Saturday, 27 April 2013

Hot and Happy

I spent a wonderful couple of hours in a little village hall yesterday afternoon
(Click to enlarge photos)
 Enjoying one of my favourite pastimes

 Arranging flowers, sticks and foliage

 The challenge was to use a square container (mine was a plastic mushroom one)
And the design had to look good all the sides and the corners - not as easy as it sounds!
 It is meant to be displayed on a tall pedestal to get the full effect, but my bungalow is too tiny, so I put the container in a square Oasis dish.
It really brightens up the lounge and I am very happy with the finished design.
Hot colours  -  Happy Lady

And the cost?
£3 for the roses
£3 for the Gerbera - from a supermarket
£1.50 for the painted twigs (from the tutor)
60p for a block of Oasis
£5 towards the hire of the hall.

The arrangement is just under a metre talll
and today the roses are opened and are lovely big blooms

What a bargain!

I used to go each month, but haven't been able to go since Autumn last year and have really missed it.
So it was great to catch up with everyone's news, and enjoy such wonderful company


Christine B. said...

A beautiful arrangement, love the colour. Hope everything goes ok with hubby. Love and hugs XChrisB

Captain Shagrat said...

If I had the time this would be something right up my street, well done by the way

Paula Whittaker said...

what a beautiful arrangement.

Magpie's Mumblings said...

Very pretty! You have a wonderful talent for floral arranging and I'm glad you're back at the meetings.

gardenpinks said...

An absolutely gorgeous arrangement Lottie. Love the beautiful colours and can imagine how cheering this would be in a room. What I like about Gerberas is that they last a long time in water!
Lynn x

Netty said...

Its a gorgeous arrangement, you must be so pleased. Hugs Annette x

Samantha Read said...

Absolutely beautiful Lottie, big hugs xx

sam21ski said...

WOW Lottie, they look absolutely gorgeous.

Love the colours too and the linear effect.

Sam xxx

Pearl said...

I always love seeing your arrangements Lottie, they truly are beautiful. Thanks for the comment. Hugs, Pearl