Saturday, February 1, 2014

Bringing in a bit of Spring ~

Last spring when I was gathering flowers for drying I had a pretty good idea of what I would be doing with them, top of the list was an arrangement for the little french credenza in my living room. This spot seems to call for a large, lavish, bouquet, I have tried other things but nothing else works as well. 

So...the majority of my stash of dried flowers ended up here.

I kept a few things back for a couple smaller bouquets that I will put together later but meanwhile I am enjoying the little bit of Spring that this brings to the living room.

Dried flowers are really quite wonderful and so easy to do, these were all dried by hanging them up side down out of bright  light...I use a closet in my guest room but a basement, garage or attic would be fine.

Looking at these makes me realize the Spring really isn't that far away and until then I can savor a bit of it's bounty. The flowers will last for months and months and some I can even use again next year.

Drying flowers ~ a easy and fun thing to do!

Thank you for visiting, I hope your day is full of beauty.

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  1. Gourgeous bouquet you made and perfect in the basket, wow! Wish I knew how to dry flowers like you...maybe I'll find out from Internet one day. Thanks for the inspiration, love it!

  2. Goodness these look fresh! How do you manage to dry them and keep their original colours?
    I try to dry hydrangeas and often they fade and about a tutorial on the method you use?

    1. I just tie them in small bundles and hang them upside down. The hydrangeas fade but I use them anyway. The yarrow turns out wonderfully and so does the sea lavender. Roses are great too, as are herbs.

  3. Your bouquet looks wonderful. I don't know why I don't dry mine. I always have flowers blooming so I just pick a fresh one. But there are time like right now where there aren't many blooming. Thanks for giving me a nudge to dry mine when they start blooming.
    our pictures are great and love your chest that they are setting on.
    Enjoy the weekend - may we will get some much needed rain.

  4. The basket-bouquet is such a wonderful antidote for dull winter days. Just beautiful!

  5. Such a gorgeous display. Does Miss Twiggley leave them alone? I have a feeling our older cat would want to taste the pretty flowers.

  6. Fabulous arrangement!
    Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

  7. I had an antique and dried flower shop for many years... I will always have extreme love for dried flowers.
    Smiles, Dottie

  8. Can I PLEASE move into your house????? I love the wallpaper on your beautiful walls and the ceiling is so lovely. I have that awful bumpy cottage cheesy stuff on mine. You have such pretty home Adrienne! I love that dried arrangement. So so pretty!!!!

  9. Good morning,
    I just located your blog on Friday, and have been reading backward since!! I could comment on nearly every post...from kitties to American Fostoria, HOT weather gardens, to rememberances of Mothers and Grandmothers. Oh my.....I am truly loving the visit!! Thank you so much for sharing your life, and making my visit such a beautiful time.
    Blessings to you,

  10. My goodness, what a large and beautiful bouquet that is! I always dry lots of hydrangeas…I love how full they are. Hope you''re doing well :)

  11. It looks great there! Nice idea.


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