Tablescapes, Home Decor, Thrifting, Cooking

Monday, January 25, 2010

An Unusual Container

Back to work for me.  After doing a little organizing of closets and cupboards, then traveling to Dallas for market, orders placed by customers are needing to be filled.


This first one I’m showing you is a fun vessel.  I keep it in my inventory from time to time.  It’s a great piece to hold a large, orb, but it can be really fun for a floral arrangement too.  The designer working for the client chose this to go on a buffet.  There is a lot of wood in the dining room and she felt like this antiquey looking metal piece was just what the doctor ordered.  The photographs are in my dining room by the way.



Notice all the ribbing and detail of this unique piece



Here it is filled to capacity with all sorts of unusual stems, pods and grasses.  I ask those of you who pooh pooh silk arrangements ~~ where are you going to get this sort of look going out into your back yard and picking flowers to put in a vase?  Yes, there are times for that wonderful fresh flower look, but if you want something colorful and permanent, you can’t beat a silk floral arrangement! :)



A closeup of some berries and grasses.  I used different colors and different heights.


Notice the moss rocks and the reindeer moss  ~~ texture and vivid color!!





Here’s another arrangement I just finished using the customer’s container.  She wanted it to be somewhat open so that the bowl could be seen.






DSCN0446  No flowers, just berries, pods, greens and twigs.  I am going to her house today.  We’ll see if it’s what she had in mind!



Another snowy day in our area.  Hope your winter is nicer than what we are having in the Midwest!

Stay warm and cozy…..Donna


Kathy's Red Door Welcome said...

You are quite the floral rteest(artist)!

Lou Cinda @ Tattered Hydrangeas said...

I am a big fan of silks and this is exacty why! These are stunning!! Love THEM!!

Silks do not die and add such texture and color! I, for one, will always have them in my home!

These are beautiful!!

Lou Cinda

Anonymous said...

Hi Donna! You're so good at florals. These are gorgeous.
Be a sweetie,

Kristens Creations said...

Those look wonderful Donna! I'm sure your clients will be pleased...keep those pictures coming! I love seeing your it gives me ideas! I'm fixing to start on some arrangements for a client here in just a minute if I can get off this computer! lol...Have a great day, Kristen

southerninspiration said...

Love that first container, and I look forward to see what you will do with your "other" new containers!! Those are lovely!


Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

I love my silks! I am straining trying to get a look at the colors of your dining rooom and those DRAPES! Just beautiful!

Donna said...

Donna, I love my silk flowers too! Your arrangements are beautiful... so creative!
Thank you for taking the time to leave such a sweet comment on my blog about my daughter Amber. It means so much to me :)

Unknown said...

So beautiful!!!

Cathy said...

Donna, both are gorgeous! You're so talented!

stitching under oaks said...

stunning! you outdid yourself once again. I love the balls...are they covered in moss? Super job girl...I can't imagine that your clients won't be thrilled.

Audra said...

Stunning arrangements. These just leap off of the page and captivate. I have always wanted to try my hand at making an arrangement, now I have found you site I am filled with inspiration.

marmielu said...

I love seeing your work! That first arrangement is so nice. I love the way it has movement. My cats would love something like that. They would think I brought it home just for them. (That is why I don't have things like this - even up high. They've learned to look up. I found out the hard way.) Thanks for giving us a look!
Mary Lou

Lynette said...

How beautiful they both are Donna! They are such beauties!

I bought that bird feeder gazebo late last summer at an outlet place here in NC - I guess you could call it our equivilant of a Hobby Lobby, sort of!?!? It was $40 and we put it up on Sat (I think) and it rained on Sun and I can tell where some of the paint is chipping on one of the corners - its not that noticeable - but I know it won't last very long - it's just pretty to me!

Chrissy...The Apothecary Shop said...

Your good my friend,that is something I have never been good at,just looks like a bomb went off!! Stay warm!!

Room to Inspire said...

Donna your arrangements are simply amazing! I love all everything you selected - the grasses, the berries, the greens - and that container is stunning!