And then, this afternoon I decided to pick some of the red buds for a centerpiece with an oriental twist. The challenge is most of the tree buds are too high. By backing up the pick up truck and standing in the bed with a pair of long handles clippers I was able to harvest a bunch. I arranged them in a new handcrafted vase I got from Touchstone Pottery at the recent Paradise City Craft Fair in Marlborough, MA.
Here they are in a clear Crate and Barrel vase combined with two candles in the sunroom.
I combined it with a stone tower on a woven mat for the dining table. It created a very contemporary centerpiece and I love the essence.
Now I get to see how long before the buds drop.
©2011 Ashbee Design, Marji Roy