Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Christmas Greens Arrangements

My friend stopped at our favorite little second hand store and found us another "cutter" quilt to share. Its a beautiful indigo blue and white in the Irish Chain pattern.

Quite old with cotton batting,

and hand quilted. We didn't cut up the blocks, just divided it in half lengthwise.
More on this later.

Last week was I gathered with my friends from my Herb Society at P.J.'s art studio to create fresh arrangements for our Holiday tables. There was a great variety of greens.

Rose hip and dried flowers.

Dried teasel and seed pods waiting to be painted with gold and silver spray.

A basket full of fresh berries and box wood greens to choose from.

These are a few of the finished arrangements, Santa sitting on dried reindeer moss with greens in the back of his sleigh.

An old tin can becomes a great piece with greens, pine cones and silver pods.

P.J.s beautiful arrangement with candy canes, photographed on one of her stools the students sit on to paint (love them).

This piece will have a tall candle in the back of Santa.

One of my pieces I arranged for a friend in a blue canning jar.

Another piece in a little  wooden crate using the teasel and spray snow.

The piece I made for myself using a clay flower pot I spray painted creamy white and hot glued on vintage buttons years ago. I put a plastic insert inside to hold the water then filled it with oasis and a variety of greens.

And back home I folded the quilt lengthwise for my table and added the arrangement.

Fresh rose hips and a candy cane candle.

Finished with spray snow.

And my last winter arrangement is on my porch. I put this together every year the first of November with fresh greens, rose hips, and red dogwood branches from our walks in the woods. Also, fresh cut holly branches from our shrubs. This will stay nice until middle of  March.
(I keep the soil in the pot left over from summer and add a big pot of water to the arrangement).

This was suppose to be the first picture on this weeks blog but some how ended up at the end, what a great piece.


Anonymous said...

The indigo quilt looks great on your table, along with the arrangement. Looks good...Deb C

Peggy said...

Kathy, first of all I love your beautiful photos of the crescent moon. Gorgeous. So cool how you find cutter quilts and split them with friends, I want to do that, too, now. Also, you inspired me to try an arrangement with yard trimmings last year and you just did it again! Thank you for this and more. xo

Deb Hardman said...

I could not have cut that quilt. It was in better shape than some of the "cutters" I've saved from eBay. I'm glad you got a nice piece of it though. It looks beautiful with your arrangement . I love the the one on the porch too. I miss all the inspiration you spread!

I hope you have a wonderful Christmas!

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