Turn a Disaster into Decorations

Last year, we invited friends for Thanksgiving dinner.
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My friend walked into my home laughing and barely peeking out from behind this gorgeous, monstrous, flower arrangement.
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It was GINORMOUS.

It definitely was professionally done and looked stunning on my table. It dwarfed my dining room table, but looked stunning. She knew it was too big for my home, but found it at a 90% off sale.
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She said, “I know you’ll think of something to do with it. You could make three or four arrangements with all these flowers.”
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We removed it for the meal, but when we were done with the dishes, we sat it on the table, lit the candles, and hoped it wouldn’t start the house on fire. After Thanksgiving, I put it in a large plastic container in the attic.
Yea, dumb, right?
Like, candles melt in temps above 90,
DUH!
This year it wasn’t looking so pretty so I took her advice.
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I had also hit the 90% clearance last year and bought  two decorated wreaths that were hideous to me, but cheaper than buying bare wreaths. They hung above my craft table for a long, long time, daring me to find time to rescue and restore them.
I removed these,
and these,
and added some of these.
I ended up with this,
and this.
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Wait until you see what I did with the rest of the flowers…

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Wanna’ see what I did next?

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2 Responses to Turn a Disaster into Decorations

  1. Dana November 3, 2010 at 5:45 pm #

    Hurrah for clearance! Fun stuff.

  2. Bevy November 4, 2010 at 1:19 pm #

    Okay! Can't wait. Lookin' good so far.I love those clearance corners.

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