A glass creamer and trimmings from a bush make a beautiful and free
I really think that those lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer have gotten to me because there has been a real lack of motivation lately. Plenty of projects are started but nothing can seem to get to the completion stage. My guess is that you are probably feeling much the same way, though. I think we all tend to slow down a bit as the summer progresses trying to enjoy the carefree days that will be coming to an end before we know it. The good news is that we've still got a month left to savor.
This post was supposed to be written a week ago, but my power went out during a storm so it didn't get done......and somehow nothing else got posted last week, either. And yes, I realize I shouldn't wait until the last minute to type of a post, but I thrive on spur of the moment kinds of pressure.
Have no fear, though....this week is not going to end up the same way! There are projects coming your way.
There is something calming about having a container filled with something living, no matter how big or small. It always seems to bring a smile to my face. Flower arrangements don't always have to be large and filled with spectacular blooms in order to be something special.
When taking pictures for my post a week ago about The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up, I needed something to fill in the picture along with the book (By the way, if you haven't taken the time to answer my short survey about what you'd like to see in my upcoming collaboration with Kristi from Making it in the Mountains, I'd love for you to take a moment a fill it out today!)
The spirea bush behind my house was in desperate need of a good trimming and the blooms were mostly faded, but there were still a few branches that had it's signature bright magenta flowers looking as pretty as could be. I knew they would add a perfect little pop of color and life to the picture.
Rather than put them in a vase, I filled a clear glass creamer up with some water. This was a free find recently when I was sorting through my aunt's to-be-donated pile. I guess in this case, the donation went to me! The creamer was just big enough to tuck in a small handful of the short branches.
We always think that a flower arrangement is made of pretty flowers from your garden or the store arranged in a vase. But there are so many other living things to make an arrangement out of like branches from different bushes and trees. Hosta leaves work well, too.
Look around you to find something unique to display your cuttings in and you'll have a showstopper arrangement absolutely free to brighten up your home. And chances are it will last longer than the flower version, too!
Have you ever added an arrangement of something other than flowers to your home? Share with me in the comments below, on Facebook, or Instagram.
Hope you'll have a great start to your week today, and I'll see you back here tomorrow for a unique way to create a serving tray for your summer drinks.
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