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Saturday, December 25, 2010

Floral Design!




The holidays have been very exciting and very stressful. Lots of things going on as I am sure there is with you. First of all, I would like to thank you for your kind visits to my blog. I so enjoy home dec, floral design and in general making our home comfortable and inviting. Making people feel welcome and relaxed is truly my main goal. It is not entertaining, but hospitality as the Bible teaches. Next week I will begin to pack boxes and get all the Christmas decorations back in their place. Then as you can see from the pictures, I have already started doing custom designs again. These two were for a girl with a french country style home, so of course chickens (a rooster in this case) grapes, baskets etc are called for in the design. It is also my favorite of all the styles in home decor. Because I can never remember to take pictures of the process, I will just give you some particulars. The large one (without the rooster) was 32 inches wide and about that tall. Her chandelier was 39 inches from the table top and her table was 88 inches long. The container was metal which also goes along with the style and it was approximately 10 inches wide. Just standard floral supplies with everything glued in and sprayed with a finish to protect the flowers. The rooster was smaller because it sits in front of a window on a farm table.  So here goes and I love it! No telling what will be coming up next. One thing for sure in the near future is painting my kitchen cabinets! That will be quite a job! I am slowly getting some things done to this wonderful home that God has given to us. Thank you again for your visits this year! I send blessings to you and your family as we begin this new year!

Please check out Metamorphosis Monday, you will be inspired! link follows
http://betweennapsontheporch.blogspot.com/2010/12/colonial-williamsburg-apple-tree.html


Please check out Element Interiors, you will be inspired.
http://www.elements-interiors.net/2010/12/whassup-whassup-goldfish.html

10 comments:

Karie's Chic Creations said...

I am new to your blog. How lovely. I am sure I will be back. Thanks for sharing.

Designs By Pinky said...

HI there! I came here from Susan's and am so glad I did! I, too am a floral designer! Have 17 years in this field, just "retired" last year but do custom work on my own too!!! Come on over and visit me at my blog too. I JUST started my blog in the Fall so am pretty new to this:):) Hope you had a wonderful Christmas!!!! XO, Pinky

Thoughtfully blended hearts said...

Beautiful....you do such a great job with the florals!!!

Gillian Layne said...

That rooster was so beautiful--my mother would love it so! You make lovely arrangements, and I will be back to visit your blog again. :)

Gloria (The Little Red House with the White Porch) said...

Beautiful floral arrangements, Shirley! You are very talented. I LOVE silk flowers. I have them in my home also. I am sure the person you made these two arrangements for is going to love them. Thanks for sharing your creations!
Best,
Gloria

~ Lyndsay The Kitchen Witch said...

Hello new friend, what a lovely blog you have. I will be back.

Farmer's Wyfe said...

How very pretty! Love the chicken added! I have a special place for chickens in my heart! :) Came from Met. Monday.

Honey at 2805 said...

You always create such lovely arrangements!

Carrie @ Dittle Dattle said...

I love your rooster arrangement! I did one for the holidays but wasn't sure what to do now but I love yours and I think it would look good sitting out all year long.

I would be honored to have you add it to my blog party

Amaze Me Monday Blog Party

kara@elements-interiors.net said...

Hey! Thank you for linking up at Whassup! BEAUTIFUL arrangement!! I am Lovin your blog! Jesus is my #1...so good to meet sisters in Christ! Im your newest follower and would SOOO APPRECIATE if you could follow back...Blessings!

xoxokara