After a long week at the office all I want to unwind is an hour or two to do some FABULOUS arranging! I had such an urge yesterday I cannot even tell you!
This is what I came up with:
As we all know, our country has hit tough economic times. I challenged myself to make a totally fabulous arrangement that would cost me next to nothing to make (at least for me to produce given my personal horticultural resources). I would sell this arrangement in Rockridge at Bloomies for $45 (including cost of the container, not including tax).
What’s in it: 1 stem Lemon Leaves, 2 stems Camelia leaves, 2 stems rosehips, 5 garden roses (these retail in Rockridge at $17.50 for 5 stems). Of this list, only the rosehips were purchased at retail. The rest is from my garden.
Another view is at right.
I took this one because I wanted you to be able to see the container, also from my personal collection, a mason jar. It’s great to use different unexpected containers from around the house. It can be very charming.
You also get a little peek into the interior architecture of Rockridge.
In spite of a fear of redundancy, I just can’t HELP myself from including the second picture at right too, which is only ever so slightly different from above. But aren’t the roses just too gorgeois? I just want to EAT them!
The roses are from my favorite bush I have. It’s been in the front yard forever probably, at least long before we bought the house. In terms of blooms she just produces and produces. She’s like a good Catholic woman; she just keeps popping them out!
Below is the gorgeous afternoon light coming in through the window in my front door. I just couldn’t resist!!!
(And in the picture below hat amazing pink bud in the front is a Lemon blossom…smells soooooo good!)