Tuesday, August 7, 2012


Quite a few years back, on one of my trips to Paris while visiting the Paris gift show, I came across a booth that was wild in creativity and design.  The one thing that really drew my eye were these French flower tubes.  They were a little pricey, but I kept the literature on them none-the-less, as I used to do if I didn't write a sale right then and there.  It wasn't until a few years later that I was in NYC and found them at the Tachashimya Store, which I believe was on 5th Avenue at the time.  Their flower department was always full of wonderful ideas.  As my eyes rapidly searched the floral department, lo and behold, there were the French flower tubes. . . . filled!!  Yes, I paid retail and was so excited with my purchase.  It was one of most clever displays of floral I had seen in a long time and furthermore, I knew I could create my own little floral arrangements in these clever tubes that had so much flexability, literally!

Spring Tulips

When we did the kitchen addition, I had a mirror installed under
the cabinets and in front of the sink.  The flowers in the flower tubes
just double with their reflection. 

Flower tubes . . . bunched

Pink and orange


The Christmas season

More tulips

This morning I wandered through a heat soaked garden and while
there was not much color left in our garden,  I picked various shades
of green and white. . . . . the Astromarias are from Whole Foods.

Love the touch of gray with the Dusty Miller

As you can see, the possibilities are endless from the humble
beginnings of these little tubes.

Have a wonderful summer day. . . . . . fall is just around the corner!


savvycityfarmer said...

w.a.n.t. o.n.e.!!!

see you this weekend!!!!
cannot wait

savvycityfarmer said...

join in the fun at my giveaway!

Mary Anne said...

SCF!!! When they are finally ordered, you will be offered the first one!! PROMISE! Can't wait to see you this weekend as well.
M.A. ox

lifeonthecutoff said...

Love this, Mary Anne. I've looked for these since I first saw yours. While I haven't found them, I was gifted this spring with something similar with three such tubes. They are a real treat and hold all manner of flora from the garden.

Those are the perfect pairings for late summer, so cool in color in the never-ending heat (though today, Friday, it is quite nice).

for the love of a house said...

They are wonderful. I've seen some before, but they only held one flower- these seem to be a lovely size. All the arrangements are so pretty, and espeically love the green and white.

Anonymous said...

Mary Anne,

Any possibility that you could give us some mini classes in design?