August 7, 2017

Floral Arrangement Ideas

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This post may be picture overload...but I got the idea to look back at my various floral arrangements to get some ideas on what I might like to try next...for fall. 

I like to mix, mix, and remix containers, flowers, silk stems. But you already know that, right. 

If you have been following me for any time you may be able to remember the posts in which the arrangements appeared. 

I am not a trained floral designer. 

I just play with flowers until I like the way they look. 

While I love fresh flowers...I am fine with good quality silks. I have a stash of silk stems that lets me play and mix and match. 

I made this arrangement for the 4th of July week if I remember correctly.

Sometimes an arrangement can be as simple as faux boxwood in a clay pot. In this case I placed it upon a pretty blue and white tray.

I picked up this green vase and arrangement in the spring. It has served me well through the summer. I am about ready to cover it and put it away until next spring.

I made this wild looking vase of silk palm stems recently. 

I have a huge green glass jar that was almost too big to do anything with. Then one day I saw something online that led me to fill the vase with fruit filler after I placed some silk branches in it. 

And another jar arrangement. It seems that I love to use caning jars to make cute and simple arrangements. Nothing fancy here!

Flags in my geraniums make great porch arrangements for patriotic holidays.

I made this simple arrangement of silk palms in a Chinoiserie jar when I was playing. I left it because I liked it. 

This thick glass vase needed something simple. I filled the bottom of the vase with sand, then stuck some stems in it. Ta da!  I only do simple, because that's what i know how to do. ha ha.

Ironstone pitcher. Geraniums. Flag.

 A couple of bushes of faux grass in a painted metal cachepot. I put florist marbles in the bottom of it to steady the stems. 

I just love this old iron basket. This was super simple. I mixed rattan balls with faux boxwood balls. It made a nice arrangement for our family room.

I began the one above with a tray. I then added a short vase with some faux orange flowers. I put faux fruit and boxwood balls on the tray. This sat on our kitchen table for a while one fall. 

Lime tulips in a round bowl made a fun and easy spring arrangement on Easter. 

Not all floral arrangement need to be expensive and complicated. A bottle and three hydrangea stems. This one has moved around the house!

The lime tulips,above, moved to this new container that I found in Lex back in the late winter. 

I took my yellow valentine roses and put them in a pitcher...then created a tablescape around them. This post was viewed by so many! Huge numbers.

Hubby also brought these pretty tulips in a pink jar during Valentine week. I made some great photos with these flowers. They were very photogenic! Tulips have a beautiful bend and look nice in most containers. 

Sunflowers in one of my Chinoiserie jars. What's not to like? :-)

Tulips in a mint julep type cup. Around Derby time in Ky people like to put red roses in Julep cups for decorating. 

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I have even more arrangements to share...but I thought maybe I would wait for another time. This post is probably long enough. I hope you have seen something to inspire you to try flower arranging. If I can! :-)

My Kentucky Living
My Kentucky Living

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.


  1. Sheila, Oh I love so many of your arrangements. The red geraniums are my favorites. ...then I like the grasses you have used in your most recent display. You make them all look so good. :):) Blessings, xoxo, Susie

  2. Those floral arrangements are just all beautiful...from simple to complex...each one is just lovely. Hope you have a great week, Sheila. ox Diana

  3. They all look great and have your personal touch. I have been playing with flowers and wreaths for over 50 years. I decided to go to floral school to learn the 'rules' It really stifled my creativity. Keep doing what you are doing.

  4. Good Morning Shelia, I sure enjoyed seeing all Your different Containers and the many Arrangements You've created. In my "Perfect World", You and I exchange Compliments on Our Table Scapes/Arrangements..catch up on Our Busy Lives over Coffee and Forget the World's problems. Thank-You for Always Inspiring Me to Remain Busy. Laters, MJ♥

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  6. Such beautiful inspiration! You have a gift in pulling together the perfect flowers for the perfect vessel.
    Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY!

  7. Always enjoy seeing your beautiful arrangements. Such great inspiration for every season!

  8. These are beautiful! Would love if you'd share at Reader Tip Tuesday:
    It's open all week & growing. Would love to have your beautiful flowers at the party...

  9. I love to create flower arrangements too! You have given me some wonderful ideas. Thank you so much.

  10. Just like your unique idea. A few days ago, I had found some resource from tools idea blog but now I'm totally clear about floral arrangement


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