Bouquet of the Week Holiday Edition: Flowers for Hanukkah
As part of our recurring Bouquet of the Week series, Garden Collage continues to present a weekly inspirational bouquet that incorporates intriguing new elements into the traditional practice of flower arranging. This month, Garden Collage styles bouquets in honor of Kwanzaa, Christmas, and Hanukkah.
We wanted to style a country bouquet for Hanukkah, so we started with blue antique mason jars that we bought vintage from a local flea market. The concept for this seasonal bouquet was to remain elegant without spending a ton of money– we chose to work with blues, whites, and purples– sticking close to traditional Hanukkah colors of blue and white– without feeling staid or dusty. This is a bouquet that is great for loft apartments as it feels very modern and the elements should be easy to find or replicate at your local flower boutique.
For the main bouquets, we chose tweedia, jasmine, and hydrangea. To this mix we added purple and blue anemones and tulips. For accents, we included big white peonies (a Garden Collage favorite!) as well as Star of Bethlehem, tall white king protea (another Garden Collage favorite), and olive branches, taking the time to fashion some small bouquets for either side of the menorah. (We’re really into symmetry.)
In keeping with tradition, blues and whites became the focal point, but because we chose to modernize the flowers with elements of thrift, we like to think the arrangements came out looking both pretty and accessible. Tinted vases are great statement pieces–use them to your advantage! The color pairings here are clean, bold, and bright– an ideal combination in the season of light.