This floral design is sensational for a Mother’s Day celebration, big or small. The table setting with my Dutch Mom’s favorite light blue and gold colors inspired the choice of soft pink garden roses and peony tulips. Layered with greens from the garden and soft white alstroemeria the color palette is perfect for a lush floral arrangement.  This is so easy – I’ll show you How You Can Arrange Flowers in a Compote Bowl.

 

Arrange Flowers in a Compote Bowl

 

Welcome to Monday Morning Blooms! My good friends Mary, Pam and Shirley and I cherish this time when we get together and share our love of flowers with all of you. Thank you so much for joining us, if this is your first time here, an extra WELCOME !

 

Monday Morning Blooms

 

This is actually the first year ever that I won’t be together with either of my girls. Mr. FGH and I have some fun plans for the weekend starting with an early breakfast and it might involve some flea market buying, never a bad thing, right? I will say I will miss my two girls, now Moms themselves. I’m so grateful for them and proud of each one, and also thankful that they are such wonderful mothers to my beloved little people!

 

Even though I won’t be with the women I love for Mother’s Day, I carry them in my heart. My grandmother was such an influence on my life, I learned most things about “how to be” from her: how to invite people to share meals, how to be generous with time and resources for friends, neighbors and strangers, how to set tables, arrange flowers, and create a pleasing home for our family.

My Mom wasn’t a homemaker in the traditional sense, she was a business woman who loved reading, and me. She was fiercely courageous and moved all by herself to the states with me, she was the epitome of an independent woman way before this was in fashion.

My sweet mother-in-law was a home maker at the very core of her being. She made sure everyone visiting her home had everything they needed, and spent her life caring for her family and home. At first, because she was so very different than my own Mom, I didn’t appreciate her caring ways as much as I should have. But I grew to love her very much. I miss all these women in my life, and am so thankful for all the days I was able to be in their company and warmed by their love.

 

For this Mother’s Day inspired flower arrangement in a compote, I set our new kitchen table/island with flirty chambray placemats, embroidered Bee linen napkins, beautiful dishes, hand gilded goblets, and all the flowers my mom loved!

 

flowers on a kitchen island

compote filled with roses

pink roses

 

Compote Vase Inspiration

 

The wide bowl of a footed compote is easy to work with and ideal for creating an abundant garden-inspired look. I used this stunning Scalloped Gold Glass Bowl, it has the most gorgeous hand etched and hand gilded details. The height brings extra emphasis to your flowers, and allows the tulips and greenery to cascade down beautifully.

 

Flowers in compote

Gold wine glass

Mother's Day table

 

Flowers

 

For this Mother’s Day Arrangement I used:

White Alstroemeria

Princess Hitomi Garden Roses

Bi-color Pink-Salmon Peony Tulips

New Dawn Garden Roses from our garden

Greens from our garden

 

Arrange Flowers in a Compote Bowl

 

Arrange Flowers in a Compote Bowl | Instructions

 

1 | If you are using a compote that is precious to you, cut a piece of plastic wrap a little bigger than your metal flower frog, and lay this underneath it in the bowl. {see photo 1 below}

2| Carefully fill the compote with water.  You can add preservative, but because my bowl is glass with gold, I did not.

3 | Place the greens in your arrangement first, use a variety of foliage clipped from the garden or purchased. Be sure you strip the leaves from the bottom of the stems. I did not tape down the metal frog, so I held it slightly in place each time I “stuck” a stem of greens or a flower on the spikes. {see photo 2 below}

4 | Add all your greenery stems to form a base, including some here and there to show through the flowers on the top of your arrangement. Getting the greens securely in place is the key to creating a base for your arrangement, it also establishes the shape and size of your arrangement.

5 | Next, start adding your white alstroemerias all around, and again a few to show on the top.

6 | Add garden roses to fill most of the empty areas.

7 | Use your peony tulips to fill any empty areas left.

8 | Place more greenery if needed to fill any left over empty spots.

9 | Stand back and admire the beauty!

 

DIY FLoral Arrangement

DIY Floral Arrangement

New Dawn and HIromi Roses

pink roses Hiromi

 

ROSE TIPS

 

  • Remove any thorns or leaves from flowers. This will prevent harmful bacteria from entering the water and reducing their lifespan.
  • To help roses open more quickly, blow into the center of the bud. This allows the rose to breathe and extends the width of the bloom.

 

Arrange flowers in a compote

 

I generally like to make my arrangements one third vase and two thirds flowers. The idea is that there should always be more flowers than vase and the flowers should be “overflowing” the edges of your vase or container.

 

Vetro Gold Glasses

 

Circling back to the table settings, how gorgeous are these linens? They are made in the Ukraine, and their quality is unsurpassed. I’m completely smitten with the new bee tri-fold napkins, you can use them to create a casual setting or an over the top elegant one. For this Mother’s Day brunch, I think they look elegantly casual!

 

Arrange Flowers in a Compote Bowl

mother's day brunch

 

I found these really sweet little heart shaped macarons at Trader Joe’s and placed two in antique butter pats. And put a
gilded silver salt shell at each place setting. Mr. FGH likes his salt, although I’m trying to monitor his salt intake. { he hates it! }

 

gold plates and bee napkins

Arrange Flowers in a Compote Bowl

 

These are just a few of the tips that helped me make it easy to Arrange Flowers in a Compote Bowl and I hope they give you some ideas about how you can create beautiful floral arrangements simply and easily too!

 

Ironstone on a plate rack

 

 

I wish you a lovely Mother’s Day! No matter what you do, who you are with, whether you are a mom to children, or furry children, Moms rule the world! {if only!!}

 

Arrange Flowers in a Compote Bowl

Heart macaron

 

 

shop sources

1. Chambray Linen Placemats

2. Embroidered Bee linen napkins

3.Vetro Gold Plates

4.Vetro Gilded Goblets

5. Antique Ironstone Butter Pats

6. Gilt and Silver Shell Salts

 

Please be sure to visit my friends who are sharing their own beautiful Mother’s Day inspiration on their blogs today. You KNOW you always leave them inspired and uplifted! I do.

 

Mother's Day luncheon
Mary at HomeIsWhereTheBoatIs

spring mOther's Day lunch
Pam at Everyday Living

mother's day flowers
Shirley atHousepitality Designs

flowers on a kitchen island

and me,Lidy at FrenchGardenHouse

Do you have any fun plans for Mother’s Day?

 

A BIENTOT

 

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