but I thought I would hop in today and share this oldie from last Christmas.
I know that your Christmas decorating process is over, and in fact many of you may already be taking them down - but I thought I would share this "oldie but goodie" to show you some basic floral design ideas which can be used for any holiday.
I hope you enjoy this "mini" tutorial. Mr Grits and I are working on some assorted videos showcasing floral design. Look for them in the upcoming weeks. :)
I started out with the same floral oasis base and added the pure white taper.
Next, I added a basic layer of greenery, keeping it simple. I used the leftover Christmas tree cuttings (from my mom's tree) and some cedar clippings.
Okay - now for the really hard part, so pay close attention to this next step....
Stick those picks right in! I used four single picks, creating a box placement.
Next, I added some bling by tucking in some silver berries.
I love these silver leaves. I cut them apart to use the individual leaves and then just tucked them in here and there.
Instead of a bow, I tucked in a whole cluster of silver grapes at the base, letting them spill over. I love the mini green apples. This room's color consists of cherry red walls, and my fabric is a French Country Rooster pattern with yellow, red, blue and green.(you can see the fabric on the pillows in the background)
Later tonight, I will post some picks after I set this arrangement on my English hutch.
Who knew!? I would never have known this was a cigarette holder if I had not been told. This is a much better use!
I tucked clippings of rosemary right into the container...
Next, I simply tucked in some holly, a few mini Christmas balls and a candy cane. I tied a ribbon bow around the container.
How pretty is this when paired with a pink glass creamer filled with my silver butter spreaders.
The next container I used was a silver and cobalt candy dish. (see below) Just one of the many items I pick up here and there. I loved how the cobalt blue reflects the blue in my transferware collection. I have used this container for many purposes - from holding sugar cubes to serving a fig compote. But for now, it will hold greenery and some left-over silver bling.
A little oasis and some basic greenery was the start. This size container allowed me to use the leftover pieces of greenery that had been trimmed off.
Silver leaves, silver berries and some silver fern just tucked in with no real rhyme or reason...
The perfect touch to my table vignette with a blue transferware plate, and a small silver stand filled with some of my collection of faux (fat free!) desserts. On the top there are three small fruit tartlets with sprigs of cedar tucked in. On the bottom is a larger fruit tartlet. It's hard to believe these sweet surprises are not real.
Next - a small pink and white transferware pitcher that usually sits on my kitchen hutch.
Again, its a sample of a container I use on an everyday basis.
All I added was some holly and a few springs of cedar and rosemary, and finally a candy cane. Here it is sitting within my pink and white transferware vignette...
... and nestled next to one of my collectible vintage kitchen scales on my kitchen hutch .
(I will do a post on my treasured scales after the holidays!)
I hope you have enjoyed these simple ideas. Including the picks and ribbon, I have about $5 invested in all of these arrangements...thanks to my midnight run into the garden for my clippings.