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!
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