Saturday, September 4, 2010

Simple Flower Arrangements

I love having casual flower arrangements around the house. It adds an important touch of color and texture to the room.

Some of my favorite arrangements are in one colorway. I bought a giant bunch of zinnias at the farmer's market and pulled out all of the pinks & reds to make this little showpiece.

I arranged it in a black rice bowl and allowed the green chopsticks (see them at the bottom?) act as a flower frog to support the stems.

I have it displayed in my living room on a black tea cart along side a green Japanese tea set (see it displayed here).

So pretty! The next time you pick up a bouquet at the farmer's market (or even a warehouse store) try arranging it in an unusual container (coffee can, pop cans, antique glass). It can make all the difference.


Anonymous said...

I love your arrangement! So pretty. I too love to pick up flowers from the farmers market (Royal Oak). In a few weeks Royal Oak is offering floral arranging lessons and this is something I have always wanted to do so I am going to go for it.

I really like the touch with the chopsticks. Too cute!


Anne Reeves said...

Wonderful, Darcell! I am so glad that you are going to take that flwoer arranging class. It will be so fun! Enjoy every minute! Thanks for commenting. Best, Anne