Hello Dear Readers!!!
What a way to start the fabulous New Year than with a
Winter White Flower Arrangement
with Good Luck Flowers!
Also, what a way to start off the great year and decade
than with Monday Morning Blooms!
I am joining my flower loving friends,
Lidy, Mary and Pam today with our common theme
of Winter White. Their links and beautiful images
to their posts are at the end of my post.
I wanted to incorporate some flowers
that symbolized Good Luck.
I found that the good luck flowers are:
Orchids, Peonies, Lotus Blossoms,
Chrysanthemums, and Plum Blossoms.
I could only find two of these flowers.
An orchid and two varieties of chrysanthemums.
In order to include a potted orchid
in my arrangement, I did this:
I lined the ironstone tureen
with Press and Seal plastic wrap
and placed the orchid in the center
and then filled the rest of the tureen
with wet floral foam.
The flowers that I used
for the Winter White arrangement
are: a potted orchid, chrysanthemums,
spider mums, calla lillies, white stock, hydrangeas
and seeded eucalyptus for filler.
Do you spy something among the flowers?
Yes, it’s an Origami Crane
that my mother made for me.
One is perched on the tray
and another on the orchid.
My 94 years young mother made many cranes
and sent them to me to place
on my little Christmas tree this year.
I placed another crane
by the mint julep cup
filled with white stock.
Did you know that the Japanese Origami crane
is considered the “bird of happiness?”
It is believed to carry souls up to paradise.
It has later become of symbol of hope
and healing during challenging times.
So these cranes were so appropriate
for me and my tree
and the New Year!
I specifically wanted to place this arrangement
on the coffee table so that I can enjoy it
from my favorite chair.
To see the crane perched on top of the orchid
makes my heart happy!
Now it’s time to visit my fabulous
flower loving friends for some amazing
Winter White floral inspiration!
The links to their posts
are below their beautiful images.
Also, there is a personal note from me
at the very end of this post.
Pam of Everyday Living
Lidy of FrenchGardenHouse
Mary of Home Is Where The Boat Is
And Me ~ Housepitality Designs
I had a short window of time and took advantage
of visiting my mom in Florida for a short visit.
It was great seeing my Florida family.
This was about a week after my surgery.
The surgeon told my hubby after the surgery
that she was encouraged after she performed
the surgery; however, we have to wait on the
path reports. (It was actually a great
My surgery was performed
6 days before Christmas and I saw my surgeon
on December 30th for a follow up visit and to
discuss the results of the path reports.
Both reports negative!! AND not a single node
was involved. I am blessed!
I praise God and all of my amazing prayer warriors!!!
I move on to radiation toward the end of the month.
I thank you all for your tremendous support,
thoughts, prayers and the many, many acts of kindness.
I look forward to a most fabulous New Year and future
with many, many blessings to be thankful for!