It had been a long time since I had pulled out all the odds and ends in my kitchen to dress up some Yogurt tubs, and pickle jars. So, this week, I decided to create a Haute Couture line of vases with whatever leftover wax paper, wrapping paper, ribbons, plastic mesh, and twine I could find.
My sweet sister came to me last week and said she’d like to add to the $20.00 budget so that I could have double the buying power in order to create more floral centerpieces to leave at doorsteps in the neighborhood this weekend. So, with my $40.00 in hand, I headed to the SF flower mart and came back with some gorgeous green and pink Hydrangeas, pink Amaryllis Belladonna, and bunch of gorgeous silvery green Lambs Ear.
I took about an hour to “dress” my vases, in their couture gowns:
Once the vases were ready, they needed a little “hair and make-up”, so the flowers came in handy. These flowers were practically ready for Ascot!!!
Right as the fog lifted in our neighborhood, my mom, sis and I set out to leave flowers at our neighbor’s doorsteps in hopes that they would put a smile on their faces.
One of the best things about dropping off flowers in the neighborhood is the chance to meet wonderful new people, like the couple I met today that were gracious enough to thank me for “making the neighborhood pretty.” Great to meet you Libby and Ed!