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September 29, 2017

Easy Tiny Arrangements | My Hutch Style


There has been a big trend in home "styling."  I sort of hate that idea - especially if it is a home you actually live in.  I feel like, in this internet photo world, that there is a lot of styling going on and a lot less living.  How many people have a cozy nook that "looks" perfect for snuggling up and reading a book, but is never actually used?  Or a gourmet kitchen that rivals most on Pinterest, but is never used for cooking or baking.  Some of my biggest grievances are bath tubs that are never filled and fireplaces that are never enjoyed.  To me, a home should be beautiful only because it makes it more comfortable and livable.  

The only "styling" I do is to add flowers on a weekly/daily basis.  It is one of my favorite ways to give our home life and bring the seasons inside.  Floral arranging can seem intimidating, but when on a really small scale, these tiny gatherings are so simple.  What's more is that these small arrangements can make a huge impact on a space - powder room, bedside table, next to the kitchen sink, on an end table or on top of that coffee table book you never read ; )


I put together these fall-ish tiny arrangements to scatter around our house.  Here are the elements I used :

- Orange Roses
- Orange/Coral Dahlias
- Navy Viburnum Berries or Privet Berries (Viburnum grow in our garden)
- Deep Purple Leaves
- Small Creamer Pitchers


These are my favorite tiny helper hands that are currently at Kindergarten right now.  Kids love making floral arrangements because when you start with beautiful flowers, they can really assemble something truly beautiful all by themselves.  These small ones are especially easy to make.


I cut the flowers to length and Emma plucked them in where she saw fit.  This arrangement is made in the Creamer from the Classic Cream & Sugar set with a pewter finish.  They make the most charming vessels.


We added these dark foliage leaves for contrast with the orange and coral colors.  It turned them in to very Fall-ish looking arrangements.  In the spring, we could add fern sprigs instead to this same arrangement and they would look springy.




Now, remember when I said I hate styling my own home?  Well, since this hutch has entered our home, it has become sort of my seasonal muse.  It is the centerpiece of our kitchen/hearth/dining room and it calls out for being decorated.  I plan to keep the Creamware Platters (set of 6) on it throughout the year, then add seasonal color through plates, flowers and candles.


So, it has been one of my favorite spots to nestle a flower arrangement.  It also becomes a perfect place to set up some appetizers/bowl of nuts/stack of plates/wine & glasses when we have guests.

This tiny arrangement is made in one of these Creamware Creamers.


I always love putting the little buds of flowers in the arrangements, too - they are the perfect compliment to the blooms and so nice to add a variety of size.


Creamware Creamers
12" Taper Candles


Another version from the Creamware Creamers.





I also love to add candles - obviously.  I get these thick glass votives from Target for $2-3.  They look so expensive because of the thick glass.  I buy the 12 packs of simple votive candles in glass and slide them in the thick glass votive holders.



Little frames are another way to add charm to a corner.  This is an engraving of a river that I love.


Our garden roses are beginning to fade, but until them, I will keep cutting them and placing them around the house - for their lovely scent and their beauty.

Shop my favorite small Creamers for tiny arrangements, here >

4 comments:

  1. Jenny, I'm a new follower and love this post. I purchased your sweet notecards and the wooden measuring spoons. Copied your fun idea of hanging them over other wooden tools in my crock. I am interested in your set of cutting boards, but they're out of stock. Will you be restocking them in the future? Thank you for your beautiful, common sense approach to making our homes beautiful. So glad I found you.

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  2. Jennifer7:09 PM

    First of all, I want to say that I absolutely love your blog and have enjoyed this post. Beautiful, simple arrangements. Secondly, I could not agree more with you regarding styled photos and homes. My husband and I bought a new to us home last year that needs a lot of love. Since then, I have also welcomed twins and now have three children 2 and under. I'm slightly overwhelmed. I used to enjoy browsing the internet and Pinterest for inspiration but have found myself at the library looking through books more often than not lately. The over-styled homes and perfectly lit photography have been making me second-guess every choice that I make in remodeling and decorating our home. I am completely paralyzed at times. But not here, your blog has never made me feel that way and you are one of my top sources for internet inspiration. Your home has always been welcoming, cozy, timeless (yet fresh) and realistic. Keep up the great work! Looking forward to what you have up your sleeve this holiday season! God bless.

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  3. Hi Jenny! The thick glass votives for $2-3 you mentioned from Target...can those be found online? I couldn't find them in the stores. Thanks for your help! I like the look of doubling up the glass votives.

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  4. I have to agree about your first statement, as much as I love beautiful fall decor it has to make sense for real life. To simply decorate, snap some photos, and then move everything out of the way to live your real life, makes no sense. I love these simple arrangements! I'm curious what the hooks on the hutch are/were for?

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