For a recent baby shower I was in charge of the flowers, and it came together easily when a nature theme was chosen. This particular party was held at a lovely home belonging to a good friend. It is the kind of home that finds many celebrations happening inside and out throughout the year.
Embellishments added to a decadent chocolate cake came from variegated ivy,
and verbena bush in the garden.
During this time of year all a person needs to do is step outside, if you have a garden setting,
and look for what is budding or blooming! This Forsythia was free for the clipping and graced the coffee table beautifully!
A simple planter began by using a container found at Goodwill. It was not meant for planting, but I often look beyond the intended use and adapt. A quick stop at a local nursery to buy pansies, scotch moss, succulents and daffodils were all this design needed to transform it into a beautiful indoor/outdoor small garden!
The little blue eggs symbolise twins that are to be born soon and the reason for the party!
The freedom to create like this is what keeps me returning to the outdoors for inspiration!