Everybody likes to have fresh flowers in the house. I know I certainly do. And I keep fresh flowers in different rooms at different times of the year. I think some people are afraid to try to arrange flowers because they think it is something best left to a professionally trained arranger. That is certainly true if you are sending flowers to a special event or to a loved one who lives many miles away. But if you want to add a little flare and/or color to your home, you can easily arrange some fresh flowers in a vase. Many times I pick up fresh flower assortments at my local grocer. This arrangement was made from 3 bunches of alstromera and daisies and one bunch of greenery from my local Giant.
These are in a beautiful red and gold fired Italian Glass Vase I got from Pier One a few years ago.
|Beautiful green and red Italian Glass Vases from Pier One|
We love Pier One (www.pierone.com) at Crest Avenue. Speaking of Pier One, I think I need to go there this weekend.
To help protect this vase from water damage, I place a glass water tumbler in the bottom filled with fresh water and a drop of Clorox liquid bleach. This keeps the flowers going for a long time.
So when I got home I had three bags of flowers and a fourth bag of greenery. A little while later, this was the creation I put together. Spend a little time with it. As you continue to do it over and over you will get better at it.