On any trip to Pariswalking into a little flower shop,

 

you will instantly fall in love with the French style of floral arranging.

 

 

The arrangements are slightly structured, and usually kept to a monochromatic color scheme.

 

 

Today I’m sharing easy monochromatic arrangements

in their very simplest form!

 

 

{they do not resemble the ultra chic Parisian ones.}

 

 

 

 

Welcome to Monday  Morning Blooms!

 

 

My friends Shirley, Pam, Mary, and I are so excited you are here.

 

 

This time our theme revolves around Saint Patrick’s Day.

 

 

I love green flowers. No, not those carnations dyed bright green.

 

 

 

 

Because I didn’t have time to create a lavish show stopper,

 

 

I made a few smaller complimentary arrangements.

 

 

It’s an easy trick, a few simple arrangements will still make a statement to your table or room!

 

 

 

 

Greens are so soothing. Vivid in nature, green is really a neutral base for every floral design.

 

 

 And….going with all one color, or one color and white,

 

 

makes it so easy to pull together some kind of floral arrangement in a few minutes!

 

 

 

 

 

 

I’ll confess to you right now,

 

I pulled these “arrangements” {and I’m using this term very, very loosely here!}

 

together in about ten minutes because it’s been a crazy busy last two weeks

 

since we last met here on Monday Morning Blooms!

 

 

 

Some weeks months are like that, right?

 

 

 

 

For a last minute impromptu luncheon here,

 

I ran to the store and bought a bunch of Bells of Ireland, white mums and green pompom mums.

 

 

{along with French bread, salad and a dessert.}

 

 

 

 

I filled some antique French green canning jars with water,

 

 

arranged the Bells of Ireland in the tallest jar

 

 

together with some clippings from our silversheen tree in the front garden.

 

 

 

 

In another jar, I added the white mums accompanied with the same clippings from our silver sheen

 

 

and I tucked in a little succulent that tore off and was lying on the gravel.

 

 

{it’s green, and I love that contrasting color!}

 

 

 

I pulled out a bunch of water cress from the fridge, and placed that in an antique French pitcher.

 

 

Here at FrenchGardenHouse, anything “live” – fruit, vegetable, herb and plant –

 

is fair game for a table arrangement!

 

 

 

 

On a French cake stand, on a bed of bright reindeer moss,

 

 

I carefully placed a butter lettuce, inserted a glass for water

 

 

and nestled in one little hydrangea and some bright green pom mums.

 

 

 

 

A little odd, but great fun!

 

 

 

 

 

Different sized flowers and texture really makes this cake stand “arrangement” come alive.

 

 

 

 

 

The deeper greens remind us of the foliage of winter,

 

 

but it’s the lighter greens that we really adore

 

 

as they evoke spring’s very welcome return.

 

 

 

 

Even though I could not spend a lot of time arranging my flowers

 

 

they brought spring’s fresh green cheer to our table.

 

 

 

 

 

Just between us…can we talk about the table setting for a minute?

 

 

I purposely mixed antique Limoges plates with silver hotel flatware and contemporary linen napkins.

 

 

Fancy goes perfectly well with “every day” – Luxe with Country.

 

If you like it – DO IT!

 

 

 

What is more amazing than creating a verdant garden

in spring?

 

 

These simple monochromatic arrangements are calming and , refreshing!

 

I hope you try making one or more at home this week.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I hope you love these MONDAY MORNING BLOOMS days as much as I do.

 

 

Not only do I get to share them with my dear friends Shirley, Pam and Mary,

 

 

but also with all of you!  Thank you for your friendship – I cherish it.

 

 

 

 

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à bientôt

 

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