Monday, December 14, 2009

A New Take On Carnations

Carnations are not just used for fillers any more. Depending on how you use them, they can leave a lasting impression. For instance, in the picture below, a series of matching dense arrangements were placed at a reception welcome table to create a chic and modern look.

In the design below, a geometric center piece was made by closely placing cherry red carnations in a shallow wooden bowl without the use of any greenery or filler flowers {I love the way the red pops in contrast to the black and white}.

Here carnations are used to create pomanders {love these}. You can used these pomanders to decorate pews, hang them from the ceiling, on doors, you name it. Let your imagination be your guide.

Interesting facts about carnations:

  1. Carnations can be packed tightly together without the petals bruising or falling off.
  2. Each stem averages about one dollar.
  3. Carnations are grown all over the globe - Europe, Kenya, India, Australia, China, South America and the United States and they are available year-round.
  4. Carnations come in more than 10,000 shades and varieties.
  5. Once a carnation has reached its full bloom, it will remain fresh and fragrant for about three weeks if kept properly hydrated.

Peace and Blessings,

Source: Instyle Weddings

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