August 21, 2010

Busyness

It's crazy when you're too busy to sit down and write a post. I have pictures and things to talk about. Just not enough time. This week, I've been to "Eat Pray Love" with the Youngest Daughter, volunteered time at a charitable organization to help assemble and stamp 1,000 invitations for their annual fundraiser, been out to lunch and dinner, knitted a pair of Funky Footsies for a birthday gift, embroidered and sewed another birthday gift, shopped for a small birthday gift for Hubby, been to Jo-Ann's several times for fabric, yarn and embroidery thread, grocery shopped and went to a Phoenix Mercury WNBA game (unfortunately, they lost).

But one new thing that I just love and wanted to share with you is the floral centerpiece for our dinner table last Saturday night. One of Hubby's pet peeves is looking/talking through or around large centerpieces so I searched the Internet for something floral and low. Here's what I found in Google images that grabbed me ...


I went on the hunt for a rectangular vessel and found two of them on a clearance rack at my grocery store! They were $3.99 each -- one is burgundy (perfect for the holidays) and the other is olive green -- and they measure about 4-1/2" x 9". I really wanted ivory colored roses, but the day of our dinner party, there was a special on red roses for $8.88 a dozen that I couldn't pass up. I had picked up a package of oasis that I could soak for fresh flowers and I decided to pass on tying a ribbon around the pot, even though I do like the way it looks.


I think these rectangular flower pots would look good with all different types of blooms in them. Wouldn't sunflowers be amazing? Can't wait to use the burgundy one for holiday get togethers!

Just wanted to mention a movie we rented that is a heartwarming tear jerker based on a true story. If you like animal stories, try "Hachi: A Dog's Tale," starring Richard Gere, Joan Allen and Jason Alexander. I remember reading in the newspaper about this dog that would meet his master at the train station every day after work. When the man dies, the dog still goes there every day and waits for him. I cried like a baby through this wonderful movie.


12 comments:

Dazee Dreamer said...

Please tell me your table doesn't look that awesome all the time.

Baby Sister said...

Lol. I kind of agree with Dazee. :)
But I do love your centerpiece!! How creative!!
Did you like Eat, Pray, Love? It was great...

lisaschaos said...

I really like that centerpiece, I agree with your hubs about trying to talk around them. This one is lovely and out of the way. :)

heavenisabookstore said...

I love those flowers! What a great idea and how inexpensive!

Just Breathe said...

That is a beautiful arrangement.
I enjoyed the movie, hope you did too!

cathyjoy said...

oh. my. gosh. you? are too talented and crafty. i love it and i'll probably copy it sometime!

Snowcatcher said...

Hmmm, my word verification is "flawless." Maybe that's the perfect word for that beautiful arrangement and all the photos of it in progress. Thanks for the movie tip, too. We don't watch much TV and rarely go to movies, so it's awesome to get a great referal!

Noelle said...

The flowers are beautiful!

I watched Hachi Friday night...balled my eyes out...one of the best shows I've seen in a long time!

Sara said...

You've had a busy week! How was "Eat, Pray, Love"? I am dying to see it, but want to finish the book first! I better hurry!

Love the centerpiece:)

Michelle @ Flying Giggles said...

Busy girl! I love the look of the center piece. I am with your husband on that one, I do not like tall centerpieces where people cannot see others sitting on the other side of the table. I have been looking for something similar, but a bit longer and wider.

How was Eat, Pray, Love. I am dying to see it. I loved the book!

Duchess said...

That's so beautiful! :0) I'll have to file that in the memory bank in case I ever get married!

Tiffanee said...

Love the centerpiece!! The table looks so beautiful!!