Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Bouquet Abundance

In my ideal dream world, I would have a big decorating budget. Part of that budget would be used to fill my home with fresh bouquets. I think this dream is brought on by gazing at so many home design magazines. Isn't there a fresh bouquet in practically every photo?
Then it occurred to me. I could achieve my dream! I didn't need an unlimited supply of money. All I needed was a little creative thinking. I needed to think beyond the florist shop. Now I'm enjoying fresh bouquets throughout my home.
A bunch of cat tails freshly cut
from the side of the road,
while on a date with my husband.
A few fern fronds picked from my yard.An inexpensive flower bunch from the grocery store,
placed in several jars for more impact.
It just goes to show, that with a little creativity,
you can achieve your dreams!

22 comments:

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

Joy,
These are great ideas! My favorite is the cat tails picked from the side of the road!

Valarie said...

Very creative! I just love coming over here to see what you have done. :)

Empty Nest Full Life said...

I love fresh flowers too. It is amazing what we can come up with when we put our minds to it. I like those arrangements.

Bella said...

Everything looks beautiful!

What is that picture sort of thing, on the mantel? The cream colored one? It's gorgeous!

If you have ornamental grass in your yard, those look nice in a vase too or as background filler for flowers...I will have to try the fern thing, that looks so nice!

Bella :)

Joy said...

The cream thing on my mantel is a beautiful, old ceiling tin. I bought it from a consignment store quite a while ago. It used to be a different color until I washed it one day and all of the years of dirt washed off. I've used it to decorate all different areas of my home.

Deb said...

Very fun and creative. Live flowers and plants make a room look so complete. I just tend to kill them all though. Love how yours look.

Darlene said...

Joy,

You simply amaze me daily....can you kind of tell I am stalk....I mean watching what you teach us daily....lol. Anyway, those all look so great and I love the little black birds with the store flowers. Too cute!!

Shirlee said...

What you call cat tails, we call bull rushes. Weird name huh?
I love those birdies, I'm seeing birdies all over blogland. I need some too. :)
Does your kitty or kitties leave your flowers alone? One of mine insists on breaking off the flower heads.

Cherry's Jubilee said...

Love it all Joy! I too always admire the fresh flowers artfully arranged. Someday I want to have a little cutting garden. Your displays are beautiful. I see you have some black birdies too! cherry

Mom of Three said...

Great ideas! I love the black jars with the daisy flowers! I love fresh flowers especially sunflowers!
Deb www.shellinyourpocket.blogspot.com

Christy said...

Everything looks beautiful! I love having fresh flowers in my home as well but the money isn't always in my budget either. I'll have to pay more attention to what might be in my own backyard that I could use!

Spymommy said...

All of your natural arrangements are fantastic - and even better - CHEAP!

I'm a huge advocate for planting in your own yard things you can throw into a vase for a pick-me-up. Check out what I cut in one day this spring to take to a friend:
http://samanthaleelee.blogspot.com/2008/05/for-angela.html

In the summer my hydrangeas bloom at three different times, so I get lots of colorful blooms from them.

In the fall I snag ornamental grasses and beautful leaves and in the winter I've been known to go around my neighborhood at night and snip from the pines, hollies and other evergreens that dot our common landscaping and need a little friendly trim! :)

Kacey Randolph said...

Oooh! I love the idea of the the flowers in separate little jars all compacted together. Such a fabulous idea that I am SO going to steal! Ha! Ha! Just thought I would let you know. :o) I think your blog is wonderful & I love seeing what new project you have in the works.

Deb said...

Joy,
Thanks so much for stopping by and your kind words. My girls have been very lucky to know two of their great grandmothers, and for that we are truly grateful. Thanks again.

Lacy said...

Love your budget friendly creativity!

Jessica said...

I love your arrangements, great ideas!

Domestic Goddess..Diva sometimes said...

In your last pics I notice your little birds. I just bought some at a shop in Nor Cal. Just wanted to stop and say hello. :)

Kacey Randolph said...

Dear Guardian Design Angel, thank you for visiting my little corner of the world and giving me some insight. I read your comment and I had an "ah ha!" moment. Thanks for the encouragement. I {obviously} needed it. lol

Angie said...

I just love your blog! You have great ideas I feel like I can do. I have got to get me some more black spraypaint (I'm out) so I can create some new accessories. Keep posting the wonderful projects - they inspire me!

Empty Nest Full Life said...

Joy,
Check out Surprise,Surprise!!!over at my place, I have something special for you!
Jackie

Tausha said...

i always want fresh flowers also. I too always think it is way too much. What great ideas.I love the cattails. Great ideas as usual. You never dissapiont. Is it hard coming up with all these fantastic ideas every single day?

Gale said...

Having lived in the DIY wedding world with my darling daughter for the last 18 months (anyone else sewing table runners for mismatched tables the night before a wedding), all I could see was "Wow, would that have been a great idea for wedding table decor".

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