Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Farm Flowers

A have a deal with my friend Tami...when she has a party I do the flowers, and when I have a party she does them. The flowers come from my garden and we're not too picky about what goes in the vases. We both have the same style when it comes to arranging...anything goes! Stuff that vase as full as you can, make it big and blowsy or small and sweet.
I call them Farm Flowers, Tami calls me Shella-Flora. Our flowers don't look like they came from a shop but they make us happy...and that's what counts. Last week Sunday Tami had a graduation party for her sons Sam and Max, I had so much fun doing the flowers. Tam brought over the vases and I went pickin'...here's what I came up with.
We put this big one in her living room.

These little guys were on her coffee table.

These sweeties were in her kitchen window.


This one was on the dining room table.













These three are from the flowers I did for the bridal shower last weekend. I had to cheat and buy the lillies, mine aren't blooming yet and the bride is using stargazers in her wedding. I wanted to carry that theme through to the shower.
One of the greatest rewards of having a big garden is being able to share it.

10 comments:

Dianne said...

and you share it so well!!

I love all your arrangements, all your photos.

you're the closest thing to visiting a farm I've ever had :)

quilly said...

Shelly, you and my sister JAckie should be bestest of friends. She lives on a Washington mountainside and has pretty much covered it in flowers.

tami said...

Thank you, thank you, thank you Shella Flora! They were so pretty and it was so great to not have to think about one more thing to do. I loved them...

kenju said...

I would hire you in a minute!! Those are beautiful; the flowers - and the arrangements.

Dr.John said...

Better than any flower shop flowers.

Diane Mandy said...

Wow! You did that? Can you give virtual lessons?

NW Nature Nut said...

Wow! I'm impressed, they look so professional! Beautiful color themes.

Carletta said...

WOW! To be able to pick all that from your garden is amazing! You must spend hours weeding, watering, and fertilizing to get those results.
They are beautiful arrangements each and every one.

theysaywordscanbleed said...

stunning flower bouquets!

arlene,
University Place flowers

Robert said...

Now that's a talent. I just buy them and put them on the counter. Somehow they end up in a vase looking wonderful. :)