10 Creative Ways to Style Fresh Flowers

By Beatrice Clay


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Last month, my sister got married and while I didn’t participate much in the planning of her wedding, she did make me proud with her country chic decor. The secret to my sister’s stunning yet simple centerpiece – MASON JARS, big ones and fresh flowers from her local Fairway Market. Yep, Fairway does floral arrangements and gorgeous ones at that!

My sister’s wedding florals were chic enough for an afternoon wedding overlooking Lake Michgian and the Chicago skyline but simple enough to have in any room of your home. Feeling inspired to run to your neighborhood store and pick up some blooms? Need some help getting started with planning your next floral centerpiece or your just because weekly bouquet of fresh flowers? Well here are 10 creative ways to style fresh flowers.

10 Creative Ways to Style Fresh Flowers

Fresh flowers in old jars. Any kind will do – think old perfume bottles, tea or juice bottles. No need to cover up the lettering or labels, they add to the charm. (source)

 fresh flowers in a reused jar 10 Creative Ways to Style Fresh Flowers

Fresh flowers in cookie tins. Take some small baby food jars, add water and your fresh blooms then gather up your jars and add them to an old cookie tin. These will make a nice coffee table centerpiece. Pretty and easy right?

fresh flowers in a cookie tin 10 Creative Ways to Style Fresh Flowers

Fresh flowers in tea cups. Teacups aren’t just for tea. Instead of throwing away that chipped tea cup or walking pass that 50 cent thrift store worn out find, add some water and your favorite blooms. 

fresh flowers in tea cups 10 Creative Ways to Style Fresh Flowers

Fresh flowers in old bowls. Since we’re on subject of chipped things, bowls are perfect for creating a floating masterpiece. The trick is to cut the flowers at a height that will help them stand up. To help with that try this; it’s one of the neatest floral arranging tricks ever! While you’re over on Pinterest, follow me please. I pin good, useful PRETTY. 

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Fresh flowers in cones and on walls! MY FAV and perfect as a party photo wall.

fresh flowers in cones 10 Creative Ways to Style Fresh Flowers

Fresh flowers in simple clear bottles. Now if DIYing is not your thing, go simple. Pick your favorite bloom and place one bloom in a simple clear jar. Gather up a few and make a simple but beautiful statement.
fresh flowers in bottles 10 Creative Ways to Style Fresh Flowers

Fresh flowers in rain boots. Yes you read correctly – rain boots! Perfect illustration of using what you have to pretty-up your space.

fresh flowers in rain boots 10 Creative Ways to Style Fresh Flowers

Fresh flowers in coffee cans covered in fabric. The possibilities are endless here folks. I run through coffee like the addict I am. HA! I also love jam so yeah coffee cans and cute jam jars are my go to vessels for styling my weekly bouquet of fresh flowers.

fresh flowers in coffee cans 10 Creative Ways to Style Fresh Flowers

Fresh flowers in test tubes. This one goes out to all my fellow science geeks. Aaah 4th grade science was the best! Test tubes are perfect for tiny blooms. Just be sure you grab a test tube rack or……you can tie string/twine around the tops and hand them from the ceiling (this is looking like a brilliant idea in my mind. Someone needs to try this and Instgram a photo for me to see….K).

fresh flowers in test tubes 10 Creative Ways to Style Fresh Flowers

Fresh flowers in balls of yarn/twine! YES please. It’s September and for me that means KNITTIN’ SEASON. To make this work you will need a tiny vessel that can hold water and be inserted in the yarn ball hole. Make sense. YEP, you got it.

fresh flowers in balls of yarn 10 Creative Ways to Style Fresh Flowers

The thing to remember when styling fresh flowers is that any vessel that can hold water will do. So let your imagination run wild darling. You and your home deserve fresh flowers and all the pretty your heart and eyes can handle.

Buy any pretty blooms this week? How did you style them? Share your best tip in the comments or on Facebook

Like this post? Please pin it and share it; a fresh-flower-loving-woman someone needs this.

***hugs and hi5s***
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Many More Layers to Explore | A September Self Discovery Challenge

By Beatrice Clay


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The lovely GG of All the Many Layers launched #30layers30days, a month long self-discovery challenge. Y’all already know this sort of soul digging and searching is right up my alley and I hope it is up yours too. One can never do too much exploring.  So treat yourself to at least a handful of these days and prompts this month. If you keep digging, I promise you’ll find gold.

Throughout the month I’ll share some of my responses here on the blog or over on Facebook. Join me, let’s go exploring some more.

Day One // START. STOP. CONTINUE

START: I want more happiness, genuine steadfast happiness. I want to laugh more and cry less. I revealed to my bestie and daughter a couple weeks ago that I cry myself to sleep almost every single night. The nights when I don’t cry, I am usually exhausted or quick to sleep after popping one of my natural sleep aids. Without going into too much detail (maybe later) things haven’t worked out in my life they way I had hoped. It’s been a long night season for me. Sure, I know it won’t last forever, but I am earnestly praying for a breakthrough.

I do have a happy list – a list of all the things that make me deliriously happy from coloring in coloring books to cuddling with my godson Frankie Pants  - and this month I will start doing more of the things on my happy list! 

STOP: I want to stop making exercises about my physical inactivity. I tend to use my “I am a workaholic” thing to give myself a pass to sit at my desk all day and then on my couch all night. My body is aching and is begging to be walked, stretched, cared for and loved. I am off to the chiropractor tomorrow so that is baby step in the right direction.

CONTINUE: Compassion, like most things is a practice, a way of being that needs to be exercised daily. I am more mindful than ever about my interactions with other human beings. Somedays I get high scores on the compassion/kindness meter, other days I fall appallingly short. I want to continue practicing compassion and heeding the fact that … everyone I meet is indeed fighting a hard battle.

Anything you want to start, stop and continue? Share in the comments below or on Facebook.

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Gratitude Daily 243 – Labor Day Calm

By Beatrice Clay



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Today I am grateful for…

+ Labor Day calm
+ natural sleep aids…my mind was racing last night
+ sleeping in thanks to said natural sleep aids
+ detox water
+ morning pages
+ prayer
+ groceries
+ simple dinners…roasted brussel sprouts (baby cabbages I call them) and boiled butter salted potatoes (with a pinch of fresh parsley)

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