Sunday, February 13, 2011

Super Market Flowers.

I always seem to have a thousand side projects. One of my faves is definitely flower arranging. I have found you don't always need to wake up at the butt crack of dawn and drive to the flower market in order to score the best flowers. There is most likely a supermarket within a 10 mile radius from your home and if you know how to look you can turn the crappiest market flowers into a worthy arrangement. Here is a couple of helpful tips I use when I need a quick floral stunner!

1. No Primary colored flowers.
          Now this tip is subjective. yellow flowers can be beautiful and so can red..however you MUST mix them with other things or they tend to look cheesy.  Case in point, these red roses only look fab because there are other colors mixed in. 

2. Head to the vegetable aisle:
          Most markets don't offer much more than some common baby's breath for filler, so i always check out the veggie aisle. Kale, baby cabbages and artichokes are some great options to use as fillers. 

3. Think outside the Vase
          Try something different as your container. Head down the Tupperware aisle...or look for baskets. You can even try colored plastic cups wrapped in ribbon. If you do use glass...fill it with beans, lemon wedges, or purple lettuce leaves.
Here is a Mason jar wrapped in twine

4. Less is more.
         Sometimes the prettiest arrangements are the ones with the less to look at. Try wrapping some rosemary and parsley with twine.

Here is what I did for G's first B-day...I found the pink Tupperware containers in the Dollar bins at Target and the rest was from Trader Joes. Each arrangement cost me about 13 bucks!

I would love to see some of your market bunches! Send em on over. xo


  1. That third arrangement is my favorite. So fresh and pretty.

  2. great pointers! love your arrangement! :)

  3. Love the tip for looking in the produce section. I try and look for greenery while walking the dog at the park, but know people must think I'm crazy walking around with handfuls of twigs, grasses etc...

  4. Such good tips! Love this post (and I'm totally sending you photos of my super market/ farmers market flowers! I love making bouquets, and I'm slowly getting good at it!!!

  5. The arrangements are beautiful! I love the jar wrapped in twine- rustic and chic, all in one!

  6. I am posting one of my arrangements tomorrow actually. Yours was beautiful! I love flowers!

  7. Great tips! I always love flowers from the grocery store but they die so much faster than flowers from a nicer place.

  8. Great tips! That arrangement with the artichoke is so charming! So glad I found your blog--came over through Bryn...