Sunday, June 17, 2012

Flower Garden Chair

Take a rusty iron chair and add some
sheet moss, floral foam and fresh roses
and you have a fabulous garden piece.

I bought two rusty chairs years ago from my local 
garden center
 and almost every year I have some kind of shower
or garden party that I deck out the chairs for.

It is especially nice to be able to do them when the roses
are in bloom in the garden, but I have purchased
roses before.

A little ivy draped along the legs and top help to soften 
the chair.

The sheet moss will last all summer and the chair has a large
garbage sack under the moss to hold in the water.

The roses can be wound into the ivy but because they aren't
in the water they won't last as long.

I showcased three kinds of roses in the chair today. 
They are at their peak.

This view shows the moss covering the plastic and
the floral foam.

The chair was made for garden arrangements as it has a bottom
and a lip. I lined it with a clear 33 gallon trash
bag cut down to about 6 inches high.  Floral foam 
then fills the bottom and water is added to keep the
foam wet.  The flowers and greenery cover the foam.

I just twisted the ivy around the chair.

And I tucked roses and alyssum into it.
You could use any flowers you have.

It only took minutes to transform and the flowers can be replaced
when they wilt. 
Ready to move into place.
 In this shady side of the deck they lasted
several days.

Enjoy your flowers!
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  1. The chair turned out very pretty Jacqueline! Your roses are spectacular-enjoy:@)

  2. So beautiful.
    Thank you!
    Wishing you a week filled of beauty and joy,

  3. Jacqueline, your roses are gorgeous, and you are sooo clever. What a beautiful arrangement. laurie

  4. You have such great talent for making everything so beautiful. This arrangement is gorgeous.

  5. Wow, what a way to repurpose old iron chairs. I'll keep an eye out for one here and try my hand at decorating.

  6. Guess what? I have little chairs too:)

    You did a wonderful job..I am starting to peek at your Pin albums..and they are so you:) Lovely magazines at my fingertips..Will go back later~Thank you.

  7. Your chair is beautiful. I love the gorgeous roses. I have never grown roses and do believe that I am missing out.

  8. How beautiful, Jacqueline! Easy to do as well. Thanks for sharing your creative ideas.

  9. Jacqueline, what a pretty chair! This would be so fun for a garden party. I have a couple of old bistro garden chairs that would look great with something like this. Thanks for sharing!

  10. This is so pretty! I love the real roses in it...great idea.

  11. Wow those colors are just stunning. I love this. We just planted a new rose garden as the wild rabbits ate the first batch of roses ;)

  12. I am so jealous of you crafty types! I would never think to make something like this - it is absolutely gorgeous and perfect for the summer.

  13. I love your idea...The chair looks amazing! Thank you for your lovely comment!!

  14. I love this. Those roses are gorgeous!!!! Great idea. Now I will be looking for an old, rusty chair:):) XO, Pinky

  15. Hi Jacqueline,
    You have done a magnificent job here.. The garden chair is gorgeous! I see to familiar roses here.. Would that be a double delight and a peace rose? They are exquisite!!
    Lovely post

  16. just keep outdoing yourself...who wouldn't enjoy a chair full of blossoms on their porch or in their home...

    love it!

  17. Spectacular! I seem to have missed a few post too....that pink peonie setting is exquisite.
    I love visiting here.Shel


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