Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Flora Danica



 I went to an estate sale last week with my partner in crime for the sole purpose of taking photos for you guys...


but I couldn't resist leaving without this wonderful wooden crate.
 

 I thought the words "Flora Danica" rang a bell.


I recalled something about a very expensive china pattern rendered with botanical flowers.


I've seen a lot of great wooden crates but nothing like this one before and with a price tag of one dollar it was impossible to leave behind!


I cleaned it up and placed inside it a couple of orchids I recently purchased at Trader Joe's and...


Voila!


A great start to a fabulous arrangement if I may say so myself! 



I think some moss and a whimsical touch or two and I'll have myself a lovely Spring  arrangement.


That was easy!


I'm linking up with Savvy City Farmer's
Thriftin on a Thursday

 

8 comments:

Al said...

Hi Terri,
Awesome find for sure! Those orchids look so happy in their new home. Hope you and your family are well. -Al

Laura @ 52 FLEA said...

Love your box!
In fact...I have one too...very similar...and did not know about the dish ware until a reader left me a comment on my post...
http://52flea.blogspot.com/2011/11/paperwhites.html
I love the way yours looks displayed in your beautiful home! :)

Barbara Bussey {The Treasured Home} said...

I love estate sales and it looks like you found the deal of the day! Good call!

1 Funky Woman said...

What a bargain for a dollar! Looks wonderful with that Orchid! I love your new sconces too!

Hey just wanted you to know I will be in CA visiting my sister on Wednesday March 14th for a few days! We would love to see you and go treasure hunting with you! Hope it works for you!

Megan

Acquired Objects said...

It's looks fabulous by your new sconce, I love those sconces! Your home really looks lovely Terri!

XX
Debra~

Kathysue said...

I would have snagged that in a heartbeat. Dougie built me a wooden box that is 4 ft for arrangements and I love the look of a wooden box for flowers! Fun piece, Enjoy putting different kinds of flowers in it through out the year! xo Kathysue

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Love the crate, and your arrangement. I definitely would have gone after that beauty.

The Other Me Is Sane said...

love the way you styled your finds. I hopped over from Savvy City Farmer's Thrift'n On Thursday to see your blog.