Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Day 661


The original reason to head north last weekend was to attend my sister's first wedding shower, given by some lovely ladies in the church we grew up in. It was so fun to see everyone, and I found out I have some blog readers up there I didn't know about!


One of the hostesses asked me to bring a flower arrangement for the table, and of course I was happy to. For the first time, I priced a local wholesale florist, and was able to do a much bigger arrangement than if I had bought from my usual florist.

I used glass urn (bought at HomeGoods, where else?!) and created a collar with white hydrangeas, then got some height with two bunches of Bells of Ireland. When i put it together on Saturday morning, the pink French tulips were drooping dramatically down the sides, but -- in true tulip fashion -- by shower time on Sunday afternoon, they had probably grown an inch and were standing tall. Oh well! This was really the first time I arranged something that would be seen by more eyes than mine and I was happy with it.


The hydrangeas didn't make the car ride home, but I do like the Bells of Ireland alone. There is a gorgeous blue-and-white table setting in the May issue of Southern Accents, and the centerpiece is a massive arrangement of Bells -- very dramatic!


I cut the tulips down and lined them up on the dining room table in some miniature Pelligrino bottles. The rest are scattered in bud vases around the house, which, as you can see here, is very tempting for Peepers. Knocking over my flowers is one of his favorite past times. Sigh.

12 comments:

Calis said...

LOVE the flowers in the Pelligrino bottles. They look awesome on that table! Hey, so did your cat come back home? Am I remembering correctly that Peepers went missing for a little while?
And thanks for all the comments! They totally make my day!!

Polka Dot Possibilities said...

pretty flowers!

Jennifer said...

Alison -- he was missing! he was chillin' under our neighbor's house for like four days! I was very glad to find him, even though he knocked some flowers over about 30 minutes later ...

bluehydrangea said...

The flowers look great and I am so glad to know the name of the long green things with balls, or at least that is how I used to describe them to the florist. Now I can proudly ask for Bells of Ireland. Thank you!!

Blueprint Bliss said...

You arrangement looks great!! Love fresh flowers around the house.

LindsB said...

So pretty, I love the color combo you went with. I also love Bells of Ireland, they last a long time too which is a nice bonus.

Candace said...

I thought Peepers was MIA; glad you found him! Of course I did see where he was hiding above....leave it to a cat :)

paula said...

Just lovely. Thanks for the tip on the local florist. How does it work? e.mail me please!

Belle1 said...

You're arrangement is lovely!

Beth Anne said...

Well those flowers were even more lovely in person! :)

Amy said...

love the tulips lined up along the dining table

Wanderings of a Wannabe said...

great job! i can only imagine how great they looked in person. love those bells of ireland. the green is just so rich!