Sunshine in a Vase

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I love receiving gift cards. I also love rediscovering one several months after receiving it and getting to do a little unexpected, guilt-free spending. That's how I ended up becoming the proud owner of this vase from Zara Home a couple of weeks ago.

I love having fresh flowers in the house, but don't get around to buying them that often, so I'm hoping that this lovely new purchase will inspire me to fill my home with beautiful, sweet-smelling blooms on a much more regular basis. In fact, as soon as I unpacked this vase I couldn't wait to use it, so I dashed out into the garden and picked a few daffodils, just to see what they would look like in it.

I really love it. The simplicity of the shape and colour contrast beautifully with the intricate design, and it looks just as lovely sitting empty on my windowsill as it does when it's full of flowers.

There is something deeply satisfying about the simple act of arranging flowers in a vase. Sometimes, life gets so busy that I am tempted to sacrifice little pleasures like this, feeling that they aren't important and that I really don't have the time. Yet I know that when I make the time, they can boost my mood in a surprisingly powerful way.

Maybe the little things aren't so little after all.

Kate x
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  1. Nothing beats getting a Zara giftcard. Gosh I love that place and could happily spend all of my time in one of their stores. The vase is beautiful <3 X
    thefashion-junkie

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    1. Thank you! I feel exactly the same about Zara - clothes and homeware, I love it all! X

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  2. WOW amazing blog! I just followed you, would you please follow me back (:
    You can also participate in my giveaway!

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    1. Thank you so much Michaella! I will definitely check out your blog. x

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  3. oooh that is a lovely vase and also lovely flowers! xo

    http://rachelnicole.co.uk/

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  4. You just can't beat fresh flowers! I've had daffodils in the house constantly for the last few weeks, I just love how they brighten up the place! That vase is so lovely. I sprayed a few jars gold and silver a little while ago and have been using those, but think it might be time to invest in a vase soon!
    Carrie xx

    carriebrighton

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    1. Gosh that sounds very creative! It never seems to occur to me to do things like that. I bet the jars look lovely. Yes, daffodils are amazing aren't they? They just really seem to symbolise spring time. x

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  5. this vace is simple but not at the same time.. love it

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    1. Thank you Carley, I love it too! X

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  6. The vase looks so pretty. The daffodils look perfect in it, what a wonderful dash of colour!

    IAmLinderella.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thanks Linderella! They certainly did brighten the place up! X

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  7. I love how the daffodils look in that beautiful vase!!

    www.simplymee89.blogspot.com

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