My Sister Wanted a Floral Arrangement for her Birthday…

My sister has a beautiful new dining room set.

It is a formal dining room…with gorgeous detailed chairs…and upholstered seats.

The dining room table has a beautiful “real” inlaid pattern…awesome…

…..made by one of the few “hand made” furniture manufacturers left in the U.S.

So, it is only befitting that she have a beautiful centerpiece…


I had a hard time finding the perfect planter…but I found this decorative covered container…
She can use it in it’s original state when she tires of the arrangement.

She sent me a piece of fabric from which to draw inspiration.


I think it is a great match.

I gathered beautiful quality silks…



Time to put it all together…


She loves feathers…so in they went….


More peeks of the arrangement….


So here we go..the big reveal…..are you ready Betty?..Hope you like it!!



And I hope you all like it too!

I am joining the following wonderful parties:

At the Picket Fence for Inspiration Friday

French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Friday

From My Front Porch to Yours Treasure Hunt Thursdays

Katherine’s Corner Favorite Things Blog Hop Party

Stone Gable for Tutorials, Tips, and Tidbits

2805 for Potpourri Friday

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  1. That is gorgeous – a piece of art! Betty Ann should be pleased… I know I would be.

  2. Beautiful, Shirley!! I know your sister will love it!! Feathers are one of my favorite things to add to arrangements too! ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Wow! You did an amazing job, your sister is a lucky lady!

  4. I know she is going to love it Shirley, it’s gorgeous!!

  5. Sandra White says

    Absolutely gorgeous colors, fabrics, and flowers. You are so talented, Shirley, and have an eye for beautiful things and have such a talent in bringing everything together.. Your sister will love it. The planter is gorgeous also. Always look forward to your posts.

  6. creativehomeexpressions says

    It’s beautiful, Shirley! I love it! Great container and the flowers you used go wonderfully with that fabric she sent on. What a great birthday gift for your sister!

  7. Nice! Lucky sister to be on the receiving end of such a beautiful arrangement. ๐Ÿ™‚ The container is perfect and the arrangement is beautiful! Great job.

  8. You have a lucky sister. This is a beautiful arrangement and the container is just gorgeous. I Love it.


  9. Marty@A Stroll Thru Life says

    Wow, love the planter and the arrangement is stunning. So beautiful. I am sure she will love it. Hugs, Marty Date: Wed, 12 Sep 2012 18:49:57 +0000 To:

  10. Linda Miller says

    Well, I think you have far surpassed me in that floral design class we took together so many years ago. The arrangement and planter are beautiful and I know Betty Ann will appreciate it very much.

  11. Applause, applause for the very talented and VERY thoughtful Miss Shirley!!!!!!!!!!!! VERY nicely done! I know Betty will head over heels!

  12. Those work amazingly well together! The planter, flowers and fabric are perfect!! I think I’d find a place to use that fabric ๐Ÿ™‚

  13. Shirley, this is a spectacular arrangement. What a wonderful gift.

  14. Just beautiful! You did a great job of picking items that go with the fabric that she sent. I love pheasant feathers in Fall arrangments too.

  15. BEAUTIFUL!!!!! We could have such fun together doing arrangements. We carried many of those same flowers where I used to work. The scale is perfect.Love the red orchids in it too. XO, Pinky

  16. Shirley, that is really beautiful. I am sure she will love it.

  17. Oh my goodness it is spectacular! The planter, to begin with, is simply beautiful and was such a great starting point. I love all the silks you chose and you know I love me some feathers. ๐Ÿ™‚
    Such a lucky sister and I know she will love it as much as I do. xxoo

  18. What a special gift! and what a fabulous floral arranger you are as well!! Great job Shirley!!

  19. Stunning display! I adore the planter too.


  20. Beautiful Shirley~ I’m sure your sister will be thrilled! Your choice of container is the perfect complement to your sister’s fabric and I love your combination of materials! I’m a fan of pheasant feathers too ๐Ÿ™‚

  21. Liz @ Infuse With Liz says

    Wow, I’m envious! You chose well and put it together beautifully! Love that container! What a great gift! I love to add feathers too- it just gives it something special! Hard to explain!
    Visiting from Stonegable…Liz

  22. That is just beautiful! It looks like a very expensive one you would find in a fine boutique. I’d say that you’ve done this sort of thing before! Ha! I know it will look beautiful in her new dining room and you are a very sweet sister for making it for her.

  23. It couldn’t be more perfect, the container, design, florals all just fabulous and how sweet that you made it! Happy Birthday to her!

  24. Hi Shirley, The arrangement is lovely and the container is fabulous, too. Love the colors.
    #52 on From My Front Porch To Yours party.

  25. I would say your sister is going to love your arrangement. It does not look like an amateur creation.

  26. Shelley Behm says

    You did a beautiful job and the arrangement and container go perfectly with the fabric that she provided.

  27. Love the Beautiful Decor of the Container & you did a great job with the arrangement!

  28. It’s beautiful, Shirley! Great choice on the container and florals alongside the fabric. Your sister is one lucky lady.

  29. How beautiful! What a thoughtful gift and you did an amazing job. The match is just perfect.

  30. The arrangement is beautiful! I always appreciate the inspiration you share at Potpourri Friday!

  31. Very pretty, Shirley! I’m sure your sister is quite pleased! The container that you selected is gorgeous!! You did a beautiful job!

  32. You can make floral arrangements, too??? Geez, Shirley, is there any end to your talents? That is absolutely beautiful and I know BettyAnn is going to love it. What a thoughtful gift. The container is perfect.

  33. Wow, Shirley … what a lucky sister you have … I know she loves what you did for her. The arrangement is gorgeous … love the colors … the feathers … and, the fullness!

  34. Gorgeous! Would love to know where you found that planter!

  35. I bet your sister will be love it! Gorgeous arrangement! Love the planter and beautiful florals!

  36. What an incredible gift! I would absolutely love to get something like this. So, so pretty.

  37. That is just gorgeous Shirley! Perfect for Fall. You did a great job!

  38. It’s beautiful! Your sister will love it! Happy weekend!…hugs…Debbie

  39. Happy Belated Birthday Betty!!! That arrangement is absolutely gorgeous … and great find for a planter … perfect match to your inspiration fabric. I bet flower arranging is fun, I’ve never really tried it. Yours is so beautiful. ๐Ÿ™‚

  40. You created a beautiful arrangement Shirley! Betty is a lucky lady!

  41. Connie Bishop says

    Lucky sister. It all looks fabulous….as in designer touch.

  42. Shirley, That is so beautiful. You did a great job and the container is perfect with the silks you chose. Where do you buy quality silks? We have nothing around here. Do you buy online, if so where?
    Oh, did Harden make you dining table? They are awesome.
    Wow, that was a lot of questions. Sorry!
    Blessing, Ginger

  43. Its beautiful she will love it! Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things hop. Your participation helps make it a success.I’m sorry I am slow to visit this week as I am fighting a nasty head cold and my time on the computer has been limited.Wishing you a beautiful day .

  44. Beautiful work and an excellent choice of containers=one happy sister!!! Have a great day, Lisa

  45. This is an absolutely gorgeous arrangement Shirley. Perfection!

  46. Shirley, the arrangement is lovely! The container is stunning too! Wow, you’re very talented! Arranging florals is an art! I know she will love this! What a wonderful gorgeous gift!

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