13 November 2012

a new found respect for florists

 Greetings all,
I had a box of goodies i ordered for Christmas from gidgi to play with last night.  We discovered the donkey & cart cardboard holders had plastic inserts = vases, so we hopped on bikes after dinner & went a searching for pathway flowers.  We have lots of cycle & walk ways through our suburb - with fantastic wild roses, gladiolus, lavender & pansies.  Fear not, we only picked a couple of flowers from each bush, there were hundreds.  Most of the flowers are past their best anyway.  If you want karma . . . i came home with lots of bugs & tiny spiders creepy crawling up my arms.
It was so hard to get the flowers to balance, stay in position, look 'together' & mix the colours, varieties, textures . . . florists are amazing, they are engineers, architects, artists . . . i did a pretty shocking job with these short stems!!  Pretty maybe, but it's all Mother Nature.
 Some images i found half decent enough to post to Instagram last night.  The Belle&Boo cart is adorable.
 An arial view of the blooms, i do love the whispy lavender.  I'm hoping to get another practise in before a pretty event i have coming up next month.   
Florists, i applaud you, this was really REALLY hard work.  Love Posie

11 comments:

Sparrow Bee Designs said...

Beautiful blooms! Nothing better than a bunch of home grown flowers in a vase. ( my mum is a florist and expert gardener ) And thanks for sharing that website - I'm off to shop! x

Brenda @ Mira Narnie said...

very cute Jennie! i love the natural flower arrangement, and yes florists are very undervalued!! they do a marvelous job!

Modern Day Mummying said...

I love the idea :) My sister is a florist in Melbourne called 'The Lone Hydrangea' and the pictures she posts of her flowers are just gorgeous! She's one talented lady... Who wouldn't want to work in a place where they're surrounded by such beauty all day long?! And who doesn't love receiving flowers!

Sophie xo

Steph @ this brown wren said...

Oh how lovely! And especially lovely that you went flower picking together. That wee donkey and cart are too cute. WIshing you the loveliest of Wednesdays.
Steph :) x

Anonymous said...

I think you have done a fine job. Well done.

alison@thisbloominglife said...

It's hard work isn't it? I always struggle with balance when I am using an assortment of flowers, much easier to just grab a multitude of the same bloom and whack it in a vase. I'm thinking of dipping my toe into selling some of my flowers...they will never be glass house perfect but they will be local and without all the nasty chemicals. Enjoy the blooms!

Lipgloss Mumma said...

Gorgeous Posie. I agree florists are amazing. Always think it would be such a lovely job.

Sam said...

You can't beat a fresh hand picked bunch of blooms, the colours are gorgeous, looks lovely!

Yvette Hubbert said...

I really like this post of flower arrangement and flower decorations. Florists have the knowledge of flower and flower arrangements. I must say that you have done a good job.

Yvette Hubbert said...

This is an amazing post as it provides the beautiful and stunning flower designs and decorations. A florists only knows how to do the right use of flowers in decorations.

Polly said...

You did a lovely job.