At Saturday's Farmers Market, I spent $5 and bought some dahlias.
I brought them home and added sedum that I picked from my own garden. (I have found that not only does sedum serve as a good filler to round out a bouquet, it last fairly well as a cut flower.)
I put them in a vase that I inherited from my grandmother. (Actually it is an old cookie jar whose lid got lost or broken years ago. So now, I consider it a "vase".)
I put the flowers in the front hall and every time I pass them I marvel at just how beautiful they are.