For some reason I hadn't purchased any fresh flowers for a long while, which is very unlike me as I always used to like to keep the hall table stocked at the very least. After having just returned from the RHS Hampton Court Flower Show, I forgot just how powerful flowers are in brightening up an area, both in terms of their colour and fragrance. Re-stoking fresh flowers throughout the year are yes, an 'unnecessary' expenditure, I mean, nobody really needs flowers, but to me they're something I really enjoy 'splurging' on as they just totally brighten up my mood each time I walk past. I say 'splurge'... supermarkets now more than ever sell such a wide selection of fresh flowers - all with an averaged two week life span costing around £3.50- £5.00 for a lovely, full, bright bunch like those pictured above. I personally have been loving the arrangements available at Sainsbury's and ASDA this summer and I really think they have stepped up their game in terms of variety within each bouquet; packed with vibrant filler flowers and different textures enhancing that more luxury feel. Whilst fake flowers in the long term could be argued to be the most money saving option, from what I've found, it's very difficult to find ones that look realistic and don't gather dust insanely quick for under the price mark of £50 which is a LOT, and personally, I much more enjoy live blossom. It's simply enlightening to add a new element to the house and its an easy method for switching up your interiors swiftly, with minimal effort - all at a reasonable cost; so I think for now I will stick to my fresh blooms, enjoy this rekindled relationship and appreciate these little bursts of summer whilst possible. :)
How about you? Fresh or fake?