Hello my people.
I love to work with florals in my spaces. In fact, flower arranging, wreath making, anything with florals, is really one of my favorite things to do. There was a time period in my life, when my girls were young, that I had a spot in a local Antiques mall, where I shared my treasure hunting and my flower arranging, oh, also some of my artwork. YIKES I have never shared that here before, but I love to paint, and not just walls and furniture. Painting is therapy to me.
Flower Arranging brings for joy.
Anyway……..I found a single stem, the most beautiful artificial English Cabbage Rose I had ever seen, and it is only $6. Can you have a favorite artificial flower? They come in a few colors, however I prefer the Cream, but all are beautiful. I simply felt the cream looked so realistic. I fell so hard for this floral, I suddenly wanted to use it in every arrangement, and I did. You fell hard and fast for this flower as well. I was constantly receiving DM’s and emails asking, “where can I buy this flower?” and you bought them, so much so, they sold out. All back in stock now, and even though I do partner with AFloral from time to time, I am also a huge paying customer, and order often. I only share with you and promote what I truly love. This is NOT sponsored, just me sharing what I love and how I found a way to use it, over and over to get the most bang for my buck.
These Roses are a long stem, and that is exactly what I prefer most of the time. However, this past Christmas holiday, I wanted to incorporate flowers into my Green Flocked Christmas Garlands. I simply could not bring myself to use any other flower. It would have felt to me as if I was settling, and I don’t like to settle. I would rather wait than settle. So, I had to decide, if I was going to cut away 20+ inches or more of stem, to make these flowers work for Christmas. After all, I needed them short enough to tuck into a garland and not show. Also if I did cut the stems, I wanted to be sure, that I could reuse and repurpose these short stem flowers again. I certainly did not want to waste them, and I was sure I would not use them again on my garlands, because I like change too much. So I needed a fresh, new idea, and I have a couple. Let me remind you what these flowers look like in an arrangement I made last year, then for Fall, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and now how I have used them in a fresh new way.
……and now a fresh new way to use the short flowers. These are the ones I cut back to tuck into my Mantle and Staircase garlands.
Here you can see, that I have tucked all the flowers I used on my garlands, into this wood bowl. You could use any low container you have, a basket, bowl, bucket, anything you have on hand would work. If you only have a few flowers, look for a tighter, smaller opening. I love the look, its Modern and fresh, I love that all the flowers are the same. It is not necessarily an arrangement. It took no skill, just a little fluffing, anyone can do this. I am looking forward to reusing these stems again in the Spring.
I am hoping this gives you the inspiration you need to try something new in your home, with florals.
Thanks for stopping by! Tammy Damore