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Sunday, May 23, 2010

Easy To Decorate with Flowers

I absolutely adore flowers!!
I have them all over my house and this doesn't just stem from the fact that I work with them daily.

Since I started my job with Lakeshore Inc. I've learned more about flowers than I've ever known. I used to think a bouquet or a center piece was a bunch of flowers thrown together to make a bunch. How wrong I was. Flower arranging is an art, but it doesn't have to be costly and it certainly doesn't have to be frustrating.

A lot of people are too afraid of flowers to even try, that used to be me, but let me be the first to say that there's really nothing to it, and the more you do it, the easier it becomes.

Flowers can be an easy way to decorate your house for a special occasion, a girl's get together, a relaxing atmosphere or a romantic evening with that special someone.

Often times I find though the flowers are pretty in themselves, what you choose to display your flowers in/on is just as important as the flower itself and can add or take away from the look.

Be creative, and go with your gut instinct.
Remember, if it's leaving a cringe on your face, think how your house guests will look.

Below you'll find images of easy to do it yourself creations that won't blow your budget or leave you cringing.

Most of these beauties you can find in your own backyard or growing wild in a field. Stop and pick a few the next time you go by them.
Beautiful doesn't have to be expensive!
Less is always more!!
Passionate Peony

*Photo by Dreamy Whites*
The traditional floral symbol of China, the State flower of Indiana and the 12th wedding anniversary flower, peonies are known as the flower of riches and honor. With their lush, full, rounded bloom, peonies embody romance and prosperity and are regarded as on omen of good fortune and a happy marriage.

Lovely Tulip

*Photo by Unknown*
The 11th wedding anniversary flower, it's said that the tulip's velvety black center represents a lovers heart, darkened by the heat of passion. With the power to rival roses in their red variety and the sweet charm to express simple joy when yellow, it's no wonder that in addition to all it's other symbolism, in the language of flowers, a tulip bouquet represents elegance and grace.

Bountiful Daffodil

*Photo by Unknown*
Symbolizing rebirth and new beginnings, the daffodil is virtually synonymous with spring. The March birth flower and the 10th wedding anniversary flower, a gift of daffodils is said to ensure happiness. But always remember to present daffodils in a bunch - the same legends that associate this cheerful flower with good fortune warn us that when given as a single bloom, a daffodil can foretell misfortune.

Dashing Daisy

*Photo by Sir Harrison Photography via Project Wedding and Unknown*
The most accepted daisy flower meaning is purity and innocence, you will also find the meaning of a daisy flower as a loyal lover, patience, beauty and even secrecy between two people. It is commonly related to the 5th wedding anniversary and can be given to a new mother to welcome a new born baby, lovers have also gifted daisies to each other as a token of their undying love.

Beautiful Blossom

*Photo by Dreamy Whites*
In the Japanese culture, the cherry blossom represents the cycle of life and how our lives blossom and fall. The cherry blossom tree is one of the most popular good luck symbols in Japanese tradition. Generally speaking the tree tends to evoke a positive response in anyone who tries to associate themselves with any aspect of the cherry blossom tree.

Sweet Lilly of the Valley

*Photo by Red Shoes*
Lilly of the valley is the May birth flower and has the flower meaning of humility, chastity, sweetness and purity. This delicate flower is a favorite among brides and party planners as it is wonderfully fragrant and elegant.

Remember to have fun with it.
Change the water and flower food every three to four days to freshen your blooms and you'll find they'll last a lot longer.
The point isn't to show off, though naturally you'll want to show the world your tastefully put together creations, but to enjoy what you're doing. You never know, it may just turn into a hobby.

A few creations I absolutely adore!
Follow this Link and scroll to the bottom of the page for easy step by step Basics to Flower Arranging.


1 comment:

liquoredonlacquer said...

Ohh I love the arrangements very pretty! :-)