The seasons are a'changing! Along with the change of seasons, comes new floral decorations. Hubby doesn't usually request anything in particular for decorations. However, I've been trying, over the years, to get his input and thus get him involved more with what I design for our decorations. He shocked me this year by saying that he'd like to use blue and white for the flowers.
Many years ago. I undertook a monumental craft project where I did wreaths and garlands using frosted greenery with blue, white and silver florals. It was expensive and oh so time consuming, but lasted for about six years. We recently were reminiscing about that time period. I suspect that those decorations inspired his current request. I will have to admit, the blue, white and silver themed decorations were stunning. (We had all kinds of people stop us and ask where we bought the decorations, when they saw us outside.)
Once we moved to Florida, we had to change the type of decorations we use, because of the strong sunlight. I've made many different decorations, since we moved here sixteen years ago, but only once did I make anything that was as fussy as the blue, white and silver decorations. About three years ago, I made matching wreaths for the double front doors of the house in which we lived. They are gold, white and red. They took days for me to design and make. Hubby really likes them too. Yay! Since we no longer have double front doors, in our new house, the wreaths should last quite a while. I'm not sure how well they will go with the blue and white pots of flowers, I guess we'll see!
I finally decided to bite the bullet and shop for blue and white silk flowers, greens, etc. Do you know how difficult it is to find blue Christmas flowers? I'm chuckling as I type this, because not only do some of the flowers need to be blue, they need to be affordable. So, I got creative. I came home with gobs of discounted craft stuff and my task was to turn it into six pots of attractive Christmas decorations. I also want it to look okay with our Christmas wreath. Day one is finding the florals. Day two is prepping the flowers. Day three is doing the floral designs. Today, was the day I got to make the floral designs. Please excuse the pink pot colors. I haven't decided what to do with them yet.
I'm going to post a few close ups of the pots and two of the way they look in front of our house. I think they aren't half bad and hubby likes them, so it's a win, win situation.