flowers + reading
Nov 11, 2015
I have a small collection of Transferware jars that I love to work with, especially around the fall and winter holidays. For this arrangement, I created a simple grid using clear floral tape to help my stems stay in place.
I added 2 sprigs of mimosa branches to give an overall shape to the arrangement.
Next I filled it out with some bay leaf.
A couple of magnificent Cafe Au Lait dahlias take center stage.
Some viburnum berry in that glossy black maroon color adds contrast and another texture.
I had some lovely coppery colored foliage called Nandina, which I placed for added color.
Next I tucked in several burnt orange roses called ‘Combo’. I kept them low because I knew I would be adding smaller flowers for height and movement.
I’ve been obsessed with orchids lately. I love the extra luxe they bring to any arrangement.
I scored by finding some variegated yellow and deep plum colored ranunculus. I added them because they were perfect!
Next up, I added some purple scabiosa which technically wasn’t needed, but I couldn’t resist.
Lastly, I intertwined some jasmine vines for movement and placed a single large fern leaf in the back. I thought maybe the fern leaf would bring an unexpected element to this soothing fall arrangement.