Friday, September 18, 2009

A Little flower Arranging .....

Friday had a little fun. I saw an arrangement in a magazine and that was my downfall! I decided to make my own with silk flowers....So off I went to find just the perfect flowers... I am a fresh flower girl so these really had to look real, no shocking pink or wild iridescent purple! Just very real lush looking flowers. Since the elk had eaten most of my garden I felt this was a necessary thing to do... Can you see I was trying to justify all of this in my mind. Well when I got to the store I went a wee bit crazy...



It didn't help that the in store designer kept encouraging me onward... I even added apples...


and a exotic flower (on the left)....


Of course this all called for a lovely (heavy) new vase.... So I came home and spent the afternoon, not weeding, not sewing, not staining more logs, but creating this arrangement. Woke up to rain and dark skies this morning but didn't care. Got my cup of tea and went to the living room where my flowers now brighten my day. That's my story and I am sticking to it... LOL

16 comments:

The White Bench said...

Hi Sharon!
Gorgeous bouquet, I love silk flowers during the long cold winter too! I'll show my arrangement too...;)
It is fabulous to treat ourselves to something beautiful and relaxing sometimes, isn't it!
Hugs,
Monicaxx.

Lynn said...

Wow, what a beautiful, beautiful arrangement Sharon, I just love it!!!! I especially like the apples in there, just perfect for Fall and really anytime of year. I love my silk flowers to look as real as possible too :)

Snap said...

I love your arrangement and your story!!!!! :D :D

Alison Gibbs said...

Such a beautiful arrangement.
Alison

The Pink Rose Cottage said...

Wow! That's beautiful! I think the apples are a wonderful fall touch!

~Holly

Calming Scents said...

I think those look great. Thats a talent I surely dont have.

Janet said...

It's a great story....stick with it! And the flower arrangement is beautiful.

Barb said...

Hey girl
Somehow i have missed getting over here for awhile.

Lots going on here.

Beautiful flowers, and zipped down to your puzzle piece, gorgeously wonderful!!

Have a great Sunday

blessings
barbara jean

The Feathered Nest said...

Sharon!!! This bouquet is so GORGEOUS!! I love your choices of flowers and extra elements. I too love very realistic silk flowers, and even love them if they look a little dried! The wonderful thing about this arrangement is that you can enjoy it for a long time ~ Wishing you a peaceful Sunday sweet friend, xxoo, Dawn

Maggie R said...

Hi Sharon,
Your silk arrangement is outstanding. The apple adds a nice touch..BUT no sequins!! hee hee
xoxo
((((hugs))))
Maggie

Merry said...

What a wonderful arrangement...and love the story.

Pearl said...

Wow! Sharon you definately accomplished what you set out for. It's very realistic and I love the colors! My kind of arrangement women!

Coralie Cederna Johnson said...

Oh what a beautiful arrangement and a new vase too! Sounds like someone had a great time putting this all together...and it's so lovely!

Carol said...

Love your mosaic and your arrangement. Thank you for stopping by.

Carol

Judy S. said...

What a pretty bouquet, Sharon. You certainly have gourmet elk out there; I thought our bunnies were bad, but at least they aren't tall! How's your staining coming along? BTW, that's a great CQ mosaic!

monika said...

Gorgeous colors. I have many throughout the home, colorful in any which way you can imagine. My home is on the neutral dark side and I use colorful and bright vases and flowers to bright rooms and they make my day each time I wake up. Thank you for sharing. It does get like that, you leave home with an idea and you come back with double triple the fun, with me all the time, cannot help it. The shops are so inspiring. :) cya