While the pot boils two dozen eggs, I filled several vases with water.
Now's the fun part of having company: making things pretty in quick, satisfying ways.
I don't want to cut the late blooming daffodils, but there are a few more lilac blooms on the side of the house.
I like to put a bud vase in each bathroom and something green or flowering in each bedroom.
Collect a variety of containers, and you'll find some that look beautiful with only a few stems. For instance, these three handblown jars will hold a handful of long fern fronds.