I am so happy to be joining Meg from Green With Decor and the other talented women for a special blog hop featuring green decor for St. Patrick’s Day. Be sure to visit the other participating blogs to see inspiring green decor and home tours. One of my favorite colors to decorate with is the color green. I love to mix green with white or gold and St. Patrick’s day is the best time to mix these colors. Instead of decorating with a single bouquet of flowers for St. Patrick’s day, try deconstructing the arrangement to make a floral vignette.
The most important factor in constructing any floral arrangement is to choose flowers that coordinate and complement each other very well. Keeping in mind that St. Patrick’s day emphasizes the color green, try incorporating an almost white color palette with a few green florals. White hydrangeas, lily flowers, and baby’s breath are great choices for the holiday and have a rather lengthy usage time compared to other flowers. I also used a flower known as Bells of Ireland. How appropriate is this flower for St. Patrick’s day?! This pretty green flower looks almost like foliage, and is a standout for of amongst the other flowers.
For the deconstructed look, separate each type of flower into their own vase or container. Vary the size and shape of the vases and containers for a unique deconstructed vignette.
Coordinating the vases or containers helps unify the entire display. Coordinate vases by using ribbon, lace, or hanging decorative tags. A black and white striped ribbon looks great with green and white decor. Instead of using a glue stick to adhere the ribbon to the glass, use double sided tape for quick application and easy removal.
Varying the heights of the floral vignette makes the area look more refined and aesthetically pleasing. Place the larger floral arrangements in the back of your vignette and fill the empty spaces with the smaller floral pieces. Use stands, a stack of books, or decorative boxes to vary the heights of the display if you are using the same vase for each floral arrangement.
Finally, add a few non-floral accents to your vignette. Brass votive candles and candlesticks are great additions and will keep the St. Patrick’s day vibe. Shop your home for green accents and add them to your vignette as well. I added a green candy dish, which could also hold some great gold candy coins.