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Anatomy of a Rose Bouquet

Quilt-&-vase

The inspiration, and the vase.

Silver-king-artemesia

'Sage Leaf' artemesia for the bouquet filler.

Roses-waiting-in-fridge

Roses, picked the day before, wait in the fridge.

Bucket-of-roses

More roses on bouquet morning.

Roses-on-kitchen-counter

The kitchen counter ready for action.

Artemesia-sprigs

Artemesia stems with lower leaves removed– the two stems with the branched tops are ideal for rose support.

Artemesia-as-filler

With the filler in place, the roses are an easy pleasure to insert. (Most all rose leaves have been removed.) The pretty green vase came from Florali.

Finished-bouquet

Ready to party!

Roses-&-patchwork

Playing dress-up, and setting the stage were a big part of my childhood. Costumes for a variety show, in the garage, with my little friends; fashioning fake pillows in a tent over the clothesline, or taking care to artfully arrange the family fruit bowl, aren't too far from what I'm compelled to do with roses.

The patchwork fantasy (right, I'd never eat off my quilt), in our new dining room, seems to go nicely with my Artist Husband's painting, don't you think?

Glasses

The Murano glasses came from Crate and Barrel– they go with everything.

Napkins

The napkins were an 'a-while-ago' find from Pottery Barn. I just love them, and wish all my napkins had plastic crystals. 

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