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Keep The Romance Fresh

by | Jan 30, 2017 | Decorating Inspiration | 11 comments

Keep The Romance Fresh
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My husband and I have been married a long time. Decades :). He has always loved bringing me flowers. Gift giving is one of his love languages. But I remember one particular season early in our married life where we simply didn’t have money for what I thought were more frivolous extras, so I told him that he didn’t need to bring me flowers. I know. New brides aren’t supposed to say that kind of thing, right?

Keep The Romance Fresh

I didn’t think it was that big of a deal at the time, I just thought we could just give more practical gifts that would last longer. Or I suggested maybe give a plant for the yard instead. He’s always appreciated that I have never been a needy or demanding wife, but honestly, I think he felt a little deflated that I said I didn’t need flowers. But my thinking was that sometimes you have to make sacrifices in the budget, and I was willing to sacrifice receiving bouquets.

Keep The Romance Fresh

Well, in hindsight, I now realize there is something about a bouquet that actually lasts much longer than any other material or practical gift. Romance. Yes, just as I thought you can have romance without flowers or gifts. We are still happily married even though he didn’t buy me flowers very often during that season. But sending flowers can show someone that they are loved enough to be given something they didn’t need but deserve because they are so treasured. That’s a feeling that lasts forever. And I think a bouquet can show the heart and deep love of the person who gave them to you, and the memory of those flowers is truly a gift to treasure.

Keep The Romance Fresh

Eventually the flower buying ban was lifted and my husband returned to giving me bouquets again. I absolutely love receiving flowers because I treasure what they mean to both of us. Honestly, I actually even give flowers TO MYSELF quite often, too. I find them to be inexpensive therapy, so now we always keep them in the budget.

Keep The Romance Fresh

Having a bouquet on the entry table helps keeps the romance fresh and alive. They inspire me with the reminder of how much I love being home with my people. Flowers on the table in the dining room even motivate me to keep the table free of clutter! Woo hoo! Clutter is never romantic, so flowers on the table is almost like having a housekeeper.

Keep The Romance Fresh

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Keep The Romance Fresh

Keep The Romance Fresh
Keep The Romance Fresh

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Imagine how much joy or romance a beautiful bouquet of flowers could bring to someone you love?


  1. Kathryn

    When are we going to see pics of your renovated kitchen? Did I miss that post?

    • Anne

      Me Too! Me Too! guess I am impatient to see the final product.

  2. Joanna

    It could have been me writing this post, Melissa. The same thing happened early in our married life. My husband would bring flowers but we had so little money (with a new home and a baby), that I told him not to waste money on flowers that only die quickly. A plant would be nice, though. I could see his disappoint. Fast forward many years and I would love my husband to surprise me with flowers but that bus has left the station. So, I treat myself often. It’s not the same though.

  3. Suzi (The Pillow Studio)

    Flowers always make me smile. I need to remember to grab a bunch for myself every now and then.

  4. Jo Jo

    Reading your post gave me such nostalgia! My hubby always brought me flowers early in our marriage ” just because” and I still receive them for our anniversary and Valentine’s Day. I love it! I used to buy fresh flower bouquets from the grocery store for our entryway and familyroom every two weeks ( as they would last that long!) but gave gotten away from that since we moved recently. I plan on restarting that tradition again soon. Found out there is an Asian produce mart about a 1/2 hour awray that sells beautiful flowers in huge bunches very inexpensively. Score! ?

  5. Linda Stoll

    sweet scents, sweet romance …


  6. Andrea Ewer

    This is so sweet! Your pictures and home are beautiful. I have an incredible husband, but gift giving is definitely not his love language…so I’ve started to buy flowers for myself to put on the dining room table (when they’re half off at the grocery store – usually hydrangeas). Every time I see them it gives me a little burst of happiness. Even if the rest of the house is a mess, the flowers make everything seem a little bit brighter:)

  7. Deanna Rabe

    I said the same thing to my husband! But I love fresh flowers!

    My husband’s spiritual gift is service!

    This sounds like a neat company!

  8. Mary Coakley

    Hi Melissa Thanks for the printables they are beautiful.Your husband sounds a darling you are a lucky lady.You know all flowers have there own meaning which is why the phrase “say it with flowers”originated.I cannot remember these except Rosemary for Rememberance.


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