The Fourth Post I Ever Wrote!
The Rose Bowl.

I have a treat for you today! This may be the most poorly photographed, sadly written post I’ve ever done.

But the idea is good.

I wouldn’t do the colour combination I did here (red and white) again, but I would love to try this premise again using a big, antique silver plated tray as the vessel.


You won’t be once you read the boring, bland, poorly written post …


Originally posted
March 4, 2010

I stole this idea from Preston Bailey, the guy who planned Oprah’s 50th birthday party.    I only steal ideas from the very best!

Bigger is better

What you need:

1 or 2 large roses

Rose petals in shallow dish

1 shallow bowl

1) Gently pluck all the petals off your roses.

2) Carefully lay them in circles in a shallow bowl of water until they appear to be one large rose.

3) Work from the outside towards the inside, starting with a large circle with the biggest petals you have.  Continue in circles using smaller and smaller petals. They’ll float around a bit and anger you, but just move them back to where they belong and continue on.

4) Tear off a couple of leaves from the rose and stick them under the petals.

Oh!  And do this arrangement where you plan to keep it.   It really doesn’t travel well.

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  1. Debbie says:

    Looks good! The idea you have using the silver tray would be stunning, I’ll bet.
    Debbie 🙂

  2. magali says:

    I did this two years ago and it was quite the fail! I have a picture of it somewhere because I was going to send it to you and then never did!

  3. Patti says:

    Still love it!! You’re fancy!

  4. lani says:

    I scrolled down and thought, what a great idea for wall art–what could take the place of real flowers? hmmm, fake flower, or plastic spoons…or?

  5. HAHA! thank god you’ve grown as a blogger! Makes me wonder if I am also going to look back in the future and hang my head in shame!!

  6. Anemone says:

    It is really beautiful. Yea. The red was a teeny bit too much. Eh? Just a teeny bit.

  7. Jodie says:

    Still a great idea… Did I mention I think you’ve gotten better??!? 🙂

  8. Barbie says:

    I love this….am doing it today!

    @Spokangela…..are you from Spokane WA? We might be neighbors! 🙂

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