i walked up to the athens farmer's market this week, mainly to get some flowers. 3 porch farm is really rocking it out with flowers this year, and it isn't even may yet!
i wanted to see if i could make a pretty arrangement with a bundle or two of their flowers, just to show how easy it can be to have fresh flowers in your home. once i was at the market though, a few other things called my name...flowering chives, but also carrots & radishes because they shared the palette of mandy & steve's ranunculus.
here is what i brought home:
2 bunches of ranunculus, one snapdragon, one bunch of flowering chives, + carrots and radishes.
i started *really* simple. i cut a few flowerheads short and tucked them into some vintage apothecary jars.
then, i did one of beauty everyday's famous old-medicine-bottle-arrangements. these bottles are one of our favorite things to pick up at junk stores. they are so beautiful...
then, i moved to something more advanced...tips follow the next few photos...
i used a brass thrift store vase from mandy, that already had a ball of chicken wire crunched up in it. chicken wire is a great alternative to using flower arranging oasis, which is not good for the environment. you may also tape off a grid across the top of your vase, to support your flower stems, if you do not have chicken wire.
next, i took some of my ingredients and placed them in for shape. you will notice that i tucked in some of the carrots and radishes too, some with tops out, or some with the tops tucked in...the flowers are so beautiful that you hardly need to do anything to them.
this was such a fun exercise...t
his weekend, go visit your market or corner store and see what ingredients you can find...!
arrangements and photographs by rinne allen