I'm telling you what, I love my mailman.
Especially when I buy something off of Etsy.
Have you been to Theresa's blog yet, The Old White House?
Oh, you really should. It's just such a comfy place to go to. Theresa is so real and friendly and her items she makes are to die for, and her sweet treasures she finds to sell make my heart happy.
For some reason, (who can ever explain these things???) I have fallen for old flower frogs.
If I remember correctly, it happened when I saw a vintage photo stuck into the tines of teeny, tiny metal frog. That's all it took.
Then I discovered glass frogs. Oh, yes. LOVE these. I have one in my art room with pens and pencils stuck into the holes. The pens and pencils change depending on what project I am working on. I can see them better than in a jar. All these things help, you see when your brain starts mis-firing on colitis medications....
I cut some of my first blooms of the Alstromeria. Which, by the way is a flower name I cannot ever remember or pronounce correctly. I had to go to Google Images and look up flower fillers for arrangements to find out the name...
When I put the flowers into the holes, they stood up nice and perky and it was fun to put it in a different shape of bowl instead of a small vase.
Then I got tricky and remembered (!!) a magazine article about just putting fern fronds in a vase for something like "sudden impact" or "fresh in a flash" or "cheap arrangements with lots of color", whatever it was, I just recalled the fronds and added some of mine from my yard.
Which I can't remember the name of. But they are green and if not careful, they will take over your yard.
And I have spent way too much time trying to figure out what they are called and really just need to get this post done!!!!