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Pretty Little Petals Bring Big Beauty Inside

It doesn’t take much of nature’s touch to make a decorative impact; small flower arrangements like these should be hugely popular.

Flowers courtesy Wright’s Flower Market in Norman


I Have Always Loved The Idea Of A Thing’s Miniature Form.

I adore tea sandwiches and petits fours and tartlets (otherwise known as high tea). Decorating in vignettes (French for “little scene”) is a favorite, as well. This love of all things small spills over into my love of flowers. A small vase with tiny blooms or a big bloom surrounded by smaller ones are definitely a go-to for flower arrangements around my home. Even a single bloom in a vase can be beautiful.

One advantage to smaller arrangements is that you can use unusual vessels to hold the flowers. It might be a special creamer, a goblet or just a tiny bud vase. Sometimes it’s the container that inspires the arrangement. Perhaps a tiny milk glass or silver urn is the way to go.

This month I share a few examples of these “micro” bloom arrangements. And I would be remiss if I didn’t mention one of my favorite holidays that doesn’t get much attention: May Day. On May 1, May Day is celebrated in many different ways all over the world.

My favorite version is the tradition of putting together a little arrangement of fresh flowers and leaving them on a friend’s doorstep. Anonymously or not, it doesn’t matter. The thought and the small effort will make anyone’s day special. What a way to ring in such a beautiful month.

Happy May {Day} to you! 





Far right arrangement courtesy Dutch Floral in OKC


Arrangements courtesy Dutch Floral in OKC




Flowers courtesy Wright’s Flower Market in Norman