Happy Monday! Are you in need of some flower therapy? If so, you’re in luck, as I’m joining my blogging friends to send some Monday Morning Blooms and floral inspiration your way!
You’ll find my blogging friends’ links to their floral creations at the bottom of this post.
Our common theme for this week was ‘White Christmas’. While I’m always dreaming of a rare ‘White Christmas’ here in North Carolina, Mother Nature was two weeks early, surprising us with 8 inches of snow last week, before changing over to sleet and freezing rain.
To create a ‘White Christmas’ floral arrangement, I started with a white soup tureen for a container and an icy branch wreath. The wreath was the right diameter to rest on the rim of the tureen and frame the arrangement with sparkling branches. I started by filling the tureen with Leyland cypress greenery, free-for-the-clipping, to provide a base for the flower arrangement.
The greenery supports the stems of three large snowball size white hydrangea blooms. A $4 bunch of long-lasting white alstroemeria from the grocery store fills in among the greenery and hydrangeas.
Glittery snowflakes, icy branch picks and frosted pine cones, add some wintry details and filler to the ‘White Christmas’ arrangement.
I set at a table for two to enjoy the twinkling lights and glow of the tree.
A gray and white plaid throw provides a tablecloth for a cold December day!
And a *deerly* loved table runner is layered over the throw and topped with a some rock salt and icy branches to create a snowy landscape on the table.
Mercury glass votives add some sparkle and shimmer to the table, along with snowflake glass ornaments.
Snowflake napkin rings provide some additional sparkle and top a cable knit textured salad plate.
Soup Tureen / Mikasa Antique White
Icy branch picks, wreath, snowflake picks, pine cones and ornaments / Michaels, Hobby Lobby
Snowflake Napkin Rings, Chargers / Pottery Barn, several years ago
Cable Knit Salad Plate / Michaels, several years ago
Reindeer Runner & Plaid Throw / HomeGoods, several years ago
Mercury Glass Votives / Target & World Market
Goblets / Mikasa French Countryside
Visit my talented blogging friends to see their floral inspiration this week:
Lidy at FrenchGardenHouse
Shirley at Housepitality Designs
Unfortunately, Yvonne and Pam were unable to join us today; however, they will be back for Monday Morning Blooms on January 7th.