There was once a little girl who loved picking fresh flowers.
She would pick the tiniest of blooms to place in a jar
and even had been known to clip bits of clover that grew in the grass
and enjoy the subtle sweet scent.
Not surprisingly, she grew into a big girl who loved fresh flowers just as much.
And possibly even more so.
A big girl who wanders into the market for dinner bits
and gets side tracked looking at the new arrivals
in the floral department.
A girl who thinks fresh flowers belong in every room
and that a bouquet is not just for special occasions-
but perfect for all year long occasions.
A girl who probably should have been a florist.
Or an event planner.
Or maybe both.
Along with being a blogger and photographer
and design junkie.
You see, that girl can't resist a pretty face.
And she knows that a bouquet does not have to be extravagant to be amazing-
it just needs to be filled with flowers that talk to you.
After so many requests for more on how to create gorgeous looks like a million bucks flower arrangements that really cost a sprinkling of that-
I am working on more entertaining ideas than ever for my blog.
From table settings to flowers to easy and elegant food ideas.
I'm sharing the first of 3 ways to use the same flowers
and get a different look for your table.
I literally took so many photos you would need a full cup of coffee
to read the post with all of them.
For these 3 bouquets-
I am using just 2 types of flowers and 2 types of greens- and today it is all about
Peonies and roses with eucalyptus.
This bouquet is a 'place setting' bouquet-
so it is in a shorter glass- I used a vintage high ball glass.
You will need to clip your peonies short- as in shorrrt to use a glass this size-
I clipped mine to about 3.5- 4" long.
Then clip your roses to around the same.
It is good to vary the size just a bit on some of them
to allow for the bouquet to have different 'heights'.
Place the peonies first
then add the roses.
For reference- this bouquet has 3 peonies and 7 roses.
Up next- a few sprigs of eucalyptus.
I clipped 3 sprigs of eucalyptus to tuck in- but it is up to you if you want
more greenery or less.
There is no method to the madness with where to place it but generally I like to place them at the base of the flowers- and one at the top that kind of floats a bit.
This is the place setting I used for all 3 flower stylings-
have we talked about how much I am in love with these dishes?
Pretty sure we have- but for the record...
I am in.love. with these dishes.
Like mushy gushy makes my heart skip a beat major crush in love.
And here is the finished place setting bouquet atop the dishes.
Perfect for a party favor gift for your guests and they are just plain gorgeous to look at on the table.
And a sweet bouquet at their place setting will warm the hearts of flower loving party guests every time.
Up next- a single stem bouquet mixed with something that might surprise you-
and that you probably already have in your kitchen.
Hope your Monday is off to a great start.
I am off an an adventure this week-
follow along on instagram to see what I am up to.