We all know that fresh flowers make any day better. Fresh flowers and maybe a 12-pack of Diet Cokes. It’s peony season right now and I happened upon THEE prettiest blooms at Whole Foods the other day. I mean, this bunch was the freshest and the loveliest and they started to bloom in the most beautiful way that I knew they were in for something special. And that something special also included my new pineapple bowl from Target. I picked up two during the Lilly Pulitzer For Target madness, and while I gave one away to a pal who just became a new mama, I also kept one for myself! I’m just as selfish as they come. But back to flowers! I love to play around with posies and mini-bouquets. It’s fun to discover your style when working with flowers, but if it makes you nervous, then this is the project for you! This simple floral arrangement for the non-florist will help you add flowers anywhere. When unsure of where to put those blossoms, simply toss them in a bowl!
Along with the peonies, I foraged our backyard and snipped a few pieces of greenery from a tree and a few shrubs.
It’s so simple. Choose a bowl or vessel with a unique shape or one that is shallow enough to float each flower without it sinking under the water. Snip off each stem as close to the bottom of the bud as possible and arrange in the bowl. Add in a few pieces of greenery. Odd numbers are more pleasing to the eye so choose 3-5 thin pieces to thread under and in between the major blossoms.
Once your bowl is full, fill it with water and place it somewhere where it can be seen by everyone who comes to your door. They’ll gush. I swear it.
I tell you what. We love dinner parties over here. Confession: I love dinner parties. Logan? Not so much. But he’s just a body at the table! 😉 These are some of my favorite dishes that I’ve collected over the years from places like Anthropologie, Home Goods, Target, and a few other boutiques. We have cupboards of different dishes that I breakout when we’re entertaining. Do you have a collecting problem like me? I’m hoping you’ll say “yes” so that I don’t feel like a dish-hoarding failure.
By keeping the flowers in a bowl, they can stay on the table while having dinner and they don’t block your faces while conversing! You can deliver that punchline properly!
Isn’t that just the easiest arrangement in the world? Feel free to add “part-time florist” to your resume.
Interested in more floral ideas? Check out some of our other flower-y projects right here!
styling & photography \\ Lexy Ward