers this weekend! :o)

    ReplyDelete
  6. I'm so encouraged to see that these lasted so long already... Usually, I take flowers home, and by the next morning, they're already in their twilight years.

    ReplyDelete
  7. I too had no idea orchids lasted so long! I'll have to pick one up for myself as well! Thanks!

    ReplyDelete

There is nothing that thrills me more than hearing from readers. Please share your thoughts. ♥

Follow @ Instagram

© 2007-2017 Brooklyn Limestone. All Rights Reserved.
Back to Top