First of all a quick apology for the quiet week here. There has been family stuff happening and twenty four hours in each day proved insufficient. The excitement is behind me now, all is settled and I am back on track for the holiday count down.
One of the things I love to think about when planning meals and entertaining during the holidays is the flowers. The season provides the ideal occasion for some rather more grand floral designs than the rest of the year.
Here I put together a matching pair of pink rose and greenery pyramids, that would be great on a fireplace or down the centre of a festive table. As you can see from the pictures below, they were built up from cones of floral foam, sat in simple square pots.
First the greenery is inserted to form the outline and keep the size and shape on track, next the roses are inserted and finally a few silvery twigs for a holiday twinkle.
How about you, what flowers do you plan for your holiday tables?
There is something very satisfying about the not-quite-perfect symmetry of a pair of floral designs. The size and shapes are identical, but of course the flowers are not all positioned in the same way on the two pieces, and the result is a charming pair of sister bouquets.