For the past couple of weeks I have been enjoying several floral arrangements that were sent in sympathy of Bruce by family and friends. Before the flowers reached the end of their life cycle I knew I wanted to preserve a few of the flowers for sentimental reasons.
While the flowers were still in bloom, I took pictures of some of my favorites.
I framed the photos in vintage store display stands and incorporated them into my kitchen table display.
They are a nice pop of color against the winter background outside.
I wanted to try and dry a few of the flowers so I got online and read about different drying methods. I decided the easiest method for me was to simply hang a bundle of flowers upside down in a warm, dry place. I gathered several different flowers and hung them to dry in one of my closets.
I was very pleased with how the roses dried.
Several of the roses from this arrangement,
Made for a beautiful dried bouquet.
And one of these small yellow roses,
Was preserved under a vintage domed glass magnifying paperweight (using an old dictionary page as the background paper).
I also took some of the ferns that were used as filler in the arrangements and pressed them between the pages of an old phone book.
I framed one of the smaller ferns in a vintage frame.
Even though I had to throw out most of the flowers, I love that I was able to preserve a few to display around the house.
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