"The best times you are going to have in life are at the dinner table and in bed." Old Italian saying. So relax, and enjoy the simple things!


Simple Living Ideas: Valentine's Day Flowers Drooping: OFF WITH THEIR HEADS!

flower head in vase
Flower Tops

It is not very often that I get a bouquet of flowers so I try to extend the enjoyment of having them for as long as I can. When the stems start to droop I cut off the flower's heads and float them in a wide bud vase or bowl. The tops stay fresh like this for quite a while, and it really catches people's attention! 


  1. Fantastic tip. Thanks for linking to the Frugal Tuesday Tip this week. http://juliecache.com/2012/02/20/coupons-and-the-frugal-tuesday-tip/.html

  2. Believe or not I got this idea from reading: Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woof The bohemian woman in the story cuts the heads off of flowers.

  3. That is really gorgeous. I don't get flowers very often either. I usually have to buy some for myself, or plant them, lol.

  4. Thanks for linking up! I cut the bottoms of the stems off every couple days and put fresh water in the vase. Seems to make them last a bit longer too! Your flowers look lovely.

    1. Yes, I find that helpful too. I cut the tops off when the flower droops over.

  5. What a great idea! I should have read this before chucking my flowers in the trash this morning.

  6. Great post! I get so sad when my fresh flowers start to wilt!

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