It's me again! I have resurfaced with some creativity. Working a little more than 3 days a week so I haven't had any time for blogging. Just laundry, groceries, cooking and dishes!
When I had a few moments to spare, I was checking out a few blogs. Liz caught my eye over at Savvy Seasons by Liz with a floral arrangement she did in her foyer. Liz always inspires me and how she can have her new house so put together after just moving across the country is amazing to me! Anyway, her arrangement made me remember that I made my bouquet for our wedding 20 years ago, so why couldn't I do a simple floral arrangement?
I found this container at Salvation Army on sale for $2. It wasn't the most attractive and I thought I would paint it. However, after I looked at it in the house, it wasn't too bad (with flowers!).
I went to Hobby Lobby where they had their floral bushes at 50% off. They also had a clearance of 66% off but that is another post! Anyway, I found a bouquet and I matched some brown eucalyptus with it for filler.
I already had some foam left over from who knows what project in the last 20 years! I cut a piece to fit in the container.
I snipped the bouquet stems with the wire cutters and separated them into groups that matched.
I am more of a symmetrical person so for me I just kept it simple and even. After I had the flowers inserted, I stepped back to see where it needed a few more flowers.
I think it turned out rather nice. From here I then used the eucalyptus for filler where it needed it.
This is how it turned out! I just love it. I have always loved arrangements and greenery around the home but there are so many decorators that just cringe about it. It made me stop using "fake" flowers/greenery. I have decided that I don't care anymore what the "experts" think. I don't go overboard but I think a room needs them for warmth! Okay enough of that subject!
How about a before picture from February for Valentine's day? Rather lame if you ask me!
Here are more after pictures!
Total cost: $15 - Retail if you bought something like this: $50
Works for me!
Here is a peek at another project I have been working on! Don't you just love Shadow's pink tongue hanging out???
I am linking to Between Naps on the Porch for Metamorphosis Monday and Savvy Southern Style's Wow Us Wednesday. Make sure to stop by!
Thank you for hanging in here with me! I know my posts are few and far between! Your comments keep me going!