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Spring flowers in ice cubes

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By Amy


Spring flowers in ice cubes

An easy idea to make your dinner table look pretty



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What a pretty idea , Amy .

2 Dec, 2013

amy
Amy
 

Thanks Julia the flowers were picked and frozen in the cubes in the spring I'm afraid this photo isn't very great the ice cubes wouldn't stop revolving round inside the glass ! another idea is an ice bowl with flowers you have to put one bowl inside another with the water and flowers in between the bowls leave to freeze then take both bowls away leaving the ice bowl ...

2 Dec, 2013

 

That's very good idea:) have to try it one day. Nasturtiums maybe?

2 Dec, 2013

amy
Amy
 

That would be good Kasy Nasturtiums are nice to eat to ,small rose buds look sweet as well ...

2 Dec, 2013

 

Love the idea of making an ice bowl Amy . . . I suppose you have to use plastic bowls to go in the freezer?!

2 Dec, 2013

bjs
Bjs
 

Amy
Some good ideas there, not sure I fancy Nasturtiums after they have been frozen for six months.

2 Dec, 2013

amy
Amy
 

I used old Pyrex bowls Sheila but I don't see why plastic shouldn't work as well you need to have one bowl larger than the other try to position your flowers evenly between the bowls before adding the water , you don't have to eat them Brian they just look pretty , try also laying small flowers on a flat tray cover them with water and freeze it come out like a sheet of glass with flowers you can then stand your ice bowl on it .......

2 Dec, 2013

 

Aaaah, Amy! Why didn´t you come with this idea in the summer? Lol. Certainly, it is a very good idea. Thank you. Will try to rememeber it till next summer.

P.S. Do you use it only as decoration or also to salads? :-)

3 Dec, 2013

amy
Amy
 

kat you can practice using petals from any bunch of flowers you may have in the house or even herbs BTW I should have said it's better to freeze a layer of water in the base of the first bowl before putting the second bowl in otherwise the two bowls will 'touch ' I do use flowers for salad decoration but only the ones I know are eatable !

3 Dec, 2013

 

Thanks Amy: I'm not sure I have any Pyrex, just glass and Tupperware! But it's a great idea . . . and thanks for the detail :)

3 Dec, 2013

 

After all that work though , Amy , how quickly does it melt ?

3 Dec, 2013

amy
Amy
 

I'm sure Tupperware would be fine Sheila , Julia I wondered when somebody would ask that ! it very much depends on how hot the room is it will last some time in normal temps ....

3 Dec, 2013

 

Looks very pretty Amy goes really well with the table cloth...😻😻

3 Dec, 2013

amy
Amy
 

Thanks Angela ,I like that tablecloth it goes really well and so English with plates of cake for afternoon tea ...

4 Dec, 2013

 

Amy you are right, it would look lovely on our table. when we open, keep meaning to get a decent cloth.....

4 Dec, 2013

 

I love the fact that the flower colours match the table linen! Very clever!

4 Dec, 2013

amy
Amy
 

Angela this tablecloth has serviettes to match , not this one I might add but I have picked up a couple of pretty ones from charity shops people stopped bothering with nice table linen as being to much trouble to wash and iron and started throwing them out it's worth a peep when passing .. Thanks Karen thats kind of you to say so :o)

4 Dec, 2013

 

What a wonderful idea Amy,thankyou for sharing.

9 Dec, 2013

 

Amy good thinking, I have a very dear friend who works in a charity shop, will ask her to keep an eye open for me...

2 Jan, 2014

 

How lovely....I thought they were goldfish. :0)

4 Jan, 2014

 

Lovely idea, Amy, so effective and I agree, your tablecloth is lovely too :)

4 Jan, 2014

 

Excellent idea.well done

5 Jan, 2014

 

How pretty :-)

6 Jan, 2014

amy
Amy
 

Thanks everyone I'm glad you like it , at long last Christmas is over our son and grandchildren left us on Sunday ,Phew it feels as though christmas went on forever ...as for our suffering with colds ! well enough said . A Happy New Year to you all x

6 Jan, 2014

 

Amy , I hope that you are both more relaxed now ; Christmas DID seem to last a very long time .
It used to be just Christmas Day and Boxing Day , then back to normal , with New Year's Day an ordinary working day , didn't it ?
I wonder which is better .
Get the Vitamin C and Echinacea out for those colds .

8 Jan, 2014

amy
Amy
 

That's kind of you Julia we are getting there but not out of the woods yet ,we are recovering from the colds and to top it off my hip became inflamed I thought it was my back problem as the pains went down my leg ,I,m being treated for that and its less painful I may need an injection as well . All good wishes to you and your family for the new year x.

8 Jan, 2014



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