Thursday, February 26, 2009

Flower Arrangement

Instead of doing something productive like laundry or mopping the poor floors that are in desperate need of cleaning, I decided I would rather make something. Because, after all somethings are more important!!

I have had some flower stems laying around about five years or so, and decided to finally create something with them. Yes, they are artificial, but that is OK, I think?? I looked in my collection of empty vases, and found a cute little crystal vase that should be displayed and not hidden in a cabinet waiting for something fresh.

Yeah, I finally got to use my handy, dandy, 15 in 1 Multi Function Tool that my sweet friend Barbara gave me for Christmas. The wire cutter was perfect for cutting those long stems. By the way, not only do I like girly stuff, I also like tools!!

Here is what I came up with...........

I needed something on my bedside table, which is really and end table, and I think this will do for now.

I love to create and repurpose items I currently have on hand. You just cannot beat free embellishments....

Have a great weekend.



marty39 said...

What a pretty arrangement and isn't it wonderful to make something so pretty out of something you already have. I love tools too and I have the same one you have. Great tool. Hugs, Marty

Linda said...

That looks so pretty - great job - and you recycled, too! Linda

Tracy said...

You did a fabulous job! I have tried and tried flower arranging but it never turns out well for me, I don't have a knack. Your arrangement is lovely!

xinex said...

Very pretty, Nicole! Reminds me of something romantic and Victorian...Christine

Melissa Miller said...

Hi Nicole, :)

The flowers came out really pretty!
You did great arranging it.

What a neat tool as well.
My hubby would love it.

Why don't you link this post up with Nancy's Red Party?
I think it has Red in them.

Have a wonderful evening.
~Melissa :)

Melissa Miller said...

I just realized we have the same Paris flower print in our guest bath!

Great minds right?? :)

Picket said...

Morning friend...look at you creating something so beautiful out of thing that are just around the house!

I want to thank you so much for coming by and for the sweet comment...hope you have a great weekend!

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Nicole, I had to laugh about doing something creative instead of doing housework. That is so "me"! I can figure out so many ways to avoid housework. Your vase of flowers turned out so pretty. Nobody would ever notice you needed to clean house-they would just be looking at your pretty bouquet! (At least that's what I tell myself when I avoid housework!) laurie

Erin said...

I love it! So beautiful!

Chari said...

Hi Nicole... are truly a lady after my own heart!!! Who wants to clean when there's fun stuff to do...not to mention, how important it is to excersize our creative selves!!! And you did such a fabulous job doing just creative and it your floral arrangement turned out so beautifully! It looks gorgeous on that table in your bedroom!!!

Okay...I just have to say it! I'M A FAUX FLOWER LOVER!!! There I said it!!! Hehe!!! Seriously, there are just so many really beautiful florals out there and they bring a softness and color into a room like nothing else can (especially for the money!) You did great, Girlfriend!

Hope you're having a super Saturday!

lvroftiques said...

It turned out great! And I know what a bugger those wires can be so it's super nice to have the right tool for the right job! *winks* And that you had them lying around for about five years sounds soo much like me lol! High time for them to come out of hiding and look pretty! Vanna

prof en retraite said...

Oh Nicole!! What lovely flowers! You are so talented. I could never put anything like that together! Have a great day!!...hugs...Debbie

Lee Laurie said...

Your arrangement turned out so pretty. I love silk flowers also. I use them all of the time. I made a pretty 'spring' wreath out of silk flowers a few days ago, out of old flowers that I had bought last year on clearance. I already put it on my front door. I am so ready for spring. Thanks for leaving me the sweet comments.
Lee Laurie