Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Reunion Flowers

We're having a family reunion Saturday for my mother's family. There are only three of the original 11 brothers and sisters living. My mother and one brother live near here and the remaining sister lives in Illinois. Of course there are cousins living all over the United States, but we do expect about 85 people, maybe more. The reunion will be held at my church, which is the church the original 11 children attended while growing up.

My sister and I are in charge of setting up tables and decorating, etc. Our plan was to use fresh cut flowers from my yard. To give the tables an old fashioned feel, we planned to put the flowers in Mason Jars and to tie raffia around them.

I'm feeling a little worried about the flowers in my yard being enough for this purpose. If we had a couple more weeks, there'd be plenty I think. And to top it all off last night we had wind and rain which blew my Zinnias over!

Anyway here are some of the flowers that I'll be working with. My sister will buy greenery to go with them. She's the flower arranger, not me! I'm the grower...

The Zinnias:





Some Daisies:



The Day Lillies are probably too big, but I have plenty!


3 comments:

ancient one said...

I love the idea of using the old mason jars... I'm sure everything will be beautiful...

The storm was fierce around here for a few minutes... blew the plastic off the biddie box and lost about half of the little chicks...

Anonymous said...

I love the idea of your flowers in mason jars for your reunion.

If you don't have enough, how about some wild flowers from ditches etc.?

Last Saturday my neice had an outdoor wedding in an out of way country park. Her mother had forgotten the flower baskets for the flower girls. Of course no time to go back and get them. So she grabbed some wildflowers and had them carry those. I would have never know it was not planned that way b/c they were so pretty and fit right in with her wedding!

Be sure and take pictures for us! :)

Melinda

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

Beautiful flowers! I love zinnias but when i plant them, they always get mildew. It may be the humidity here in the south. Your are lovely! Bet your arrangements will be wonderful! Susan

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