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Friday, December 3, 2010

Something Different


I have lots of crafty hobbies, when I go to a craft store, I can hit about every section of the store and find something for each of my hobbies. That is every section but one. The Floral Department. I mean I will go through there on occasion just to see if there is anything that I can repurpose into a paper crafting project, but to actually make anything with all those flowers? Well I have tried and let me just say it involved tears, some not so nice language and creating something that looked like three dogs fought over in the rain. No project has ever seen the light of day. My mother-in-law Barbara makes these gorgeous arrangements that would fit into any top notch store. Normally if I want something floral, I ask her or one of my other friends and just kind of point out stuff I like. I don't know if it is Barbara wearing off on me or the fact that I have followed her around store after store looking at flowers or arrangements, but I decided to make a Christmas centerpiece for my dining room table. For the first time, I am happy with something floral that I have made. It's nothing too fancy or anything, but I was happy enough with it that it will stay on the table and I am even showing it to people!!

11 comments:

jimlynn said...

I'm smiling about your post as I've tried the same thing with the tears, not so nice lauguage, etc!!! But you nailed this one for sure. It's beautiful! So pretty and yes, I'd be very proud to use it on my dining room table too. Gorgeous.
Lynn

Angela said...

Too funny Gina!!! You just crack me up! Hey anyone can do anything as long as you try and not let it defect you!! This is gorgeous and I'm so glad you shared it. And it bet it look even better with you just cleaned carpet.heehee!!
Hugs:)
Angela

Crafty Creations said...

Fabulous!!! You made me laugh out loud with your comment about the dogs fighting in the rain!! LOL!!!

Well, your MIL must be rubbin off on you! Because it looks great and you should be proud :)
Maria

Marlene said...

It turned out great! Loved the commentary....too funny.

Tammy said...

I think this turned out awesome Gina! It's beautiful! What a funny post too..loved reading it!
Hugs, Tammy

Anne Marie said...

I had to laugh at your post because I have felt the same way about floral arrangements. It "looks" easy but there is definately something to it. You created a beautiful centerpiece! I love the traditional poinsettias and how you added the fun red curls and the berry-like accents (sorry that was a horrible description). I love it! :)

Karin said...

Great advent wreath...Love the votives around it, such a unique idea! Have a great weekend :)

Kathy Braun and Lucky said...

What giggles you gave me with your post today, I can so relate and boy does Lucky look at me when I get going when something is working. Your arrangement is beautiful,and must be gorgeous when lit. Have a great weekend.

Sara said...

Hi Gina,
I think it's adorable!!! You did a great job!

Scrapping Julie said...

you crack me up Gina! this piece looks FANTASTIC!!

Pat (mspfd) said...

It's perfect, Gina! Great job!