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Monday, January 26, 2015

roses in silvered bud vase

This isn't a silver budvase--it's a "silvered" one that my daughter sells (cheap) at Love it. And it looks great with small, spray roses in it. These aren't spray roses and they're a bit too big for the vase, but I had them leftover from some other arrangements Kate and I were doing today. This is her windowsill and the second photo shows the larger arrangement we were working on. Guess which one was the most fun to do? The small, windowsill arrangement, naturally.

Thursday, January 22, 2015

poinsettia flowers and yellow nandina

LOVE using poinsettia flowers as cut flowers, because they are so dramatic and last such a long time. Cut these coral-colored ones a while ago and they still look fresh.  Here I've combined them with some yellow nandina foliage.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Park Seed catalog (with Aucuba)

This is fun because of what you can see out the window--a Christmas wreath still hanging on the garden gate! Gotta get that down. And there's a piece of pussy willow peeking in from the left, but this array was supposed to be about the seed catalog, which used as a prompt for the arrangement--variegated Aucuba in a yellow watering can.

Monday, January 19, 2015

more pussy willow

I've been cleaning out the barn at Flower Camp, where I came across these two little urns. Had them sitting around the sink to wash them when I started preparing some long pussy willow branches for an arrangement. These tiny pieces are part of what I trimmed off the stems of the larger branches.

Saturday, January 17, 2015

hunk of nandina

I pulled this hunk of nandina berries and foliage out of a basket on my front door, because it looked half-dead. Not too dead to display it on the windowsill, though!

Thursday, January 15, 2015

guinea feather

A friend sent me some guinea hen feathers, and this is one of them. So pretty! The little container was a Christmas present. Libbey Oliver tells me she bought it from a potter who made these little ceramic "stools" with holes in them just because she was looking for something do with her leftover clay.

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

driftwood, shells, feathers

These are some materials I picked up on a Nags Head beach this past weekend. One of the cups is the cup I borrowed to bring them home in; the other is one I borrowed to bring my iced tea home in. It must have been yesterday's stacked mugs that inspired me to stack the cups.(The lower one has a paper towel in the bottom to raise the second one up a bit.) And the clam shells just looked pretty draped over the sides.