Thursday, March 25, 2010

Sunflower surprise

I walked into Kroger the other day and spied sunflowers in the sale bucket. I decided to treat myself.

When I lived in Germany I often walked down to the marktplatz to buy fresh flowers, especially sunflowers. My little flower shop would take your selections and wrap them in the most beautiful paper and tie them raffia. 5 marks. Those were the days before the Euro. That generally translated to about $2.50 back then.

And the price tag at Kroger- $2.50. Marked down from more than I usually spend on flowers, or anything for that matter.

Here are those flowers still smiling at me- 2 weeks later.

sunflowers

Photograph taken just yesterday.

Treat yourself.
Remind yourself.
Surprise yourself.

21 comments:

Kim's Treasures said...

Beautiful!!! They are holding up great! Always a good thing to do something to make you smile! For just $2.50 you have gotten 2 weeks of smiles!

Linda said...

It is important for us to remember to treat ourselves! Love those sunflowers and good to buy hardy flowers that will last longer.

Stephanie @ La Dolce Vita said...

I love your sunny surprise!

Rural Revival said...

Gorgeous! What a delightful treat.

~Andrea~

Cozy Little House said...

Two weeks! Now that was some deal, Kim!
Brenda

Diva Kreszl said...

a woman should never hesitate to buy herself flowers! these are just lovely!

Denise said...

Those are beautiful, and what a great bargain :)

Old Centennial Farmhouse said...

Are you planning to grow some sunflowers? I love having my own. Yours are gorgeous and I'll remember the "bang for my buck" knowing how long yours have lasted!
*Ü*
Joni

Laurie at The Turner Farm said...

Oh, you just made me smile. My all time favorite. I had a small patch last summer. My dream is to have an entire acre of them on the farm. Enjoy! You deserve the treat!

angeltastic said...

Love sunflowers! The first summer here, we had a giant sunflower that bloomed in the corner of our property. We didn't know what it was. We kept refering it as "that Little Shop Of Horrors plant"...it was so huge! I was pleasantly surprised to see that it was a sunflower!

The Wife of a Dairyman ~ Nancy said...

Great photo and beautiful flowers, especially for two weeks!

Low Tide High Style said...

I love your beautiful flowers. Sunflowers are one of those flowers that truly do smile at you! And you never told me you lived in Germany, how wonderful!

Kat :)

Theresa said...

Beautiful! Love those sunflowers, I am happy you treated yourself. Felt good, didn't it?

Country Girl said...

One of my favorites.

* smiles *

Anke said...

Very pretty sunflowers, so cheery and happy... Being from Germany, I know what you are talking about, when you talk about buying flowers on the Marktplatz. We used to do it all the time... I really miss that...

Cottage Rose said...

I too love Sunflowers,,, there is just something about them... such happy sunny faces.... lol sounds like you got yourself a great buy... how pretty they look... have a wonderful weekend.

Hugs;
Alaura

Dawn Gahan said...

Kroger is the only place I buy flowers. They last forever. And the clearance ones are just as good as the ones at regular price.

Jan said...

Another great post, thanks. I too love sunflowers. Recently I saw somewhere a picture of pink sunflowers and would love to get my hands on some. I did not know that you could get pink sunflowers.

hometown girl said...

those are just beautiful! i found your thru Traci your blog is lovely! susan

Nola @ the Alamo said...

You got a lot of bang for your buck. I adore the luxury of fresh flowers!

traci said...

those are gorgeous!!!