Quick Flowerless Arrangements

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

When I'm home on the weekends, I like to have fresh arrangements in the house. That doesn't necessarily mean flowers. Often times, I use greenery from trimmings or clippings to create centerpieces. In the past I have used branches from our fig tree, Leland cypress tree and my variegated privet shrubs. This weekend was a perfect example. Company was coming and my tables were bare so I pruned the shoots that were coming up around the base of my crepe myrtles and made centerpieces for the tables. They worked perfectly.
For the table in the sun room I created a low arrangement since this is where we typically eat. I hate to have to look over or around an arrangement to visit with family or guests. (It's rude.) Oh, I'm also displaying the heart rock that my boy gave me for Mother's Day and the cedar bookmark that he made. He knows how to make his mom happy!
I used a vintage cold cream jar (you've seen this one before) to hold small branches. I placed a frog in the bottom to hold the small stems so they wouldn't flip out.
In case you're not familiar with what a "frog" is, I thought I might should explain. This is a frog. It sits in the bottom of the container so the stems have something to hold them upright. Sometimes they are a base covered with pins and you push the stems down into the pins.
In the living room, I used a small glass pitcher to hold the arrangement.
This was my mother-in-laws Bible that her parents gave her as a child. Precious.
In the dining room/kitchen we have tall ceilings so I made a large arrangement...
... and used a pretty brown stoneware pitcher and combined it with a doily and tarnished silver tray. I like my trays tarnished, I know it's strange, but it has the same appeal to me as rust.

Keep this in mind the next time you need a quick arrangement. Anything green will do!

Here's a Heart Rock for your Pocket:
But in your hearts revere Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. 1 Peter 3:15

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  1. I really love these ideas. I always think, 'I don't have the extra money for fresh flowers.' But I love these greenery arrangements so much more! Beautiful as always!

    1. Thanks! In the fall, I bring in branches with colored leaves. They don't last long but they are beautiful while they do. I've even been know to have stick arrangements (no leaves) at times. At Halloween I've done briars! Creepy!

  2. Love the idea of "trimmings" instead of flowers! So fresh and pretty :)

    1. Thanks, Laurel! It's a two for one. Accomplish yard work and then enjoy the beauty!
      Have a great day!

  3. This is so pretty! Thanks for sharing it at this week's Home Sweet Garden Party!

  4. Fresh greens in the house are as beautiful as flowers. I collect frogs and that is a fun shaped one! Thanks for sharing with SYC.


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