When I look back on my years of home ownership and apartment renting, I realize that there is one decorating staple that’s remained consistent in my life. Flowers. Pink, purple, yellow … it doesn’t matter what color. Having flower arrangements in the home is a sure way to perk up a room and lift the spirits. Today I’m sharing 10 of my favorite arrangements with you!
My absolute, all-time favorite bouquets are created from flowers in the garden. There’s something so gratifying about stepping outside to gather a beautiful bouquet of garden flowers. This country style arrangement consists of Cone Flowers and Black Eyed Susans tucked inside a favorite ironstone pitcher.
Pink tulips drooping softly create a pretty spring focal point on my farmhouse dining table. I wish tulips lasted longer, both indoors and out.
Lilacs signal the coming of spring and I can’t wait for the lilac bushes to bloom and release their amazing scent into the garden. I love to open the windows and let the scent of lilacs waft inside. It’s fun to cut a big bunch and place them in a large enamel pot, without arranging them. Let them look a little wild!
If you’re not comfortable arranging store bought or garden flowers, simply tuck a single stem rose into a vintage bottle all by itself. Wrap a ribbon or baker’s twine around the neck of the bottle for added embellishment.
Another option for those who aren’t comfortable arranging flowers is to leave a potted flower in its plastic pot, and simply decorate the pot to spruce it up a bit. I left this hyacinth in its original plastic container but wrapped a book page around it and tied it in place with a piece of twine. If the pot is large, you’ll need to use 2 book pages to cover the entire pot. You could also wrap a piece of fabric around the garden pot, too.
Inexpensive flowers from the grocery store have cottage charm when tucked into mason jars. I love the cheery colors of this floral mix and grouped 3 arrangements onto a single white platter.
On occasion, our local grocery store has fabulous stems of sunflowers. I love tucking a single stem into a wine bottle. I think the green and yellow look so pretty together! At $1 apiece, they make a thrifty and pretty statement.
You can find African violets at a good price too! Aren’t they cute lined up on the dining table? I added a vintage hankie under each one to create greater visual impact. I also placed the violets in terra cotta pots that I white washed.
Pink Gerbera Daisies are one of my favorite flowers! You can grow them in your garden or purchase them in the store. I love their happy faces!
Finally, my heart always sings when I see a haphazard bouquet of wildflowers. These were picked from alongside a country road. I didn’t arrange these at all! I simply tucked them into an enamelware pitcher right after picking them.