“Where flowers bloom, so does hope.”
Since this is a holiday filled with many emotions, thought I’d share this sentiment by Lady Bird Johnson as well as these lovely holiday balls by the talented Celestine Morel, who runs what she calls a poetic floral studio in Paris. You can personalize the floral balls with different flowers and colors.
We are big fans of faux flowers here when used cleverly.
Not only does she create these beautiful holiday balls but she also creates cloches which becomes sculptural art.
“I like to work with color like a sculptor,” she says, noting that she also “aspires to create irregular beautifies in pastel and bewitching colored harmonies.”
Each piece is unique and can be collaborative. Are there particular flowers that speak to you our your family history? Can be anything from daisies which symbolize fresh beginnings as well as roses for love.
So here’s an additional idea. Add little strips of paper and jot your hopes for the future inside these floral balls for what next year may bring. Where do you want to go, who do you want to see? Or attach them to the ribbon holding the floral balls. This is a good idea for New Year’s too.
Staying positive is so essential for mental health even though some days are easier than others. There’s always someone who people rely on to be positive. Bring that to others.
And Petal On. In the interim, I will share all the beauty and wisdom I find with flowers with you.
Jill Brooke is a former CNN correspondent, Post columnist and editor-in-chief of Avenue and Travel Savvy magazine. She is an author and the editorial director of FPD.