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Monday, March 16, 2009

Flowers Everywhere (yes they are faux)

Did you wonder if I got buried inside of a box of flowers?
Or our ongoing winter winds took me away to someplace warm??
No, I've been here all along ~~ just trying to be disciplined and work hard on arrangements for my upcoming spring show. It is next week and I still have oodles of arrangements I want to put together.
~ Here are just a few I've been working on ~
Around the time of my shows, my house takes on a store appearance. Mr. Brown Socks closes his eyes to the whole transformation and tries not to sit on a plant. Bless his little heart. He has put up with this home based business for twenty years.
Most of the time while working Miss Maggie tries to keep me company
It is sometimes so hard for her to keep her eyes open.
Did you know that you can curl your grass??

Sorry this picture is sideways, but here is a grass plant out of the packaging straight as a stick ~~~

If you take your scissors and pretend the ends are curling ribbon, you get a much more natural feel for the grass.
See how it curls the ends and makes it look more natural? I tried to curl with scissors and take a picture at the same time, but I'm not that coordinated!
It's okay to leave some straight and some curly....much more real this way.....
I'll leave you with a few etsy bitsie little arrangements to assure you

Spring is just a couple of days away!

Happy Spring !


The Raggedy Girl said...

Well, you are a talented faux florist and I love them all. In my home every plant is fake because I am a serial plant killer.

Have a great Monday
Roberta Anne

Domestic Designer said...

Your arrangements are just beautiful. Thanks for the tip on curling the grass. I didn't know that. Have a great day!

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Oh girl your arrangements are beautiful and thanks for the curling tip thats very clever.Good luck with your show..hugs and smiles Gloria

Nancy Rosalina said...

Oh I love all your arrangements and I enjoy all the tips too!

Anonymous said...

LOVE that tip....your flowers look so nice Donna. I hope you have a great show!!!

Take care,
Kathy :)

southerninspiration said...

I had a guy show me how to do that with orchid leaves once...but never thought about doing it to's so smaht, Miss Donna......all your arrangements look lovely. I would LOVE to be there for your show!!!


Scooterblu's Whimsy~Rhonda said...

You are one talented lady! I love the arrangement in the second picture!

Scrolled on down and your red dining room is fabulous! Love it! :) ~hugs, Rhonda

janet said...

thanks so much for stopping by to visit my little oh my, your arrangements are beautiful. Sometimes i have fresh flowers in my home, but i also have no problem using nice faux flowers, and in the past week i have heard two designers that actually had no problem recommending faux flowers. I love what you did with the grass.

Bargain Decorating with Laurie said...

Your arrangements look so fresh and beautiful, and I can't wait to go try to curl my faux grass! Thanks for the tip. laurie

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Donna...

Ohhh my, you are a busy, busy lady! I just loved looking at the arrangements that you've done so far! I bet you feel like you're in a meadow right the midst of all those pretty flowers! Well my friend, they're all beautiful but I really love that large arrangement with the purple iris! Ooooh!!! I tell ya what, if I were anywhere close to you...I'd be over just watching how you do all of that! You're such a talented lady!!!

Well Sweetie, I sure wish you the very best with your upcoming Spring Floral's Show!!!

Warmest wishes,

Bo said...

Hi Donna...Judging from the beautiful arrangements you've shown'll be SOLD OUT in no time...who wouldn't love to take one of those home! ;-) Bo

Kristens Creations said...

Hi Donna, your arrangements are beautiful as always! I bet you will sell them all! Kristen

Susie from Bienvenue said...

What pretty flowers~~~ Makes me long for spring even more! That is so sweet about you and your daughters shower curtain. Mother and daughters must think alike,hehe. Thanks for keeping me in mind while in Target! Hope I get lucky,smile~

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

Ooo lala, Donna! I like the purple flowers the best. Too pretty! :)

Kim said...

Ooooh Girl! You are so talented with flowers! I could use a splash of color in some of my rooms. I'm gonna go look right now! Thanks for sharing! ~Kim

Melissa Miller said...

You are so talented Donna and my do the flowers ever look real!

~Gorgeous work! :)

Q said...

Dear Donna,
I love being inspired by all your arrangements. Good luck with your Spring show.
Your arrangements are beautiful!
Happy Spring,