We had a huge pine tree in the back of our house when I was a little girl, and I remember being fascinated by the little white bells that seemed to be floating amongst the shaded pointy green grass under it. Lily of the Valley quickly became my favorite flower, and has always reminded me of my early days in the 1970s. My very simple “Lily of the Valley Green Ball Jar Centerpiece” plays tribute to such a gorgeous, unique perennial.
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When I took a rare stroll outside a couple days ago (it’s been quite chilly), I couldn’t believe I almost missed our Lily of the Valley 2021 show 😖. I usually keep a close eye on every “episode” and I bet if you looked through my cell phone pics you would see several stages of our Lily of the Valley patch every May. I’m lucky enough to have these pretty cuties in our front landscaping, and if I missed it all it would just be so strange. Luckily…Lily was calling me.
Before I show you the head to toe Lily of the Valley Centerpiece in it’s entirety, take a look overhead and try to imagine that beautiful fresh spring floral scent. You have sniffed Lily of the Valley before, right? If not…order perfume quick. Here’s my favorite roll on from Amazon: Lily of the Valley Perfume.
Okay here, we go into the “Valley”…I hope you enjoy it as much as my family and I did the last couple days (note: Lily of the Valley only lasts a couple days once cut, and it is toxic for pets, so be very careful where you display it.)
I was so delighted when I witnessed the magical sun light up Lily in a sea of green on our deck. To be honest, I was worried the green jars would add too much green, and feel more like March and St. Patrick’s Day. I was pleasantly surprised with a glowing Lily of the Valley Green Ball Jar Centerpiece that looked like it was one big glass green bowl on top of my jadeite green milk glass cake plate stand 🤭. To think it was all things I had on hand.
Speaking of which, Are you curious about those green jars? Here’s the scoop on those: GREEN JARS.
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I know green jars are rare these days, so I have an idea if you are okay with getting a little risky? 👉🏻 Any clear jars would most definitely work (got empty pickles?), but I bet if you add 1 little drop of green food coloring to the water in the jars before you add the flowers it will make the jars look green 😊. I’ve actually seen this done with blue, so why not?
Then add the jars to a pretty plate resting on something like this one I made DIY style, or a cake plate like I used.
Now it’s time to visit my talented friends from the Thrifty Style Team who amaze me every month with their lovely, affordable home decorating ideas. There’s even a tutorial on how to make your own citronella candle —> great timing, Paula from Virginia Sweet Pea!
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