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Wednesday, April 18, 2012

A Rose By Any Other Name Birthday Centerpiece

Late last year I began gathering party inspiration ideas for my Grandma Jingles 90th birthday celebration. They can be found on my Pinterest party board here.

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One of the images that I just adored was this floral arrangement from Twig and Thistle.

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The arrangement had everything my grandmother loves~ flowers, peachy pink, and a touch of vintage. Of course you can’t always find the exact flowers when you need them. But still, I think my version passes muster. 

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One major difference? The arrangement for my grandmother’s party table is in a James Keiller marmalade jar and they used Cooper’s. :)

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I used coral pink gerbera daisies, pale pink roses, purple status, mauve pink daises, and lambs ear for a touch of soft greenery. I have no idea what this flowering branch is. Anyone?

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The other tables have arrangements nestled into mason jars found at the thrift store. All of the jars were covered by two small white doilies, front and back. Some were held in place with twine.

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Others received a bit of peachy pink vintage seam binding.

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The flowers came from Wal Mart and the grocery store. To make the arrangement seem lush and to stretch the flowers further I added in some folded up crepe paper held in place with florist wire and attached a branch.

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Binding all of the stems with a rubber band and cutting them at the same length helps to keep the bouquet compact.

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I still have a million other things left to do to prepare for tomorrow’s party. My grandmother is understandably off the charts in her excitement level.

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May you have a flower filled day!


Please know I am in a tiny town in Northern Minnesota that has limited internet connection. Forgive me if I am unable to respond.


April said...

Happy Birthday to your sweet grandmother! Wow! Ninety is just amazing!
Your floral arrangements are super sweet and sophisticated. LOVE!
Enjoy your family time.

Creations By Cindy said...

Love the beautiful arrangement! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

Marydon said...

Just gorgeous Laura. Enjoy your time in MN & give Grandmother our best wishes for her birthday.

Have a beautiful day

Perfectly Printed said...

Lovely flowers Laura! Enjoy celebrating with your Grandma!!


Perfectly Printed said...

Lovely flowers Laura! Enjoy celebrating with your Grandma!!


Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Happy birthday Grandma!! I loveeeeeeee the flower arrangement!!! Gorgeous!

jeanette from everton terrace said...

I'm excited to see it all come together. Love your flowers :)

Pat@Life At Lydias House said...

Your Grandma Jingles is blessed to have a granddaughter like you! The arrangements are beautiful and I'm sure that the party will be delightful!

The Boston Lady said...

A tiny town in Northern Minnesota, my that sounds wonderful. Happy 90th birthday to your beautiful grandmother. So glad you get to spend it with her. The flower arrangements are just gorgeous, I can smell their loveliness all the way down here in Florida! Ann

Auntie Em said...

No wonder your grandmother is excited! Love the pretty flower bouquets. I love my marmalade jars too. :)

Jennifer Watkins-Jones said...

The flowers are gorgeous! I know your grandmother will adore all you have done to celebrate her 90th birthday! I hope y'all are having a marvelous time!

DREAMS ON 34th STREET ~ French Bread & Family said...

Oh, Laura!
Have a wonderful celebration!
The flower arrangement is exquisite, beautiful...vintage. A perfect interpretation of love!
Happy Birthday, dear Grandma Jingles!

Elizabeth and Gary said...

Hi Laura,
Happy birthday to Grandma Jingles! The flowers are beautiful, I can just close my eyes and breath in the sweet smell...
Big Birthday hug for Grandma..

Jane said...

Happy Birthday to your dear Grandma! Lovely floral arrangements!

openid said...


Your beautiful floral arrangements are the perfect centerpieces for Grandma Jingle's birthday celebration!
I am saving your photographs to refer to for future parties. The spiked flower will be easier to identify when the buds bloom. They may be pink larkspur.

Your Friend,

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

Laura, how blessed are you to have your Grandma! I am sure she is excited and she will love the flowers. Have a grand time!

Little Leslie said...

Grandma Jingles and the guest will be enchanted by these arrangements. Please take pictures of the completed party room. Nave a great time tomorrow!

Privet and Holly said...

Happy Birthday to
Grandma Jingles!
These bouquets are
just lovely and I thank
you for the primer on
how to make them
look so perfect. She
is going to be over
the moon! So happy
that you are with her
to celebrate this terrific
milestone : )

xo Suzanne

Tammy@Beatrice Banks said...

So gorgeous! I have a similar idea planned for my hubby's grad party. Minus the doilies of course. Can't wait to see the rest of your party decor!

Pamela R said...

Wow I love that jar and the flowers are just gorgeous! Great job! And happy birthday to Grandma Jingles!

Linda said...

Everything looks so beautiful!! :)

Fifi Flowers said...

GORGEOUS flowers!

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