My hopes of putting together multiple vases to give away this holiday season were dashed by our extreme weather and my lack of planning ahead (frozen plants are harder to cut from and I wasn't able to get out and haunt the thrift shops for suitable vases). I did manage to put together one, and it was delivered yesterday...
This "silver" cup was a Goodwill score (just a buck!), I have no idea what it's original purpose was but it is extremely heavy.
I knew I wanted to use Brachyglottis greyi (Senecio greyi) foliage so I cut a few branches after the ice had melted and before the snow fell.
The fierce east wind supplied some conifer sprigs. It was terribly convenient the way they just landed in the back garden.
Of course I had to purchase the traditional festive holiday flowers. I selected a small plant with long stems for cutting.
I love that they're coming with name labels this year...
The finished product...
Oh, I cut some Grevillea australis foliage too (the thin leaves).
It's quite traditional, but it went to an older couple who I thought would appreciate something like this.
As it turns out I cut way too much of the Brachyglottis greyi, and I couldn't just let it go to waste.
With no suitable vases available I grabbed one of my old aluminum tumblers (inherited from the grandparents).
The green on green of the foliage leftovers needed just s dash of Christmas cheer, luckily I'd hung on to the Nandina berries from an earlier wreath making adventure.
A great late addition, tucked into the holiday mantle-scape...
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