Christmas 2016

Merry Christmas

“For unto us a Child is born; unto us a Son is given……  Isaiah 9:6KJV.  The Son looked after mankind; He sacrificed Himself on the cross for all who believe on His Name.  Prophecy fulfilled.

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the second part of verse 6 of Isaiah 9KJV and the government shall be upon His shoulder and His Name shall be called Wonderful Counsellor, the Mighty God, the Everlasting Father, the Prince of Peace.” This part of the Prophecy has to be fulfilled as yet by the Return of LORD.

Easter Greetings 2016

Blessings on The Day of The Resurrection!

Christ is risen! Hallelujah! – Gladness fills the world today – From the tomb that could not hold Him – See the stone is roll’d away. – Francis Jane (Fannie) Crosby, Songbird in the Dark (1830-1915).

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Fresh floral with self sewn bunnies, an artificial bird’s nest with eggs, greenery, peonies and of course the gerbera are arranged on an etagere of rod iron.

 

Orange Roses & Multi-colored Gerberas

As the blue pine twigs of the Christmas florals were still fresh I was able to make new and different arrangements.

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But he who dares not grasp the thorn should never crave for the rose.                   Anne Bronte

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Gerberas with your lovely multi-colors you brighten the cold and cloudy days in winter.

Blue Pine, Roses & Gerberas

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Blue pine is an evergreen with sharp needles belonging to the pine family.  The average height of the tree is about 40 to 60 feet (approximately 25-30 meter).  Sometimes the tree grows as tall as 150 feet (approximately 45 meter).

Blue pine grows naturally in the Rocky Mountains from South East Idaho, Utah, Colorado, Arizona and New Mexico.  The tree grows at an altitude of approximately 5900 to 9800 feet (1800-3000 meter) on mountain slopes along rivers where they have sufficient water.

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Blue pine twig is my very favorite green for fresh Christmas florals as it arranges beautifully. When properly moistened I am able to keep the pine twigs fresh up to three sometimes four weeks.

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In order to create a “cloud” of  blue pine around the flowers I first arrange the twigs in two or three layers depending upon the thickness of the oasis.  Then I add the flowers. And of course soaproot gives the floral centerpiece a nice finishing touch.

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Red gerberas surrounded by white roses alternating the blue pine twigs.