Post # 1
1 bunch of lilac and 1 bunch of pink wax flower. I like that it looks organic and the flowers flop over the sides.
Box was free, and I covered the ends in scrapbook paper. Inside the box are just random jars, all free.
total cost: $18
sorry it’s sideways, my iPad likes to do that!
Post # 3
Wow, I love it! So pretty!
Post # 4
@Lola-Poodle: I like it, very pretty!
Post # 5
Oooohh that is beautiful! Very creative!!
Post # 6
Soooo beautiful and I bet it smells amazing!
Post # 10
@Lola-Poodle: ohhh so pretty! Where did ou get your flowers at?
Post # 11
What size is the box? It looks a bit large on your coffee table. Otherwise, it is lovely.
Post # 12
The flowers came from a wholesale place in OC. I bought them about 12:30 this afternoon. Arranged and photographed about an hour later. The lilacs ($12) are already a FAIL. Droopy and wilted. I’m going back tomorrow to see about an alternative. I want something that is voluminous and has some bulk to it, so it falls over the side but isn’t wilty looking. The wax flower looks great.
As of now, I don’t recommend Lilacs ladies, they don’t hold up.
i will be back tomorrow with an update!
Post # 13
@Lola-Poodle: Oh no, I’m so sorry to hear about the lilacs! They are ephemeral though. Some people say that’s part of their charm, but I love them so much, I’d rather less of that particular charm! I’ve picked some and had them last 2 days and still look nice, but could never get more than that from them. Such a shame — your photo is gorgeous, and the smell…….. > dreamy sigh <
Post # 14
It looks beautiful! Sorry about the lilacs as well. I need to know which flowers will hold up also – please keep us updated !!!
Post # 15
@Lola-Poodle: The woody stems of lilacs do not take up water easily. To make them last, you need to cut the stem at a sharp angle and immediately place them in warm water with a floral preservative. You then need to use a sharp knife to split the stems upward for about an inch. Do not smash or hammer the stems or they will not be able to absorb water at all.
Post # 16
What about hydrangeas? (sp?) Very pretty!