Whenever I get long stemmed roses - like these ones that my darling husband gave me for Valentine's day - I like to keep it simple; I don't arrange them or add fillers, but let them fall the way they may in the vase, gracefully like only roses do. Then, after a week or so when they start wilting and bowing their heads, instead of tossing them, I chop the stems, leaving about 5 inches. I then tie the flowers together tightly with a rubber band (that way they sort of 'prop' each other up) and put them in a small decanter, cup or milk glass. I always place my long stemmed roses centre stage on the dining table, but when short, I think they look really pretty on a side table or on the nightstand...
~ This post officially marks the arrival of two thrilling new C'est LA vie categories:
Martha Stewart Momentand Chez emelie. I do hope you're as excited as I am! ~
I am a trained actress and fashion stylist with a special love for interior design. Raised in Sweden, educated in England, I now live in Los Angeles with my husband Sean, son Noah and our little dog Moses. Pre baby, this was my attempt at a "style blog" - these days it looks more like a family album.
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