White Christmas Flowers French Country Style. An elegant and easy way to create a flower arrangement with candles that works everywhere!

 

Merry, merry Monday, dear friends! I can’t believe it’s already the third Monday of December, can you? I hope that your home is decorated, a fire is glowing in your hearth {or if you don’t have a fire place that a wonderful candle is lit} and you are cozied up with a cup of coffee, tea or hot chocolate and are ready to enjoy some flower therapy.

 

 

White Christmas Flowers French Country Style


 

Welcome to our last Monday Morning Blooms of the year!  Mary, Pam, Shirley and I are so happy you are here to join us. I’ll be sharing their links at the bottom of this post, so please be sure to visit them for holiday inspiration.

 

 

 

Monday Morning Blooms

 

 

Here at FrenchGardenHouse, I’m putting the final touches on our celebration.  We are not as “decorated” as in other years, there will be no holiday parties and teas with friends and neighbors. But that doesn’t mean we aren’t decorating, nor that we aren’t celebrating Christmas.

 

I actually made this arrangement before I decorated the mantel, as you can see. The first three weeks of December are pretty busy with the shop, so sometimes the mantel doesn’t get done until the week before Christmas. It also means I can buy fresh garland, and use that. Here in Southern California, although it’s not warm at this time of year, my garland seems to dry to a crisp in a few days.

 

 

White Christmas Flowers French Country Style

 

 

 

In the living room, two of our bergere chairs are cozied up to the antique French wedding armoire, with a little table in between. I have such fond memories associated with that little table. I bought it {really them, there are three that slide into each other} when my Mom was still alive. She loved to visit and watch me decorate the Christmas tree, but always complained that she had to hold her cup of tea in her lap! The little tables were perfect for her, I could pull one out and place it right next to her chair at Christmas time and any other time she was in the living room.

 

 

White Christmas Flowers French Country Style

 

 

White Christmas Flowers are my always favorite. This French Country style arrangement is such an elegant and easy way to create a flower arrangement with candles. An arrangement like this works everywhere! On your dining room table, on a little table like I’ve shown it here, or on your mantel.

 

 

 

Make White Christmas Flowers French Country Style.

 

 

french antique jardiniere

 

 

Start by selecting your container. I chose this antique French jardiniere. Then line the bottom with plastic, either a plastic bag (best choice} or a couple of layers of plastic wrap if you can’t find a bag big enough. This is to catch any water that seeps from your floral foam that you’ve soaked in a bucket of water for at least 1/2 an hour.

 

 

christmas centerpiece how to

 

 

 

Then put the wet flower foam {oasis} in your container.  I stuck three long white tapers right into the foam, because I will add enough greens and flowers to keep them upright.  Once you’ve positioned the candles, fill in around the base with greens, in this case I used a variety of eucalyptus and pine sprigs.

 

The flowers are a single bunch of white hydrangeas, and a bunch of white hypericum berries.

 

 

White Christmas Flowers French Country Style

 

french jardiniere with holiday flowers

 

White Christmas Flowers French Country centerpiece

 

 

Because this is mostly eucalyptus leaves and pine greens, if the flowers wilt after a week, it will be easy to replace them with fresh ones! Just make sure that you water your foam. Because this antique jardiniere has a hole in the bottom, I lift out the block of foam and soak the whole thing {greens and all} in a large bowl in my sink in the kitchen.

 

 

White Christmas Flowers French Country Style

 

White Christmas Flowers French

 

White Christmas Flowers French Country Style

 

And, if you either can’t get fresh greens, pine or flowers, you can always faux it a little!  This season it’s been a little bit more challenging than any other year to get a variety of holiday flowers and greens, so I won’t feel bad at all if I have to replace some of this with a faux holiday sprig or two…..and you shouldn’t either!

 

 

White Christmas Flowers French Country Style

 

White Christmas Flowers French Country Style

 

 

 

 

Thank you so much for your visit and your caring and gracious comments.

 

 

 

I wish you a week filled with blessings and all the joys of this season!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Please be sure to visit my dear friends Mary, Pam and Shirley.


SHIRLEY at Housepitality Designs


MARY at HomeIsWhereTheBoatIs

 


PAM at Everyday Living

White Christmas Flowers French Country Style

and me, LIDY at FrenchGardenHouse

 

A BIENTOT

 

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