Yesterday was the first Sunday of Advent (what happened to November, I have no idea, it seems only yesterday that it was the end of September) so of course today’s flowers must respect the tradition and so I’m sharing my Advent crown with you today.
I used a gold cardboard cake plate with an Oasis ring in a plastic former as my base. Usually I use evergreens and red berries for my foliage or silver foliage from Secencio. This year I wanted to make something traditional but a little different from my usual offering.
I don’t usually include fresh flowers in an Advent Crown as they rarely last for a month, but Chrysanthemums often last for several weeks in a vase so I decided to try them this year. If they die I will add some silver-sprayed seed-heads.
I can see from my image that I haven’t done a very good job of hiding the candle holder from this angle; I’ll have to add a little more foliage.
I’m sure there will be other Advent Crowns included in Cathy’s vases this week. Do check to see what everyone else has contributed this week.
Happy Advent to you all.