The best resources to where to buy lovely real flowers and beautiful faux greenery for inexpensively, plus ideas on how to arrange them.
Believe it or not, I actually wasn’t going to post anything today. After our big summer home tour earlier this week, I am WIPED out.
I sometimes have to remind myself to slow down a little bit in the summer and just enjoy Olivia being home from preschool and not constantly be in DIY mode 24/7. But then I remembered my latest favorite resource that I’ve been meaning to share with y’all!
I’m not the girl who typically drops a bunch of money on shoes or nice clothes (#YogaPants4TheWin), but when I get in the “treat-yo-self” mood and have a couple of bucks for a little treat, I buy flowers.
And since swimsuit season has me boycotting chocolate lately, it’s good to know flowers are calorie-free. 😉
I know they can get really pricey, but this past year my favorite place to get gorgeous flowers for uber cheap is Trader Joe’s!
I swear this isn’t a sponsored post or anything like that (although, even then I’m totally honest with you guys anyway), I just HEART their flowers!
In hindsight, I wish I’d known about Trader Joe’s flowers six years ago when I was planning my wedding. They are not your typical grocery store bunches by any means.
Anytime I feel like a floral fix, I scoop up a bouquet or two for under $10 and it instantly refreshes our house.
It’s amazing what a vase of blooms can do for an entire room. And even though they only last a week, maybe two if I’m lucky, they never fail to brighten my mood. Somehow, when I put flowers out, it inspires me to keep the rest of the house more tidy too. I do it completely subconsciously.
But for inexpensive yet real looking faux greenery, my numero uno pitstop is IKEA.
Back in February, they had these faux topiaries in sale for $10 each! Friends who visit us touch them every time because they look so real.
They have the best potted artificial plants too that I have scattered all over our house, like this one that was only $6.
Every now and then, I have luck finding inexpensive greenery in the clearance aisle of HomeGoods and Marshall’s too, but it’s hit or miss.
Since I’m most definitely not an expert flower arranger with mad florist skills or anything, my favorite way to display them is in mismatched bottles and vases that I’ve picked up randomly at thrift stores. It’s the easiest method I’ve found.
(You can download these free apothecary jar printables I made here too.)
So whenever we’re hosting a birthday party or summer cookout, I hop over to Joe’s for our table like for this tablescape I made at Easter. And then I suddenly feel fancy. 😉
So I’m curious, do you have any favorite Trader Joe’s or IKEA items? Or a favorite flower/greenery resource? I’d love to know! If you tell me your favorite source is your own garden, I might just cry. #BlackThumbProblems