The agony and ecstasy for me! I want something pretty for the table, but I agonize over putting it together.
I planned ahead and started looking for materials early, and thanks to the encouragement of some talented flower-arranging bloggers [you know who you are!] it went easier. The vase was Mother's. It is beautiful glass, but a terrible shape for a beginning flower arranger.
Thanks to lots of greenery ("Otto Lueken", rosemary from the garden, and mystery evergreen) and a few flowers we're in business for the weekend.
Actually, we will talk more about this in a couple of days.
What could be nicer than watching the seasons come and go in the garden. I hope to retire in about three years and spend more time just digging in the dirt. I'm not a professional gardener, but enjoy putting my hands in the dirt and seeing what happens.
For now, let's enjoy it together!