"Once we clearly acknowledge the soul, we can learn to hear it's cries. - Dallas Willard, Renovation Of The Heart."

It takes courage to pursue our dreams. It takes time and patience to unearth buried treasure. But I believe with all my heart that we must do both.

5.21.2010

Finished the flowers




I slept out on the porch last night.

In the middle of the night it began to rain, hard!

Some lightening and thunder.

It is still raining.

Please pray that it stops for the rehearsal dinner. Our porch stays 99% dry when it rains, but if it is windy well.... it is a screened porch!

I finished the flowers last night. I am so glad I did not wait till today. I always forget how much time they take, and the mess they make. I had leaves and stems and papers all over the kitchen floor. I'm messy in my floral arranging just like I am in art!!! lol The large arrangement is for the buffet table and the smaller ones are for the dining tables.

This was not the color scheme I had planned. Now I love it, but I was planning on something a little softer. But this is all our farmers market had. I am learning to not fret and just go with the flow. I did add some of my hydrangeas which are the brides favorite flower. I am using plain white dishes, and blue and white transfer-ware so I think they will look fine.

As much as I want everything to look great, my greatest desire is that it will be a blessing to all who attend.

Thanks for the prayers my sweet blogging friends!!!

21 comments:

Martha Lever said...

I will be praying for that, Mary. The flowers are beautiful and I know that it will be an enchanted evening!! And Meg's party will be a sweet memory too. I remember the one we had for Macaulay at our house. Have a wonderful and blessed weekend.

Cori Lynn Berg said...

Oh how nice to sleep on the porch! The flowers turned out lovely! Blessings!

CountryDreaming said...

Sleeping out on the porch like that sounds wondrously adventurous! The flowers are gorgeous and remind me of what Luanne puts special in the rooms or on the breakfast table for guests and it's always a welcoming memorable sight that's part of the whole overall picture of hospitality. You're going to have a great party, especially since the main ingredient will be prayer.

Marthann's Musings said...

Lovely colors, my favorites. Love the look of just being picked from a garden. Praying for good weather, good times, and for you.

Lisa said...

I will hope for no rain or wind : ) Have a great time...I'm sure your guests will.

Sharon said...

The arrangements are beautiful. Maybe not the colors you planned but they are so YOU. Blessings to all.

Bren said...

oh Mar these look wonderful, the colours are rich and exciting and what better way for a Bride & Groom to feel just before their wedding :-) May the rain stop & the wind die down, you've worked too hard to be stopped now!

thekathrynwheel said...

Hope you all have a wonderful time and that the rain stays away. The flowers look amazing :-)

Ophelia said...

I know that you will make the day perfect, but I too will pray for your evening to be lovely!! It all looks so wonderful...
And, there is a little something on its way to you. Enjoy your weekend.

Denise said...

Praying sweetie, the flowers are gorgeous.

Zinnia said...

absolutely beautiful flowers! Bursting with color and energy! I think they are very symbolic of a robust and lively day. So glad you are going with the flow. oxoxo Zinnia

LeeAnn@Encouragement Is Contagious said...

They look beautiful Mary! You did a wonderful job and I can smell them from where I'm sitting!

Okay, this is getting spooky, since we have yet another thing in common. I have white pottery dishes and blue transfer-ware that I use everyday. I have always been in love with the color of cobalt blue and white!

One of these days I will post a picture of my house just for you Mary.

Praying for your lovely weekend events.
Lee Ann

caryjo said...

Really lovely. I'm not an "artsy-craftsy" person, but I sure enjoy what others can accomplish.

WINDOWLAD said...

Whoa.. awesome arrangement... you've just did it so captivating and handsome... you always have a way in everything!!!:)

Great day!!!:)

Best of luck for the comin' event!!!:)

>kelvin

Buffy said...

Your flower arrangements are just breathtaking,really beautiful. I'll say alittle prayer too. Enjoy!

Jane Farr said...

I prayed for you and the rehearsal dinner yesterday and know it was a huge success! Your gift of hospitality just oozes through your blog Mary. Lovely flower arrangements!

Emeila said...

Beautiful flowers! The colors are breath taking, the color scheme works well. praying for no rain.

Bevie said...

Wow they are beautiful Sis...I'm sure it will be fantastic cuz you are a wonderful host!!! Prayers are with you all...((((hugs))))

Erin Butson said...

Love the colors. I always leave it til the last minute + I'm always frustrated by the time + the mess... oh the mess! don't you love yourself when you just get it done?

julie king said...

what beautiful arrangements. and, what a happy time in your life right now. ((hugs))

Diane Marra said...

Mary, I hope the event went well, your flowers were beautiful!!
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