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!
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
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!