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.