Today's bouquet is a little more elaborate than some because I'm having my annual Christmas craft party this weekend and wanted something special.
Do you remember the mantel that I showed in my post about how Sarah Richardson decorates for Christmas in the city (you can see it in the pictures below). Did you notice the container the flowers are in? Well Sarah apparently used a container from the hardware store that is for applying mud to drywall. I loved its simplicity so I went and looked for one too. Sure enough in with all the rough-and-tough drywall equipment are these pretty stainless steel troughs.
I bought one of the troughs and decided to use it for the flowers for my party. As you can see below the label is stuck on there so it will last through countless drywall projects. Anyone know how to remove it?
Unlike Sarah, I love red at Christmas, especially when paired with white - think Nordic Christmas or candy canes - so I bought red carnations and white chrysanthemums to fill the container.
I like the flowers on the table, but for the party we need the table for crafts so the flowers are on our mantel (and that way you can't see the label glue either).
I've been busy getting ready for the party - I'll share the crafts we did next week.