I loved all the favorite first lines that were shared on yesterday’s post! Thank you so much for joining the conversation! Some I recalled and some were new – what a delight!! As promised, here is today’s post highlighting pretty posies and tins!
I have a passion for fresh flowers and am so pleased when I create a lovely arrangement of blooms clipped directly from the garden… and pairing them with some of my favorite vintage tins is a bonus! Here are 3 easy garden bouquets that I love and hope you will enjoy too!
I found this Amarettini di Saronno tin at Goodwill for .50 cents and love the red and orange colors on it. For this arrangement I wanted to play up those colors and what better than a couple varieties of daylillies? The orange Daylily is lovely but I especially enjoy this ‘Red Magic’ variety that has the deep red and yellow – perfect for this tin!
This trio of yellow Coreopsis adds a nice pop of color when strewn casually at the base. For each of these arrangements, I simply filled a glass of water and placed it in each container since these are tin and not necessarily water tight. Plus, I don’t want to encourage further rusting.
For this vintage German tin, I kept it simple with red Knockout roses. I love these flowers because they bloom again and again throughout the season and are quite hearty and they don’t seem to be overly bothered by bugs as many roses can be. Their biggest enemy seems to be when we get a hard rain… When making this arrangement, I clipped stems at very slightly varying heights to add some depth to this monochromatic arrangement allowing the blooms and the tin to shine.
This last arrangement is my favorite in many ways, primarily because it makes the most out of a less than perfectly tended garden. You see those lovely soft and fuzzy pale lavender colored cone shaped flowers? Those are actually blooms from mint plants that are attempting a hostile takeover of a garden bed! The base of this arrangement is one of my most favorite flowers – hydrangeas. This is the Hydrangea paniculata ‘Grandiflora’ to be exact. The vibrant deep purple of this Russian Sage (another blooming herb) adds vibrancy and depth to this otherwise neutral arrangement displayed in a recently acquired tin found at a local Antique mall. I especially love the hints of turquoise blue amongst all the red, cream and gold – and I’m a sucker for a pastoral scene!
Here you can see each of the tins before being filled. There is a casual beauty to arrangements like these that I find very satisfying – how about you? Do you like to mix it up sometimes with unusual containers for your favorite blooms? What are some of your favorite vessels to use? I’d love to know!
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