my husband and i are attending a christmas party
at a friends home tonight,
and this is what i am bringing as a hostess gift.
i already had the vase
(don't we all have a couple of these
hanging around the house?)
i thought about buying a new vase,
but my cheap sensible nature kicked in,
and i decided to go with the one i already had.
plus, i only had 10 minutes until i had to
pick up the kids at school,
and the nearest store that had decent vases
was a few miles away.
i live close to a grocery store that sells roses
by the dozen for $6.99.
i love that grocery store.
they also have an olive bar that
sells pitted kalamata olives.
and a machine that makes fresh peanut butter.
i spend entirely too much time there.
i went out into my yard and cut some branches from some evergreen trees.
my kids have fun digging the
pine cones out of the snow.
i filled the bottom
of the vase with pinecones,
stuck the flowers and the evergreen
branches in the vase,
and nestled a few pine cones among the arrangement.
i've seen arrangement like this at
floral shops for upwards of $35.
i'm linking this post to the inspired room holiday party