Ikea Bud Vases

I went to Ikea last week.  It’s always a treasure hunt when you go there.  One of my favorite parts of the store is the the lower level – where they have all of the little goodies.  I put this bud vase set together on the super cheap.

The vases were .79 cents each.  I got 5 of them.

The black tray came from the candle section.  It was around $4.

The white tulips came from WalMart for $2.50 and they have lasted almost a week so far.  I think if you used some button mums or daisies your display could last two weeks or more.

So, for around $11 I got this nifty bud vase display WITH the flowers.  I’ll be able to use it over and over again.  (You can tell from the pictures the flowers made their way from my kitchen to family room).

I love having fresh flowers in the house.  They really brighten up any space.  In the spring and summer I use flowers from the yard, but during these winter drearies I have to get them from the store.  I’m not too picky though, I’ll go for whatever is on sale.  :)

I love a pretty mixed bouquet as much as the next girl, but lately I’ve been drawn to displays of the same flower or at least the same color flower.  Which do you prefer mixed bouquets or the monochromatic look?