The words “silk” and “greenery” have become bad words in my house. I will say that I do enjoy silk arrangements in other people’s homes but I have banned them from my own. As I have been putting my new home together I have noticed how it did need a little bit of something to warm it up. Back in the day that would have been of course… greenery. So what do you do? Some might say go with the real thing… get some real flowers and plants to spruce the place up. Having three kids and a husband to take care of, I have found it a task to even keep our fish alive so the real thing isn’t even an option… I just wanted to share a couple of ways I added some floral fun… minus the silk and greenery of course!
This is one of my favorites… my husband’s family is from Lubbock, TX. On one of our trips last year I had him pull the car over and grab me a couple of cotton plants that were growing along the edge of the road. I paired them with some dried Curly Willow left over from my sister’s wedding. I realize that not all of you make frequent trips to “God’s Country” as my husband calls it to pick your cotton but I have seen some sold online. The vase was a fun $7 find I made at Home Goods with Ashley on one of our shanty shopping days. I have this arrangement on my hearth now next to my lantern I shared with you girls last week.
Another way to add floral is by using dried hydrangea. I love this stuff… can’t get enough of it. One day I may be lucky enough to grow my own in the yard but for now I buy mine already dried from a dealer in Dallas. I have some on top of an armoire in the living room spilling out of a basket and I also have some in my revamped vase. So cute…
Last was a project done with Ashley and our grandmother… Meme. We made a trip to Hobby Lobby to find something to go on top of my entry table. We were able to find some blue berry stems, some brown sticks and some cute white things that I think look like dried peas. We found a great vase and filled it with river rocks and put the whole thing together. I love it. Thanks for stopping by girls… just thought I would pass on a few floral minus silk and greenery ideas! I will be linking these tips up at WFMW over at We Are That Family… Go check it out!