I would like to start this post by thanking all of you for your well wishes on my etsy venture. You are all so kind and supportive. While on the subject of my shop, I hope to have everything done this weekend so that by Monday, all systems will be a go.
The past weekend, I worked like crazy each spare moment I had, to try and get some crafting done, so I have been a little one track minded as of late. However, I thought today I would show you all a pretty arrangement that would be great for a Mother's Day table and is really, pretty inexpensive.
I started out with this thrifted California Pottery vase/urn. It is the prettiest soft pink color and I only paid $4.95 for it!
Next, I soaked the oasis in water for a couple of minutes and placed it in the urn. I then cut a piece of chicken wire, shaped it and placed it over the oasis. This really helps hold all the flowers and foliage in place.
I call this "greening it up", I used feather eucalyptus and ivy from my yard. Cheap and easy!
I purchased 1 dozen roses(pink Malibu), 1 bunch of alstromeria and 1 bunch of tulips at the local grocery store(Safeway). The roses are only $9.95 for a dozen, a great deal for quality roses. All total, I spent about $18.00.
I started adding the roses, making sure it looks good from all sides.
Now, the alstromeria and tulips are added. I wanted to keep this arrangement a little low so you can see over it when seated at the table.
The last thing I like to do is fill in any empty or bare spots with left over greens. Making sure to let some of them drape down a bit.
The final product, all for under $25.00(not including oasis and chicken wire). A beautiful centerpiece that should last for at least 5 days. The tulips might have to be replaced a little bit earlier, just make sure to check that it doesn't dry out.
Timeless Elegance ;-))
Thanks for joining me in some floral fun!