“Red, White, and Warm”

I love this arrangement and make it for my home every year in November just before Thanksgiving. I start with these curly twigs that I always find at the corner deli, along with Magnolia tree branches, and $10 bunch of white lilies or I splurge on white Casa Blanca lilies.

Lastly, I put the red flower that’s always at the deli called Red hypericum berries. The best is when I have time to go down to the flower market on 17th Street in NYC, its a wonderful experience if you ever get the chance I highly recommend it to bring out your creative side.

When choosing, always go with 1, 3, or 5 stems. The woody stems last till Feb when the spring stems come out. The great thing about the magnolia branches is that the leaves fall off and display fabulously in a crystal bowl, in your favorite flea market find or your Cache Pot pictured above. As the lilies expire you can replace them with fresh ones among the twigs and just refresh the water.

When you are down to the twigs and Hypericum berries, cut the berry stems short and arrange with roses and pine for another holiday arrangement. This particular arrangement consists of 5 Green curly stems 3 Magnolia stems 5 Casa Blanca lilies (or you can use one bunch of the asia lilies at the deli) 5 Stems Red Hypericum berries