So one of the coolest things to come out of the flower arranging party we had last weekend was that I ordered and fell in love with a type of light peach carnation that I’ve actually never seen at the flower market before. They’re priced just like regular old carnations, but with the super soft color, and ruffly texture, I really think they look like garden roses when massed together.
Carnations have been staging a comeback lately, (see the Wall Street Journal article here for the official word!) and these more than any color I think look truly classy in a mono-botanical arrangement.
This is a mini bouquet of 12 peach carnations, in a $1 4″ glass cylinder from Dollar Tree, covered in a few cents worth of flocked white wallpaper. The total cost (I’m using .50 per stem as the carnation price- available through Costco) of these arrangements would be less than $8. They’re super easy to make, and will last for a couple of weeks. This one is a perfect size for a side table at home, a cocktail table at a party, or even a small centerpiece (they’d also look great in a group of 2 or 3 clustered on a round table as a centerpiece).
I think they’re a real find and plan to work with them more in the future!
Enjoy some terribly similar photos of these lovely carnations ; )