Wednesday, October 3, 2012

It's Flower Arranging Time!

Soooo...what would you do to fill a giant empty space? Today I am going to show you the flower arrangement in my stairwell, which is also located on our new (free) homemade pallet bar.

Here is what the modern light-well looked like in the room before...
I will be revealing the entire bar as soon as we add a couple finishing touches! I really wanted an enormous flower arrangement in this corner that would make a statement. Like I have mentioned in my previous posts, the Germans really know how to do flower arrangements, both beautifully and uniquely.  One of my German girlfriends and I went to a craft store Bastelstube in Trier (it's very hard to find a good sized craft store here) and found these totally fairy-tale like flowers. I wanted the arrangement to look good year-round, so these particular ones were the perfect solution! Flower arranging is not my forte...I typically grab handfuls of picked flowers or branches and throw them in a mason jar, so, I really needed my friend, Iris's expertise. She helped me figure out which ones would compliment each other then, my husband and I created the arrangement as soon as I got home! I love the gnarly twisted branches and berries. 
Unfortunately, unless you are able to pick loads of flowers ALL year long, or have a ton of coupons for fake ones...good looking artificial flowers are expensive. On the bright side, they do make all your other cheap and or free junk look completely shnazzy! In this arrangement I used a few high-end flowers and filled the empty spaces with super cheap ones that I already had so I wouldn't break our budget. No one would ever be able to tell the difference. Also, these are timeless and will last forever...a good financial decision for the long run. Next to the flowers is a candle surrounded by corks..the glow is simply delightful. I love how the flames dance behind the cork. Antique, aqua demijohns sit to the right of the flowers in a German wine crate. 


 How do you like your flower arrangements?
I sure can't wait to show you the rest of the room and a few more fall details!
Until next time...


8 comments:

  1. I love this so so much!! You are brilliant!

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  2. Molly,

    Looks amazing! You went into to Trier : ) That's awesome! Must be stationed at Spangdahlem AFB. Spent 10 years at Bitburg. If you get the chance go to Bestkauf's now called Toom in Bitburg - they have(or used to)amazing things. The pastry is out of this world!

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    1. Hey there! I will have to check out the Toom in Bitburg! I have been to our local one but there isn't a ton of things there :( Maybe I will have better luck at another one! DO you miss it here? I hope you are well!

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  3. I miss Germany so much! Met my husband there : ) He was stationed at Spangdahlem, my family at Bitburg. You made my heart smile today as I recalled all the wonderful memories centered around that whole area. Enjoy your time, and continue to make travel a priority - it's hard to get an opportunity like this one.

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    1. Oh I bet you do! My husband and I love it here so much, we are going to stay as long as the military will let us... Do you visit much?

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  4. Not as much as I would like : ( But, your post got me to drag out the old slide projector and look at all the pics we took while there (yeah we're old). Winter is coming, make sure ya'll put an old coffee can of rock salt in the car, for those times you hit black ice. I remember so many times one of us driving (creeping) the other in front of the car with the rock salt, just to get home. Icky at the time, but we laugh now, it's those kind of memories that MAKE a marriage!

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    1. Awww I am so glad you looked at some slides! You should frame some or blow up your favorites (is that even possible):)Being from California, I have never really driven in or dealt with the snow so this will definitely be an interesting winter for sure. Thank you so much for the advice!

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