Hello Dear Readers!
Today is the 3rd Friday of the month and that means it’s a special Friday . . . Floral Friday!
I am joining my Floral Friday friends Lidy, Mary and Pam to bring you another great day
of floral inspiration. Their beautiful images and links to their posts are below.
Be sure to visit each and every one to obtain the most gorgeous floral inspiration
for you to enjoy and hope you would love to re-create for your own.
There will also be a big announcement with regard to Floral Friday
at the end of the post too!
Today’s theme is Individual Arrangements.
When I have dinner parties, I always love to create a little gift for each couple
to take home with them. My signature gift is a little “pretty” with flowers in it.
So please join me for Flowers for Friends – Floral Friday.
The winner of Nora Murphy’s Country House Style Book giveaway
will also be revealed at the end of this post.
For today’s “party” I set a table for a friend.
I always choose a container that I know the guest(s) would love
for their own home and I fill it with flowers.
I have used items such as a novelty glass appropriate to the guests,
with a simple arrangement which I did years ago:
When the flowers have seen their day, then they had a pretty tumbler to keep.
Today, the arrangement is done in a ceramic pumpkin with a removable lid.
Ceramic pumpkin from HomeGoods.
The tablecloth is a quilt (Pickstitch by Pottery Barn).
I chose it as it blended to so well with the soft blue in the salad plate.
The dinner plate is Butler’s Pantry by Lenox
Salad plate by Noble Excellence that I purchased at Dillard’s Dept. Store
I was in a Dillard’s store in South Florida last week
and I saw these beautiful weathered wood chargers from their Southern Living Collection.
I knew how pretty they would be in our upcoming “right sized” home;
however, I could only find two chargers with the same finish.
Many times the stains and finishes on wood products are different from piece to piece.
I purchased two chargers with the thought that I may come across an additional two.
On our way home we took a break and it JUST so happened it was at a mall that
had another Dillard’s store. …. how convenient my hubby said!
I found two more chargers that matched the original two.
I also knew how beautiful they would look with my new European linen napkins,
Gerbe De Ble that I purchased from FrenchGardenHouse
I actually had my eye on some “pheasant design” plates at that same department store,
however, the soft colors of the trio of pumpkins looked wonderful with the charger.
So when I found the two additional chargers, I snagged the pumpkin plates too.
The individual arrangements were placed on the diagonal in the center of the table,
. . . a table in the breakfast area in the Berry Patch House.
It has been raining and dreary all week…out came the lighting umbrellas to the rescue.
Flowers surely make a dreary day feel bright and happy.
The flowers presented today are blue hydrangeas, soft apricot mini carnations,
white stock, and a lovely green filler that I loved for its draping effect.
The label on the greenery just said “green filler” …
Tried to search the name of it, but no luck. The leaves are soft and heart shaped
and the leaves actually grow through the stem as opposed to growing to the side of the stem.
Hydrangeas are wonderful to work with in a small arrangement too…
as the stems of the cluster of blooms are flexible enough to place other floral stems
in-between them…thus the hydrangea acting as a lovely base for the other flowers.
I love how long Boo Pumpkins last. They shuffled from the dining room table
to the breakfast room table quite happily.
I believe my Boo Pumpkins lasted well into Spring last year.
I did not unpack many candlesticks . . . however, I made certain that
my beloved Waterford candlesticks were available for special occasions.
However, I came to the realization that I am no longer going to categorize
things just for “special occasions” …. I am using all of my pretties every day,
as every day is a special occasion!!
Hope you enjoyed my Individual Arrangements that I love to make for guests
and also love to place in the guest room for guests to enjoy during their stay.
Hop on over to my dear Floral Friday friends and see their divine and charming
Individual Arrangements. Their links are below their beautiful image.
And make sure you scroll down to see our big announcement too!
And now we come to the BIG ANNOUNCEMENT!
Floral Friday is moving to Mondays!
Since we are moving to Mondays, we are changing our name to:
MONDAY MORNING BLOOMS
To kick off our inaugural day of Monday Morning Blooms,
we will have a very special post with a fantastic GIVEAWAY!!
So stay tuned for our new venture of MONDAY MORNING BLOOMS on December 3rd, 2018.
We thank you all for visiting us for Floral Fridays and now Monday Morning Blooms
will be just as great!!
And . . . the winner of Nora Murphy’s Country House Style Book is:
Carol G. ~ ~ Congrats Carol!
I wish you all a most beautiful day and weekend!!