Since I have worked in the antique and design business for over 20 years, I know the importance of staying inspired. Even when you are surrounded by beautiful antique furniture and art it is possible to lose the spark of motivation. It is therefore important to see the artistry in even the simplest things and to start each week with new ideas ~ all to foster and maintain one’s eloquence in design. No matter now great or subtle the inspiration, one cannot overstate its continuous impact.
This week my inspiration came in the box of roses my sweet mother sent us for our wedding anniversary (this year we celebrated our 26th). A dozen long stemmed roses in mixed colors arrived, giving me an idea for two quick and simple floral designs.
First, I picked some greenery fillers from my garden to add texture. Using my grandmother’s two hand-cut crystal vases; I separated the roses into two color schemes. When the stems are cut short and the roses packed tightly, the arrangement will last a lot longer. Such arrangements are also easy to place just about anywhere in your home. One arrangement looked great in our living room and the other in the bedroom.
Seeing the roses in small antique family heirloom vases inspires me even today, and reminds me of all the times I saw each vase on my grandmother’s table as she lovingly arranged fresh flowers in them to celebrate special days.
Voila! Enjoy, and have a great week!