Crepe Myrtles - 5 Clever Ways to Display

Monday, July 18, 2016

Crepe Myrtles are a favorite of southern summers,
with their explosions of spectacular, beautiful blooms.
Their flowers appearing like ruffled clusters of brilliant color.

I decided to play around with the beauties, showcasing them in 5 displays.
Asparagus fern served as a great filler to accompany the blooms.
Best of all, the arrangements were created with vessels on hand,
and the flowers of course, were free!  :)

1 - Bird Pitcher

2 - Waterford Crystal Vase

3 - Fenton Hobnail White Milk Glass & Rustic Antler

4 - Antique RS Prussia Covered Dish

5 - Vintage Posy Holder

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Wishing you a blessed week!
Stay cool!  :)


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  1. Oh, gosh, Rhonda, these are simply beautiful! With the perfect vintage finds, you've really made each and every one look different with use of the same flower and filler. Great job! Visiting (1st time) from BNOTP, and I knew I'd like your blog when I read your tagline on loving thrifty finds. :)
    Rita C at Panoply

  2. So pretty! I love to cut them too but wish they would last longer. Crepe myrtles are the crown jewel of summer to me.

    Can't believe Rita just came to you for the first time! She's been missing out. :)

  3. Rhonda, these are all so pretty! I don't think I have ever brought any of mine inside. You've inspired me to try something new!

  4. Love the covered dish look - your blog is lovely - I'm so glad I'm coming along for the ride. :)

  5. Rhonda, what beauties you have assembled. I have never cut crape myrtles for bringing indoors and I have 8 trees! Thanks for all the loveliness! Pam @'Everyday Living

  6. I adore crepe myrtle and your displays are lovely.

  7. Beautiful! Everytime I touch ours, tons of blooms drop off so I decided best for me to leave them on the tree to admire. Your various holders are so pretty. Thanks for sharing.

  8. I've never used crepe myrtles in an arrangement, what a pretty and thrifty idea Rhonda!

  9. Hi Rhonda! Sp glad I read your blog post. We have crepe myrtles blooming everywhere and I have never thought to use them as a cut flower. What was I thinking? Once the sun comes up, I am headed outside to get a few clippings. We have several colors blooming now. Can't wait to see how they hold up!
    Blessings from Lynda at Still Woods Farmhouse

  10. Gorgeous blooms and containers ... all photographed so lovely. The crepe myrtles really make me homesick for Charlotte, NC. Thanks for sharing!

  11. Oh wow...these are so pretty! :)

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

  12. Rhonda, crepe myrtles are everywhere in Dallas. We have the cherry red in our backyard and they are so pretty. I've never cut and brought inside. Great inspiration. Thanks for sharing at Your Inspired Designs.

  13. Wow Rhonda! Your flowers are so pretty and I love all of your vases!
    Thanks for sharing at Cooking and Crafting with J&J!
    Enjoy the weekend.

  14. I never thought to cut the blooms from the crepe myrtle tree and bring them in. They look so lovely and to enjoy them inside is a good idea.

  15. Your displays of crepe myrtle blooms look beautiful. As Debra said, I hadn't ever thought to cut them and display them. What a lovely idea! I have a tree with these same color blooms in my front yard. Thanks for the inspiration!

  16. Each display is beautiful and the color of the crepe myrtle is so vivid! Thanks for sharing your links with us this week at Celebrate Your Story.

  17. Crepe myrtles have such beautiful blooms! I wish we had more in New England. I always try to grow some every year even though they are annuals. They are worth the trouble :) Thanks for sharing this with us at Dishing It & Digging It!

  18. Each arrangement is gorgeous! Thank you for sharing @Vintage Charm!

  19. I love using my crepe myrtle branches for display, even though they are so messy. Your displays are gorgeous! Come visit and see my tree! :)

  20. So beautiful! I've never thought to bring my crepe myrtles into my house! Stopping by from Nifty Thrifty Sunday!

  21. Your pictures are all so very pretty!!!

  22. My crepe myrtle has just bloomed - your arrangements are beautiful and inspiring! Thanks for sharing at Best of the Weekend!


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