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Thursday, July 12, 2018

Summer Floral Design

My flower garden is thriving!   
 I cut a big basket of flowers to create a centerpiece for the family room table.

Roses.......geraniums.........flocks.......everything is blooming right now

Before I share more of the gorgeous flowers in my centerpiece,     I want to show you the place settings I have on the table.

There's just the two of us for lunch today so my tablescape is simple.      You've seen me use everything in the place setting except the new faux paper plate.

The new faux paper plates are Melamine and they look so realistic!

The back says they are from The Christmas Tree Shop,    but I found them the other day at Bed Bath and Beyond.

Okay back to my fresh flower centerpiece........

The lone red rose bud is peeking out from geraniums and flocks......

The Knock out Rose looks right at home next to the Herloom.......

I scattered a couple of faux bumble bee's around my design......

Spikes of Russian Sage give a little different texture to the centerpiece.

Different colors,  textures,  and sizes of flowers  add lots of interest to my centerpiece.

I  cut flocks in different stages of bloom......from full to partial

The roses were cut in stages too......from bud to full bloom.

Here's a photo of the display cabinet that is on the north side of the table

I have  long stems  and lots of leaves on some of the rose buds........I like the look of them sticking out of the floral design.

Lambs ear is a plant often forgotten when creating a floral design   
I just realized that I should have cut some  box wood or asparagus fern and added it to my floral would  have added more color and texture!

I try to add new plants to my garden each spring,   

 Some long stemmed wild flowers would be nice.......any other suggestions?


  1. You have a very lovely garden, hope you will stop by and share your fun home on OMHGFF Linky Party
    Wishing you a lovely weekend!

  2. I loved all the photos. Your flowers are so many pretty colors. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

  3. Penny,
    What a charming floral arrangement!! So pretty and colorful!! The plates are darling!! Bed, Bath and Beyond owns The Christmas Tree Shop.....They bought them out several years ago.....

  4. The flowers are so bright and beautiful! I love all the different colors! You did it again! Such great decorations, as always!

  5. Beautiful as always Penny.Love the arrangement ,trully love the wooden chair with the rose decal.Is it hand painted or a sticker ?.such an adorable pig cushion ,love it ..Job well done as usual .Thank you for the tour.favorite part of my morning to read your posts

    1. Hi Penny, the chair is hand painted. I got it at a yard sale a couple of months ago for $20. Have a wonderful week end....hugs...

  6. Very pretty centerpiece and I just love that sign on the shed "Our Happy Place"! So cute. Thank you for sharing on Merry Monday! Hope to see ya next week!

  7. OMG! I can't believe how beautiful your home and flowers are

  8. So pretty Penny! Thanks for sharing at Home Sweet Home!

  9. flowers to me are a special part of summer, this is a very nice
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  10. Your flowers are so beautiful. What a joyful creation flowers are. We will feature your wonderful flowers on the next Blogger's Pit Stop.

  11. What a lovely fresh floral centerpiece! Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm!


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