Creating Vignettes With Fresh Flowers
I'm always looking for ways to bring cheerfulness to the winter months and one way I have found to do that is to bring fresh cut flowers into my home. I picked out these gorgeous blooms during a trip to the grocery store and aren't they beautiful and vibrant colors?!
I knew that I wanted to find some unique containers to use for arranging these flowers. So, I went through my cabinets and found a clear, rectangular short vase and a pretty small ceramic teapot that is itself covered in flowers. Because these containers were small and short I had to cut the long stems of my flowers in order to make them fit well.
I just love to get not one but two flower arrangements from one bouquet of flowers and that was exactly what I was able to do! I tried to divide the colors equally between the clear vase and the teapot for the best color effect. If anyone knows what those little salmon colored tomato-like flowers are in the teapot let me know. I haven't seen them in bouquets before and they are unique and pretty.
I was able to display my flower arrangements in two different locations in my living room. This one is on the side table and adds a colorful touch to the snowmen, snowglobe and other decor on the table.
And my little teapot arrangement fits right in with the eclectic items on our mantel. You can see we like to display items that are either from nature or reflect nature so flowers are just perfect with everything else.
Studies have shown that flowers have a positive effect on both mood and emotional health. So, I am not surprised that bringing fresh flowers into my home is a true spirit lifter for me. Perhaps it can be for you, as well. Stopping to smell the roses (or carnations or....) can bring a bright spot to any day. Take a look at the fresh flowers the next time you are out at the grocery store or another place that sells fresh flowers and indulge yourself. Let me know if it lifts your spirits and if you like my arrangements today.
Until Next Time,