Monday, September 22, 2008

Fun Floral and Herbs Arrangements

I painted this wooden tray a washed robin egg blue by adding water to acrylic paint. It was raw light wood colour. (Sorry I forgot to get a "Before" photo) I got it years ago from a craft store for something like $1. I thought it'd look great with all different jars or bottles in it. I could also use them for flowers and herbs from time to time, and have lots of fun playing with the endless different ways of arrangements.Also I'd like to extend my heartfelt thanks to Maryjane at The Beehive Cottage for featuring my blog on her blog. I've been able to discover so many other wonderful and beautiful blogs which I'd never have discovered otherwise. Thanks, Maryjane. Note: I keep the glass jars and bottles from food and drinks we've had, it's more like I'm unable to get myself to throw them out, so I have a cupboard full of them; all shapes and sizes; ready for "recycling". I like to use them as vases or for giving roses to my friends in. Jars with reasonably wide "mouths" are great for a decent bunch of roses arranged nicely, I tie a ribbon/bow around the "neck" of the jar to give it a nice little touch.

11 comments:

Kathy said...

I am visiting your blog for the first time after reading Maryjane's glowing review of it! I intend to look at each and every page! It looks just lovely!
Kathy

Gail McCormack said...

What a beautiful job you've done of your tray, feels like summer is just around the corner for us in Australia, although In Melbourne today it is pouring with rain!

Kelli @ Vintage Vavoom said...

Gorgeous tray...and I just love your different shaped bottles. So tell me, are those shapes easy to find in Australia, or did you have to hunt for them?

I swear I should join a bottle swap, that would be cool!

Kelli

ivoryspring said...

I love that tray after the makeover!! And the jars and flowers look good in it!

Congrats on being featured!!! :)

CIELO said...

Beautiful! I love the color you choose....

cielo

Wanita said...

The tray and flowers look so pretty. I love the color you painted the tray.

Maryjane - The Beehive Cottage said...

Hello Sweet Rosy!

Another beautiful post of pretties! Love the tray you painted and then filled it with with danity flowers in pretty shiney bottles! Your touches are special. I enjoyed having you as my special guest! You have found a new friend...me!

Hugs,
Maryjane

Tracy said...

Very pretty! I love flowers and herbs in combination...Happy Days :o)

Becky said...

I can see that I am going to love your blog. Very pretty idea. And lots of eye candy here.
Becky

Pink Slippers said...

Those look so very sweet. A little thing I do is having baby jars left over. A lot! We use them for the sweeties as drinking glasses. They are perfect for their little hands. We just wash them all up and pretty and they are great. Wendy

The Brenda Blog said...

Oh, I love all the unique shapes! And the clear glass gives it all such unity.
Brenda