Hello Dear Readers!
I want to begin by saying that my thoughts and prayers are with those who have been
so adversely affected by Hurricane Florence. Such tragic conditions that have impacted
not only our beloved State of North Carolina, but our neighboring states too.
We have been blessed to have not lost power or have any significant damage.
We have dear friends in South Carolina and Virginia that still have no power and
dealing with the rising waters. We are awaiting our friends from Jacksonville, N.C.
to evacuate to our house as soon as the roads clear for them.
So hopefully our Floral Friday will be a little bit of a bright spot in these times.
Today’s Floral Friday theme is Fall Apples.
I am joining my lovely friends, Lidy, Mary (Mary has also been in Flo’s path) and Pam
to bring you another Floral Friday filled with ideas that you can create for your own.
Their most beautiful images are below for the greatest floral inspiration!
Links to their posts are below their images.
So here we go . . . we are Falling for Apples – Floral Friday!
It was a good thing that we had not lost power as I had to bring out the
lighting umbrellas and it was dreary, windy and raining as I took these photos.
When I was thinking about what container to use for the centerpiece/arrangement
I remembered that I had a reproduction French Apple basket in one of the boxes
in the “storage box room” It was meant to be as I found it right away….yay!
So I gathered these flowers and materials I needed.
while I was shopping at the grocery store, prior to the arrival of the hurricane,
I grabbed flowers first! Priorities . . . then the food and water and pumpkins too!
I found some large button mums and the ever so dependable Alstromeria
for another pop of color,
along with green and red apples. Skewers for the apples and aquapics for the flowers.
Aquapics? Yes, I used them to place the flower stems in, as I was using potted mums
for the “base” flowers in the arrangement.
When I create an arrangement in a container in which I want a rounded effect, I fill the container
with my filler first. Sometimes that could be greenery like florist ferns, or woody stemmed
greens such as eucalyptus. For this arrangement, I used potted mums and placed
about 4 of them into the container. Then I start at the top center portion
and work my way down toward each end of the container as you can see above.
I placed alstroemeria at the center top portion of the arrangement for that pop of color
and a bit of a cascading effect. It has the same effect at the edge of the container.
I purchased the reproduction vintage French apple basket
at one of my favorite stores, Arhaus, several years ago.
Knowing that I had just so many apples, I placed them in strategic places
paying attention to the spacing and uniformity of the apples in the arrangement.
Hoping that they would become the star of the arrangement.
The word “POMME” on the box is French for Apple!
I loved the ease of using the aquapics for the flowers as I gently placed them
in-between the stems of the potted mums.
This also makes it easy to replenish the water when needed.
I love getting out my velvet pumpkins from Plush Pumpkin. If I had my way,
I would display them all year round as they are the prettiest and just makes you smile!
I staged this arrangement in a corner of the sunroom at the Berry Patch House.
I hope to soon bring you a post of the sunroom….it is quite large!
Lots of my time this summer has been taken up by “The Boys of Summer”
We are off to another adventure with the “Boys” soon.
They will be playing the Western U.S. Champions . . . The Boys won the Eastern title.
So East meets West in the National Championships!
As I was looking for something to cover the table that I used to stage my arrangement,
I came across a large piece of cloth that I bought in France several years ago.
It is the coolest fabric. I intended to use it as a tablecloth as it is linen fabric
on one side and vinyl coated on the other.
So another Floral Friday for you to enjoy today.
And speaking of enjoyment . . . a visit to my lovely Floral Friday friends is a must
as their Fall Apple inspired floral designs are spectacular and not to be missed!
Their links are at the bottom of each image.
I wish you all a most beautiful day and weekend and thank you for visiting!!