Mercury Glass Chalis

What you need:

  • 1 bunch red spray roses cut 9 inches long
  • 4 - 6 large red roses cut 7.5 - 8.5 inches long
  • 3 stems red Coffee Beans cut 8.5 inches long
  • 3 pieces Scotch Greens 2) cut 14 inches   1) cut 9 inches
  • 3 pieces Cedar Pine cut 14 inches 
  • 2 pieces Frazier Fur cut into several 8" lengths (for a bright green accent in the front and back)
  • Mercury Glass vase (mine was 6.5 inches H x 4 inches Diam.)

Steps: 5

 

Rated: Easy Arrangement

 

This is a simple yet elegant arrangement that brings together the variations of color and pattern in a Mercury Glass chalis with the reds of the roses and Coffee Beans and the greens of pine cuttings.  And of course, the greens come with their wonderful scent.

The chalis is deep and narrow enough that you don't need floral foam.  A few snips and you are done.  Do you have your greens? (mine came in a bunch from the grocery store.) Then get some roses and your container and you are ready.

Pour water into the chalis up to about 1.5 inches from the top.

Pour water into the chalis up to about 1.5 inches from the top.

Make a bouquet in your hand: spray roses with coffee beans on both sides & in back.

Make a bouquet in your hand: spray roses with coffee beans on both sides & in back.

Add 2) stems Cedar to sides and 1) to back.  Should drape down

Add 2) stems Cedar to sides and 1) to back.  Should drape down

Add 1) piece Scotch Pine (the bushy one), to each side.

Add 1) piece Scotch Pine (the bushy one), to each side.

I added a little extra height to the right side with a shorter Scotch Pine piece.

I added a little extra height to the right side with a shorter Scotch Pine piece.

Group 3 large roses in front.  Place one in back.

Group 3 large roses in front.  Place one in back.

Place Douglas Fir pieces (bright green) up front to accent the roses and in back

Place Douglas Fir pieces (bright green) up front to accent the roses and in back

You are done!

You are done!

The glass has a pine motif etched into it.

The glass has a pine motif etched into it.

Here's a close up of the reds.

Here's a close up of the reds.

The roses look like red velvet.

The roses look like red velvet.

Its the end of a California winter day and Buddy's 'shagged out'.

Its the end of a California winter day and Buddy's 'shagged out'.

"I don't even need a fireplace, " he says.  "I can just lay in the sun."

"I don't even need a fireplace, " he says.  "I can just lay in the sun."

Enjoy those wonderful reds and the scent of the the Cedar.

Enjoy those wonderful reds and the scent of the the Cedar.