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I love flowers. To me, flowers mean spring and I associate them with days spent relaxing in the house with the windows open. Whenever I have a vase filled with flowers, I am automatically happier.
Purchasing flowers each week can get expensive though. For a few months, I did this. I went to the local farmer’s market each Saturday and purchased two bouquets to display in my home for the week. It usually cost about $30 for both and they often didn’t even last the full week. (It’s probably because I would forget to change the water. I am not a plant person.) Spending $120 a month on flowers is just too much, even for me, so I stopped doing it.
I’ve also started to consider the environmental impact of flowers. It seems really wasteful to buy something to decorate your house that you have to throw away in a week or so. I experimented with fake flowers. (This orchid looks quite real. Unless you get really close, it is difficult to tell that it is fake.) But there is something about fake flowers that just screams tacky to me.
So while searching on Etsy a couple months back, I came across the shop Anthology on Main. This shop sells paper flowers made from books. I originally only bought one bouquet, but I l liked them so much, I decided to fill my house with them. They are really beautiful and, unlike fake flowers, it’s obvious they are not the real thing. So it’s clear that you’re not pretending they are something they’re not.