Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Dried Flowers

Hey my friends!
I have a new love.
Dried flowers.


All over blogland, everyone uses dried flowers in amazing ways.
Wanting to use some myself, I found beautiful lavender at Laurie Anna's.
Since then, I've been on the lookout for more.


I found packages of dried flowers at Hobby Lobby!
(for half-price :)


I've been creating little bundles to go here and there.
Adding ribbon, twine, and vintage papers.


I saved the buds which were falling off,
to use for sachets and other possibilities.


Various colors of dried flowers make a pretty contrast grouped together.
I used dried caspia, stardust, and lavender.


Or smaller bundles make a nice focal point.


Working with dried flowers is quite messy, but it's fun :)
(are you checking out the old white, chippy gate above? more on that later...)


I am hoping the sun will come out soon,
and I can show you our den, I've finally completed.


Until then, I will be creating with dried flowers and teaching homeschool.


Happy White Wednesday, everyone!
Check out all the lovely whites over there :)

Blessings
Becky C


32 comments:

Rachel Noelle said...

They looks so beautiful Becky! Great photos~ Hugs,Rachel

French Farmhouse 425

Amy Kinser said...

I love all of your dried flowers. Now I have to go to Hobby Lobby and get some of my own. (when they are 1/2 off like yours)

Can't wait to see your den. I know it is beautiful!

Cat & Cricket said...

Becky...you cease to amaze me.. everything always looks so smashing!
Smiles~
Cricket

Bella said...

Hi Becky,
Gorgeous, I am in love with dried flowers! The gate is a beauty, I look forward to hearing more :-)
Bella

Brayton Homestead Interiors said...

Loving how you used the dried flowers- and beautiful flowers. Especially love the 2 frames with the bucket filled woth the flowers...

Karen

Blondie's Journal said...

I love how you have arranged the bunches of flowers and the addition of a little burlap, Becky! I have heard if you use a little hairspray on them, they shed less. I never tried it though. I can't wait to hear more about the old gate and I'm looking forward to seeing your den!

XO,
Jane

Privet and Holly said...

Lavender is my absolute
numero uno
most loved
dried flower!
In the summers when I
visit my folks in the
Pacific NW, we always
go to a lavender farm
and pick it and then dry
it....Imagine fields of
lavender with snow-capped
Mt. Hood in the background....
heaven! This is the
perfect time of year to
use dried flowers, too ~
gives you a lift : )!!
xx Suzanne
PS: Loved how you used the
locker basket in your last
post for potatoes!

Vintage Gal said...

I haven't used dried flowers in years, but you have inspired me to try it again and yes I have heard if you spray hairspray on them they do shed less. I have tried it and it does work!
;-)

sissie said...

I like how you have sprinkkled the dried flowers throughout vingettes. So lovely.

hugs

Sissie

All That Jazz said...

Very fun! Baby's breath reminds me of being a child. I thought it was so cool (and it was very hip in the 80's and 90's.) I think you are bringing it back! ;-)
~michelle~

Secret Garden Cottage said...

I love your dried flower bundles, Becky. During the winter, it makes it hard to have fresh flowers, so dried ones are a wonderful way to add some Spring to the house, don't you think? Look forward to hearing more about your cool gate. :)
Have a great day! Hope the sun comes out for you... we're not gonna get any for about a week... ugh!
xo,
Jo

michelle said...

Very pretty! I love dried flowers but can't have too many due to curious kitties that like to eat things that they shouldn't. I can live through you and others in blogland. Your little touches are just perfect!

Pattie said...

Your dried flowers are great, I can't wait for my lavender to start growing in my back yard this year let's see I have about five months to go.. Sounds like a long time, but I have faith that it will come soon. Love your blog.

Cathy said...

I too love to use dried flowers, and love how you have displayed yours! Yes, hair spray does keep them from shedding! I keep a can of Aqua Net around, that stuff is like "plaster"!LOL
Can't wait to see your den!
Cathy aka GGJ

Honey at 2805 said...

You have done such lovely things with your dried flowers. Wonderful photos!

Claire said...

Your blog is so pretty-found you from hopping around-I love lavender too but you really have a beautiful way with displaying it-Your photography is exquisite-that's one thing I really would love to improve on my blog!-I'm your newest follower-come by to visit-Claire

Roselle said...

Oh I love the lace and burlap around the bunches! VERY VERY pretty and oh so sweet! Happy WW
Roselle

Lauren said...

Oh how i love the dried lavender. We don't have a Hobby Lobby here in CT, but you have me thinking that maybe some of our other craft stores carry it!

Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

So pretty Becky! I wish we had a hobby lobby here :(

Have a fabulous weekend!
XOXO
Kristin

LaurieAnna's Vintage Home said...

Girl, your blog rocks! Photos just keep getting better and better.....always such a joy to stop by your place! Love it all Becky!

Heaven's Walk - said...

Gosh, I haven't worked with dried flowers in years, so your post brought back fond memories! Beautiful work, Becky! Love them with the burlap! I must ask where you got your adorable little bird candle? Sooo cute!

xoxo laurie

Karen said...

Your photos are so beautiful Beckey. You are an amazing stylist!

Love it!
Karen

Faded Charm said...

Very pretty. I love to use dried flowers this time of year in hopes the real thing will be coming soon.

Enjoy!

Kathleen

Mel's Cabin said...

I just found your burlap blogspot. I just purchased my 1st coffee bean burlap bag and washed it and hung it up on the wall in my developing office project. You have interesting ideas with burlap...now I've got to get me another one to cut up and develop into deigns too! Thanks so much. I'm a new follower, so visit me at Mel's Cabin

The Flying Bee said...

I love love love lavender! Can't wait to see your den! Great photos!

xo,
Adrienne

Debbie said...

What a lovely Blog! I am so glad to have found you! love the pics of dried flowers and lavender

Deb

Phyllis said...

Hi,

I just discovered you. You have some really good ideas. Where did you get the cute bird tea lite holder? I love it :)

C'est Moi, Julie Marie said...

Hi Becky, I just popped over from Anne's at Fiona and Twig... I love your blog and am signing on as a new follower!... I have been drying flowers for over twenty five years, since we built our little farmhouse long ago... it's funny, how everything old is new again, and now ladies are starting to create with them once more... I still continue to dry flowers and have many of the old books from way back when about doing so... it is so simple to dry most anything and I too love how they look! Looking forward to reading your older posts, and excited that you are opening a shop soon!... xoxo Julie Marie

Melody said...

Hi Becky! I've finished all my burlap projects with that big coffee bean sack at got for $1..at a coffee shop. Come sip coffee with me at Mel's Cabin and look at all the burlap things I've made...tell me what you think..I love the stuff too!

beverleejb said...

WOW! WHAT A BEAUTIFUL WEBSITE
YOU ARE SO CREATIVE AND HAVE A SPECIAL TOUCH TO EVERYTHING YOU DO
I ENJOYED EVERY MINUTE ON HERE.

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