Wednesday, April 8, 2009

A Bouquet of Well Wishes

Early last evening I had the opportunity to visit a new, improved, and larger store in our area called "Tuesday Morning". I understand from talking to one of the ladies at the store, that they have locations throughout the United States. I find it to be quite a fascinating store containing many items that are unique and they offer a huge variety of products. When I walked in the door I noticed on the one shelf many tied clusters of real looking, faux flowers. I purchased one of clusters for 10.00. Now, first of all I will always favor real, from the garden flowers. In the summer I am always cutting bouquets and having them in my home or giving them away. But, these looked fairly real, and I knew that I had three old milk bottles that I had purchased for .50 each at a flea market, last fall. I brought this one cluster home, divided it into three clusters, added water to my milk bottles(at first due to the colorings on the stems, the water turns slightly green, so let the flowers stand in it for a few minutes...empty the water and add clear).

So, here are my three bouquets of flowers...ready to be given to people that I know are going through some rough things right now. Like one of the friends is having an unexpected biopsy, and the others are struggling with other painful issues. I thought they just might be blessed with the thought that someone is thinking of them, and this is almost as inexpensive of a way as dropping them a card. It is just an idea that came to me because bouquets of well wishes are always meaningful.

I folded a large unlined index card in half, and used my stamp and ink to make a simple card. I keep stacks of the unlined cards and often use them with ink and clear stamps to make cards. Easy to write messages in the inside too.

I found this pretty floral tin at this store also, for 2.00. It will be filled with cookies or peanut crunch, for a birthday or a thinking of you gift. Thought I'd share these fun finds with you, just in case you need any small gifts, or want to brighten your kitchen counter.


Stacey said...

We have always had Tuesday Morning. It's an interesting store...sometimes they have amazing things and sometime it's just junk. When you do find what you want, it's always a great price. I hope you like yours.

Oh, at Christmas I found amazing bargains there. It's a good place to get nice quality wrapping papers and things like that.

Your bouquets are beautiful and so thoughtful! Your friends will love them.

Stacey said...

I forgot to tell you that a friend of mine worked at Tuesday Morning in Dallas for years. She did it so she could unpack those boxes and have first dibs at the goodies. :)

Judy said...

You are always full of good ideas! I have never heard of Tuesday Morning...sounds like a neat place. And your 'wildflower' bouquets looks wonderful. I keep a stash of 'vases' on hand for giving away bouquets as well...and hadn't thought of doing faux flowers.

Kim said...

Judy - your blog is just wonderful! I so enjoyed reading your profile. My father has also instilled that value in me - to always keep learning. I will check in with you regularly (following you, of course) to keep learning from you as I'm sure you have many wonderful talents to share. Thank you.
p.s. I have a Tuesday Morning fairly close - I will have to go there soon!

Happy@Home said...

We have a Tuesday Morning right near us. I enjoy going in there to see what they have. I seem to find a lot of decorating and cook books for great prices.

You have the best ideas for putting together beautiful and creative things to give as gifts. These flower arrangements and the cards are so pretty and thoughtful. Thanks for sharing your great ideas with us.

Barb said...

Judy, I love Tuesday is a hit or miss store here but when you hit....oh my.

Just are a caring friend and it shows!


Beth Herring said...

Found your blog today and just love it! I love the ideas you have! Inspires me to do more!

Stop by my blog sometimes.


Tracy said...

I love Tuesday Morning! I am blessed because there are two locations in close proximity to my home. I've found some great things there. I love your finds! Those bouquets are beautiful!

Thanks for another great idea!

Connie said...

What fun! Great ideas too! Thanks Judy for your kind words about my son's move to Colorado...they made it safely. Thanks again...Connie

Anonymous said...

These flower arrangements are so pretty! You have such a kind heart. I love that about you ♥ I hope you and your family are blessed with a beautiful Easter!

Beth at Aunties said...

Thanks for your visit:) I love Tuesday Mornings and ahve found great deals on linens alos. You are a sweetheart to make those beauitufl bouquets for your friends. You are so thoughtful and caring.:-)
Happy Easter!

Shelley said...

Whoever is the lucky recipient - will just love these beautiful and thoughtful gifts! Those bouquets are beautiful and I love handmade cards - they are so much more personal!

Elizabeth said...

I love Tuesday Morning! That's where I get a lot of my beverage napkins and fancy tissues. They have beautiful note pads and cards too. The flower arrangements are lovely! I've been trying to get a new spring arrangement made for my dining room table for 2 weeks now. If I don't make before summer at least the summer arrangement is already made. It will be awhile before I get to make Easter Cookies with Miss Caroline too, but I'm looking forward to it. Happy Easter if I don't talk to you before then!

Wanda said...

Once again, you have truly inspired me! Thank you SO very much for your posts! I just adore them and learn so much from them! Thank you, dear lady!

LisaShaw said...

I don't think there's a Tuesday Morning store here but I love the photos and your neat ideas. You are so gifted. I love ya.


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