Happy Friday Dear Readers!
It’s a wonderful Friday as it is the first Friday of the month
which means it’s Floral Friday! I am joining the Floral Friday team,
three of my very lovely and talented friends,
Lidy, Mary, and Pam to bring you some beautiful flower inspiration.
Today our theme is Flowers in a Box.
Join me for my Flowers and Music for Floral Friday.
I had a box in mind to create my floral arrangement, but realized . . .
ooops! . . . I packed it away! So off I went to shop the house,
when I found something of sentiment that was perfect.
This faux inlaid wood music box belonged to my late mother-in-law.
There is a label on the bottom that reads, Made In Italy . . . and so was she.
She loved everything made in Italy.
I then remembered another faux inlaid wood item . . . a tray that I purchased from
guess . . . my favorite consignment shop, Always Home. I bought it for a
potential gift. Hey mom, don’t peek!
I realized how great this tray would look with the music box arrangement.
The flowers that I used today are Alstroemeria (apple green and purple with white),
lavender and green mums, and Gerbera daisies in a pretty white and apple green.
Flowers by Trader Joe’s and the arrangement cost approximately $20 with flowers left over.
I began creating this arrangement by grabbing the larger flower first,
the green and lavender mums. But let’s go back . . . I filled a disposable
food container that I had on hand and I cut it to fit the box
and filled it with wet floral foam.
I placed the first mum in the middle towards the back of the box against the lid.
Then alternated with the Gerbera Daisies creating an arch design. Then filling in the
rest of the daisies and mums to form lower levels of arches, leaving spaces in-between
for my filler which were the Alstroemerias.
I love to place flowers on the edges for a cascading affect.
The arrangement faces away from the loveseat
so you can see it as soon as you enter the room.
You can see the pretty lid from the other side of the arrangement.
This floral arrangement on the tray is just enough.
No need to place any other pretties on the table.
Just a single book is placed on the bottom shelf of the table.
I must say that I was thrilled to have found those green and lavender mums.
They were my “inspiration” flower and I gathered the other flowers to coordinate
with the colors of the mum.
I wish those mums were available when I accented the sunroom in shades of plum.
Now I must confess, it’s been a busy week here and I was creating this arrangement
in my laundry room while the Home Appraiser was measuring and assessing my house.
Needless to say, my laundry room looked like a floral shop. However, my hubby says
that the entire house sometimes looks like a floral shop.
Thank you so much for joining us in another fun Floral Friday.
Now it is time to visit my dear friends and you can see their amazing floral designs.
They truly inspire me and will inspire you! The links to their posts are below their images
or what I call “sneakie peekies” !! ENJOY . . . ENJOY!!!!
I wish you all a most beautiful day and fun and safe weekend.
I hope that you have been inspired to create a lovely floral arrangement
using some of the wonderful ideas presented to you today.
THE WINNER OF THE BOOK GIVEAWAY, OF “ORGANIZING FOR YOUR LIFESTYLE” IS:
JANN O. CONGRATS JANN!