So, today’s Happy Décor is all about flower arrangements.
First of all, let me welcome you if you are joining me from my dear friend, Amy from Crazy Chic Design. Since Amy always creates and decorates her home so beautifully and I’m sure you are ready to create your own floral arrangements.
So, recently, I’ve fallen crazy in love with flowers.
So, don’t you agree with me that they are so happy and full of life? They can brighten up a room the minute they are placed on a table.
Also, I thought it would nice to show you some of my latest creations.
But, let’s first talk about something that is kind of related.
Have you heard of the Super Bloom?
No, I’m not making it up.
I seriously hadn’t heard of it until the other day when a friend on Instagram mentioned it.
So, as some of you know, California has been in a drought that has left us taking shorter showers, watering our lawns less and these are just a few of the ways we have changed our water consumption.
As a result, Mother Nature miraculously reversed our drought and we experienced the wettest year in history.
There is always a silver lining to everything.
So, the cool thing that happened this spring is that seeds that have laid dormant for literally decades are now blooming in the California deserts. Furthermore, big patches of flowers that have never existed are now popping up, and people are coming from all around the world to view these beautiful phenomena. Also, fields of California orange poppies are blanketing the hills.
Yes, you could call it a Super Bloom.
Well, in our little patch of the world I have noticed that our spring flowers are going nuts!
So, one of my favorite plants, Rosa Banks has such beautiful blooms, and some vines have grown to like three stories high.
I’m always taking photos of these beauties and sharing them with my followers. Yes, on my daily walks I fall behind my friends as I snap photos of the gorgeous cherry blossoms, dogwood trees, pear blossoms and much more.
Most of all these stunning flowers helped fuel my current obsession with floral arrangements.
Basic Flower Arrangements 101
So, don’t overlook how flowers can bring a room to life and create a beautiful center of attention. Finally, you don’t need exotic flowers, and just store bought ones will do.
Flowers 2 bouquets
Vase or Basket
So under or around $15, you can create gorgeous flower arrangements.
- Choose your color combination.
- Also, buy big bunches of bouquets at your grocery store. I bought 2 dozen pink roses for $12 and a bouquet of daisies for $4.
- So, collect some filler from your garden, snip greenery from bushes.
4. Use a floral oasis to keep and organize your flower stems.
5. Also, make sure to trim flowers and place your first choice of flowers in the oasis.
6. Finally, I like to make a short, squatty arrangement, it easier to fill up the vase or container.
7. So, fill in the spaces with your second choice of flowers.
8. So, use your filler greenery (from your garden) to fill in any bare spots. Also, don’t forget the bottom sections of the flower arrangement.
9. Also, bring in garden vines that add flow and energy to your creation.
10. So, combine colors, textures, and vines that move outside the arrangement for an organic composition.
So, thanks for visiting me and I hope you will continue our fun tour to Kathleen’s home at Lindsay Hill Interiors. Now for some tea and delicious treats and to share with you this lovely recipe book about Swedish Fika. Finally, I can’t wait to try some of the cookie recipes. Most
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Oh Janine, this basket of flowers arranged are just delightful and oh soooo beautiful!!! I love all the flowers you’ve been sharing from your walks! I’m doing this, I love it! And I’ve never heard of Super Bloom either! So cool to know! Thanks for sharing with us! Xoxo
Janine, you make me want to hop in the car and take a road trip to California to see the Super Bloom! Also your tutorial is wonderful. I’ve never really learned how to make a flower arrangement. You make it look very do-able!
You always do such a beautiful job with your flowers, Janine – I’m always green with envy! Love your pretty arrangements, and I’m excited to try your step-by-step approach!
Have a great Easter weekend, my friend!
OK, you have a gift for this! Your arrangement is so balanced and has great movement. I will definitely keep these in mind next time I try to make an arrangement. Thanks Janine for the great tips!
Janeen your arrangements are divine!! You make it look so easy!! I’ll be following your steps from now on and hopefully I will be a good at it as you!! Thanks for sharing this! xo
Janine!! I misspelled your name! I’m so sorry my friend! xoxo
Janine! I loved your tutorial! What great ideas! You have been doing a great job with florals.
Janine, I’m loving this arrangement so much! I’m telling you – you’ve missed your calling my dear! You are so talented with your flowers, and all of your bouquets over these last few hops have been just gorgeous!
Thanks for the tips and showing how to do it. I’m definitely going to try some of them:)
Hope you had a fun Easter my friend! And as always, thank you for organizing such a wonderful group and including me!
Love your basket of flowers! You make it look so easy. I will certainly try some of your tips. Gorgeous! I have been seeing photos of the Super Bloom…it makes me want to get in the car and drive the back hills!
Janine what a great post! We’re obsessed with your floral arrangements, so beautiful!! Thank you for the step by step directions , we will definitely be trying this technique–so inspiring!!
Kim & Lacey
Janine, I just love your blog. I find so much inspiration! I am so in love with these floral arrangements. I always learn so much from you! Thank you!
Oh gosh, thanks so much! You are so nice to leave a comment!
Thanks for this blog. I learned a lot from this blog. I love flowers so much. Thanks for these tips you post for us. What a beautiful flower designs and arrangement. I hope you can teach me flower arrangements like that so that I can use it if there is an occasion in our family.
I also love flowers. There is more floral inspiration on the blog, feel free to check it out 🙂 Have a great day!
These flower arrangements are fabulous. You have done a wonderful job. Thanks for sharing!
Thank you so much! You’re so sweet, enjoy your day!
Wonderful tips! This blog is full of amazing flower arrangements, I am truly appreciate the work done by blogger. Thanks for sharing!
I appreciate the kind comments. I’m glad you found some floral arrangement inspo too! Have a great day!