Nov 29, 2009

Carnations!

*My red Carnations grouped in a bunch (salsapie image)

Carnations don't have to be cheesy.


For years I have turned my nose up at them, making a pointed effort when I order flowers to tell the florist to leave them out and avoiding bunches that have any hint of carnations. Why? Because I thought they looked pretty crummy.


But here is a little secret: not only are they economical, they are also pretty elegant. The trick? Use them in monochromatic bunches by themselves. I bought these beautiful red ones for under $4 at Trader Joes and they look like a million bucks. What was I thinking to ever pass them by?


P.S. I am sending my computer off for repair on Monday and I will not be blogging this week (Nov 30th through Dec 7th)--but will be back the following week. I will miss you all in the meantime! Stay tuned, when I come back: the finished vintage postcard project!
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19 comments:

said...

Elegant indeed! Who would've known?

Welcome to the SITS community!

angelina la dawn said...

gorgeous! the red.black.white combo is great!

Joey Lynn Resciniti said...

Those are beautiful! I think carnations get a bad rep from being dyed green and passed out to grade schoolers for St. Patrick's Day. Those look horrible!

Caroline said...

Poor carnations. I totally agree--no flower should ever be dyed green!

Ash said...

I totally agree! Their beauty gets lost as filler in seasonal bouquets - I love grouping white at Christmas - as close as we get to a white Christmas here in Texas.

Good luck with the computer!!!

Stopping by from SiTS...

Bibi @ Bibi's Culinary Journey said...

I always loves carnations. You can do such a cool decorating with them especially when you combine the mini with the regular ones. They last for such a long time too.

Debbie said...

Carnations are great to work with! Thanks for the inspiration.
And I hope your week without a computer goes OK!

angelina la dawn said...

i'm passing the "one lovely blog" award on to you! grab it over on my blog :)

Unknown said...

Beautiful flowers!! I never knew carnations could be so gorgeous! Love it.

Anonymous said...

I think you have proven a point! Or it could just be that you took some really great pictures! But I will say that those carnations look like they could have a place at my table anyday!
Stopping by to give you a big welcome to the SITSahood. We are so glad you could join us and look forward to seeing you around!

Nickie said...

It's official, you are amazing, I love all your ideas. I don't get a chance to blog every day so it's nice to come back and see all the things you've done. I love your style and your advice.

Susan Anderson said...

I actually love carnations. They smell great, look velvety, and stay fresh forever!

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Caroline said...

Thanks everyone, for all the comment love. I will be back to blogging by the middle of next week (awaiting my repaired or new computer). In the meantime, I am mobile checking in here and there and working away on some new projects! :)

Kelly said...

I love the red carnations. They are beautiful! They do have to be in a bunch though.

Wendy said...

This is a great idea!! I thought the same about them not being a good flower - but you made them work!

Jenn Erickson said...

I agree. I think that Carnations have gotten a really bad rap. The lushness of their petals is incredible. No one turns their noses up at peonies, and yet the two flowers are very similar.

Unknown said...

Carnations rock! I love to use them. Just do them in clusters and they look really rich. Poor carnations and their reputation!

Anonymous said...

thanks for this tips

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