The Southern California section of the Contagious region recently had a regional
with some grouping ideas that I'd like to share with the group. We do not claim to have
orginated all of them and thank anyone who first came up with the ideas. Hope you enjoy
Suzanne Moore, TL
from SET APART Unit
NEST--Suspend on a banana hanger, wrap the hanger in floral decor or straw, add
'grass' under the house, and if possible, add a small bird's nest at top of the hanger
with the GARDEN ORNAMENTS anchored in hidden
floral clay placed around the nest. If there is a plug available, a string of small white
outside lights could be wrapped in a spiral up and around the hanger's arm.
ORBIT BOWL--Fill with moss and place a smaller bowl
in center to form a 'pond'. Place a PATIO PAL on moss at the
pond's edge and surround the ORBIT with other pieces like the
SUNFLOWER BUDDIES . Our display had one BUDDY
up on top of a small covered box above the ORBIT just to
stagger their arrangement a bit. One HUMMINGBIRD HOLDER was
placed on 1/3 stake stuck in hidden floral clay at the back of the ORBIT
so that bird appeared to be hovering over the pond.
An alternative idea that has been used is to surround the ORBIT
scene with three HUMMINGBIRDS stuck in three small terracotta
pots with floral clay, stagger the birds' heights by using all, 2/3 and 1/3 of the stakes,
and fill each pot with moss or flowers.
CHAMBER STICK & JAMESTOWN
SNUFFER--Place snuffer in front of stick with taper candle of choice. Place a
child's book open-face to one side of the items with this suggestion on a 3X5 card in
pretty printing like caligraphy-style, "Start a Tradition at Your Home. Light a
candle together, read, snuff and say, "Sweet Dreams!"
QUARTET w/4 ROSE PEGS, 4"FALMOUTH, SECRET GARDEN RING
& PETAL LIGHT--Arrange the ring inside the quartet, the FALMOUTH inside the ring and the PETAL LIGHT
on the brass stand..lovely!
VENICE w/ black squares, SAVOY, MOSAIC TEALIGHT BOWL, one CHERUB FOLLOWER
& one CAMEO PAIR--Arrange the VENICE
on black velour in semi-circle, place the SAVOY in center
with bowl, tilt the flowers in the bowl and nestle the one cherub in the center of the
flowers so that it is visible over the rim of the bowl when viewed from the front.