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Thread: One of My Other Passions

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    One of My Other Passions

    At the age of 71, most of my friends that are getting married are not having a large fancy wedding because it is their second time around. I have always loved the creative side of life. One of my favorite things to offer as a wedding present is to make their wedding flowers. Here is the latest one that I have just done. I still have to make two arrangements for either side of the archway.

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    The brides gown is the color of the flowers hanging down at the bottom of the bouquet.

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    The maid of honor's bouquet

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    Flowers for the groom and the groomsman

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    Wow...all are lovely. I love the blue.
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    What lovely designs and what a thoughtful gift.
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    beautifully done
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    Thank you for the comments. It usually takes me about two hours to complete these arrangements. It takes longer to pick out the flowers I want to use than it does to make the arrangements.

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    I use to make flower and wreath arrangements to sale at craft shows, years ago. I used mainly baskets and lots of flowers,buds,berries, grasssy looking sprays and a bear, bunny or butterflies. They were beautiful and loaded. No one wanted to pay for the contents let alone any profit. I kept them awhile then give them to goodwill. I loved doing it but, didn't like keeping them dusted.
    Your flowers are pretty.
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    I have done flowers for 2 of my daughters weddings and one granddaughter. It is a blessing to be able to do that,
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    Those are beautiful...I have to say, you have some brave friends! I am 71 and the thought of remarrying is terrifying to me. I don't even have enough nerve to go out to dinner with a man!
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    Very nice bouquets. I used to bead or wedding dressess and make the bouquets my daughter for her first marriage demanded that I make her silk flowers it was nerve racking but also fun and gave me a great feeling to be able to fulfill her wishes

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    Sharon, you need to take that first step, even if it is just for friendship. I was 64 when I married my DH and I wouldn't trade one day of it. It is absolutely amazing and you seem to have so much to give someone. GL


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    Those are beautiful...I have to say, you have some brave friends! I am 71 and the thought of remarrying is terrifying to me. I don't even have enough nerve to go out to dinner with a man!

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    Beautiful! My sister-in-law made all of mine!

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    Very pretty. Your friends are lucky. I think florist significantly increase the cost of flowers just because they hear wedding. And yours are keepsakes.

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    They're lovely. You're a most talented lady!
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    Every time I see your user, I get a craving! LOL (Absolutely, mean no disrespect!) I love "Twinkies"! Also love your other creations. My other passion was making seasonal hat stand centerpieces and also for weddings and special occasions.

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    Beautifuly done. Great job.

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    Just beautiful...Great gift too....

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    What a delightful idea! You are very talented with flowers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeannette51 View Post
    What a delightful idea! You are very talented with flowers.
    Thank you for your kind words.

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    How lovely your flowers are, and how fortunate your family and friends are to have you put your talent to work for them.

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    Very beautiful!

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    Very nice like them

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    how pretty and a job weel done. I also have this as my second passion from quilting.

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    Was looking at some previous threads and saw that I didn't post the pictures of the floral arrangements to be placed at the side of the archway. I just love doing these.


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    wow, beautiful arrangements
    put off till tomorrow what you can do today, and if you procrastinate long enough, you may never have to do it.

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    Beautiful!

    I'm with luvstoquilt. I'm only 61 and the idea of remarrying is scary. I'm afraid it's not somewhere I'd want to go.
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