I accidentally cut a tiny little hydrangea from our bush the other day. I was so sad, it wasn’t intentional! But I brought the little flowers inside and put them in a little pitcher. So, I was happy! It looked so sweet!
In design, we often hear the advice to only cut longer stems and use larger flowers and branches “to make a statement,” but I’m here to spread the joy of small bouquets. I find that the greatest joys don’t always come from the greatest “talkers” in a play. Often times what really makes me happiest in a space are the smallest details where the rules have been broken but the beauty and creativity of life shines through.
The little but unexpected the details and delicacies of a room are perhaps what minimalists around the world and I disagree on what makes a home feel like home. I LOVE collecting things that speak to me, especially original artwork, dishes, and things like little sweet creams, tiny bowls, cute pitchers, sugar bowls, or any other adorable little container.
Now i’m all for less stuff and making a statement with bolder pieces is great advice that I agree with! But honestly, collect a few little indulgenceit makes me very happy ! I use small pitchers and creamers to fill my diffusers with water and oils, and even for watering small plants, so they are very popular.
To make my little bouquets, I ventured into our garden on a treasure hunt for small flowering plants! It was so much fun. I even found a few broken or bent stems but still had pretty flowers! Normally these little blooms or broken flowers can be overlooked or not used because they wouldn’t make a big enough ‘statement’, but when paired with the small containers, they make cherished statement pieces.
My husband had found this little blue and white container with the lid in a consignment store, I find it adorable with the hydrangea in it! It’s the same little container on eBay. It’s a postage stamp holder, so since it has a little slit on the side, I put a little cup of liquid medicine on the side to hold the water. You can reuse almost any container like this for flowers.
Here are some containers from the same artist below (scroll down and click on the thumbnails for more details):
Making small bouquets wasn’t really what I intended to do during this hour, but sometimes it’s just what I need. An escape from the ordinary to create and enjoy the unexpected. The freedom to break maybe even a few rules or just do things that are more joyful in the moment.
These might be small statements, but I challenge you not to really smile big when you put small bouquets around your house!
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