In the last blog I “suggested” it was okay to buy flowers at the grocery store. Now, I’m going to actually put in writing that you really don’t need flowers!
There you go (I think I’m in free fall…) Here on the island we are surrounded by forest. It’s very easy to collect material just around your house: weeds, grasses, mosses, rotten wood, branches covered in lichens, a neat rock or two. You get the idea! The above picture is made with all kinds of things from the forest, but I had to include flowers. HAD to!!
No woods? Roadsides have all kinds of interesting things…
Just be careful you don’t do anything “illegal”!
If your home is decorated in a contemporary manner all you may need is a tall vase and an equally tall cluster of the same grass with seed heads!
If you’re a more traditional mind set incorporate a variety of things in an symetrical arrangement.
An asymetrical arrangement done in a relatively simple way gives you a more exotic look.
Think outside the box when you consider vases. Well, how about a box? Cover a jar with a favorite fabric or scarf held together at the neck with…string? more grasses? A milk carton (use a glass container inside. You don’t want bacteria growth to kill your flowers!) a pitcher. A plastic cylinder from your desk. A basket. You get the idea.
Have fun!! Enjoy!!!