I love dried flowers almost as much as fresh flowers. I always have fresh flowers in the barn. It is something special that I do for myself. They are not expensive, they smell and look pretty and they make me happy. I love to pick them out, bring them home and then lay them on the island and open the package. Then I scout around to see what I want to place them in. It's a sort of fun ritual for me. I trim the ends, add the powder that comes with them and start arranging:) I use lots of different containers whether it be vintage vases, silver tea pots or old jars,every week is an adventure:)
When they are past their prime is also fun. I pick out certain ones to dry. It is amazing how many flowers can be dried. I don't do anything special. Just tie a bit of jute around them, trim the stems again and hang. Some times I just place them in containers like the white pitcher above. Just lovely. Pinks and whites always look so pretty.
Since I live in an old 1700's barn, I am lucky enough to have chestnut beams. They are perfect for hanging dried flowers. The whole ceiling area behind my kitchen island is chock full of dried gorgeousness. When they get to old looking I just take them down and make room for next weeks bunch.
A little bunch makes a big impact.
These yellow roses didn't lose their color and are a cheerful addition near my kitchen sink.
A white pitcher filled with lots of different dried plants sits on my mantle.
Large Hydrangeas and roses look pretty along side an old piece of tin trim.
They can be put in or on anything. An old grater holds these pretties.
Do you dry flowers too? Do you have a favorite to dry? I'd love to know:)
Have a beautiful weekend everyone!!!!!!
'Till next time....................................