Posts Tagged ‘flowers’
If you were to ask me what is one of the best things of summer, I would have to say the ability to go out front or in our backyard and clip some peonies and hydrangeas we have planted. Growing flowers for cutting is such a joy for me so that I can transform into beautiful arrangements, big or small. Also, having readily available flowers are perfect for those days when you have an impromptu gathering or last minute guest visits. It’s a relief when you don’t have to rush out to the grocery store or florist to pick up some fresh flowers!
I noticed that a few of our hydrangeas were at its fullest bloom and if I didn’t cut them, they would eventually die. So I was inspired to create two different arrangements…one for outdoors and one for indoors. Keep reading to see how I created these two ideas for a simple DIY vase arrangement.
Outdoor Arrangement: displayed in a ‘Window Box Planter’
Since this is the season that we spend those most of our time outdoors, I’m always looking for ways to create centerpieces ideal for our outdoor dining table.
To achieve this look, I cut (8) hydrangeas and several leafy hydrangea stems. To arrange the hydrangeas, I used a large glass flower frog. Glass flower frogs are reusable pieces that sit at the bottom of a vase and securely hold your flower arrangement in place, while still getting water.
- A long window box planter (mine shown here is 24″)
- A vintage glass flower frog (size: large/13 hole)
How to assemble:
- Place your flower frog in the center of the planter box
- Fill your planter box with warm water
- Cut your first hydrangea stem to size and insert it in the middle hole of the flower frog. Make sure your hydrangea stem touches the bottom of the base so it can drink the water.
- Take off the leaves on the lower part of the stem (you don’t want the leaves to be submerged in water. Continue to insert each hydrangea stem into the flower frog holes. The center of the arrangement will give you a nice full-looking centerpiece.
- For the left and right sides of the planter box, you will want to fill these empty holes with the greenery leafy stems to add fullness.
Indoor Arrangement: displayed in large glass Cylinder Vases
Whether you’re looking to dress up your dining room table with a centerpiece, decorate a buffet table, or bar cart, these tall arrangements definitely have a wow factor and are very grand! I wouldn’t suggest this type of flower arrangement when setting up a tablescape because viewing your guests will make it difficult to conversate. If you have kitchen island, a couple of these arrangements in various sizes on your counter, will look amazing. Our dining room table fits seating for eight and displaying these large arrangements adds a bounteous cheer and a stunning touch of decoration.
- 16″ glass cylinder vases (depending on the size of your table will determine how many you can fit)
How to assemble:
- Fill your cylinder with water and insert hydranges. If you have a very large bloom, I inserted only one stem and also included the stems of the hydrangea leaves.
-Photos by Rose Angel Lopez
Happy Friday! If you will be celebrating Easter this Sunday – Happy Easter!! Enjoy your weekend and here’s a spring inspired round-up of my favorite finds from around the web!
image: Honestly WTF
image: A Beach Cottage
image: Collage Vintage
image: Dreamy Whites
With only a couple of weeks until Spring is officially here, we have already experienced glimpses of warm breezes and sunny days. We are already preparing our deck to be stained this week so that we can get a head start on enjoying the comforts of outdoor lounging!
A sure sign of spring are flowers blooming and people getting out and bicycling. Take a beautiful ride to your local farmers market to pick up a few farm-grown produce, freshly baked goods and of course, flowers! Cycling down a fun open road on a bicycle adorned with an abundant basket of flowers is an ultra feminine chic way to cruise your neighborhood.
Check out my casual & feminine bicycle outfit I put together to wear for your next bicycle ride through town…
*featured image of pink bicycle via Margo and Me
Valentine’s Day is the perfect excuse for bringing out the signature shades of romantic pink and rosy-hued red for a playfully themed fête. Inspired by the combination of these ultra feminine hues, I’ve rounded up some stunning floral arrangements put together by some talented florists.
This floral color palette will certainly be a bright accent to your table!
-Image via Yasmine Floral Design
What girl doesn’t LOVE flowers, right?! Seeing stunning floral arrangements automatically gives me a jolt of happiness! For today’s post, I’ve rounded up my top 3 floral designers to follow on instagram that will fill your feed with photos of pretty blooms…creating a sense of delight and visual eye candy. Discover creative ideas from various color combos to arrangement styles.
Kiana Underwood of Tulipina Floral Design creates the most amazingly vibrant and cascading arrangements with a garden-style aesthetic, that has me oohing and aahing every time she features a snap on Instagram!
You can follow Tulipina on Instagram by clicking, here.
Image: Sinclair & Moore
You can feel the love between this husband and wife duo, Steve and Jamie of Sinclair and Moore. From their family snaps on Instagram to the lush and romantic floral arrangements, the designs conveys timeless elegance.
You can follow Sinclair and Moore on Instagram by clicking, here.
Image: Putnam & Putnam
Floral duo Darroch and Michael Putnam of Putnam & Putnam create grand jaw-dropping floral arrangements and installations that are not typical and inspiring.
You can follow Putnam & Putnam on Instagram by clicking, here.
Images: Putnam & Putnam
Top image by Rose Angel Lopez