One of the many flowers growing in our garden right now, are these deep indigo Columbines. The flowers are extremely showy, with layers of ruffled petals surrounding the brightly colored center; which forms into a beautifully twisting seed pods. I’ve been really wanting to use these flowers, in an arrangement for a while but wasn’t sure what to do, until I put them next to my Lemon Teapot from Anthropologie.
Here’s how I did it:
1.To create this arrangement, start by measuring your vase to estimate how many flowers you will need. For example my vase, the teapot is only about 3.5 inches tall, so I don’t need very many flowers to achieve this design, only 3 small branches of Columbines, about 15 quarter sized flowers. Make sure the branches you pick have buds, blooming flowers, and seed pods the variety adds richness, and texture to this simple arrangement.
2. Then trim each flower off the main branch, while leaving it with a stem long enough to reach almost to the bottom of the vase. For my teapot the stems are between 1-3 inches long.
3. Next I cut a piece of Oasis floral foam just small enough to fit inside the teapot, the tighter the foam fits the more stable it will be, which is important since it’s used to hold your flowers in place.
4. The stems of the Columbine plant are to soft to go into the Oasis foam on their own, so use a skewer to make the holes for the flowers. I arranged the flowers by starting in the center, then carefully placed the larger flowers to fill in as much space as possible, finishing up by placing the delicate buds, and twisting seed pods.
6. Last but not least, remember to keep the flowers well watered. That way they last as long as possible, and don’t get droopy.
Posted in Crafts, Green Living, Organic Gardening
Tagged anthropologie, aranging, arrangement, blue, columbine, columbines, flower, how to, indigo, lemon, organic, purple, teapot, whimsical, wild
Tree-house’s from TreeHouse Workshop are like nothing you have ever seen before, whether for the kids to play, or an extra room for mom, and dad these tree houses are absolutely fantastic! Built in the style of your home, or a whimsical fairytale dream, the tree houses can be anything you can imagine them to be. With electricity, plumbing, and between 400-1000 sq feet, you’re no longer limited to building your home on the ground.
The most important part of starting your tree-house is picking out the perfect spot for it, in a healthy, long living tree that will thrive even with a tree-house perched in its branches. You can work with TreeHouse Workshop to create your entire structure, or just check in with them over the phone to make sure your building your tree-house perfectly. They have created tons of beautiful, and award-winning designs, which you can find here http://www.treehouseworkshop.com.
Posted in Architecture, Green Living
Tagged addition, Architecture, Art, extra room, house, houses, playhouse, rustic, studio, tree, whimsical
In honor of this weeks fall decor giveaway from April Hiler Designs, this weeks Treasury Tuesday theme is Your Autumn Dream Wedding. You can find the giveaway here.
Curated By: Illuminated Perfume
Featuring Work By: NestedYellow, foundling, victorianstation, reddoll, Motrya, cottonbirddesigns, bayousalvage, lunatiqueart, SherriConley, KiraFerrer, CorkeyCreations, nancywallisdesigns, Stemellina, labonnefemme, SouthernGirlWeddings, TutusChic
Posted in Etsy, Treasury
Tagged autumn, bridal, bride, earthy, fall, forest, groom, harvest, nature, organic, outdoors, romance, romantic, rustic, trees, wedding, whimsical, woodland
I find myself thinking of times long ago and things far away, but it’s fall and that usually where my mind goes. These three Treasuries were inspired by my thoughts of the past. I hope you enjoy them!
Cabinet of Curiosity
Curated By: OneLoomStudio
Featuring Work By: DecouDermy, CelticSeaTreasures, elseetee2, GeorginaCampbell, PULPmiscellania, ElementalAlchemist, brandywine, feistberger, REALBUTTERFLYGIFTS, wondrouscuriosa, juneswomb, VintageMarketPlace, LovelyMusings, honeyandbee, wickedpen, awkward
Posted in Etsy, Treasury
Tagged autumn, birthday, bones, brown, butterfly, cabinet of curiosity, champagne, cobalt, fall, fanciful, fossil, french, fuschia, gold, gray, handmade, happy, harvest, hot pink, malachite, natural history, one of a kind, orange, pink, red, romantic, rustic, teal, vintage, wedding, whimsical