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Treat: a bouquet of flowers

A bouquet in soft white and green.

A bouquet in soft white and green.

I like having flowers in my apartment, but I rarely buy them — too expensive, and they don’t last long. But yesterday, as a treat, I picked up this pretty bouquet of white alstroemeria and stocks at a corner store.

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The David Jones Flower Show 2015

Pom-pom dahlias and orchids.

Pom-pom dahlias and orchids.

“David Jones” is a department store with 39 branches around Australia. It was founded in 1838 by a Welsh immigrant named — wait for it — David Jones. The flagship store on Elizabeth Street, Sydney, was opened in 1927. For the past 30 years, David Jones has held a flower show at the beginning of spring, in which the windows and the ground floor are decorated with flowers. The event is as popular and as iconic as the Selfridges Christmas window display in London.

And to put all these flowers into perspective, don’t forget they are displayed inside a department store.

Perfume nestled among the flowers.

Perfume nestled among the flowers (these are actually paper flowers).

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