Thursday, February 1, 2018

Flowers at Balsam Mountain Preserve

I always enjoy the opportunity to create something for Balsam Mountain Preserve, and during the winter, trying to be creative keeps me on my toes.

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After the holidays were over, I wanted something winter but something that did not scream Christmas, so I used my green Mason jars and added different varieties of pine along with faux red berries and pine cones. Since the greenery lasts forever but wanting a weekly change, I simply added red roses and yellow lilies to what I already had. 


These really did well for a week, but the roses started to get brown on the edges. 


We have a brand new Ingles here, and I've been loving perusing their flower section, so when I saw these begonias in different colors, I thought they would be really pretty on the tables. 


I bought clay pots from the craft section at
Walmart, as they do not have holes in the bottom like regular clay pots, and spray painted them metallic gold. 


I simply lifted the dirt and all out of the plastic pots and placed them in the clay pots. 


They should certainly last longer than a week, and I think are a nice change from a traditional flower arrangement. 


I thought about making a long wooden box and putting some together for the mantels if I can get more. 


I think these are so pretty and really soften the appearance of all the wood and rock and will be a breath of fresh air here in the middle of winter.


My brain is always working overtime trying to think of creative things to do here that will last at least a week, be small enough to fit on the tables, and brighten things up.  I really love this, and I can use the gold pots again for something else. 

If you want more info on Balsam Mountain Preserve, please go by and take a look at the website and see all the awesome things the 4,400 acre property offers. 


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**This is not a sponsored post. All opinions are my own. 



9 comments:

  1. What a great idea. It looks fresh and bright and like we are headed towards Spring! Perfect! xo Diana

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  2. Maravilhosas imagens. Feliz semana.

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  3. The blooms are beautiful. I am so glad to have found your blog. It is so refreshing to see home decor that is not the farm house style. I miss color in decorating and the farm house tradition is just not for me.

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    1. Well thank you so much for that!!! I'm looking around at my plans for summer thinking *no one* is doing this much color, so good to know I'm not the only one who loves it:-)

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  4. So very beautiful Anita! You always decorate this wonderful place so beautifully!!!

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