Saturday, 19 January 2013

Lovehearts and roses.


It's awfully cliche, but like many girls I've always secretly wanted to have flowers arrive at my front door. I'm not completely deprived, Grant surprises me with flowers from time to time, but just as it's always exciting to receive a mystery parcel or handwritten letter in the post, I imagined it must be such a high to discover flowers on your doorstep.

So when I was offered to be sent some flowers by post from Interflora, my inner girly-girl came over a bit giddy. This afternoon, despite the snow and ice, a dozen red roses - and a box of milk chocolate hearts with champagne filling - arrived from their lovely Valentines gifts range, and it was every bit as exciting as I'd hoped. The gift bag was brimming over with fragrant blooms, with the archetypical heart shaped box of chocolates tucked inside.

Grant helped me wrestle the bulging bouquet out of it's bag and into a teapot of water (we don't just have vases lying around - we're students!). It's now sat in our bay window, making our flat look ever so fancy. I've always been skeptical about the idea that flowers and plants make a room feel nicer, but I'm now starting to appreciate them more. The day I can afford to have fresh flowers in every room of my house - bathroom included - I will feel like I've made it. Until then, I may start treating myself to the odd bunch from the local supermarket every now and again. May as well put the spare teapot to good use.

My first experience of having flowered arrive at my door? Rather lovely, really. Outside it's icy, cold and treacherous, so the arrival of roses and tasty treats really made the day (especially since the champagne chocolates are amazing). It's also got me thinking about Valentines day, and how perhaps some cliches are cliched for a reason. Whilst I'd take pigging out on Thai green curry in bed over a set menu meal surrounded by misty eyed couples any day, and find novelty plush toys positively sickly, I doubt I'll ever turn down red roses and chocolates.

17 comments:

  1. Those roses are beautiful, I love how you've used a teapot to keep them in! I'm the same, I love receiving little surprises in the post, one of the biggest surprises has to be for my 16th Birthday a box the size of me turned up on the doorstep - I opened it up only for a gazillion balloons to shoot up into my face, haha!

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  2. I think every girl, without any exception, wants to receive a flower bouquet at her doorstep ;) Even though I'm not into valentines-day stuff, because I don't think there must be celebrate a day because we love, flowers will always melt my heart.

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  3. Lovely! I love receiving flowers :)

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  4. oh wow, what a story ! can you belive that i have never got ANY roses ?
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  5. I think there' something romantic about flowers being delivered. These are absolutely beautiful!

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  6. Aw I'm so jealous, my other half gave me roses for valentines day last year but I'd love them to be delivered and be suprised next time! These are absolutely gorgeous too, you can't complain with chocolates and champagne aswell ;) xx

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  7. I know plenty of people who think flowers aren't a very romantic gift since they only last a week or two, but I completely disagree. There's something so simple and delightful about receiving a bouquet of flowers (especially at your door!).

    My boyfriend enjoys having flowers in our place almost more than I do, so don't worry about feeling cliché :)

    x

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  8. what a nice thing to receive! would've been even more exciting if you hadn't known who the sender was :)

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  9. I am so excited for mine to arrive now <3 you chose a beautiful bunch! although I hate Valentine's , I am very excited to receive flowers, I can just pretend they were from my Prince Charming can't I? x

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  10. Oh my goodness that is lovely!! Bringing out my inner romantic :)

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  11. such a lovely post :D beautiful photography and the whole idea of flowers and chocolate being sent to your door is such an amazing concept XD xx

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  12. they're beautiful you deserve to be spoilt :) my mum buys flowers every week from the supermarket (usually lillys) and the make the whole house feel homely :)

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  13. Oh my, this must have been the best thing to be offered. And choccies, yummo! :D

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  14. this is lovely, but its making me sad about valentines day :(
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  15. All of these pictures are wonderful!

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  16. so beautiful photos!

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