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Sallysblooms
South, TX

June 2, 2009
4:29 AM

Post #6629479

I love to float flowers...easy on days when I don't feel great, or it is so hot. I bought two dozen roses today and had fun making arrangements, floated quite a few.

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Sallysblooms
South, TX

June 2, 2009
4:29 AM

Post #6629482

three in crystal

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Sallysblooms
South, TX

June 2, 2009
4:30 AM

Post #6629486

more

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Sallysblooms
South, TX

June 2, 2009
4:31 AM

Post #6629487

Put this rose bowl in my violet room/office.

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haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

June 3, 2009
5:55 PM

Post #6636746

Hey sally, I have the same crystal dish as the one with the 3 red roses. It belonged to my great grandmother and not sure where she got it. I'll have to float somethin in it to show you. What a great idea just floating round. I have lots of crystal and these would look great on the bar? Bling, I hear the sound of ideas flowing!
Now is that last bowl one are they floting in a bit of water, can't quite tell, lovely piece by the way.
Sallysblooms
South, TX

June 3, 2009
8:26 PM

Post #6637451

Yes, they are all floating. They last forever this way! Easy and I think they are pretty.
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

June 9, 2009
3:29 PM

Post #6663514


Hi Sally, Beautiful floating arrangements! Love this idea, Thanks for a new thread.
Sallysblooms
South, TX

June 9, 2009
3:40 PM

Post #6663570

Thanks. Most of us have done it. I love the way flowers last when they float. When you float lots of small flowers in a large, flat container, it is nice. Looks so serene.
haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

June 9, 2009
4:31 PM

Post #6663803

I recall last year how well my passiflora did floating. I am kicking myself cause I had wanted to float one of my big tree peonies and forgot all about it, dang! Next year perhaps?
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

June 9, 2009
4:37 PM

Post #6663842

I'll remind you in May next year Candee!
haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

June 9, 2009
5:15 PM

Post #6664009

Thanks, I need that!
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

June 9, 2009
7:53 PM

Post #6664637

Been looking for a large flat glass container Sally... no luck yet!
dalfyre
Christchurch
New Zealand

June 10, 2009
6:56 AM

Post #6667291

that is such a neat way to display roses...
I floated camellias after being inspired by the folks in this forum & was pleased with how that looked.
I think I now have an idea for the last of my roses ...
shame it is now dark & very cold - I would love to run out & pick some things to give it a go.
I am tempted to brave it anyway but my hubby already thinks I am out of my mind.
No need to reinforce that impression.
haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

June 10, 2009
11:43 AM

Post #6667615

Hey if he already thinks it they why try to prove him wrong! Just go get them and enjoy a few more blossoms while you have them. Perhaps you can just imagine you are rescuing them from the cold winter weather?
dalfyre
Christchurch
New Zealand

June 11, 2009
8:48 AM

Post #6672148

well this is what I grabbed this morning just moments before I had to run out & catch the bus to work

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dalfyre
Christchurch
New Zealand

June 11, 2009
8:59 AM

Post #6672156

side view

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dalfyre
Christchurch
New Zealand

June 11, 2009
10:34 AM

Post #6672270

I never would have thought to use this candy glass (?)
for flowers until I saw this thread.
haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

June 11, 2009
12:33 PM

Post #6672592

My oh my what a pretty dish of roses, makes me hungry for some chocolates.
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

June 11, 2009
2:36 PM

Post #6673027


Very pretty roses dalfyre, they look lovely with the frost on them, at first I thought you had added sugar!
Nice to have your roses in the house when you get home! Good idea to use a sundae glass!
Sallysblooms
South, TX

June 11, 2009
5:34 PM

Post #6673767

Dalfyre, LOVELY!!!! Simple and longlasting too. Would be nice for a table arrangement with big chocolates around the bottom! Roses, pretty dish and chocolate! Time for some M&M'S, excuse me while I get some!

Great job!
dalfyre
Christchurch
New Zealand

June 12, 2009
8:43 AM

Post #6676953

thanks for the positive feedback guys :)
as I said I would never have thought of it without the inspiration from here.
I have a box of stuff that was my husband's Grandmother's and will have to look at it again with new eyes.
That is where the candy glass came from.
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

June 12, 2009
3:05 PM

Post #6677897


Glass with lid!

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

June 12, 2009
3:07 PM

Post #6677905


Pink rose and pearls...

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

June 12, 2009
3:10 PM

Post #6677921

Fun to experiment!

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Sallysblooms
South, TX

June 12, 2009
4:23 PM

Post #6678267

Terri, how pretty! Pearls? So nice! I think flowers can really look like treasure!
dalfyre
Christchurch
New Zealand

June 12, 2009
8:36 PM

Post #6679024

oh that is so pretty!
in Aussie they call white elephant stalls trash 'n' treasure...
got me wishing I could check out the regular church stall up the road - they hold it on Saturdays when I am working.

terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

June 12, 2009
9:58 PM

Post #6679341

Thank you Sally and dalfre, I enjoyed making use of a single pink rose that was flowering in the garden.
The pearls are to fill the bottom of the glass!
Sallysblooms
South, TX

June 13, 2009
12:45 AM

Post #6680065

My post sounds like I questioned the pearls. Sometimes posts don't come out right.

I was just wondering of beads or pearls. It is beautiful. You can do a lot with one bloom, love it.
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

June 13, 2009
1:25 AM

Post #6680234


They are pearly beads! Thanks Sally.
haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

June 14, 2009
2:32 PM

Post #6685646

Very pretty Terri and the leaf really sets it off. This is the dish I thought was just like yours.

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haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

June 14, 2009
2:35 PM

Post #6685655

Here is the rose and gypsophilia in a round one

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Sallysblooms
South, TX

June 14, 2009
4:02 PM

Post #6686005

That is gorgeous. I think these simple and elegant bowls are great for a wedding or party.

Haighr, the babies breath, flowers and glass are so feminine and pretty!
haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

June 14, 2009
5:26 PM

Post #6686315

Thanks Sally for the inspiration to do this, they do make quite the presentation.
Sallysblooms
South, TX

June 14, 2009
7:18 PM

Post #6686712

You know, you can take nice photos and make cards on Walgreen's site or Shutterfly etc. I have done that with various photos of all kinds. You can leave it blank and it works for any occasion.
haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

June 14, 2009
8:26 PM

Post #6686908

I write a bit of poetry and have often made my own greeting cards using the Hallmark program that I have.
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

June 15, 2009
4:37 PM

Post #6690608

Thanks Candee. Lovely floating arrangements, they are so delicate and pretty.
Love the Rose and Gyp, where's the wedding? perfect! Great background with the wicker.
Nice placement in the first one. Lovely to see your flowers in arrangements again... keep snipping!!

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haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

June 15, 2009
5:36 PM

Post #6690894

Thanks - I am waiting for a bit more to snip and then more to share. The gyp is really full this year and I have a pink one and white one, hard to see the difference in the photo, but can see them well in person, come on over and I'll show ya!
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

June 15, 2009
5:53 PM

Post #6690986


What's for dinner? lol
haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

June 15, 2009
6:01 PM

Post #6691030

Bar b que ribs and Cherry pie as I imagine it will take a few days for you to get here so I can marinade the ribs and hopefully those cherries will arrive soon?
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

June 17, 2009
12:43 AM

Post #6698065


Thank you for the invite, sounds delicious!
haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

June 17, 2009
2:01 AM

Post #6698463

Sure that is what you say to my face! LOL!
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

July 13, 2009
2:17 AM

Post #6812277


Floating Zinnia and Nicotiana in a glass bowl.

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Sallysblooms
South, TX

July 13, 2009
2:40 AM

Post #6812359

How pretty, Terri!!!
haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

July 13, 2009
1:45 PM

Post #6813596

I am drooling over your zinnia Terri, that is almost cruel it is so pretty!
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

July 13, 2009
4:05 PM

Post #6814168


Thank you Sally and Candee! The Nicotiana are great for floating and they smell lovely in the room.
There are more buds on the Zinnias Candee, so hopefully will have more flowers soon!
Sallysblooms
South, TX

July 13, 2009
4:10 PM

Post #6814197

I bet that DOES smell great!
haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

July 13, 2009
5:23 PM

Post #6814532

I wonder how my jasmine would do floating??? Got me curious now.
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

July 13, 2009
11:36 PM

Post #6815942


Ohh Jasmine will be lovely I'm sure Candee!
dalfyre
Christchurch
New Zealand

July 14, 2009
3:22 AM

Post #6816868

I have a single lovely camellia that would be just right to float...
but hubby took my camera away with him & left it in a hangar when he was looking at aircraft bits.
So I will leave the flower where it is for now.
It is a white with pink 'trim'.
http://s75.photobucket.com/albums/i294/dalfyre/?action=view¤t=August08021.jpg

terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

July 17, 2009
4:20 PM

Post #6830918


That is a gorgeous Camellia dalfyre, love the pink fringe on it.
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

July 18, 2009
3:28 PM

Post #6834479


Glass cones with Roses and Russian Vine.

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

July 18, 2009
3:29 PM

Post #6834482


A bit closer..

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Sallysblooms
South, TX

July 18, 2009
10:43 PM

Post #6835760

How pretty, Terri, great vase and pretty flowers.
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

July 19, 2009
12:14 AM

Post #6836044


Thank you Sally. The glass cones had candles inside. I'm enjoying looking for different glass vases / containers.
My Roses are running out, only a few still flowering here and there, hopefully there will be another flush of them before the end of the season..
haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

July 20, 2009
11:37 AM

Post #6840840

You roses are stunning terri and that came together nicely.
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

July 21, 2009
12:46 AM

Post #6844024


Thanks Candee, I've 'borrowed' the vase from flowertips lol!
dalfyre
Christchurch
New Zealand

July 21, 2009
11:08 AM

Post #6845437

love the colour of that middle rose!
the others are nice too but I am obsessed with purple & blue shades.
Not that you would know it looking at my garden, I have reds & oranges, & pinks too...
and come spring lots of yellow daffodils.
Right now it is bitterly cold & my witch hazel is blooming.
Must get some pics & see how it looks in a vase.
Unusual comes to mind :)
haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

July 23, 2009
3:31 PM

Post #6855191

I bet it will look stupendous dalfyre, I think witch hazel is so unique. I grow Harry Lauder and corkscrew and love the effect.
dalfyre
Christchurch
New Zealand

July 23, 2009
11:14 PM

Post #6856914

my beloved has used the batteries up on my camera...
first he left it in Blenheim so it took a week to get it back & now I can't use it anyway...grrr

haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

July 24, 2009
8:03 PM

Post #6860436

Grrr, can't you get some batteries ASAP or better yet, ask DH to?
Been playing with the crystal again, got a rose in late bloom and double hollyhock along with gypsophilia in pink and a bit of russian sage.

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Sallysblooms
South, TX

July 24, 2009
8:59 PM

Post #6860623

Very beautiful! Lovely vase and flowers!
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

July 28, 2009
1:35 PM

Post #6874989


Very soft and pretty Candee, lovely!
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

July 29, 2009
3:46 PM

Post #6880062


Flower screen, with a selection of flowers from the garden.

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

July 29, 2009
3:50 PM

Post #6880091


closer showing the glass containers.

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haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

July 29, 2009
3:54 PM

Post #6880121

How elegant is that??? Beautiful!
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

July 29, 2009
3:58 PM

Post #6880143


Thank you Candee, it usually lives on the patio with candles in it! I just thought it might be an idea to stick some flowers in there. lol.
Sallysblooms
South, TX

July 29, 2009
9:23 PM

Post #6881491

How wonderful! I love all of the blooms together like that!
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

July 29, 2009
9:40 PM

Post #6881551


Thank you Sally, I'm going to experiment with it, there are 15 glass containers to play with.
I like the way you keep your Violets displayed together and I think that gave me the idea!
dalfyre
Christchurch
New Zealand

August 18, 2009
2:19 AM

Post #6959127

not quite floating in a glass bowl...

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Sallysblooms
South, TX

August 18, 2009
3:06 AM

Post #6959290

That is really lovely!!!
haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

August 18, 2009
12:35 PM

Post #6960219

Very pretty, reminds me of lily pads.
haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

September 14, 2009
11:32 PM

Post #7064530

Here is my giant dahlia in my great grandmother's crystal footed bowl.

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haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

September 14, 2009
11:34 PM

Post #7064542

Takin it from the top!

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Sallysblooms
South, TX

December 22, 2009
2:01 AM

Post #7389376

How beautiful! The vase is wonderful and the GIANT Dahlias! Stunning!
haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

December 28, 2009
12:46 AM

Post #7402768

Thank you - I had forgotten all about this one, now can't wait for next season lol!
dalfyre
Christchurch
New Zealand

January 14, 2010
8:22 AM

Post #7460606

one of my favourite ladies at the RSA brought these adorable wee roses in for me today.
So many of my regulars have been extending condolances after the death of my father but I was really touched by her thoughtfulness.

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haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

January 14, 2010
12:51 PM

Post #7460781

Oh Sally, they are beautiful. Tiny always makes an arrangement so elegant and warm. So sorry to hear of the loss of your father, I know how heartwrenching such a loss is on a daughter. Always keep the fond memories foremost and each day more and more joy will return to you.
Sallysblooms
South, TX

January 14, 2010
10:42 PM

Post #7462331

They are so pretty. I am very sorry you lost your father.
dalfyre
Christchurch
New Zealand

January 16, 2010
10:26 AM

Post #7466529

Thank you Sally, I was sent flowers from work & my dog training club but this tiny bunch of roses really touched my heart.
They are opening out nicely, must take another pic to share.
This a pic of the flowers from work
cheers - Teresa

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dalfyre
Christchurch
New Zealand

January 16, 2010
10:29 AM

Post #7466530

and these from dog club...
the vase doesn't show up but it is one my Mum decorated & gifted to me.

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dalfyre
Christchurch
New Zealand

January 16, 2010
7:55 PM

Post #7467746

lasting really well...
perhaps the colder weather has some benefits

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Sallysblooms
South, TX

January 17, 2010
4:22 AM

Post #7469028

Oh my goodness! So beautiful.
haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

January 17, 2010
6:50 PM

Post #7470371

Beautiful and blessed.
dalfyre
Christchurch
New Zealand

July 5, 2010
10:03 PM

Post #7946430

I missed out on a vase I spotted in the window of the Salvation army shop, I was on my way to physio & thought I will get that when I head home.
Too late - rats...
today I popped in to buy a pretty plate for my boss and noticed a vase that almost matches one I already have.
Priced at a dollar I couldn't resist.
Wonder if there is anything flowering in the garden - mid winter I don't fancy my chances.

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dalfyre
Christchurch
New Zealand

July 5, 2010
10:06 PM

Post #7946436

quick scrounge around the garden & I found 3 roses & an iris? ( I think it is)...

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Sallysblooms
South, TX

July 6, 2010
3:01 PM

Post #7947960

Very pretty, Dalfyre!
dalfyre
Christchurch
New Zealand

August 16, 2010
4:57 PM

Post #8043905

table decorations from the recent Papanui RSA mid winter dinner.

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Sallysblooms
South, TX

August 17, 2010
1:16 PM

Post #8045637

That is so beautiful, great job!
dalfyre
Christchurch
New Zealand

August 31, 2010
12:21 AM

Post #8072040

Daffs in my $1.00 vase...

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dalfyre
Christchurch
New Zealand

August 31, 2010
12:25 AM

Post #8072043

not glass but ceramic...
$20.00 Crown Lynne Swan vase - perfect fit for my el cheapo cause they didn't know what it was frog from the same Salvation Army shop.
Love the Sallies ^_^

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Sallysblooms
South, TX

August 31, 2010
10:06 AM

Post #8072675

How pretty. Love both pictures!
dalfyre
Christchurch
New Zealand

November 15, 2010
1:30 PM

Post #8213245

my latest op shop buy, a crystal vase...
only had two peony buds to put in it...
this white has been sulking for several years since I lifted & divided it.
I have a red that can be shifted willy nilly & gives me huge blooms - but the white has a gorgeous perfume so I molly coddle it & forgive the sulks.

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Sallysblooms
South, TX

November 17, 2010
10:46 AM

Post #8216969

That is so pretty!
JimHood
Boston, MA

March 7, 2011
9:04 AM

Post #8411945

Fall flowers: 'About Face' roses, a dahlia called 'Prince Noir,' and some Bachelor Buttons (Cornflower) called 'Black Ball.'

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Sallysblooms
South, TX

March 7, 2011
7:20 PM

Post #8413392

I love the deep colors, Jim.
dalfyre
Christchurch
New Zealand

January 14, 2012
3:49 PM

Post #8967762

vintage crystal vase, cheap from Salvation Army shop & a few roses & lilies from my garden

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haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

January 16, 2012
5:28 AM

Post #8969582

Thanks so much for bringing spring into my neck of the woods! That is lovely and I really like its placement in front of that crystal frame and the swan and kitty!
reevesgarden
Saluda, NC
(Zone 7a)

March 5, 2012
8:40 AM

Post #9030673

Has anyone used underwater(submerged) as floral designs?
Sallysblooms
South, TX

March 5, 2012
9:41 AM

Post #9030780

Reeves, I just started another thread on underwater flowers. I know I have shown the flowers underwater before. I do it a lot.
dalfyre
Christchurch
New Zealand

March 6, 2012
1:28 AM

Post #9031775

I remember some of your underwater arrangements - totally amazing :)
haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

March 6, 2012
4:15 AM

Post #9031825

Great, going to find the new thread!!!

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