I was really inspired by Maxwell Gillingham-Ryan, author and founder of a great book and website called “Apartment Therapy“. I picked up his book “apartment therapy, the eight-step home cure” a few weeks ago and have been cleaning ever since. One thing in his eight-step home cure process is to bring fresh flowers into the home once a week to nourish the “heart” of your home. I highly recommend this practice, I have been doing it and it not only adds beauty; it actually becomes a looked forward to event for me every Friday.
Fresh flowers are always beautiful. It is important to nurture them everyday with clean water if possible, this will prolong the beauty and the life of the flowers. Dead flowers should be thrown out immediately.
Once, when I was little, husbands used to bring their wives flowers for Shabbat. Every home you went had a bouquet on the dinning room table. Somewhere along the line this tradition disappeared and now my friends and I buy our Shabbat flowers ourselves.
I am not sure of your location but I know that there are services in Tel Aviv that deliver flowers every Friday. I can find out more if you are interested.
Every time i come here I am not dissapointed, nice post