The Winter Bouquet

by Alice White Walker
a bouquet filled with roses, ranunculus on a small table

When the days are gray and the temperatures low, it’s always a good idea to bring some color indoors.
This winter bouquet was made quite easily, using an antique soup tureen, with a little chicken wire to help balance the stems. 

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To make this bouquet we used:

12 stems of old fashioned roses
2 large stems of eucalyptus
3 pale pink ranunculus
3 pink and green ranunculus
5 sprigs of blue thistle
4 long sprigs of cream wax flower
3 sprigs of pink viburnum still in bud

First position the branches of viburnum and eucalyptus to define the outline of your arrangement.

steps 123 of how to create a winter bouquet with mfch

To achieve this more open lightweight look, always leave some of the long branches showing over and around the heart of the bouquet.

Next position the roses, thistles and ranunculus to create a relaxed heart to the bouquet. Don’t forget to cut the stems to different heights.

steps 4/5 of how to create a winter bouquet with mfch

Finally add the long stems of wispy wax stems to highlight the bouquet and check for any gaps where you can pop in a last rose branch.   

details of a bouquet filled with roses

Read next: How To Decorate With House Plants

a bouquet filled with roses, ranunculus on a small table

 

This article originally appeared in the January/February 2019 issue of My French Country Home.
Photography by Sharon Santoni

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