Thursday, December 6, 2012

SCARIN' MYSELF FOR CHRISTMAS!

Eleanor Roosevelt once said, "Do one thing every day that scares you."  I like that quote, but I also like a comfortably calm life, so for me, it's more like "do something every now and then that scares you".  This project scares me.  I do not have an eye for floral stuff, but I gave it a whirl today.
 My sainted mother-in-law has a great eye for floral arrangement and I know that she is looking at this. (I hope you're not rolling your eyes Virginia!)  She has a white pitcher that has some berries and leaves in it that she sets out every Christmas.  I have been shamelessly coveting it for years. I found this little pitcher sometime last year and although it's not as ornate as hers, I figured it would do.  But then, I kind of hit a brick wall when it came to filling it.  Now I know I could have asked Virginia for help and she would have gladly given it to me, but I kind of wanted to try it myself.
Here's the thing...I LOVE Christmas floral picks!  A lot!  Maybe too much.  I bought the red berry ones at Hobby Lobby when they were 40% off.  I found the icy looking ones at a floral shop when Sam and I were on Thanksgiving vacation.  They were a steal at 25 cents a piece!  I shoved them all in the pitcher and it just looked like it needed something.  I found some green faux evergreen trimmings in my Christmasness box.  I shoved them in there too.  Then I fiddled around with them until I thought they looked pretty good.  (I'm pretty sure that's just how the florists do it!)  My pitcher still looked too plain so I got some little trimmings and a ribbon and fastened them on with hot glue.  Of course, I added a little gem for some holiday sparkle!  
What do you think?  Here it is on the pallet shelf I made last fall.
 Maybe it's a few too many icy picks, maybe it's not enough green branches, but hey, today I faced my fears and did a floral project!  
Have you done anything lately that scared you? 


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32 comments:

  1. I think it looks great! I love the contrast between the red berries, greenery and white pitcher!

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  2. I think you can add floral arranging to your list of talents now, Danni. You nailed it!

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  3. That looks fantastic, Danni. I think you've done a great job with this project. I agree with Carlene you have a talent for this too. Megan

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  4. Its too good.. Color combi is creating waves :) Great job Danni

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  5. It looks lovely, Danni! I, myself am dead scared of arranging flowers.. I would rather pay a florist 10 times the amount. It looks great with the icy ones more, and the red to accent.

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  6. It is beautiful! And your pics are so great!! You pulled that scary thing off :-)

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  7. Oh I love it - you did a beautiful job :) And your pictures are stunning! Enjoy your day.

    Hugs,
    Stephanie

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  8. Oh, Danni- It's gorgeous! You did a great job! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

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  9. Danni, this is breath taking! Simply gorgeous!

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  10. I love the ice picks. This looks GREAT. And, I love that quote...thanks to you. You are always an inspiration in some way or another. Beautiful job, Danni!

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  11. I'm not very good with floral arrangements, either. I do have some picks and a white pitcher, so I think I'll give it a go!

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  12. Yep, I keep telling you that you are so creative! Love the crystal effect and no, there aren't too many. You can make a floral arrangement for me anytime!

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  13. Awesome, Love it! You are soooo talented.

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  14. That is really pretty Danni! I would never guess you were an amateur! I did face my fear and dressed up an old wreath, and an old garland. As soon as I get pics you can see it.

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  15. So pretty Danni! Love the ice picks. I think it's so great to try new things... especially things out of our comfort zones. You did a fabulous job!
    Tuula :)

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  16. So cute! I love love love floral picks as well.. Last year my mom and I got up early the day after Christmas and went to Micheal's because all their Christmas florals were 75% off.. I got an entire suitcase full for $25! And now I have so many really pretty things and I can't figure out where to start lol!

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  17. No not too many, that is gorgeous! Your mother in law will be mighty proud of that! So beautiful 25 cents, I want to cry, I never find things like that - but score for you!

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  18. I love it! You did a great job! I would've never guessed you were scared ... looks professional to me.

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  19. I think it looks very festive and Christmas-y. I really like it! I have had a similar addiction to Christmas floral picks this year. :)

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  20. Danni,

    This is gorgeous! You do lots of things I think are pretty here, but this is my favorite so far! You should definitely do things you fear, because it works for you. I am sorry I have been MIA for so long, trying to recover from Hurricane Sandy, mom s sick again, etc. . . .

    Miss ya,
    Maureen

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  21. Danni, that is beautiful! I think it has just the right amount of everything. Crafts scare me, period! I can tackle a piece of furniture, fearlessly, but crafts--I am sure they will be a complete flop. Maybe cause they usually have little bits of this and that, and I am, shall we say, clumsy. And mine never look good, even they were as beautiful as yours, I would not be afraid!

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    1. I haven't had enough coffee. I meant to say "IF they were as beautiful--"

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  22. Danni - your blog looks great. Your button and header are darling.

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  23. Danni, there's no place for you to be so defensive, your winter bouquet is smashing! PS: The white pitcher is perfect!

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  24. I think it looks great, in fact I can copy you. Don't let the fear show.

    Bliss

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  25. Love the icy picks! I think you did a great job!

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  26. This turned out beautifully. I have a very similar pitcher.
    Ruth

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  27. It looks wonderful! I have a small white pitcher that I want to fill with some greenery too, and like you, I'm not much for putting arrangements together either, but you wouldn't know that by looking at this one. I think the ribbon with accents really sets it off too!

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  28. This is really pretty. I featured you as the Dare to Share Feature of the Day.

    http://pamspartyplanning.blogspot.com/2012/12/countdown-to-christmas-christmas-floral.html

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  29. Danni, you did a great job! Your arrangement is gorgeous! It looks like a professional job. You go girl!! Thank you so much for sharing again this week at A Bouquet of Talent! :)

    Kathy

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  30. This is fabulous. Just perfect. and it looks great up against the rustic pallet wood.

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  31. SO pretty and I love the little pallet shelf! great for pix, too! ;)

    Thanks so linking up last week at the Humble Brag. Hope you'll come back tomorrow to link up. Also the Silhouette Cameo giveaway ends this weekend!

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