Sunday, February 22, 2009

pretending....

a sunny, (not warm but at least it's always sunny) quiet day...... and I'm playing with flowers. We won't see any live greenery outside for months yet, but, I can always pretend in here with silk and moss.....

Months ago I saw a great arrangement at the silk flower shop, but it was a whopping $289.00... ouch! I love those places. Don't love their prices. It takes me ages to look at and touch every single thing...I can easily spend well over an hour just amusing myself.
Waaaay in the back of the shop was a discount table...usually full of junk. Really...just junk.. and they still expect to sell it I guess. However, on this particular day..they also had 6 of the exact vases my arrangement was in (by then I was referring to it as "my arrangement") ....














... lo and behold, they were marked down to $40 each....but,.... there was a 1/2 price sign on them as well! Hah! snapped one up right away for $20 .... then bought a few bits and pieces resembling my arrangement...and off I went.










Things have been sitting around for months ...as they usually do ....

Today I have time on my hands.....and all of a sudden I found myself wearing a flower designer hat. There are always lots of hats around here to try on....some fit better than others.....

Got the greenery and flowers in the vase the way I like them and added some moss to the spiral crevice....



























.... but ... it needs one more tall stem or something at the back right side... and a bit more shaping and organizing to get it more how I want it.... almost recreated "my arrangement"... very much as I remember it in my mind's eye.... ... and mine cost a grand total of oh....about....... $47 ......

It's not quite complete ...but, I like it already. I even like the price tag.

8 comments:

Sue said...

I think it looks beautiful! I love the container that you got on sale, great shape.

Jennifer Rose said...

very pretty! And at a great price :D

Draffin Bears said...

Oh how very lovely Vee and at a fraction of the cost.
Your arrangment is beautiful and so much nicer that you have done it all and got pleasure in doing so.

Have a great week.
Hugs
Carolyn

TattingChic said...

Wow! That is stunning! What a beautiful arrangment and so nice in the price, too! It looks beautiful right in that spot, too! :)

Serena said...

it's gorgeous, vee....gotta LOVE the price tag too ~ :)

Shashi Nayagam said...

Oh wow that is lovely and you got it cheap as well as got to make it yourself.

Sandy said...

Wow, you did a great job make that flower arrangement and that vase is great! love it.

Susan said...

Tres Beau ... and lovin' the small dresser this beau bouquet sits on.