Monday, May 4, 2009

gaga for gerberas

MY VERSION OF GARDENING:

This is what I plant each spring:





Every counter top, night stand, end table, bathroom, my car, and I have a bounty of them up in the closet. I don't know why, but for the past five years, when Kleenex releases this pattern, I cannot resist the urge to buy every box on the shelf, even if that means spending my last $30.00, and fumbling through Fred Meyer, heaping towers of Kleenex ready to topple any second. There's something about Gerbera Daisies that makes me happy, and I'm marginally chagrined to admit that I sort of use these as a spring decoration. And I'm actually downright humiliated to admit that I am loathe to throw the empty boxes away. I hate seeing the still-cheerful boxes reduced to the bone yard of the recycle bin. We buy Kleenex at Costco, so at any given moment, say, right now, there are 16 boxes in the back room. But who wants the Golden Girls pattern when they could have the modern, kicky, great granddaughter pattern? (Likely, people who prefer to spend 75 cents for double the quantity, rather than $2.69 for five Kleenexes, but whatever, we all have our things.)




But really, why do they even make these soothing, faux-hospitalesque patterns? (Not that hospitals would ever pay for actual Kleenex, but still.)

5 comments:

Hennifer said...

While not a fan of the flowers in particular I am a fan of the Warhol reminiscent color scheme. I, myself, do often balk at the prices though.

I chuckled out loud at the GG reference

pchp said...

gerbera daisies are one of my favorites. I, too, have a weakness for choosing a good looking box of tissues over the quality of the wipe inside.

Cheyenne said...

Pamela--Speaking of your penchant for impulse purchases I am especially grateful for your weakness for clothing, as I have been reaping the benefits of your cast-offs for years!

wavybrains said...

I love daisies, and I too am a sucker for impulse purchases. Do not let me roam clearance aisles :)

Megan said...

that made me LOL