Waiting for Spring to arrive and wishing it was here already makes me want to bring a touch of spring inside. With Easter coming early ( March 31st ) I thought branches would be the perfect accent.
They look pretty on table as a centerpiece...
And can also be very dramatic.
|From William-Sonoma Home|
I wish I had a country house...
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Or a beautiful country kitchen.
|From A Country Farmhouse|
Feeling inspired, it was time to get to work. I decided to use 'everlasting ' forsythia branches to create an arrangement.
|Everlasting or faux branches|
When purchasing faux branches, look for ones that are realistic. Colour and size variation help create a natural arrangement. And I always look for branches that are wired so they can be bent and fluffed. Cheaper stems don't have wire and really don't look nice.
I bought 6 stems and found a vase that is roughly 1/2 the height of the stem. Here's what they looked like before I fluffed them - not so great.
And here's how they looked after. Much better!
I added water to the vase and added a few real branches to fool everyone into thinking they are real.
I also bought some cherry blossom branches. Their bright pink colour is beautiful.
Again I bent the stems and flowers and added a few extra real branches.
They look pretty against the dark brown walls in my dining room and I will use pink as my colour scheme for my Easter dinner.