“Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves.”
Hello sweet friends! Welcome to the hot and humid Appalachian Foothills of Alabama. Can you believe this is the third Friday of June? That means I am joining my talented blogging friends for Floral Friday.
With the heat and humidity ever so present, my thoughts take me away to a tropical island in the Caribbean, sitting under an umbrella with sea breezes and a good book to read! Mr. Renaissance Man is not particularly fond of a tropical getaway. So I did the next best thing. I set up my own little tropical paradise under the arbor!
I recently asked the hubby if we could put a hammock under the arbor, but he said it wasn’t wide enough. Not to be defeated, I moved a wrought iron chaise lounge and it works quite well. The chaise was my inspiration for my tropical getaway.
For the vase, I chose a pineapple that would sit flat. I cut the top off and cored it, then removed as much of the inside pulp without piercing through the skin. It was easy, but it did take a little time. I washed out the inside of the pineapple, added water and then arranged my loose flowers.
Of course, a tropical drink is needed for a hot and humid afternoon. This was so quick and easy…3 ingredients: pineapple juice, cream of coconut, and ice all mixed in a blender and placed in the freezer for a few minutes to make it slushy!
For the flowers, I chose colors from the duvet that I used on the chaise. This is a very loose arrangement of lilies and alstroemeria that I bought mixed with fern fronds and vitex (chaste tree) blooms that I cut from the garden.
Thank you so much for sharing my little tropical afternoon in paradise. To me, home is paradise and a respite from all the noise and bustle of everyday living. As always, I appreciate your visits and taking precious time to comment!
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