Happy New Year Dear Readers!
I hope that you all had a most wonderful Christmas and celebration welcoming in the New Year.
To start off the New Year, I thought I would go back and present the many floral arrangements
that I had the pleasure of creating.
I love creating pretty floral arrangements which led me to create Floral Fridays
and then I thought, what better than to add more friends to offer their beautiful
talents of floral arranging … and now it has become Monday Morning Blooms.
It just keeps getting better! …. So for now, I would love to show you my many
floral arrangements that I have created in 2018. From the casual to the more elegant.
This arrangement was a “Kopy Kat” from the cover of a Southern Lady Magazine.
I love using pretty containers for my floral arrangements and this one
was a little “out of the box” . . . a pretty glass and mirror lidded box that is!
Just the right amount of glitz and glam!
I love to add a bit of the unexpected into a floral arrangement.
For this one below, the base was a boxwood wreath
and I weaved some ribbon into the flowers for a bit of whimsy.
Many of my floral arrangements are created from something or someone who inspired me.
This arrangement was inspired by my Sweetie….from a Birthday card she made for me.
Roses and green statice arranged in a silver coffee pot and tea pot
set on a silver trophy tray with my Birthday card proudly displayed next to it.
My Sweetie no longer picks out a special card at the card shop ….
she draws special pictures that truly comes from the heart.
One day, while at Pottery Barn, I saw this pretty Tian style bowl
and thought how great would it be to create a dish garden in it!
And I did!
This is how it looked a couple weeks later after the flowers had grown:
Whenever I refresh a room with seasonal decor or just a simple refresh,
I always add flowers, such as this blue and white ginger jar of roses.
One of my favorites is this arrangement in a Carolina Delft Blue jar
that I found in my favorite consignment shop, Always Home in Durham, NC.
This photo on my Instagram was number 7 of the Top Nine posts in 2018 you can see here: INSTAGRAM
This arrangement was the Floral Friday Easter Centerpiece.
Spring flowers in a large Longaberger basket accompanied by cute bunnies bearing golden eggs.
Last year, I traveled to Napa Valley, California with my hubby and found some fabulous
vintage French canning jars….so guess what I had to do with them? …. Fill them with flowers!
As you may know….I love blue and white.
I created a centerpiece with a vintage blue and white tureen
that immediately sparked memories of long ago.
We all love teapots and what better to do a floral arrangement is in a beautiful teapot.
Our Floral Friday theme one week was Red, White and Blue.
I chose a Ralph Lauren ginger jar in the Mandarin pattern and filled it with
red, white and blue flowers.
This Floral Friday theme was Flowers in a box.
I searched the house for boxes worthy enough for an arrangement.
I then came across a music box that belonged to my late mother-in-law.
A music box that was made in Italy (and so was she!).
It’s fun to mix other items within your floral arrangements…
This particular Floral Friday group’s theme was to use flowers with fruit or veggies of our choice.
I chose to use both….strawberries and radishes for their color.
Also, the radishes had a great cascading effect
and the strawberries are so easy to place on a skewer.
Here comes another “Kopy Kat” of a magazine cover:
Perfect for Summer was a Sunflower theme.
I placed Sunflowers in a MacKenzie Childs teapot along with peach colored roses and stock.
This arrangement was done soon after we had moved into the Berry Patch House.
Another great summer theme was picnics and jars.
So we all gathered our jars filled with flowers and in a picnic setting.
As Summer transitions to Fall we Floral Friday ladies created our versions
of a floral arrangement transitioning from Summer to Fall.
For some reason, I seem to gravitate to the colors of lavender and plums for Fall.
I so remember creating this arrangement….it was a very dreary, rainy day as a result of
Hurricane Florence. We were lucky as Florence did not affect us much,
however, have lots of friends that were extremely affected by its wrath.
I grabbed my French apple basket and spent the dreary afternoon with hopes that
flowers would bring a sense of happy into a dreary day….and it did!
In October, of course you need a floral arrangement in a pumpkin!
So many of us are crazy for copper …. and what better than to have a pretty centerpiece
in a copper container. I chose this sweet copper berry basket that I have had for years.
Since the kitchen has many copper pieces displayed, I chose to feature the arrangement
in the kitchen …. actually on the stove!
In this arrangement we are celebrating the season of Harvest.
I so enjoy making individual/mini floral arrangements to place at each setting
for guests . . . I try to create the arrangement for the purpose of their enjoyment
and also for a “parting gift”. This table is set as a Fall lunch with a friend.
Floral Friday moved to Monday Morning Blooms.
Our Inaugural Monday Morning Blooms was a special one featuring a fresh evergreen arrangement.
I set this evergreen arrangement into a vintage blue and white transferware container.
Last for 2018 and certainly not least is our rendition of a White Christmas.
I hope you have enjoyed my “Year in Flowers”
Stay tuned for the first Monday Morning Blooms of 2019 on January 7th!
Thank you for your visits and your kind and sweet comments.
2019 should be a very eventful year for us with the building of our new home.
We have just finalized our plans…..yes, FINALLY FOR SURE!
We have changed our minds so many times on this particular house
being careful of our selections of style and materials.
Ground breaking should be in February after the ARB has approved the plans.
I wish you a most beautiful day and again HAPPY NEW YEAR!