December 17, 2014

flowery laziness ;)

helleu my dear mini-friends!
it's not much and Mother Nature gets most of the credit, but I think it's something many of you can use as an idea and I just like to show.


stubborn as I can be I had to try something else to get easy, realistic flora in miniature (unfortunately one of my earlier efforts with miniplants from weeds here didn't last). So when a while ago I got a lovely bouquet of flowers and saw that the smallest part of one of the flowers could be used I decided to dry it by stucking it upside down to the side of a kitchen cupboard with some tape. Because I figured that might last (a lot) longer than what I tried before and is easier too. A while later - on my birthday - I received another (gorgeous) bouquet of flowers that had 2 kinds of tiny things that would be nice for a miniature vase.
I used a portion of them in the Antique Art with a Twist, but now I've finished the bouquet. I'm not sure I've ever seen a bouquet like this in real life, but on the other hand there are countless types of flowers and plants, who's to say it couldn't exist like this right? And I think it's beautiful and although it takes some drying time: it couldn't be easier!



I have no idea if this will last, but at least it will last longer than a regular bouquet of flowers, that's for sure! And I think it's a great way of accompanying a mini scene.


22 comments:

  1. Ciao ..!!!
    Very very beautiful miniatures ..!!!
    Compliments ..!!!
    Mini Hugs
    Evira :)

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    1. Thank you Evira, glad you like them, I will also pass the compliments to Mother Nature, since she did all the difficult stuff :D

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  2. Cute bouquet! and - what's the most important - looks like real
    hugs
    Magda

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    1. Thanks Magda! It helps that it is real, but I guess you also mean the arrangement? But in any case, looking as real as possible is what I always aim for, so that's always great to hear!

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  3. The colors make them really stand out. Yes, I would use this in my scenes or houses!

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    1. Thank you Grandmommy, I look forward seeing something miniflowery in one of your scenes or houses, it will certainly add something extra!

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  4. Es precioso!!!. Y has conseguido mantener los colores vivos despues del secado.

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    1. Gracias Isabel! Que era bastante suerte con esos colores, pero estoy muy feliz de que no resulte :D

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  5. What a beautiful bouquet!!! So so real...

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  6. Your flower displays look so real - if you know what I mean! I've often thought of trying this idea as its so hard to find realistic mini ones. You've inspired me!
    Thanks for sharing
    Si

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    1. Tnx Simon and you're so welcome! I'm glad I inspired you to put your own idea to use. I'm looking forward to seeing a real mini-bouquet in one of your scenes someday :D

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  7. Te han quedado preciosas!!!! Gran idea utilizar esos pequeños brotes naturales!!
    besos.

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    1. gracias Pilar, lo hice yo mismo una buena idea :D

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  8. The tiny blooms you have chosen look gorgeous in the vase Monique. I agree that the bright colours really make them stand out. Now I just need to drop hints to my family so someone will send me a bouquet =0D

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    1. Tnx Pepper, always nice to hear something is liked as much as I do. Haha, you do that, you drop a few hints here and there for a lovely bouquet, maybe you can send a description with that for what it should contain so you can actually use some for a mini-bouquet :D

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  9. heel mooi bedacht, Monique, ziet eruit als een volwaardig boeket!
    Groetjes,
    Gee
    en misschien wat vroeg, maar ik wens je super kerstdagen met je geliefde(n), geniet ervan!

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    1. dank je wel Gee! En het is nooit te vroeg voor fijne wensen. Nou ja, misschien ook wel, maar ik vond dit in ieder geval zeker niet te vroeg en zeker fijn. Ik wens jou ook hele fijne dagen, al zal dat dit jaar voor jou met gemengde gevoelens zijn, dus ook veel sterkte en ik hoop dat je de dagen met de mensen om je heen toch fijn kunt doorbrengen.

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  10. These really work beautifully. The little vases are really pretty too. I recognise the green flowers from somewhere, be right back...and after some googling, Lady's Mantle (latin Alchemilla), it's in my back garden, I'm ashamed I didn't realise that immediately :D I'm afraid I don't know what the other ones are, and they look familiar too.

    Have a great Christmas Monique! :)

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    1. Thank you Sarah! They áre pretty vases aren't they? The small one is a perfumebottle that I think is too big for a perfumebottle, but the perfect size for a small vase :D
      Ah, I always like to know what's something's called (to forget about it almost right away, haha) and Lady's Mantle sounds great. Nice you have that in your garden, I think it's a great plant, the tiny green flowers are special. Yes, shame on you for not realising immediately that it was Lady's Mantle, are you kidding me? Shame on you for shaming yourself for that, haha ;) You have a wonderful Christmas too Sarah, , and a great 2015 too: I look forward to keep track of all the wonderful blogs more next year, like yours that I always enjoy so much.

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  11. Hi Monique! Ik heb een poos in de lappenmand gezeten, nu zie ik jouw laatste bericht dus ook :).
    Wat een prachtig mooi boeketje heb je gemaakt van deze gedroogde bloemen, zo fijntjes, stijlvol en kleurrijk. Ik hoop dat het met de feestdagen nog even "goed" zal blijven ;o!
    Als ik hier in het prachtige buitengebied rondwandel, loop ik ook altijd vaak de berm af te zoeken naar kleine blommetjes, dus heb ik er al heel wat liggen om te drogen. Ze wachten echter nog steeds op afwerking.....:s.
    Voorlopig maak ik mijn miniblommetjes van zijden papier, maar ik zal zeker nog eens wat proberen met mijn gedroogde blommies. Het zal alleen niet zo mooi als jouw boeketje worden, vrees ik ;).
    Monique, ik wens jou en je geliefden hele fijne feestdagen en alle goeds voor 2015!!
    Groetjes, Ilona

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    1. Hoi Ilona, daar moet je ook niet in gaan zitten in die lappenmand, niemand je ooit verteld? :D Maar vervelend joh, hoop dat je er weer een beetje bovenop bent? Dank voor je compliment en wat leuk dat je ook al aardig wat bloempjes hebt liggen drogen, ze komen vast een keer in een minivaasje, daar ben ik van overtuigd! Ah, van zijdepapier, ik bewonder je, wat een gepriegel. Dat ga ik ooit nog wel proberen, maar voorlopig hou ik het lekker bij luie-wijven-boeketjes :D Ik wens jou ook hele fijne feestdagen en alle goeds en moois voor 2015!

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