7.18.2011

Simple and Pretty Floral Arrangement~

Happy Monday Everybody!

It was a crazy busy weekend around these parts!  With lots of celebrating all surrounding the number 50...on Friday we celebrated my parents' 50th Wedding Anniversary with a lovely dinner party, and on Saturday we attended a surprise 50th birthday party for my cute sister-in-law! 

My two sweet sisters and I planned the  50th Celebration for my parents.  It was lovely.  I was in charge of the main table centerpiece.  We had chosen cream table linens, and I had originally planned on going with yellow flowers to bring in the "gold" for the golden anniversary.  But, in all honesty, once I was looking at flowers, everything that was available was too sunshine-y yellow, and they just didn't seem elegant enough for the occasion.  So I chose white. 

And the arrangements I created (photographed at my house rather than the venue - hence no table linens) were simple but elegant. 


To add interest to the smaller of the two arrangements, I simply cut up a few limes and filled the vase with them before adding the flowers - they also work well as sort of natural floral "frog" to hold the flowers in place.  The green of the limes echoed the greenery in the flowers and the entire arrangement was simply elegant.


The same idea works great with more casual floral arrangements.  Picture lemons and daffodils or daisies in a mason jar.  So next time you need a unique floral arrangement think citrus!

Have a great day~

16 comments:

Shelia said...

Hi Wendy! Your arrangements are gorgeous and I'm sure everyone was thrilled seeing these!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

A Prairie Girl in California said...

so beautiful!! I like the idea of the limes:)

Atelier de Charo said...

So pretty! Great combination white flowers and fresh lemons!

Love it!

hugs
Charo

FinsFan said...

You are a floral GENIOUS! It just looks fantastic!!!! :)

Pattie said...

Looks so pretty love the touch of lemons

Pattie

Emily said...

Wonderful idea! As always, thanks for sharing!

adventuresindinner said...

Beautiful, I'm off to the garden to get hydrageas :)

Jan@southernjunkin' said...

Beautiful! Love the addition of the limes! I know everyone had fun at the 5 0 parties!!

Farah Muzaffar said...

Hi Wendi... what a beautiful contrast of white and such fresh foliage... very perfect ...It can beautify any tablescape
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love
Farah

Kendall said...

Beautiful! I love the added detail with the limes!

-Kendall
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Lesley Litrento said...

Nothing like a little citrus in the summer!! They're pretty.:)

Betsey said...

Pretty arrangements!! Did you use a combination of fresh and silk? 50th celebrations are so much fun!!

Leslie said...

The flowers are beautiful. I learned about a study that stated that if you wake up to plants that you find pleasing, your health and mood can drastically improve over time!

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Wendy @ The Shabby Nest said...

Hi Betsey...actually all the flowers are real. Pretty, aren't they?

Kara said...

So beautiful! I love the idea of adding the limes to the vase! :)

Single Rose Delivery said...

They look great and the use of lemon and limes is a good idea. I will try that out.