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Tuesday, February 15, 2011

A pretty bouquet!


How do you like this for a bouquet??? The bright carnations are so pretty in an amongst the collard leaves!!! You see, she is on a strict diet plan and rarely cheats...so candy and cake were out on Valentines Day. She also hates us to spend a lot of money on cut flowers that will die. I was really stumped this year on an idea for her, until I went to Walmart for something else, and I thought of her beloved collards. She loves the fresh collards at Walmart!!! She is a collard fanatic, actually. I saw the cut flowers there, and the idea just popped right into my head...to make this bouquet. The stems were so large, they would not fit into a large vase, I had to use a big plastic Tupperware-like container to hold it all. Luckily I had some bright pink tissue paper in my drawer to hide the ugliness, and a ribbon to tie it all up! I think we both really loved it, actually. The droopy leaves were revived with cold water.

9 comments:

marianne said...

Hahaha great idea!
So ingenious of you ;)

Amber Von Felts said...

Nice! An edible bouquet!

deepazartz said...

Nice flowers...they look like they've been made from the pink tissue paper tied below.

Good Day!

Pokeberry Mary said...

that's pretty cool! the leaves are actually quit pretty.

Lisa at Greenbow said...

You are so creative Julie. This is great.

Bobbie Lynn said...

I agree with Lisa, very creative. Love the color.

myheart4him said...

I am blown away by this. Thanks for commenting on my blog.

My grandmother would love a Collards Bouquet. Very clever.

Shannon

Serena said...

Well done, Julie!! It looks great and very thoughtful too ~

donna said...

Julie, I think you may have started a new trend here. Quite stunning! You may bring one of those bouquets to me anytime. No need to wait until VD.

donna