Have you ever meandered through your favorite home store and come across something that just strikes you and all of a sudden you just have to have it? That happened to us when we came across this planter bust in the style of a goddess from Greek mythology. The question then is, “Ok now that we have it, what do we do with it? Before I answer that question, I’m going to assume you must love or at least like flowers a lot, or you wouldn’t be reading this. So, guess what we’re going to do….that’s right add flowers!
Here are three decidedly different looks for “Eve”.
The Garden Goddess
Where else would we find Eve but in the garden? Very soft, lush and romantic, Eve is adorned with a flowing design of clematis vine ageratum, cascading succulents and amaranthus. We’ve added a small focal area of orchids and garden roses just to left of her brow. This couture looks for Eve is perfect to herald in the spring season after a long cold winter.
Whether at your beach home, poolside or a master bath she is a fitting sight! Her coiffure of deep ocean blue hydrangea is artfully adorned with an assortment of starfish and conch shells. The aquatic theme is subtly reinforced with the “string of pearls” succulent dripping gently off to her side. Adding great substance and texture to her setting is the bed of deep blue sea glass from which she is emerging.
Goddess of Beauty
Opulence, beauty, style and grace are terms befitting to describe this work of art. Planning a home or estate wedding, imagine her welcoming your guests as they enter your foyer or setting the scene adorning the escort table. Our goddess has a look of peace and contentment as she is luxuriously blanketed with white hydrangea, garden roses and phalaenopsis orchids, however, it is the effluent placement of the white anemone that makes her statement.
Here are a few suggestions when considering adding embellishments to your treasures.
- Use fresh flowers. Fresh flowers add to the luxury of the item. A fresh design would last approximately one week depending on the varieties used.
- Change the design each month. When the fresh design fades (usually after one week), remove the old and look forward with excited anticipation next month’s surprise. Or if your budget allows change weekly….now that’s luxurious!
- Use permanent botanicals. This option is more cost effective and may allow you to have a more extravagant design to be enjoyed throughout the year.
- Change the look up seasonally. Whether you use permanent or fresh flowers, this is a great way to enhance the importance and enjoyment of your treasure throughout the year.
- Location, Location, Location! Keep the excitement going by changing the location of your prize possession. Maybe there are spots throughout your home that are better suited for each season.