Thursday, July 17, 2014

Fun With Floral Arrangements

I love, love, love flowers. The thing is, I live in the desert and I have a black thumb. So live ones in the garden are pretty much out. Luckily, I have all of inside to grace with the wonder that is silk. 

Though my overall style is pretty consistently rustic, I like traditional, ultra-feminine floral arrangements with white flowers and elegance. I have to try very hard to avoid "wedding" in my house, which is what happens when I create things like this:

Yeah. I don't know. I try to stay away from all white and mix in some color, but sometimes they turn out really girly and just a bit Asian-looking:

Hmm. Still not quite right. This one below is definitely my favorite in the whole house - I think I got a nice rich mix of color and texture while still staying neutral. 

That one's a little more rustic, with the "found objects" on the plate. Sorry for the flare, but I love natural sunlight pouring in on "flowers". 

Seasonally, I like to change it up. This one is heavy on the summer, for instance:

What do you do with your florals? Do you use real ones or faux flowers like me?


  1. I'm not much of a flower gal. I'm moving into our first house next month and it has these huuuge pink rose bushes on each side of it...I think I'm going to be cutting those away!