Friday, May 31, 2013

Float Your Flowers for a Beautiful Arrangement

Here's a neat and pretty alternative to a full flower arrangement anywhere in your house, especially here in Oregon with our wet and changeable spring. Float your flowers in some pretty glassware for a beautiful accent!



The stormy weather has made the few flowers that are blooming a bit droopy and they aren't displaying well in the usual vases.  So I started floating them in my serving dishes and voila! Beautiful blooms anywhere I want them!


Here are full size and mini roses, marigolds, petunias, pansies, ivy, cosmos and dianthus floating in a glass compote and sundae glasses. Pretty!


Not only is this a pretty display, it is practical, too. The floating roses last alot longer in this glassware since they don't have to draw water up a long stem. Even when they are "blown" they still look good for a few days.


You can even display your petunias this way since the water supports the fragile
flowers.  I added a few tiny ivy leaves for a bit of green.


The marigolds and mini roses last a long time using this trick. In this pic they are almost 5 days old. I can hardly wait for all my gladiolii to bloom, they look gorgeous displayed this way!


You don't need a dozen of any flower to decorate this way. Just take a few pretty blooms and float them in some clean glassware. Easy and beautiful!!

Pretty Faux Wood Grain Glass Table Top? Yes, Please!

We have this corner on our front deck that needed a convenient table and I also wanted  it to be pretty. Here is what we came up with and m...