Thursday, 4 November 2010

Fading Flowers Bloom Again

I love getting flowers and was so lucky to get several lovely bunches of flowers for my birthday. Of course they are now past their best, but I can never bear to just throw away flowers without making sure that I get the most I can from them.


I sorted through the flowers and cut down the best of what was left to give me this sweet little jug of flowers , they will only last another day or two, but will continue to brighten up a corner.

 I also always salvage any unblemished petals or buds pop them in a shallow container and dry them on top of the boiler to make potpourri - the petals from the jug above will join these from the main bunch in due course.

Remember the anniversary flowers that I showed you the other week, well the leaves that were part of the bunch of flowers had dried off naturally so I popped them in a bowl for a lovely autumnal display.

Don’t they look lovely?

I love it that when I look at the large bowl of Potpourri that I have in the lounge, I can recapture the faded memories of the flowers my family have given me.


  1. The flowers look lovely! I never thought about making pot pourri from the petals before, I'll have to remember that next time I have flowers! :) x

  2. I really like the bowl of leaves and what a clever trick with the pot pourri!

  3. I was very good was'nt i, i had been naughty the day before i went to a local garden centre and spent £16.00. i carnt resist any thing shiney or sparkley. each year i keep telling myself no more decorations but hey im only human and a woman.

  4. What a good idea. Thank you for visiting my blog and entering my giveaway xx

  5. Fab idea! I'm definately going to try that next time I'm lucky enough to get some blooms. xxx

  6. Hello There!!
    I do love your Autumn display, very inventive and frugal.
    Thanks for your comment on my Guy Fawkes post, i'm pleased it brought back fond memories for you. We too used to use Turnips (as we call em in Yorkshire) and you have got me just imagining the smell now aswell....fab memories!

  7. Hello! I've just come across your blog :) what a lovely idea to save your flowers for a little longer. Bibs x


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