Wednesday, November 18, 2009

I've been tootin' my own "horn- a -plenty" !





You'll have to forgive me for "tootin' my own horn.... I was so pleasantly surprised at how well my first "horn of plenty" or cornucopia arrangement turned out !










I can't say enough nice things about my teacher, floral designer, Josh Borden of Borden Design Group here in Atlanta. www.bdgblooms.com/


He is so talented and made our class so much fun and interesting to attend. He is responsible for my newest addiction... floral arranging and all of the pretty little containers and gizmos that go along with it!















All of the flowers, berries and greenery I used were real.... except the little squash and pumpkins.








It has been a week since I made this, so I'll have to make a new one for my table at Thanksgiving.










Not sure how it'll turn out since I won't be working under Josh's supervision !









I set the table around it just in case it doesn't turn out as pretty as this one, so I'll have proof of my "artwork"!













Thanks for indulging me and enjoy the rest of the photos...............
































































"Mama.........you're crazy!"












To see the fresh floral grapevine wreath that I made in my floral design class, keep scrolling down to the next post.






Please join all the others at Between Naps on the Porch for more Tablescape Thursday participants!















43 comments:

"Blossom" said...

Well you certainly have something to toot your horn a plenty about.
This is lovely and you did a wonderful job putting this together. I really like how you did the berries and it's full; I think you get yours moneies worth when it is a full arrangement. So
lovely you should be very proud of yourself. Great tablescape too.

Blondie's Journal said...

How pretty!! And professional looking! I love all of the warm colors and the little pumpkins and squashes are adorable. What a fantastic instructor you must have had, although I do believe you will do just as well, if not better when you create your next!

xoxo
Jane

Lou Cinda said...

Oh My Stars! This is stunning! Your are SO talented and gifted!

I have no doubt you will be just fine on your own!!

Beautiful!

Lou Cinda :)

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Oh MY Goodness, you are good! I bet you got an A+ , just loved all of them and your family will too! Cindy

salmagundi said...

Absolutely beautiful! I'm so taken with the 'Dutch painting', opulent look of the arrangement. I have looked and looked at your pictures - such gorgeous eye candy. Sally

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Oh Rose, this is stunning! Are you opening a floral business? You could even sell Santas at the florist. You have got so many talents. Your chandellier looks so pretty too. laurie

Lori E said...

I love this. How beautiful. Do you know how much the stores charge for those?

Marsha's Mpressions said...

Oh! You should be tootin your horn so loud! It's perfect!!! And this was your first try??? You're just talented!

Chatty Crone said...

Well, I can see why your tootin your own horn - you have a lot of nice things to toot about.

Not only that, but your photography is awesome.

Julie said...

Hi Rose,I love yor beautiful table... You did a wonderful job...Love Love Love your center piece it turned out so wonderful...
Happy Thanksgiving
xoxo
Julie

susan said...

Okay--Let me tell you how to cheat--Take one flower out; put a fresh one in! When I was very young, I won a ribbon at a garden club show that way (no, I'm not proud of myself :) It is gorgeous; you are a good student! Toot all you want!

Let it Shine said...

That is STUNNING. And that is not a fair enough description. I am so impressed. I love the variations of unexpected color and texture. Wow, you should be really proud. It looks so rich and elegant.

Kristens Creations said...

Oh my that's beautiful!! You are a natural!

Sue said...

Hi Rose.....hey you can really arrange flowers...like a real professional!! it's beautiful..just like your live outdoor wreath....very nice...Have a great Thanksgiving and lets get together again soon....I think me and Joyce will be going to the Christmas stalls down at Atlantic Station after the holiday and ofcourse lunch...I'll let you know when w're meeting and hopefully you can join us...Sue.

Dining Delight said...

"Honk, Honk!" I'll toot a horn for you too! Fabulous job on your cornucopia! Such rich colours in the items you used and such abundance - just like a "horn of plenty" should look! Your 'scape looks terrific too!

DD

Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

Beautiful, beautiful! And I love your title to your post :o) haha... I should say that you deservedly should toot your horn a plenty!

And your little sweet pup looks perfect sitting in the sunshine!

Blessings & aloha!

(I have a blog hug (aka award) for you at my place. I cant wait til Thanksgiving...to see our kids and to catch up on blog reading!)

Kim @ Starshine Chic said...

Toot, toot!!! Your horn of plenty is beautiful.

Diane @ Four Paws and Co said...

It's beautiful! Is there anything that you don't do well??? Simply stunning! ☺

Joyce said...

Wow you did a super job and I am sure you will be able to do this all on your own as you are so talented. Happy Thanksgiving.
Joyce

cindy said...

Wow! That turned out great! I have my moms old ceramic cornucopia and was thinking about what I was going to put in it....now I have a great idea, thanks to you! ~Cindy

Jeanette said...

Toot, Toot....I would be tooting all over town if I could do something like that. Everything is just beautiful. Great table scape.

The Tablescaper said...

It's gorgeous! You did an amazing job. I love all of the different colors and textures.

Have a blessed Thanksgiving.

- The Tablescaper

Shelia said...

Well, there you have it, Ms. Rose! You've found another talent and I do mean you're good at this! How gorgeous! I've never seen a more beautiful cornucopia! Happy Thanksgiving.
Shelia ;)

Mimi said...

Gorgeous table.....I think I would be tooting my own horn if I were talented enough to put together something that beautiful! I don't have one artistic bone in my body. Love your chandelier, too.

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Lovely! You shoud be tootin' about such a lovely centerpiece!

honeysuckle said...

Josh must be quite a master teacher if everyone's arrangements turned out as beautifully as yours. I thik there is nothing quite like fresh flowers. Your table is lovely and I am sure your next arrangement will turn out as well. Happy Thanksgiving to you!

Kathryn @ Bonafide Southern said...

If I had created an arrangement as beautiful as that, I'd be tooting my horn of plenty too! Thanks for sharing and happy TT to you!

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Rose, this turned out absolutely gorgeous. No surprise there. Everything you touch as beauty to it. Looking forward to your next creation..hugs ~lynne~

Anita @ Far Above Rubies said...

This is just gorgeous!!! This is a wow for sure! THe whole table is just perfect! This is an idea I would like to steal!

Justine said...

Oh wow, that just came out beautiful!!!
Justine :o )

Chari said...

Hi Rose...

Just wanted to come by to say thank you for taking a peek at my faux fireplace project...and for leaving me such a sweet note! I always love when you come for a visit, my friend!

Girl, I do declare you the new "Queen of Florals"...pretty title don't you think? But soooo well deserved!!! Your cornucopia turned out ubber fabulous!!! I've never seen a prettier one!!! Ohhh...and I love your new floral autumn wreath too! Had to go through your last post as well! Girl, what fun it would be...to take floral arrangement classes! You are doing soooo great! Of course, I do have to say that I think all of your beautiful arrangements before your classes were sooo beautiful too!!! You just have that "natural" eye and talent for doing this!!! Thank you so much for sharing your creativity and talents with us!!! By the way...love the tablescape!!! Girl...you've just "got it goin' on"!!! Seriously!!!

When you get a chance you'll have to stop by and take a look at my Seasonal Snippets. I've just begun my Christmas decor and decorating my new fireplace mantel! Just snippets, mind you...I'll do a "reveal" after Thanksgiving! It just doesn't feel right to usurp Thanksgiving with Christmas! Hehe!

Warmest wishes...and have a wonderful weekend, my friend!
Chari

Cathy said...

It's absolutely beautiful! I love how full it is of such a wonderful variety of colors and textures and all. You certainly have a talent!

Cathy ♥

Colleen said...

Absolutley stunning! I would love to have something that gorgeous on my dining table on Thanksgiving! I would toot my own horn if I could make something that beautiful.

Picket said...

My daddy always use to tease us and say 'He who tooteth not his own horn..the same gets not tooteth!' lol This is gorgeous girl..A+ for sure! Ohhh and that last pic with the full view of the chandelier over the table....BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!

Wishing you and yours a blessed and love filled Thanksgiving my friend! ~Picket~

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Many Thanksgiving Blessings to you and your family….Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Chari said...

Hello Rose...

Just wanted to stop by to wish you and your family a Happy Thanksgiving! I hope that you all have a fabulous day, my friend!

Warmest wishes,
Chari @Happy To Design

Tardevil said...

Gorgeous! Too bad it can't be preserved forever! Hope you had a nice Thanksgiving!

Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

Hey dear friend! I've been kinda out of the loop with blog reading...just wanted to say hello and hope that all is well at your place!

Blessings & Aloha!

Peg @ Bloomfield Farm said...

I love all your beautiful fresh flowers. You're right; once you've used fresh, the fakes never look quite as good. One of my daughter's did wedding flowers for several years and I got to help her. Playing with fresh flowers is soooo much fun. I only wish they lasted a bit longer.

Michael Lee West said...

Just stopping by to wish you a happy holiday season! I miss you!

bj said...

Rose, I sure have missed you. Is everything alright ??

Chatty Crone said...

Okay - just wanted to say that is was great seeing you last week at Karyn's luncheon. Hope you have a Merry Christmas and yes - we played the Steal the Present Game and you stole mine! That turned out okay - Andy really liked the one I got and he went and put it on the tree right away.

Merry Christmas,
Sandie (Chatty)

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