Hello Dear Readers
and a Happy Monday Morning Blooms Day to you!
It’s one of my favorite days when you
can just feel the happiness from beautiful flowers!
My forever happy Blooms Friends, Lidy, Mary, Pam,
and I are continuing with our fun theme
of “Anything Goes!”
Today I bring you,
a Summer Flower Arrangement in Blue and White
The links and beautiful images to Lidy’s, Pam’s and
Mary’s posts are at the end of this post.
I thought I would show you where I
arrange my flowers these days.
In my former home, I used to arrange
flowers in the kitchen … next to the kitchen sink.
In our new home, I do my flower arranging
in my laundry room/craft room.
I am lucky to have such a huge sink
in the laundry room. Perfect for placing
loads of flowers, such as this haul
from Trader Joe’s.
When starting most arrangements,
I choose the largest flowers first.
Then the next size, etc.
I really did not have a vision
when I was shopping for flowers, I usually do.
So I chose a variety of colors. Happy Summer colors.
The tulips of yellow and garnet
really caught my eye.
Then found one bouquet of those
fabulous velvety green hydrangeas.
The flowers I used today are:
The prettiest shade of rosey pink and blush carnations
Hydrangeas (blue – green – pink)
Seeded Eucalyptus for filler and texture.
You may notice more types of flowers
in my “bucket.” I always buy a couple
extra bouquets just in case and there
is always a place for extra flowers here!
I knew I wanted to do an arrangement
in my Juliska Country Estate pitcher.
It was just a matter of where I was
going to place it.
I then thought what better place to
make a happy vignette than on my
new coffee table in my little sitting area.
Pretty colors to truly pop against
the pale blue armoire.
I truly love, that I can take
this arrangement and
place it in any room of the house.
And it just may do that 🙂
Things are always “on the move” in this house.
I had divided the great room into two sitting areas.
One area is the main sitting area where we watch TV
and hopefully one day entertain.
The other area just has two chairs
yet large enough for four. It’s a cozy area
that is still a work in progress.
Well, a good part of the house is still a work in progress.
But then again, isn’t a home always in that state?
The mini-orchids were already on this table
along with the pears. Yes, they are perfect
looking…that’s because they are faux.
I could not find organic pears (exclusively eating
organic fruit and veggies now) so the faux
pears from Pottery Barn fit the bill.
I had purchased some very pretty small
blue and white pots from Sweet Pea, Knoxville
and mini orchids seem as though they were made for these pots.
I have another pattern in these mini
blue and white pots and they are sitting pretty
in the sunroom.
I’m happy that this little sitting area
is coming along. Mainly due to the new
glass and gold metal coffee table.
The rug is the one that was in our
former sunroom. This will have to do
for a while until I can find another.
So happy that my armoire fit perfectly
in this space … as if it was meant to be there.
Hope you enjoyed my summer flower arrangement
simply placed in a blue and white pitcher.
I think summer is all about simplicity.
Now it’s time to visit my amazing flower
adoring friends. The links to their posts
are below their stunning images.
Pam of Everyday Living
Lidy of FrenchGardenHouse
Mary of Home Is Where The Boat Is
And ME ~ Housepitality Designs
I hope you all have a most beautiful day
and my thoughts and prayers are with the
ones who will be affected by
Tropical Storm/Possibly Hurricane Isaisas.
We are in the “cone” so we will be hunkering down.
Hope it will just be a “bit of rain”,
and wind, however, not likely 🙁
Stay safe out there in more ways than one!