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Sunday, September 26, 2010

A Silk Arrangement Makeover

 

A designer brought over an older arrangement last week that was in desperate need of a makeover.  They still liked some of what was in it but it was “tired” and the container wasn’t right.

 

Before

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In Steps the Classy Urn

 

Doesn’t an urn make everything right?

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We went down to my workroom to look for a replacement for the calla lilies and to see what else we could find.

 

 

This could have been a possibility but the color wasn’t right and the flower was quite iffy for the arrangement as well.

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Ah Ha!  The pitcher plant was a much better color and had that uniqueness that was needed for such an open arrangement.

 

Just curious….Do you like these?  My customers are very divided on this look.  Lots love them and some think they are quite strange looking.  I do love them and carry them in an assortment of colors and sizes.

 

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Next we needed something for height.  I pulled out the dried up tall orchid leaves.

 

Oh….Nice!  These curly tall spikes were just what the Doctor Designer ordered.

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I quickly went to work as they needed to pick up the new and improved version in a couple of hours and

Viola!

A new look!

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I still used the bamboo sticks in the middle, the rattan orbs, the white flowers and the little round rust flowers.  I added new sheet moss, a little fern for drapeiness, the pitcher plants and the tall curly thingies.

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Here is a closeup look

 

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A fresh new look in a flash!

 

 

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I am joining Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for Metamorphis Monday.  It’s a great place to see a variety of makeovers. 

Met Monday

12 comments:

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

How pretty girl...you do awesome work my friend...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Paula said...

Very nice! I'm sure that your customer will be quite pleased with your work.

Southern Fried Gal said...

A great update! And yes - urns do make the world of difference! Put me in the "like the pitcher plants" column if you are keeping stats.

Have a great week!

Miss Char said...

Donna, that looks great and I do love those wierd thingies. I'm sure your customer was happy as a clam.

Cathy said...

Beautiful as always! You're so talented.

Lou Cinda @ Tattered Hydrangeas said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS!

Love it!

Lou Cinda :)

Life with L said...

Very pretty! Urns are so beautiful.

Nana's Nuggets said...

Hey! girl, the arrangement is beautiful! I love those thingies!! they found their place! You did a wonderful job. If customer does not like it Please mail it to me!! Ha-Ha! Have a great day:).

stitching under oaks said...

way to rescue that old arrangement and make it fresh again. very nice save!

sheila from life @ #17 said...

oh, Much Much Better! and I like pitcher plants...

Porch Days said...

The first vase was too tall. Your urn is so much better. You must have to keep lots on hand to have just the right thing!

When you like to decorate, it is hard not to buy when you find such great things! Downsizing is a dirty word!
Nancy

Debbie said...

Always fun to make something Old new again....this piece looks so fresh and Fallish!