Sunday, March 28, 2010

If you don't like veggie's...decorate with them!

I'd like to show you a quick little metamorphosis that I created for a fun and organic look. I did this last year and thought it was the perfect time to show you all how you can take a bunch of grocery store flowers and create an artistic arrangement.




It starts off with a clear glass or vase. I used a straight vase, but a water glass would work just as well.




The next step is to go to your local grocery store and buy one bunch of asparagus. This will be perfect for you Easter table.






Then you simply take the rubber band that was holding your asparagus together and put it around the vase..... you get the idea, right? Start inserting the asparagus between the glass and the rubber band.





I got lucky, and was able to use every last one... it filled in around just right.








Now, just look around your house and find a ribbon, raffia or a piece of fabric and tie it up, trying to cover up the rubber band.





Insert your garden or grocery store flowers inside and you have a fancy smanscy designer bouquet. I believe it couldn't be simpler or more elegant.



Simple and inexpensive , if you are one of the lucky ones that gets to skip the cooking this year and just have to show up at your relatives or friend's house, the hostess will be impressed when you hand them this arrangement.











This teapot caught my eye while shopping at Marshalls. Just my style... hand painted and so cheerful.









These are called Italian Fruit.. sugar and creamer... just in case!















































For more Metamorphis Monday post, check Between Naps on the Porch

20 comments:

Kathleen said...

Looks great! A few of them down the Easter table would be good...Thanks for sharing your idea!

Mimi said...

So simple but what a statement that bouquet makes!

Linda (Nina's Nest) said...

I love what you did with asparagus - it is just gorgeous! Linda

Tracy's Trinkets and Treasures said...

That asparagus vase is so cute. I think I could learn a thing or two from you on photograhpy. Beautiful blog.

Tales From My Empty Nest said...

So simple, yet so elegant. Beautiful arrangement!!!! Love & blessings from NC!

Sue said...

Oh Rose....your a flower arranging genius.....what a great table arrangment for Easter...

Tardevil said...

They look so pretty on your porch w/ your french country furniture and Italian pottery! And, I had so rather do that w/ them than eat them! LOL! The flowers are pretty too. Happy Easter!

Dining Delight said...

Great idea! Looks terrific and especially with the colours of flowers you've chosen...which also go great with your teapot!

DD

Painter's Place said...

I love this. How creative!!

Kim said...

Now THAT was a great tip!
xoxo,
Kim

MindyMac said...

That asparagus is amazing! What a fantastic idea for Easter!

Lou Cinda said...

Sooooo pretty! And the asparagus is beautiful all alone, then add the flowers and BAM!! Gorgeousness!!

Lou Cinda :)

9405018--Pat said...

So simple Just gorgeous....love it...thanks for sharing...Pat H

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

What a statement this makes. Mr. P would eat the decor...lol Have to tell you no "electric" in the lemonade... maybe next time though..lol. hugs ~lynne~

Atticmag said...

Very clever. Have never seen asparagus used that way before. Hope you'll drop by and see our lavender fantasy bath. -- Jane F.

Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

Lovely use of asparagus! And also the citrus sunshine amongst your black and white tablescape.

Blessings & Aloha!
(I have been out of town (actually I was in Atlanta for the Hinman dental conference...had thought about your Mexican restaurant on your previous post, but time just flew by too quickly to get over there!) so am just now catching up on blog reading! Yay for a mid week day off! have to catch up on housecleaning and drawing orders too...If you get a chance, do come by :o)

artis1111 said...

So pretty!!! Of corse the candles make it nice. Kathy

Picket said...

What a great idea girl...I love this...it would look so pretty even with daisies..the white and the green combo or with yellow daffodils!!! Oh man the ideas are endless! Thanks for the great inspiration girl and I hope you and yours have a glorious Easter ~Picket~

Manuela@TPOH said...

That looks so pretty! It really makes ordinary flowers look so special. Love the pattern on the new pottery pieces!

Manuela

Pinky said...

Oh my goodness, could these pictures BE any better!!!! The arrangement is fantastic! And that pitcher matches the flowers perfectly!!! Then the candlelit pics are just the icing on the cake!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Happy Easter my friend! XO, Pinky