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Monday, January 9, 2012

Manicures and Roses





When we visited our neice in New York City she spoke about how different it was from home in California, and how hard it had been to make new acquaintances after their recent move. But she loves many things about her life in the city, and mentioned two things in particular that were cheap to acquire: flowers and manicures.




Well, you could do worse. Flowers and manicures will almost get you through if you have your companion with you!




I once heard a quote from an unapproving source that "if a woman has nail polish, she has too much time on her hands." Now, I'm not one to miss pearl pink on my fingertips, but I would certainly not want to go too long without fresh flowers.





They're not on every corner for cheap here like NYC, but you don't have to go far. They can be surprisingly affordable from the grocery store.




I'm full of envy of folks who can grow their own year round. And when flowers do grow in my own yard they are so sparse I hate to cut a single bloom as they will last so much longer on the plant.





 But a bouquet of roses in winter seems as essential as paying the gas bill to me. Flowers are a utility of the heart. Even a man who might feel they are an over-indulgence won't ask, "What are you going to do with those?"





As for manicures. . . . Well, different strokes. . . .















Happy Monday!
Roses or manicures,  I hope your week is good.


Jacqueline



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30 comments:

AntiqueChase said...

What a great reminder that I should buy some flowers! I don't wear polish either but I can't got very long without a pedicure! Those pink blooms are gorgeous

Bente said...

You are so right about flowers, and roses are my favorite.

Hugs Bente

KATHY said...

Your roses look so beautiful!! I love it with all your white.

Kathy

Cottage and Broome said...

Your niece is right flowers and manicure are inexpensive in NYC! But everything else is very expensive! It looked like you had a nice time. Laura Your flowers are beautiful by the way.

Sizzle and Zoom said...

I'll take roses(any flowers). Beautiful post!

janice15 said...

Lol I'am single so over the weekend, I took myself to the Tea Shop bought me a pretty Tea Cup and saucer and two pretty Hankies and a wonderful Blue Tea Pot stain glass piece to hang in my window...And two small bouquets of white with pink tips. LOL I was on my way to get a manicure and pedi, which I like to do on occasion just to feel good. I love flowers just as you and I feel the same about my garden flowers but I do occasionally pick them for my kitchen window...I think it's just a matter of what you like most...You always have such beautiful photos and the roses are divine...Have a great week with Love Janice

Pamela Gordon said...

Hi Jacqueline! Lovely photos and roses. I'd pick fresh flowers over a manicure any day. In fact, I haven't had a manicure in 3 1/2 years! Yikes! That's a little too long isn't it. Have a great week! Blessings, Pamela

Cass @ That Old House said...

Flowers, manicures -- LOTS of things are inexpensive in NYC and nearby. Really! You just need to know where to go.
But as for meeting people -- if your niece got a nice sweet shelter dog, and took her/him for regular walks, she would soon know everyone in her neighborhood!

Worked for us, anyway!
Cass

Olive Cooper said...

I had a nurse friend who said " Art is flowers on the table." I think I wrote a post on it and she is right and so are you.

Vintage Gal said...

Jacqueline ~ I so agree. You can buy flowers pretty well anywhere and even if you can't afford expensive ones, you can still indulge, bring them home and have a lovely cup of tea and enjoy them. Love your roses. I'm just about ready to get myself a dozen ;-)

Victorian1885 said...

Your pink roses are so beautiful! I used to buy a bunch every grocery day but have stopped for some reason.. seeing these makes me want to start again. Take care and don't forget to stop and smell the roses! ; )

Wanda

Jen said...

I made the CA to NY move when I was young---so different! Your pictures are beautiful.

jeanetteann said...

Beautiful,just Beautiful,pink and white is lovely, and who can resist roses,especially pink. xx jeanetteann

Sell WoW Account said...

the roses look really lovely

Ana Beth Lima said...

Eu também sou uma apaixonada por flores, pena não ter espaço para planta-las por que o clima ajuda.Mas como você acho essencial as flores,porque elas alegram o ambiente, e a manicure , isso eu já não sei se significa o mesmo que aqui: fazer as unhas. o que é um prazer indispensável. Boa semana e um beijo enorme.

miabellavintage said...

I am a big fan of whites with texture. I really like the honeycomb glass bottle....yummy.

Chubby N Chieque said...

Hi,
I guess, I never been here b4. But I am happy I drop by. OMG, I can't get enough of your fantastic post & home. So much inspirations.

Yes, BIG city and neighbouring cities have absolutely big difference. One thing I hate in a big city, is STRESSING OUT OF MY LIFE. Everything and everybody runs & pushing.... I prefer to live in a quite suburb.

Have TTT...

Greetings from chilly Stockholm,
/chie

Cindy said...

I'll do my own manicure, and buy the flowers! You reminded me to go to the store right now and buy some, what a wonderful touch for this time of year...

Cindy

Chrissy...The Apothecary Shop said...

Lovely....I am dying for some tulips just because they make think spring!!! Your roses are perfect! x0

On Crooked Creek said...

Jacqueline,
Ah~h~h...roses get me every time!!! BUT...working in an office, I must do the manicure thing. Always subtle shades of pink or clear for me, dear!
Think I'll check the roses @ the Marketplace on shopping day! Thank you for allowing us to be femine!
Fondly,
Pat

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

I just love your posts.

Those pink roses are absolutely gorgeous.

Katherines Corner said...

I always enjoy my visit to your lovely blog. I hope you'll stop by Katherines Corner and say hello. Hugs! P.S. I hope you'll enter the Pink poodle giveaway too

Sandi said...

Give me flowers anyday over a manicure. I like manicures also , but would rather have flowers!!
Blessings~

Debbiedoo's blogging and blabbing said...

ahhh...I just love fresh flowers and roses are my favorite!~

A Cottage Muse said...

Manicures and roses...great way to spoil oneself! I don't get many manicures since I paint so much and do pick up a fresh bunch of flowers every few weeks at the grocery store!

Atelier de Charo said...

Love your roses!!!

HPS!
Charo

vanilla143 said...

Happy Pink Saturday! Beautiful roses.
As for the flowers or the manicure... the flowers always last me far longer than a manicure.

1CardCreator said...

Thanks for sharing your Pink. Happy Pink Saturday! ~Diane

chubskulit said...

Gorgeous! Happy Pink Saturday.

My PINK is here. Please come and see.

cassandrasminicorner said...

Love those roses, so lovely!

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