May 22, 2015

Floral Design On A Whim


 I have been working on another flower arrangement.  

Well, to me it is not work. 
I love to tinker with stems, fresh and faux.
I had a super huge flower arrangement in a large formal type vase, and I was just tired of it. 

I had it sitting on a hunt board...and it was just too large...for the table and the space. It was just squished into the only possible place I could find to display it. 
So, on a whim I pulled out all of the stems. I sat on the floor with 
the arrangement and just started pulling. I made a huge mess on the 
floor...but all in the name of creativity.

 

These flowers are really different. 
They are not silk...but rather paper. 
They feel like hand made paper. 
And they tear like paper. 

So, do I have paper roses?


 What do these rose colored flowers look like to you? 
Roses? A type of peony?


What ever they are...I still love them. (The white flowers are silk.)


After I pulled out the stems and dusted them off I got the idea to put them in an old Kentucky crock. I like to mix rustic with some of my traditional things in the house, so...here goes!


 I did not put any florist foam, or marbles in the bottom of the crock. 
I just started sticking the stems in. They hold each other nice and snug!


 This is the only marking on the old crock. 
I "think" that it means that it is a six gallon size. 
Maybe I should do some research to double check. 

I bought this crock from a little road side antique store in Moreland, KY way back in the mid 1970s. I was assured that it was a Kentucky piece. Fingers crossed on that. Ha!


I put the crock beside a chair in the greatroom...to sort of help the view when the front door is open. When you open the front door and look down the entry hall the first thing you see is the side and rear portion of this chair. The large arrangement will buffer the view.


If I had a table without a light fixture over it, or if I had a wall table that would accommodate the crock and flower size...I would put this huge thing on it. I love over sized table arrangements, but I am limited on size here. I might be able to use it on an outdoor buffet table. For now...it will sit in the floor.



I am going to go with paper roses
....since it makes me think of the old song
 "Paper Roses."

(Anita Bryant sang the song in the sixties and then Marie Osmond sang this song in her early recording days.)

The lyrics are kind of a downer...but if you have been unlucky in love, and who hasn't at one time or another since the first grade, you will appreciate the lyrics, that talk about that shallow, low-down so-in-so. Ha!  :-)

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Hello, I'm Sheila and my house is a giant art project! I enjoy creating an environment where my family can feel safe, secure, and loved. We are empty nesters learning to slow down and enjoy life.

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