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This year was challenging as far as creating floral arrangements for our Christmas party.  I usually find beautiful red roses at Costco and a nice variety of greenery at Trader Joe’s and throw some beautiful arrangements together.

When I went to buy red roses last week, I couldn’t find them!  I did end up buying flowers at Costco, but the roses were primarily white and pink with a few red ones thrown in.  I did find an interesting mixed arrangement with a few red roses, the green poms, leucadendron, and greenery.

So … these are not my best examples of Christmas floral arrangements, but they are the flowers I put together for our Christmas party.

This was the centerpiece for our dining room table – where we served appetizers and desserts – buffet style.

In our bathrooms, I like to add a small floral arrangement … or even a single rose in a tiny silver vase with a few sprigs of greenery.

And, I like to tuck small arrangements in bookcases, on end tables — any area that could use a touch of color and fresh flowers.

When I hit the antique flea markets and stores like HomeGoods or Marshal’s … I’m always on the lookout for tiny silver containers and white ceramic pitchers.  They make great anchors for fresh flowers.

And, my trick that I learned years ago — use Oasis (the green floral foam) for everything — even the tiniest of containers.  The end results are so much better and you have flowers that stay put.

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