As I mentioned in last week's post
the icing on the cake of my table last week
was the centerpiece arranged
by Oberer's Florist.
Earlier this summer I purchased a copy of
and in addition read one of my favorite
weekly blog authors, Ms. Hoffman DePiano's
The Ribbon in My Journal blog post
on an arrangement she had prepared.
I have always wanted to do my own flower arranging.
Feeling inspired as I often do after
reading many of my favorite blog authors,
I was determined to create the centerpiece for this table.
I had the depression glass compote selected,
purchased roses and floral foam
and embarked on my creation last Sunday.
Typically my centerpiece style is dump and fluff
or select a non floral item such as a decorative piece.
I even posted some ideas for this style
in my post Dump and Fluff in 2010.
Pick and vase and buy some flowers or
select items like pumpkins
Even though I was armed with inspiration, flowers and tools
it became a big hot mess!
I can only share my creation with you, my friends,
as I know we support one another in a non-threatening creative
Needless to say I have learned to leave the arrangements
to the professionals until I can spend some time
in floral classes (which Oberer's offers)
after I complete my CPA certification exams.
This should make my local florist happy
and shield you (and myself) from future
hideous attempts similar to the arrangement above!
What new hobbies or interest are
you trying out this fall?
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