Flower Arranging

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Thursday evening I stood in Hobbycraft staring blankly at the "Wedding Celebration" display trying to decide on the items I needed to make something for Florence's birthday. I knew what I needed, but somehow confronted with all those shelves and surrounded by other shoppers presumably not buying for their dead child, my mind went into a spin, I lost my nerve and very nearly the remnants of my composure.
This year I decided after seeing this on pinterest that I wanted to make Florence's birthday flower bouquet myself.
I'm not great with flowers, but dissapointed by recent bouquets from florists, I thought I could at least give it a try.
I filled my basket with supplies, choked back the tears, and tried not to imagine being several doors down in the toy shop....
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Using flowers from the garden and some chosen at the supermarket, I set to work this morning. A knot in my stomach and with trembling hands, so scared I was going to mess this up.
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But here it is, it's not perfect I know, but I'm pretty proud of my first ever flower arrangement.
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The big girls were inspired and have made their own little arrangements too.
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18 comments

  1. It is a perfect arrangement for Florence- beautuful flowers and lots of love

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  2. It's beautiful Jeanette, you're so talented in being able to turn your hand to making lovely things.
    My gran gave us a hydrangea when Harry was born and it was particularly stunning this year as we lost her.
    I love the roses on the blue and white plate too - so pretty.
    Thinking of Florence as always....
    L
    xx

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  3. Oh Jeanette, it's perfect and the girls flowers are simply lovely too.
    Nicky
    x

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  4. It's beautiful. Made love with by a mother for her daughter's birthday.

    Hoping you all have a gentle day.

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  5. Perfect is not even an illusion, these are beautiful.
    V
    xxx

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  6. beautiful and even more than a shop bought one as it's made with love (((hugs)))

    thinking of you all xxx

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  7. Oh Jeanette, it's beautiful, and so are the ones the girls have made (((hugs))) x

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  8. Just beautiful!

    And I like it even better than the picture you saw which inspired you - you surpassed it.

    Florence, I wish you were here for a happy birthday and a lovely snail cake.

    Never forgotten,

    Cathy in Missouri

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  9. I love the arrangement. It's beautiful.

    Thinking of Florence.

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  10. Just gorgeous! Sending lots of love and thinking of your beautiful Florence on her birthday.

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  11. Beautiful work.. and made with such love...

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  12. Happy Birthday Sweet Florence...

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  13. Just perfect. Love it.
    xo

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  14. They are beautiful - really stunning.

    Happy birthday Florence <3

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  15. You have visual perfect pitch Jeanette, it was always going to be lovely. Love that the girls' are so pretty and so different too.

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  16. Absolutely beautiful and so great that the girls could make their own too xxxx

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  17. Amazing and beautiful! 10 ****** ( And a lot better than many florists ;) ) So glad you enjoyed it. Working with natural materials is so thereputic. Hope it soothed your soul a little. Rememberance flowers are my favorite. Florist Annie catching up on your blog xxxx

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