Beaux R'eves

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Copycat Flowers




Rain, Rain, Rain for us this week!  
Hard to believe it is almost 
officially Summertime!  
It's a great time though,
to curl up with a good book.  
I found this book at 
an Estate Sale on Saturday.  
Yes, the same sale 
where I found my Silver Tea Set 
that you can see HERE.  
It had some really fun arrangements 
that were different from your 
typical flower arrangements.  
They looked relatively easy 
to make and they also showed 
you how to make each one.
This strawberry arrangement 
looked nice and summery 
and I had everything I needed on hand.
A basket of strawberries, 
a clear footed bowl, 
a clear vase, and flowers.  
I had some white roses 
from the supermarket 
and the rest of the flowers 
I cut from the yard.
I first put water in the inner vase 
and set it in the clear footed bowl.  
I stuck a little bit of chewing gum 
on the bottom to make sure it would stick.  
I filled the bowl with the berries and went to work 
arranging the flowers.
The directions said to 
arrange them by color 
so I grouped the whites first, 
added the dark pinks, 
the yellow daylilies 
and then the purple flowers.  
The grasses were added last.  
To get them to curl a little 
just wrap them around your hand 
for a minute or two.  
Well, how did I do?  
Wouldn't this be fun for a Brunch?  
What are you reading in the rain?
Until Next Time,
Beaux R'eves

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thepaintedapron.com said...

I love this! I've seen citrus, eggs, asparagus but never seen strawberries used like this, so perfect for summer! Great look, thanks!
Jenna

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

What a pretty idea Cindy...love it!!

felicia harris said...

So pretty!

Anu Varma said...

Wow! This is so pretty. I hope to see you at My Dream Canvas :)

850fee80-8f37-11e3-b06f-000bcdcb471e said...

Just loved this idea! So much so I went hunting for this book, and founds lots of copies on Ebay, so I snapped up one for $4.00! Can't wait to try other ideas - thank you for this great post !!

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Cindy, this is such a cute idea! Love the use of the strawberries!

Cynthia said...

Cindy what a great idea but I would've been enjoying those strawberries while doing this project, LOL.

Cynthia

Missy George said...

Great job..good ideas in that book..

Alycia Nichols said...

Chewing gum! That's very "MacGyver" of you!

Beautiful rendition! I'm going to look that book up on Amazon! I'd love to have it here at home!

Deborah@Green Willow Pond said...

Beautiful interpretation! Chewing gum...not just for bad breath! Thank you for sharing at What We Accomplished Wednesdays. Have a great weekend!
Blessings, Deborah

Pamela said...

Gorgeous arrangement Cindy!

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