Wednesday, March 17, 2021

I know that I have mentioned and shared with you before my love of dried flowers. So when the living room needed a little lift for spring I installed a dried floral arrangement inspired by a wonderful Instagram account I follow, kittengraysonflowers

I used magnolia leaves, baby breath, hydrangeas, boxwood, roses and heavenly bamboo florets. I formed the side cascade by wiring the flowers onto a heavier piece of wire that a gently curved. I love this technique and will probably use it again.

I just finished reading the most charming and quite informative book, Home Sweet Maison: The French Art of Making A Home. Although the concept is about french homes it really translates into things anyone can do to make their home more welcoming and livable.

One of the ideas that immediately caught my attention, having things in your entry hall that define you as a person, your interests and hobbies. That way you are not only introducing visitors to your home but also too you as a person.

Thus, I decided to put together a basket  of gardening items to set on the bench in my entry. I can't think of anything else that typifies me so well. I was trying to portray coming in from the garden and setting down my tools and gardening hat. Of course my actual tools aren't as tidy, and my gardening hat has seen better days, but you get the idea. It was fun to do, and I think it really says that a gardener lives here. 

I will end this post with a bouquet I made of flowers currently blooming in the garden...antique tea rose Duchess du Brabant, Santa Barbara daisy, buds from a lemon tree and nasturtiums.

Although I haven't been posting very often here you can also follow me on Instagram under Rose Arbors, Hope to see you there sometime.

Take care and stay healthy.



  1. Nice flower decoration, I love your flower arrangements.
    The book must be interested I will have look if I can find it.
    Catherine from «  le monde de Catherine »

  2. That is so pretty, Adrienne. I checked out the site, wow she does some beautiful work. I love the vignette in your entry. That does fit you to a tea and anyone coming in would know that. Sounds like an interesting book, I will have to look it up. Stay well..xxoJudy

  3. Your dried flower arrangement is stunning! Do you dry the flowers yourself? I also like the basket in your entrance hall, it is a lovely welcome. Thanks for letting us know about your Instagram, I'm following you now. I always ejoy your lovely ideas.


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