Monday, May 17, 2010

~I Just Can't Throw Away Flowers!~

Are you like me and just hate to toss a once beautiful bouquet because someone you love gave it to you? I do and so I try to save what I can for a later project by drying and some to put in a small vase to enjoy a bit longer.
These are from my Mothers Day bouquet from my NY daughter.....when they were fresh and new and oh so beautiful, you can see them a couple posts below....I wished I could have saved that lovely evergreen filler with the little pink rosebud looking flowers, but they do not allow you to save them....they quickly fall apart. I love them and wish I knew what they are! I am going to call the florist and ask....if I will just remember! lol!
I took the little roses and tied the ribbon from the bouquet around them to dry and I will use them in a little wreath later for my computer room....I used to work with drieds....I grew many of them when we lived in Washington state. It was a passion of mine...statice, yarrow, roses, straw flowers and the list marches on. We also went on gathering trips and brought back basket fulls of Queens Anne's Lace and Baby's Breath, which grew wild there.
So, by arranging your roses so they don't touch too much, putting a rubber band around them, not too tightly, hang them upside down and leave them to do their won't be disappointed. You can dry them in a silica, too, in the microwave, but unless I want them in a hurry I just hang them...I love the look of flowers drying, hanging from various pegs around the house.
The few daisies that were still good, I put in a little vase....there is something magical about daisies...they just look so sweet growing in their clumps in my gardens and then I adore them with roses and lilacs....
So, I hope you saved some of your Mothers Day flowers to enjoy for the months to come....and...
Below is a pretty Vanity Bottle I added to New Things at our website....go take a peek! It is just the prettiest bottle with touches of Blue...I am so pleased with how it turned out.

I hope all you sweet peeps are having a lovely afternoon....I am, with a glass of wonderful sweet tea with a touch lemon beside me!


Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Jil,
I love daisies too! I dried a bouquet of roses a couple of months ago and they look so pretty tied up with ribbon. I move them around from place to place and they always look so sweet. Hope you're having a beautiful day. Stop by for tea tomorrow, won't you?


fannipauline said...

I am drying a beautiful corsage of white roses from Betsy's marriage ceremony. I do the same as you - I keep saving as many flowers as I can out of a beautiful bouquet. I know your table and chairs must look just beautiful. You are so talented and creative..Hugs......Pauline

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Beautiful roses ~ I always keep mine, too! Gorgeous vanity bottle, such a yummy shade of blue!

Thanks for stopping by and entering my Cottage Charm giveway! Good luck to you!

Hope you had a fantastic weekend!

Big TX Hugs,
Angelic Accents

sissie said...

Your roses are still very pretty and I'm glad that you saved them.
It is hard to throw them out, I know because I always try and dry them too.


fannipauline said...

It took a while for your bottle to show up. It is very pretty and you did a wonderful job. Someone should really love to buy it........I am off to an early dinneer with friends.....Hugs.....Pauline

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Hi Jill it is so nice to meet you. How sweet of my Gloria to send you for a visit. I loved that you stopped by. Your blog is beautiful... I love the bowl in your first picture... I think I have the mate to it..A gift from a dear friend a few years back. I look forward to getting to know you... hugs ~lynne~