If you follow me on Facebook or Instagram,
you will know that we had quite the snow event here!
The weather predictions originally stated “the possibility” of snow, maybe a dusting.
Then they stated . . .wait a minute. . . now we may see 3 to 5 inches of snow.
Well, we got that and more! . . . 10.5 inches to be exact.
My neighbor set out to make sure that the stats were correct,
so out to the golf course he went with a measuring stick. Yep! 10 1/2 inches for sure!
He also helped me shovel the driveway, so that my hubby who was driving home
from a business trip could drive onto the driveway without slipping and sliding.
So what is a person to do before a snow event, other than get the milk and bread?
Go shopping for flowers!
So here is another Floral Friday – Flowers and Boxwood
When I went shopping for flowers I was on the lookout for some pretty Ranunculus,
but no luck. So I thought that I would make a simple vase of flowers.
I found these pretty lavender roses and complimented them with hydrangeas,
alstroemerias and white stock flowers.
My plan was to create a simple vase of flowers, place the vase in a decorative bowl
and fill the bowl in with moss that I “thought” I had on hand.
I discovered that I had no moss, so what do you do? . . . as my hubby says, you punt!
I was on the 50 yard line in the kitchen
and spied the boxwood wreath hanging on my tall linen chest.
Hmmm..that may work! …. and it did. I reached my “goal”!
I placed the hydrangeas in the vase first and then the roses.
When using alstroemerias in an arrangement, I usually consider them my “filler”,
so I filled them in-between the roses and hydrangeas.
The white stock flowers were randomly placed around the arrangement
for added height and also lends to a light and delicate feel.
As I was creating the arrangement, it reminded me of a Tussie Mussie Bouquet,
less the ribbon . . . so what did I do? I added some ribbon . . .
just some small strands of it, trying not to overwhelm the arrangement.
After the arrangement was completed, I began to create a centerpiece/vignette
for the dining room table. I gathered some pretties of boxwood,
a vintage French book for additional texture, and my French Garden House candle,
for a most wonderful scent.
What a great vignette to brighten up a gray day that happens just before a snow event.
And speaking of the snow event, after almost a full day of snowfall,
this is what I saw the day after, when I woke up and saw the sun.
I guess no bike riding in the near future! 🙂 . . .
While drinking my morning coffee yesterday,
this was my view:
I want to wish you all a most beautiful day!
So many of you made me smile with all of your well wishes for my mom
who, at 92 years young, underwent a special knee surgery that will free her of the pain
that she has endured for many years AND will enable her to walk again without the
assistance of her walker, which she calls her boyfriend! We will just have to find her
another “boyfriend” that doesn’t have wheels! She got through her surgery with flying colors!
Have a fabulous day and weekend!!!