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Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Fabulous Floral Centerpiece

Last week,  I shared the Bridal Shower our daughter (and a friend) hosted for a friend at our home a few Saturdays ago.
It was so nice to celebrate a happy occasion in our home.
I really had fun with the flowers and they were simple and relatively inexpensive to do.


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When Jenny and I went to Trader Joes to pick up the flowers the day before the shower,  half of the flower section was empty as they were having their 50 year celebration - 11 years in Charlotte. I was a little worried.

Even with less to chose from, Jenny found some really pretty bouquets and they were only $2.99 and 3.99 each. She picked out 2 Stock, 2 bouquets of Eucalyptus branches, 2 mini bouquets of roses, and one bouquet of pink carnations.

I thought simple bouquets in white pitchers would look great on the food and dessert tables and would be quick and easy to do.
This is the bouquet for the food table...
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...and here's the bouquet for the dessert table.
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I wanted a fabulous centerpiece for the Dining Room. Since the dining room table was extended to 9 1/2 ft, so the centerpiece needed to be rectangular.

The metal container I use to hold art supplies in my office was the right size, but it was painted black.  I've been wanting to paint it white for a long time and this was the perfect time for a new paint job. 
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When I first bought it, the metal container looked like this:
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I used a  Valspar Interior Latex Ultra white in satin. This would be the 2nd time this container was painted.
Once painted, I set four - One Quart Mason jars in the container and cut the flower stems so they looked good in the jars.
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A photo just doesn't describe how gorgeous this centerpiece is and the smell is divine!
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Here, you can see the Mason jars with the moss pulled away.
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It took about 4 small bouquets to fill the 4 jars...1 Stock (tall white flowers), 1 Eucalyptus, 2 mini bouquets ($13.96 total) and some green Spanish moss. A custom arrangement this size could have easily cost $200 or more.
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She spent a total of $23.93 (I already had the moss, the jars and the containers) for all of the flowers for the shower. I always love the flowers at Trader Joe's, especially the low price.
Do you have a favorite place where you like to buy flowers?
Please share!

Pam


You can find the post on Hosting A  Bridal Shower HERE
You can find the post on the tablescape in the Breakfast Area HERE

1 comment:

  1. Wonderful job, Pam. I love the cabinet and your floral arrangement!

    Jane

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