Monday, October 27, 2008

Fall Flowers for Pastor Appreciation

October is "Pastor Appreciation Month". Every year our church has a special service honoring the dedication and work of our Pastor. This year everyone out did themselves, and I certainly believe our Pastor was overwhelmed and, in his words, humbled. There was a service, special music, lunch afterwards, and a spacewalk and slide for the kids to exhaust themselves with afterward!
I wanted to do the flowers fallish without the typical pumpkins, gourds and maple leaves. Instead I did what I call "Marie Antoinette" fall colors. Lots of roses with pink, light blue and red mixed with the fall colors.

This is an easy centerpiece to make. Wrap a small chunk of soaked florist foam in a bright leaf, then arrange flowers and elements cut short in a pleasing mound.
This is the same concept on a larger scale. The foam keeps the flowers fresh without having to deal with large amounts of water in vases. The bright leaf hides the foam and brightens the arrangement. The glass vases can be used over and over for many different seasons and reasons. It's look being changed by what style and color leaf you use. Some suggestions are: Hawaiian Ti, variegated ginger, ginger, banana leaves, pittosporum leaves....your only limitation is your imagination!
Be creative with what you have on hand in your garden. Branches, berries, herbs, cones, dried leaves,....don't try to choose perfect items, the imperfections found on the plant add to the character of the arrangement.


Egghead said...

Kristi those arrangements are beautiful. You have such a great eye for colors and pulling it all together. I can see why your pastor was humbled.

neekee said...


Your arrangements are gorgeous. I especially love how you did the roses and lillies in the large arrangement- never seen anything like it. Beautiful! I think that I may copy some of your ideas for our Thanksgiving centerpieces.

I sure wish I could have been there for "pastor's appreciation". You guys really know how to do things right in Chalmette!

I miss ya'll so much. Please keep us in your prayers.


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