December 23, 2010

Don't under estimate the lowly carnation

I went to Costco and bought A LOT of carnations. I wanted to make sure that I had enough to make my topiary. I did not want to be short at all and figured that I could make other arrangements with the left overs.
I soaked a couple blocks of oasis, and started to carve the cone for the tree shape.
I continued carving as I went, when I thought it needed it..........
Then it was a matter of filling in the rows until you got to the top.
I had lots of fun making it, and the smell of carnations is so sweet, and not at all over powering.
In another picture I shot of it, the variegated ones looked like baby pink, and I started to worry it looked like a child's theme tree. I then added red, and then some little Christmas balls. Luckily I had some green ones as well.
Can't wait to put the whole table together on Christmas day. Tune in for the whole look later, and remember, never under estimate the lowly carnation!


  1. How beautiful and fun! Wishing you a very happy Christmas!

  2. I'd never underestimate the carnation--it is the flower of my birth month! Lovely arrangement. Can't wait to see the rest of the table.

    Merry Christmas!


  3. I love it! pretty...I'll have to try to remember for next year!

  4. Your tree turned out very beautiful--adding the ornaments
    gave it great bling!


  5. Gorgeous!! I love how you did this Elizabeth. It looks like a whipped cream delight. (Can't help myself, i'm a foodie at heart!)

    Cannot wait to see your table ~ you know I always look forward to your tables. :)

    Merry, Merry Christmas blessing to you and your beautiful family. ((hugs)) ~m.

  6. Oh beautiful! I love carnations. Their sweet, spicy scent is gorgeous. I think I could do something like this. Thanks for posting it. :)

  7. Merry Christmas to you & your family, Elizabeth! What a beautifully decorated home you have put together! xox

  8. Cuando mis hijas y yo vimos el centro floral de vuestra mesa, pensamos: la madre es una artista. Y así es.