Monday, September 29, 2014

DIY Floral Arrangement

Happy Monday All! Fall is officially here, but it's still hot in Florida. I found myself daydreaming over the weekend about what it would be like to see the seasons change. And how neat is would be to pick Fall flowers from the garden, and make beautiful DIY arrangements. Since I live in Central Florida, the likely hood of seeing the seasons change and picking fall flowers is slim to none. Oh well, so much for daydreaming. Any who I decided I wanted to create a floral arrangement using flowers that were blooming in my own yard. So I grabbed my sneakers and a pair of shears and headed outside.


And here's what I came up with. Pine Cone Ginger, Tricolor Ginger, Asparagus Fern and  Palm Fronds. Since floral design is not one of my strengths I decided to keep the arrangement simple.

 
I started out by placing the Tricolor Ginger in each corner of the vase, but I immediately came up with what I thought was a better idea. So.....


I took the Pine Cone Ginger from the vase, and wrapped the inside with the Tricolor Ginger. Once that was done, I placed the Pine Cone Ginger back in the vase as before.
 

 
Next, I added more Tricolor Ginger, Palm Fronds and Asparagus Fern to complete the arrangement.
 
 
 So what do you think?  
 

Have you created any floral arrangements lately?
 
Thanks for stopping by!


Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Here comes Fall!

Hello all, it has been several weeks since my last post. But what can I say, "life happens"! I could give a lengthy synopsis of everything that has happened since my last post, but I won't. Instead, I am going to share a previous post, of a fall table setting I shared; when I started blogging two years ago. This table setting is super simple except for one thing, but I'll talk about that later on in the post. By the way, you can see the other fall table settings here and here. So let's get started.....




I wanted to try something that was kinda different so I came up with this look. All white with just a splash of orange. Hmmmmm! Delightful!
 


I needed a white table cloth, but I didn't have one, so here's what I did. I used a pair of lace curtain panels. Do you see the white band in the center of the table? That's where I joined the two panels together. I think the band adds a nice touch.
 
 

Next, I brought out the dishes. If you look closely the place settings aren't the same in fact, I used three different sets of dishes. It's okay to mix and match it adds interest. 
 

The leaf placed on the plate is a clear indicator that this is a Fall Table Setting. Small detail, big impact!!!
 
 
Remember when I said that everything was simple except for one thing? Well this is the one thing, the napkins. All I have to say is, DON"T TRY THIS AT HOME!!! LOL. It really wasn't that bad but it took several tries until I got the look I wanted.
 

The center piece is a platter filled with pumpkins sitting on top of a decorative box. Easy,easy,easy.
 

I switched out the decorative box for a punch bowl filled with white tissue paper. Don't know which one I like best, but they both work. You like?
 

 
 

Since the table is so sparsely decorated and mostly white I brought attention to it by placing the sunflowers in acrylic boxes, artfully displaying the napkins in the wine glasses and by adding a splash of color with the use of napkins and florals. What do you think?  
 
 
Thanks for stopping by.
 
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Lory