Saturday, July 13, 2013

Lagniappe Flowers

Making happiness out of sadness. 

Our good friends lost their 24 year old son last week.  The great sadness came over all of us, but especially them.  At the funeral service my friend Kathy asked if we could re-purpose the gifted flowers.  I have a side floral business and she knew I had done this before.  Of course,! And Kathy and all my girlfriends came forward to help.  

The night before I gathered and refreshed all the flowers in vases.  My girlfriends met at my house at nine the next morning.  We "re-purposed" Austin's flowers into 50 small cup arrangements and Kathy and her daughter Jessica delivered them to the nursing home where Kathy's mother resides.  

It was the end of a horrible week, but girlfriends, coffee talk and love survived.

Sharing my idea with
Coastal Charm
Savvy Southern Style
Fresh Cut Friday


  1. Oh my, this is so horrible. Losing a child is the worst thing in the world, so sad. Your smaller bouquets are so precious and I am sure they will be loved and appreciated so much. My thoughts and prayers are with all. Hugs,Marty

  2. That is such a tragic thing to happen but what a wonderful way to repurpose and honor what happened. Prayers going out to you...

  3. What a great way to turn something sad into a happy moment for someone else. This gives repurposing new meaning.

  4. I can't even imagine the pain and blessings to you to turn a tragedy into something wonderful. Hugs, Holly @ coconutheadsurvivalguide

  5. Bless you for your kindness to your friend at this time. She will forever remember your friendship on the hardest of days.

  6. Lori, I've been traveling and missed this post. How heartbreaking about your friend's son but so sweet of your to brighten these olden folks with his flowers. Such a sweet thing to do.
    Shelia ;)

  7. What a wonderful thing that you did! In the face of such a sad time, you were able to brighten someone's day. I hope your neighbors are doing okay? I just can't imagine....

    Thank you for sharing and linking up for Fresh-Cut Friday!


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