Happy Friday Dear Readers!
It’s a great Friday as it is the third Friday of the month which means it is Floral Friday!
I am so happy to be joining Lidy, Mary and Pam, my beautiful Floral Friday friends
to bring you some amazing red, white and blue floral inspiration.
Today, my theme is not only red, white and blue,
it is a Ralph Lauren inspired floral arrangement,
using my Ralph Lauren Mandarin Blue pieces.
I have many pieces of the Mandarin Blue and have recently put them away.
When looking for a container to do this week’s Floral Friday that is all
about red, white and blue . . . I stumbled upon this collection and thought,
“this will work!” . . . I cannot tell you how much I love anything Ralph Lauren.
So here are the flowers that are contained in the arrangement:
I was unsure about the name of the red flowers
and thought that the leaves could definitely be
in the Kalanchoe family and my Garden Answers plant identifier app verified it:
I have never used stems of Kalanchoe before, so we shall see
how well they do in an arrangement.
I also filled the small cups with the Kalanchoe.
I stacked two cups to create a mini vase to create more height to the vignette.
I began photographing the floral arrangement/vignette with a white back drop.
The images seemed a bit too sterile for me, so I switched to the background
of the dining room hutch, which can be a little busy.
So today you will see both back drops!
Feel free to tell me which one you like!
The arrangement is a simple one to do.
I usually place all of the large flowers in the vase/container first
which was the hydrangeas.
Then I placed the Larkspur randomly among the hydrangeas.
Since the red Kalanchoe stems were my accent color,
I tucked them in-between the hydrangeas.
The Ralph Lauren lidded jars were actually sold in graduating sizes.
I purchased two of the same size to display as “ginger jars.”
They have been used in many vignettes throughout the house.
My sweet and talented friends of Floral Friday have some incredible
Red, White and Blue floral inspiration for you today.
Their links are listed below each of their images.
A visit to each of them is truly a must as you will gain some amazing ideas
for the perfect summer table and gardens too! Yes, their gardens are truly gorgeous!
Aren’t these sneak peeks the best?
I wish you all a most beautiful, beautiful day and a wonderful weekend!
Hope it won’t be as rainy as ours!