I love having fresh flowers at home! They’re a luxury that I like to splurge on because having them makes a room brighter and they’re a great mood-lifter. (And face it, who doesn’t need cheering up nowadays?)
Hans Christian Anderson once said, “Just living is not enough… One must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower.” Since we are all staying indoors much of the time, the sunshine and freedom are a little bit on the scarce side, we certainly need lots of flowers! The only thing that prevents me from buying a fresh bouquet every day is the cost of fresh flowers here in Singapore. (Everything is imported.)
Luckily, this week I was invited to order fresh flowers from Fav Florist Singapore. (Full disclosure: they didn’t ask me to pay for the flowers.) Their logo is pretty, but the website can be improved. It was fairly easy to navigate, but I would recommend they change the photo on the hero banner in the homepage, and soften the green they use so much of in the website. Sorry, I’m a designer, I had to comment on it. 😉
Anyway, the ordering process was very easy (I actually went through the whole process of placing an item in the cart, etc.), and there were lots of delivery options (they even offer 1-hour delivery!). I was impressed at their prices! They’re seriously not expensive at all.
The bouquet arrived beautifully wrapped in pale grey paper, and tied with a pale blush satin ribbon. Très chic! I really love the roses — the blooms are huge, bigger than my hand, and the other flowers mixed in perfectly complemented the roses. The colour combination is very elegant, and the bouquet is an absolute stunner.
I may or may not have paraded around the house pretending I won a beauty pageant and waving like a queen. lol.
You know what I also love about it? It matches my furniture!!! I let it sit for a few minutes just to admire it and sniff the lovely scent. Fav Florist uses only freshly-flown flowers that are pesticide free and organically grown. The scent from the roses is subtle but very sweet.
It’s always a good idea to transfer fresh flowers to a vase so they can last longer. I tried different ones for this, and decided on this Portmeirion pitcher that I’ve had for years. I think it’s just perfect! It brings out the colour of the flowers, and plays off the silver in the leaves.
I placed the flowers in the entryway console table, where it greets you the moment you enter the door. This is my favourite spot in the house, as it’s also near my largest bookshelf.
This is what it normally looks like: filled with live plants.
It’s a totally different look with the fresh flowers and blue patterned vase. Isn’t it pretty? I think I’ll keep this arrangement for now, and order another bouquet next week. Now that there are less expensive options for flower delivery in singapore, it doesn’t count as a huge splurge anymore.
How about you? Do you like fresh flowers at home too?