One of my closest friends recently brought us a bouquet of fresh tulips that were so lovely I didn't remove them from the mantle until they were literally dropping petals all over the floor. I love flowers, but they can quickly become an expensive habit. Which brings me to...
Last weekend, my husband and I finally watched Dallas Buyer's Club. At one point, Matthew McConaughey's character realizes he's forgotten flowers as he's heading out the door to a date, so he pulls a framed painting of flowers off his wall and hands them to her in the middle of dinner. The gesture is admittedly a little goofy and over-the-top (and yes, there's a bit more to the story), but I thought there was something so romantic about it. And it got me thinking: one of the reasons I like flowers on my mantle is because they add such a nice pop of color. Rather than constantly spending money on something that's destined to die, why not frame a pretty print and enjoy it forever? Because these options are so inexpensive (all under $50 with exception to the cyanotype), you could invest in several and swap them out every now and then to mix things up. If you plan on doing that, just make sure to buy prints that are the same size.
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