Monday, March 2, 2009

Pink Carnations

Ok...I have to confess....up until a couple of weeks ago....I was a carnation snob. I admit I thought they were only good for fillers in those F*D Floral Bouquets (*rhymes with C). I remember in the past, ordering the bud vases from the florist with the single carnation ...you know ....we always had to order the carnation one cause the one with roses was always more money. And do you remember the one or two carnation corsage? The spicy smell always reminded me of a grandmother or the funeral home or maybe a grandmother at the funeral home! Yes.... in my book.....the lowly carnation was relegated to funeral sprays!

I can even remember telling Mr. Hero..."If you are getting me flowers...don't get me CARNATIONS!"

Well...that was before I saw this one day over at www.eddieross.com
Eddie Ross you are a genious !!!!
photo from Eddie Ross
Oh. My. Gosh. I'm sold!
Mr. Ross has made a believer out of me.
These are absolutely ROCK THE HOUSE gorgous!!!!!
This just screams wedding shower!
Too screaming cute!!!!
Mr. Ross was asked by Creative Candles to do a display showcasing their candles for an exhibit. This is what he came up with. And look what happens when he adds their beautiful candles.......

photo from Eddie Ross
It looks just like a cake! Just one word describes this creation...FABULOUS! How amazing would this be at a bridal shower! He even explains "how" to make it here.......with pictures!
If you have never been to www.eddieross.com you are missing one great blog. (So go check it out as soon as you finish reading this post!) Mr. Ross has worked with some of the best in the design world including a stint as a stylist for Martha Stewart. He's always sharing great ideas. And I'm so impressed....on his favorite blog list is Garden Antqs Vintage! Way to go Theresa! (But then we do know how good you really are!)



photo from Eddie Ross
And here's another one of his carnation masterpieces.
Can't you just see wedding decorations here?
That's a silver candlestick it's sitting on!
Brilliant!
OK..... I know ......you are thinking...
Come on Patti ....
that's more than a one carnation bud vase.
Yes.
Uh-huh.
That's a lot of carnations.
A whole lot!
But I did find several wholesale florists on line that sell carnations for 55 cents apiece. And I've also heard you can order flowers at a great price from Costco. But I just happened to find pink carnations at Walmart this weekend for 5.00 a bunch. Bought 2 bunches to play with....putting them in some vintage milk glass containers......and they were the dyed variety....yes, Eddie I got the dyed ones. And I remember doing that as an experiment when I was younger (alot younger)...put blue ink in the water in the vase with the white carnation and watched it turn blue right in front of your eyes! The red dye made these carnations a little varigated and a turned them a really pretty shade of pink.


That's a whole $10.00 worth of carnations in one vase. (And I didn't even use any oasis!) I think it has a
Martha-esque look to it!
Or should we call it an Eddie-esque look?
What do you think?



And these are definitely screaming baby girl shower!
So Mr. Hero....next time you go out for flowers ....instead of a dozen roses......
I'm thinking 100 carnations would be really pretty....I've got plenty of containers and I love making my own arrangements! AND we could always pin one to your white sportcoat .....
then we'd be ready for the PROM!

Blessings from my delighted heart to yours!
Patti

UPDATE: Don't forget they last FOREVER! At least a good 10 days!
ANOTHER UPDATE: Eddie left me a comment! WooHoo!

20 comments:

Frippery said...

I have to say I was agreeing with you about carnations but you have changed my mind. Lovely. Thanks for sharing, Pam

Dawnie said...

I've always loved carnations. Why? Because they last forever--you simply get alot of flower for your money. They are fragrant,,and if you change the water often-you can easily get 2 weeks or more. These arrangements are so beautiful. Glad you changed your mind.

eddieross said...

OMG you are so sweet!!! your flowers look so BEAUTIFUL!!! I love your collection of milk glass! Thank you so much for reading the blog!
xoxo
Eddie

Coleen said...

Oh wow!!...I love this post!!! Thank you so much ! I wached eddie on that decorating show...didn't know he had a blog!! I went and read his...how nice of him to comment on yours!!!!

boylerpf said...

What gorgeous bouquets! I love carnations and the best part is how long they last. Love the milk glass containers, too...just beautiful arrangements.

Sue Jackson said...

I love the carnations with the milk glass! I've got a lot of my mom's old vintage milk glass. I may have to go clip some flowers out of my garden to put in one of her vases. Take care, Sue

sparkled*life said...

I feel like I need a VIP pass to comment on your super popular blog! I love that! Never did I know that carnations could be so beautiful!! I love love love them!

Blessings Mrs. Patti!

The Vintage Housewife... said...

how beautiful!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! just lovely...thank you for you kind words...what a blessing to me...and the gor-guss....flowers...cat

Debra W said...

Lovely, lovely, lovely! I can just feel your enthusiasm jumping off of the page and I just love it, Patti! You are absolutely adorable, friend.

What wonderful ideas. I will have to go check out Eddie Ross's site.

Hugs,
Debbie

Artsy Fartsy said...

Well my goodness, looks like I am going to have to get some carnations now!! Got the book, I am loving it. You have to read my blog today, my best friend has the best spirited heart and she wrote the sweetest note to me in a card today, of course I had to post it in my blog today, it is down in the last paragraph!! Take a look when you can! Tootles for now, janna

cityfarmer said...

I have to admit, they're not my favorite...but the cake thingy, I love!

have a nice weekend
hugs

the voice of melody said...

These are such beautiful bouquets! I don't think there is any flower that I don't like when I consider who the Maker of them all is! But I know what you mean, carnations have a bad rap. Glad you helped change it today with this lovely post. {hugs}

sparkled*life said...

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BetterChick said...

WOW! These arrangements are amazing! From a former carnation snob.....I am reformed! I can't believe Eddie Ross left you a comment. You are big time now. Your blog has just been great lately!

Cherry's Jubilee said...

Love your blog here...I collect milk glass so that caught my eye. cherry

The Junkin' Yaya said...

Okay...I see you have been gone for awhile? :) Hope you are having fun!

Love the colors...and yes, ain't Eddie a hoot!

Also, thanks for stoppin' by the yaya! Have a beautiful week...xo...deb

Rae said...

I completely agree with you. I was trained by older sisters to think of carnations as "cheap" but recently started to realize that they are actually quite nice. And, if I can like dandelions, why not carnations?

Anonymous said...

Wow, I just stumbled on your blog from "the other Tracey's" and I love it! Who'd have thought carnations could look so good!
Robin

bella shabby said...

Those are gorgeous! I've always liked the little carnations - my mom called them "pinks". Thanks for stopping by my blog , its so nice to meet you , Sue

Suzanne K said...

I came to your website -- and there was my life verse Psalm 37:4! God has always used it to get my attention! I visited your website for my daughter, because of pink carnations. Pray with me that a certain young man will show up at our church carrying her favorite flower -- a pink carnation!