Pistol Packin' Presbytera

Presbytera, in the Greek culture, is the wife of the Father, or parish priest.

Thursday, July 31, 2008

We Were Impressed With Ourselves!

My friend Deb and I decided that the altar flowers needed sprucing up for our church. They have been around for many years and as hard as it is to believe, fake flowers can look droopy! Our first step was reconnaissance to the local craft store. Neither Deb nor I have vast experience in arranging flowers so we desperately needed help.

We found an arrangement which we really liked and took a digital photo of it. One thing which Debbie did remember is that odd numbers of things are used in an arrangment. We settled on 3. These roses in full bloom look amazingly real.

After positioning the roses, we added height with another red flower. We chose to replace the red flowers first since the Chaplain will be installed as Pastor at Christ Church on August 24th which happens to be the festival for St Bartholomew.

We added contrast with the white flowers. Notice that they are in 3 locations. We finished it off by filling in the bare spots with greenery and adding Spanish Moss to cover the foam in the vase. Hey, I think we're getting the hang of this!!!

What do you think??? We each made one flower arrangement to go on the side of the altar on pedestals. When we finished, we shook hands like partners in a venture. Then we hugged and congratulated ourselves on our impressive work. Now that we have one down, we may just use the same form with different colors.


  • At 8:01 AM, Blogger Marie N. said…

    The look fantastic! You guys did a great job!

  • At 8:36 AM, Blogger elephantschild said…

    Well done!

    The church we were married at had silk altar arrangements, and I was ever so glad. It was a BIG church with huge altar paintings - it would've taken flower arrangements into the hundreds of dollars to even show up - we just used the white/Easter arrangements, and it looked lovely.

  • At 2:07 AM, Blogger Kim said…

    They look great!

  • At 7:21 PM, Blogger Jane said…

    Great job! They look wonderful.

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