Tuesday, February 14, 2012

For the Love of Flowers

Valentine’s day often means flowers and whether you’re giving your sweetheart a bouquet or arranging a centerpiece for a romantic dinner, one wants one’s bouquet to look it’s best.
This past weekend, we hosted a dinner party in honor of the romantic holiday, and to celebrate I wanted to create a lush centerpiece with gorgeous and bursting blooms. So, off to the market I went to discover what was available.

After perusing the various flowers, I decided to purchase some white hydrangeas, a dozen blushing roses and a dozen red tulips. When I returned home, I began creating my centerpiece using the hydrangeas as my backdrop to the roses and tulips, all crowning a cherubic pedestal. 

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Before I added my roses, though, I used a hint I discovered in Carlos Mota’s book, “Flowers Chic and Cheap.” I’ve blogged about his wonderful book before and it has never let me down.




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In his book, Mr. Mota suggests gently opening up your rosebuds with a blow dryer. The gentle warm air generated by the dryer, unfurls the petals for a lush and full bloom without the wait!

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This little trick had my blooms awake and ready for our guests, and was a wonderful addition to our table!

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So, as you prepare to give your bouquet this holiday…make sure it is the best that it can be before you present it to your loved one!

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1 comment:

  1. Love it! Happy Valentine's Day to the Domestic Dandy!

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