Howdie folks, welcome back. How is the new year treating you? I can’t say that I am back in the swing of things yet. I am still longing for lazy days sipping hot chocolate on my couch.
But alas reality is different, work has to be done and obligations need to be fulfilled.
But to make things a bit easier on myself I indulged a bit and bought myself a sweet bouquet of flowers. And guess what?! They ain’t white!
The rest of my winter mantel decoration is white though….
But my flowers are sweet and pink and make me so happy I can almost forget that it is yet again raining outside.
So come on in and check out my winter mantel decoration….
This is just a bunch of grocery store flowers. Nothing fancy and in fact I consider these carnations to be pretty old fashioned flowers. But what is wrong with a bit of old-fashioned he, I’m no Spring chicken anymore either.
As you can see my collection of white vases is growing. There are some dollar store vases up there, a silver one that is now spray painted white and a collection of ketchup and sauce bottles that got a spray tan too.
Oh and I brought the French mirror back in too. This mid winter month I need all the light I can get so a bit of extra reflection is a good thing.
Of course I divided up my bouquet of flowers and spread them all out. It is a sickness I think, I don’t seem to be able to keep a bunch of flowers together. Something in me always wants to separate them and then group them together again. What is that do you think? this need for flower diversification? this un-bunching of the bunch? this need to compartmentalize the bouquet? Do you think I need to see a doctor about that?
If you need more evidence of my insistent need to spread out my flowers look at this pale pink tulips arrangement, or my brightly orange flowers in bottles one, or my summer mantel project from 2011 that was even specifically designed to split up flowers.
A sickness people, I am telling you, I am obsessed……
Or maybe I just like to separate my flowers because I have an excuse to use more pretty containers? Or maybe it is my mantel subconsciously telling me that it wants a horizontal decoration.
Whatever it is, I like it and I’ll happily embrace my bouquet-splitting madness for many decorations to come.
Especially when my flowers are as hot pink as these….
So what is your post-Christmas decor looking like? Going for a winter (that would be summer Down Under) look? Going bare? Skipping right through to Valentines?
And what do you think? Am I in need of some serious psychological help, or should we just form a bouquet splitting fan club?
In all things flowers and decor,