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Blooms on a Budget: January 18, 2013

Blooms on a Budget from Somewhere Splendid.

Hello, everyone! A new year means new content for Somewhere Splendid. I’ve been racking my brain, trying to think of fresh ideas to keep delivering great inspiration for you. Today is the launch of the first of my concepts: a new series called “Blooms on a Budget.” I’ll be designing floral arrangements for $20 or less to help you put together your own floral decor without breaking the bank. In this series, I’ll be sourcing flowers from supermarkets, local flower shops, or floral markets rather than wholesale dealers in order to ensure the budgets are accurate and that it’s reasonable to assume you will have access to these flowers, as well. If I only use a portion of the bunch – say, half, or a quarter – that will be reflected in the final budget so that if you are estimating out the cost for multiples, the final price will be as close as possible. I may incorporate non-floral materials, in which case, those materials will also be included in the final cost. Vessels will not be included in the cost.

Let me know what you think! I’m looking forward to your feedback.

Blooms on a Budget No. 1 from Somewhere Splendid.

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  1. I think that’s an awesome idea! I love having flowers around but the quickest access I have to them is a grocery store and a flower store that I don’t want to pay $50 for them to be arranged

    Miranda M     Friday, January 18, 2013
  2. Great idea! I would like to know how much the vessels cost though. Without them, you don’t really have an arrangement.

    Chelsey     Friday, January 18, 2013
  3. What a great idea for a series! I look forward to future posts!

    Mandy P.     Friday, January 18, 2013
  4. Yes. Yes! I love this idea.

    heather j     Friday, January 18, 2013
  5. Hey Chelsey -

    Thanks for the feedback! I was originally planning on including vessel prices. However, because so many of the ones I use are vintage, thrift, or unique to the shop, it’s harder to give an expected price. The best I can advise is to check out your local Goodwill or Salvation Army for some great finds for under $2 or $3! I’ve found a lot of my best milk glass that way.

    Maddy     Friday, January 18, 2013
  6. YAY! This is a great idea, for sure! Can’t wait to see what you come up with!!!

    Emily     Friday, January 18, 2013
  7. Love this idea.

    Alba R     Saturday, January 19, 2013
  8. YES YES YES! Getting married in December and flowers are definitely one area where I’m trying to cut WAY back – I’ll be pinning all of these!

    Holly     Sunday, January 20, 2013
  9. I am so excited for this feature! I rarely ever purchase flowers and now that I’ve been tasked with trying to come up with petty, cost efficient, table arrangements my wedding this will help tremendously.

    Maybe this will even inspire me to carry this out through the year after the wedding. :)

    Cindy Noble     Wednesday, January 23, 2013
  10. Just discovered your blog thanks to Jamie at A pair of Pears also shared your business card from ALT – and I love it! This new column is great btw. Love it when people talk real, cost efficient numbers. Great idea!

    Audrey - This Little     Tuesday, February 5, 2013