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how to display supermarket flowers + a spring giveaway!

we love to keep fresh flowers in our home 
esp. from trader joe's and the local farmer's markets
or mr. monaco brings them home to surprise me- he's really good at that.
he claims my reactions are too good not to!
and with spring's arrival today {yay!}
here are five ways to display your supermarket flowers:
one: small vases or jars
- i love a variety of small jars/vases as a centerpiece - or sometimes i take one large arrangement and divide it up into several and place them around willow. whether it's a bunch of colors, clear, or gold {i have spray painted small vases before- esp. for bridal showers- here is my sister's shower from last summer- in case you missed it!} and it looks bold, classy, and vibrant. 

 two: baskets
wicker or wire - you can't go wrong displaying an arrangement of flowers. so lovely. 

three: totes
i also love florals in a tote or bag - adorable. you can keep them fresh by putting them in a small bag of water {wrapped with a rubber band} -- an amazing organic look for a day out on the town, traveling to visit a friend, or an intimate picnic. 



four: crates/wooden boxes
i am all about some wooden crates lately... beautiful for a wedding or a more simple display at home. you can find these reasonable at flea markets or on etsy

five: mercury glass
we had mercury glass throughout our wedding and it was love at first sight after that. it's gorgeous in both silver and gold. several stores sell cheap vases and votives and it makes the most feminine, timeless, and beautiful look for any occasion. 
sources: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 

how do you love to display supermarket flower?
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also, can i please tell you that mr. monaco just came up with a bowl of soup 
on a chilly & rainy evening 
because he knows it's 9pm and i haven't had dinner - seriously so sweet.
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 wishing you a wonderful weekend! 
...any exciting plans?
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linking up with:
Karli at September Farm
Ashleigh at Hill Collection]
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& excited to be giving away a few items today!!

up for grabs:

$10 to starbuck's coffee {enjoy two lattes on us!}

 mrs. meyer's cleaner {so many of you were interested regarding my spring cleaning post last week} so i wanted to share the love. 

and an 8x10 modern calligraphy print {of choice} from lj design co
{thank you, lindsey- much more about her shop and classes coming soon} 
lastly, this giveaway is sponsored by the oh-so-sweet lauren of sincerely lo - love.
enter by sunday, march 29 at midnight!
all are welcome 

50 comments:

  1. I am dreaming about vacation. My favorite part is spring flowers

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    1. sounds so amazing!! ♥ thanks for the love- have a great weekend!

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  2. I am dreaming about sunshine and warm weather these days. My favorite part of spring is planting my flower beds and watching them bloom.

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    1. sounds amazing! i am all about some pretty blooms! thanks for the love and have a great weekend!

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  3. I am so glad to see that you LOVE flowers as much as I do! The Farmer's Market is getting ready to open in my hometown and there are ladies who have the most beautiful flowers I have ever seen. I cant wait to share so you can see! Happy Friday sweet friend!!

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    1. happy friday!!! and some fresh flowers and a market are def. two of my very favorite things!! ♥ i have loved working with you... hope you have the best weekend! xo

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  4. My favorite thing about Spring is the yellow blooms of the forsynthia bushes around my house.

    abfantom at yahoo dot com

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    1. yes!! love so much! thanks for the love and have a great weekend ♥

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  5. I just bought roses and carnations from Costco and some ranunculus from our grocery store! I've got spring fever but it's SNOWING here today! Also, since you love boxes/crates, I wanted to share this with you. Monica Potter (Kristina on Parenthood) has her own home goods line at mrspotter.com and she has this adorbs barn box in her shop that is made from reclaimed wood from old barns in Ohio (she's from Cleveland). Here's a link to it. I'm *thisclose* to buying one myself! http://www.mrspotter.com/product/vintage-barn-box/

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    1. hi!!! how's the house, love?!?! i loved your photos- beautiful. thinking about you - and make the snow stop. I will be looking this up ASAP - I LOVE Monica/Kristina- top five for sure, lol. I am def. checking it out - and I loved when Crosby was talking about her on the show/surviving cancer and said - 'she's a fighter/she's strong- she's an ohio buckeye!" ♥ yes!!! thanks for sharing- can't wait to go look- right now. xo

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  6. Gorgeous flowers! Loving these pics :)

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    1. awe- thank you so much! have a great weekend, amanda!

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  7. These are awesome ideas. I have been wanting to make gold "vases" out of bottles for so long. I'm thinking now that we're getting closer to actual warm weather it'll be the perfect timing.

    I'm definitely dreaming about Spring (here tonight at 6:45pm...random) and the warm weather I hope it brings. Happy Friday Nelle!:)

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    1. hi mary! yes- make some- you will love! super easy and always classy looking... i did it for my sister's shower and then used them for a baby shower after. so cute. for every day, too. and yay spring!!! hope your weekend is amazing! xo

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  8. I adore this post, fresh flowers, and your new header photos! it makes me want to go grab some flowers for my home after work! Have a lovely weekend :) xoxo

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    1. thank you so, so much! grab some - i forgot to mention in my post but i love to just grab a $3.99 bouquet of baby's breath and divide it up around the house! ♥ hope your day is going well! xo

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  9. I am dreaming about my toes in the sand and sun on my skin!

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    1. yes! sounds so amazing!! ♥ can't wait. have a great weekend, michelle!

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  10. I am dreaming of road trips and days spent outside in the sunshine!

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    1. thanks meegan! i love a good road trip- where are heading? and yay to sunshine beaming down ♥

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  11. You will never really know the power of a fresh bouquet of flowers until they are sitting in the middle of your table. Great post! Awesome ideas.

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    1. totally agree!! ♥ thank you so much and have a great weekend!

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  12. Oh how I love flowers, and how I miss wildflowers. Growing up we would pick fresh wildflowers all summer long to display. Here they're stinky and have a lot of bugs in em... and they're not so pretty. I'm always picking up fresh blooms from the supermarket when I can though!

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    1. that sounds so dreamy!! where did you grow up? love flowers - so much! esp. from a market! ♥

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  13. I am dreaming about my garden, which is my favorite part about spring!

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    1. that sounds amazing!! hope it goes well! have a wonderful weekend, deborah! ♥

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  14. I loooove the look of many small vases or jars!

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    1. thank you, laynah!! i love the look, too! hope your day is going well

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  15. I've been dreaming about losing weight lately. My favorite part about Spring is the sunshine. Thanks for the giveaway!

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    1. you're so welcome!! best wishes to you - and enjoy the sunshine!! have a wonderful weekend

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  16. Seeing as I reside in Michigan, I'm dreaming about blooming flowers and SUNSHINE! No more snow!

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    1. hoping this is the case! i grew up in ohio- so i totally understand! cheers to sunshine days ahead!

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  17. I've been dreaming of what projects I'll be doing as soon as it's a tad warmer outside. I need to replant some of my garden boxes.

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    1. sounds wonderful! good luck with your garden boxes!

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  18. I'm dreaming about my littlest grandson Jake and how adorable he is even if exhausting. Rosanne

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    1. awe- so sweet!! hope you get to enjoy lots of time with him! thank you for stopping in!

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  19. I love this post so much! Found your from The Blog Loft and am in looovee with your blog! <3 I want to try all of these ideas, especially the wicker basket and the cute bags! Right now I'm dreaming about pretty flowers because of you :D

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    1. thank you so much!!! you are so sweet and i am LOVING your blog, too! so excited to join the blog loft! i am already loving the bloggers! hope your weekend went well and that you are surrounded by pretty flowers! ♥ your comment meant a lot to me- thank you again!

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  20. I love these ideas, especially the crates and totes. You've inspired me to finally get myself over to the LA flower mart and make my house spring-y!

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    1. thank you so much, melissa! hope you were able to attend the market- sounds lovely!! ♥

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  21. I am dreaming about starting my garden. I can't wait to have lots of new veggies growing and being able to start canning for the summer.

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    1. sounds amazing, holly! hopefully the garden goes well and thank you for stopping in! have a great week

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  22. My favorite part of spring is the perfect weather and I can't wait to get outdoors and start growing plants.

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    1. the weather is so amazing!! it's been in the 70's here lately and i don't want to be inside! ♥ thank you for stopping in, cheryl! ♥

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  23. My favorite part of spring is amazing weather, flowers blooming and longer day light hours! I'm dreaming of going hiking now that the weather is warm!
    addictedtorodeo at gmail dot com
    Ashley C

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  24. My favorite part of spring is the end to snow season!!

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  25. I am dreaming about making a pistachio cake for Easter. My favorite part about spring is the warm weather because it is the best time to go swimming when it isn't cold, nor too hot like it gets here in the summer.

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  26. I can not wait until the spring so I can sit on the porch and read!!

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  27. My favorite thing about Spring is that all of trees are starting to blossom. I love that it is almost time to plant my flower garden.
    Laurie Emerson
    lauraemerson17 at yahoo dot com

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  28. What do I like best about Spring? I like the warmer weather, longer days and green growing things.
    Thanks for the contest.

    slehan at juno dot com

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