Tablescapes, Home Decor, Thrifting, Cooking

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Flowers that will last forever

 

 

Sadly we will be traveling soon for a funeral.  My husband’s 56 yr. old cousin passed away of lung cancer and he never smoked a day in his life.

 

His mother (Mr. Brown Socks’ Aunt) is still alive at age 91.  She is just the sweetest lady and still has a big flower garden and grows Indian corn, bird house gourds and a few veggies.  My sisters in law asked if I would make a permanent floral arrangement that she could have and keep in memory of her dear son, Kevin.

 

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Not sure why I thought she might like purple and green, but it just seemed a peaceful color combination.

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The picture above shows a close up of the little furry pods I placed on the end.  I’ve mentioned before when I talk about flower arranging that it is always nice to have lots of texture and movement in the piece.

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I hope she will like this keepsake.  It was fun putting it together for her while thinking of fond memories of Kevin.

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I hope your day is going well.  Thanks for stopping by.

 

Donna

8 comments:

Miss Char said...

Donna, I'm sorry about Mr. Brown Socks cousin, that is way to young to be gone already.

I'm sure his mama, bless her heart, is gonna love the arrangement and will find a warm memory of her son every time she looks at it. You are a good person my friend.

Lou Cinda @ Tattered Hydrangeas said...

This is just beautiful and I sure she will appreciate your thoughtfulness...

I am so sorry for your loss...he was far too young...

Lou Cinda

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

What a beautiful soul soothing arrangement. I'm terribly sorry for your loss.

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

I'm sorry for your family loss my Dear friend..She'll love the flowers..It's not right we are suppose to go before our children..Hugs and smiles Gloria

Tricia@The Dull and the Dutiful said...

Donna, I'm so sorry for your family's loss. Your flower arrangement is gorgeous -- such a lovely mix of textures and soft colors!

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Hi Donna...I am so sorry about your husband's cousin. The arrangement you made is simply gorgeous! I am sure it will be appreciated as a lovely reminder of Kevin. I hope you are having a good week!....hugs...Debbie

stitching under oaks said...

so sorry for the loss your family has suffered. I'm sure your Aunt will be blessed by the arrangement that you put together. It is just beautiful. The colors are very calm and soothing. Beautiful work!

Luncheons at the Junction said...

So sorry to hear of your loss. Your arrangement is a beautiful tribute.