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Contemporary Roses



It was a toe-numbing 17 degrees outside yesterday morning, which means the piles of snow aren't going anywhere for awhile. We are at the height of winter where the days are a bit drab and the sun is still setting around 4:30 in the afternoon. It's days like this that I crave fresh flowers to brighten the house. 

I decided to experiment with a contemporary arrangement so I bought this inexpensive steel container at a local garden center (I must have been the only customer within five miles.  The employees seemed a little startled when I opened the door).  A quick drive home with two bunches of roses, a big piece of floral foam, and ten minutes later the arrangement was finished.



My house doesn't have a fireplace, so I'm burning scented candles like crazy at this time of year.

A close-up...


For variation, I added a white ceramic tray and two silver boxes...


Back to work today after a long weekend.  Have a warm week!

18 comments:

  1. I love your new container and those roses are beautiful, very nice arrangement! I have fireplaces and now wishing I had some roses. If I ever get off our mountain I'm buying roses!

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  2. The roses are beautiful. Sucha nice gift to yourself. I love fresh flowers in winter. It makes every room seem some how brighter.

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  3. The roses look lovely. We had a scorcher yesterday and I have had the air conditioner running! ;-)

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  4. That's a great arrangement! I've only seen that look with silk flowers.
    You get dark a wee bit before us, but I know what you mean about craving the some fresh flowers. My amaryllis is still blooming so I am glad for that!
    Isn't it wonderful to have something so fragile alive in our homes when they would never survive the outdoors right now! Stay warm!

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  5. A beautiful arrangement! I wish we lived closer together - I just love your taste and know we would have a nice time visiting each other!! I love the modern arrangement. I have oddly modern moments too, despite my otherwise traditional style. I really like crisp traditional, slightly spare.
    I love everything. We visited the diptyque store in Paris and were there about 2h getting lessons in candles. I got a ton of perfume samples.

    I love the roses, the silver boxes, everything. Winter is so bleak. I try to stay positive but it ain't happening.

    New car is amazing. LOVE it. Got wicked winter tires and rims. I want to post pictures as it is my new baby but really, so vain. ;0

    xo Terri

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  6. Just beautiful, and very creative too!
    Teresa
    xoxo

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  7. Beautiful. i adore white roses and have many artificial ones around the house. Fiona

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  8. Deborah - This is so beautiful! I'll be on the lookout for a low container like that. With your modern display, the height of the roses would be perfect as a table center piece.

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  9. Love the Roses your arrangement is inspired ,Thursday is my Flower buying day too ,
    ~Sharon~

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  10. Love your beautiful arrangement- so creative and distinctive. And love the silver boxes as well!

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  11. I just discovered your great blog & loved it. I'm just new into blogging & have just finished off my own blog on fashion & interior design.
    scrapbook-melissah.blogspot.com
    I had a lot of fun putting it together. I would love your feedback on it if you've got a spare minute.
    x
    Melissah

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  12. What a beautiful way to add an early spring to your home! It instantly reminded me of the roses in my wedding bouquet! I love the way you arranged the beautiful flowers.

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  13. a perfect winter white arrangement deborah! clean and fresh.
    chicago is very cold but love it. sounds as though you have been socked with snow this year
    best
    debra

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  14. Love the clean look of white roses in winter! And I am certain the garden center is still talking about you :)

    Love the steel box.... great size for many projects.

    Alex

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  15. It's perfect. I think those quaint little arrangements are perfect for any space!
    xoxo
    Lila Ferraro

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  16. wonderful arrangement! lovely greetings

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  17. Love this arrangement Deborah! My favourite NYC florist, the girls @ spruceup.com do very similar work, so you are in very good creative company. Loved your comment about the Lamingtons today & even more amazing is that Darren Cahill (1988 US Open finalist & one-time coach of Andre Agassi is my nephew!!) It's a small world & it gets smaller every day!
    Millie x

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  18. Gorgeous arrangement! I usually don't use roses in my floral arrangements, but I think I may try this! I'm also in Boston, where did you pick up the container?

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