what I do

what I do

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Decorating with fruit and simple flower arrangements

I put the finishing touches on this house today to get ready for their company party tomorrow. I added fresh flowers and simple bowls of fruit to keep the natural look I was going for, while adding a little color.

It was a beautiful day today in Orange County. The forecast was rain all day but this morning while I was driving around to pick up what I needed, the clouds began to clear and beautiful blue skies appeared. I snapped these photos while I was driving.

We don't often get a lot of "weather" down here in Southern California and so it was really nice to see all the puffy white clouds (and some really gray ones mixed in) with the blue skies peeking through.

So here is where I had left off last week:

I left a nice clean slate knowing I would come back and add fresh flowers and fruit.  For color and texture I used limes, pomegranates, tangerines, whole walnuts, cranberries and pine cones. I also threw some extra large marshmallows into a clear container for a little fun. For flowers, I started with white to go with my predominately silver and white palette using hydrangeas, a beautiful white amaryllis and white orchids. For a splash of color I added red roses. I also used Christmas greens and magnolia leaves to mix into my bouquets.

Do you recognize this house? We remodeled the kitchen last summer - you can read about it here.

The entry bouquet adds just the right amount of color and drama to greet their guests.

It should be a beautiful party!


Mary Ann Pickett said...

I bet it smells fragrant. too!

Holly Gruszka said...

I do remember the house and the touches you've added are beautiful. Fresh fruit and flowers are my favorite way to accent - you've done a wonderful job here. Their party is going to be a hit!

Town and Country Gals said...

the touches you've added are lovely, simple and classic! I was surprised to see the silver bowl with the stag heads on both side, I found the same bowl a few months ago at the good will for $7.00, it's one of my favorite things!
Merry Christmas,

Julie Taylor and Danni Greenwalt said...

So pretty and I bet all the flowers smell wonderful.