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Saturday, August 25, 2012

Arrangements for a Block Party

Every August, my sister's neighborhood has a block party.  This year they are serving homemade pizzas baked in one of the neighbor's pizza ovens, so the party has taken on an Italian theme.  Martha has been busy making Italian colored streamers,signs in Italian, and  setting up a Italian soda bar. I always help her make the flower arrangements and this year is no exception.

Between the two of us, we have quite a few copper containers. Are you wondering why one needs so many watering cans?  Well, we just can't help ourselves when we come across such fun and cool looking copper at estate sales and flea markets.  I love the copper patina.


I purchased two bunches of yellow and white flowers at the farmer's market but the rest of the foilage was snipped from our gardens..(.love using what I have) including one of my favorites...succulents.  I like to make wild looking arrangements.  Ones that look like you've just picked the flowers and plopped them in your vessel .

The arrangement in the metal watering can on the right is for the "sign in table.  The hydrangeas were harvested from my front yard...love that lime green
Here is a sample of an arrangement using just succulents and greenery.....love this look.

Three of the arrangements on one of the tables.
More pics can be found here.


Anonymous said...

Love them! I have a copper pitcher...can I get some cuttings from your garden?? :-)


Packet of Seeds said...

Absolutely!I'd love to make one up for you.

Molly said...

Karen! Those are absolutely gorgeous!!