Here’s my final 2017 Holiday flower arrangement and my first 2018 flower arrangement both using my flowers in a box theme. I thought I would save time by combining both flower designs into 1 blog by ending 2017 with the start of 2018. One thing I do love doing is using bold and vibrate colors flowers within my flower creations. All flowers were purchased from my local Krogers within the Dallas, TX area and the photo boxes were purchased from Hobby Lobby.
For step by step instruction on how to creation one of these beautiful flowers in a box arrangement, please CLICK HERE for instruction sheet.
Enjoy and check by soon for my 2018 Lunar New Year flower design inspirations!
I hoped you all had an awesome 2017 Christmas holiday! Here are more of my 2017 Holiday/Christmas flower arrangements. All flowers were purchased from my local Krogers within the Dallas, Texas area. The project cost for all arrangements added up to around $100 dollars with some of the flowers purchased as half price. I think that’s pretty awesome for 6 flower arrangements.
Enjoy and stay tuned for my final Holiday arrangement for 2017!
Holiday Arrangement#5 & #6
3 dozen red roses
1 dozen hot pink carnations
1 dozen white carnations
3 white dendrobium orchids
10 stars of Bethlehem
6 green trick ball dianthus
2 bundles of red alstroemerias
a bundle of mix flower bouquet to include purple alstroemerias and purple mini mums (purchased at half price)
2 bundles of greeneries (myrtle, salal leaves and Israeli ruscus bought at half price)
Yes, I’m 4 months late on posting this. Lunar New Year 2017 has come and gone! Better late than never!
Tet as my family would call this awesome holiday comes by once a year marking the start of a new year. 2017 is year of the Rooster/Chicken. How do know if you are a Rooster? If you were just born or turning 12, 24, 36, 48, 60, 72…keep adding 12… then 2017 is your lucky year. Your Zodiac animal repeats every 12 years.
SOME FACTS ABOUT LUNAR NEW YEAR
The most important social and economic holiday through out all Asian countries. This holiday is even more important than Christmas.
Lunar New Year (Chinese New Years or Spring Festival) is marked by visits to family and friends, special meals, fireworks, and gift giving.
This holiday is a time to honor household and heavenly deities as well as ancestors. It was also a time to bring family together for feasting.
Elders will give out money to children in little red envelopes called lai see for good fortune. In fact, many of the rites carried out during this period were meant to bring good luck to the household and long life to the family, particularly to the parents.
The entire house should be cleaned before New Year’s Day. On New Year’s Eve, all brooms, brushes, dusters, dust pans and other cleaning equipment are put away. Sweeping or dusting should not be done on New Year’s Day for fear that good fortune will be swept away.
My flower design inspiration for this post was inspired by this wonderful event called Tet (Lunar/Chinese’s New Year).
Traditionally during the 3 days of Tet/Lunar New Year, I am suppose to bring a large serving platter consisting of various food/treats to my relative’s house for the gathering, but this year I am bring flowers. Who doesn’t love a beautiful fresh flower arrangement! Enjoy and Happy Lunar New Year!
Better late then never! I finally have business cards. Not sure why I waited so long to do this!
Below are some of my Holiday florals for this year using beautiful red roses, white hydrangeas, white alstroemeria, green mini poms, green and red hypericum berries, balsam firs, juniper blueberry cedar, bamboo sticks and preserved Spanish moss. All flowers were purchased at my local Krogers in Wylie & Plano, Texas.