Who doesn't like walking into a room with fresh flowers? This is one of the simple pleasures that I try to bring into our home as often as possible. I have found that it doesn't need to be expensive or elaborate. As a matter of fact, I lean more toward simplicity.
This past weekend we had a little brunch at our home (yes, recipes and table scape posts coming soon). Since I knew I wouldn't be going into the city to pick up flowers at my favorite spot, Dahlia, I knew I would need to find some locally.
Alas, there wasn't much from which to choose in my town, but I did find two bunches that had promise. As I picked up tracheliums and sea holly, I already had a plan in my head for a simple display.
My first thought was to use the tracheliums, also known as jade, to create a low line of "trees". From there, I would sporadically insert the purple sea holly. However, Plan A got squashed when I got home to realize that I didn't have a right vessel. (Hard to imagine given the varied vase styles and sizes In the cabinets). The one I was thinking of was WAY too large. Plan B: use my favorite little glass jars I picked up at a garage sale.
I laid it all out and was about to start cutting, when I realized that it just wasn't what I had in mind. So I searched through my cabinets and found a small serving dish with just enough lip to hold water and serve a new purpose. I put the frogs inside and starting assembling my Purple Forest.
Once I cut the stems to the height I wanted the shorter stems were quite thin for the frog teeth. However, the bottom parts of the stems were thicker so I used those to act as fences to hold them up.
Then I took some stones and placed them around the base to cover up the frogs.
I'm so glad I found that little platter. It wasn't exactly my original plan as the "vase" was slightly different, but it was much closer to my vision than using the glass bottles. I don't know what your thoughts are but I simply adore this sweet little arrangement. Super simple but eye catching. Thought I would share this one right before Easter weekend in case you needed a little floral forest for your table.
A few fun purple thoughts:
- It is said that if you surround yourself with purple you will have peace of mind.
- Most children love the color purple.
- Purple is the color most favored by artists.
- Thursday's color is purple. (Hence, launching this post on Thursday seems perfect.)
Or for the simplest "put a smile on your face" florals for Easter... Totally Tulips.
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